2022 Spring Recital

Get ready! Our 2022 Recital Dates are Right Around the Corner!

Coming May 13th and 14th

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Recitals are in 1 hour blocks held in the Auditorium

Friday, May 13; Saturday May 14th

Recital Program

Program for the Spring 2022 Recital

Student Listing

View the listing of currently registered students and their time blocks.

Friday 5/13 Location

Life Journey Church, Prosper

104 W. Broadway St. Prosper, TX 75078

Saturday 5/14 Location

First Baptist Church, Prosper

601 South Church Street Prosper, TX 75078

Why Recitals
Rock

Why are recitals both important and a great experience for our student?  Read on to check it out…

Recital
FAQ

Answers to your questions, including pricing, venue, times, and more…

Why Recitals Rock

Tangible Goal

Recitals provide a tangible goal to work towards. In having a set date and a pre-planned performance selection, your child learns how to manage their practice time and what it feels like to polish and perfect a piece.

Opportunity to Succeed

Recitals provide an opportunity to feel successful. Learning the piano requires many, many hours of solo practice. Performing gives your child the recognition they deserve for their hard-work.

Show that You Value Music

Recitals provide an opportunity for you to show your child that you value their involvement in music. Setting aside time in your busy life to attend a recital supports your children and their peers and shows your child that your family values music. 

Motivates Progress

Recitals provide a chance for your children (and you!) to reflect upon where they’ve “come from” when watching beginning students.  Progress at the piano can sometimes feel slow, but watching younger students perform reminds your children of the gains they have made and motivates them to continue to progress.

Seeing Peers Perform

Recitals provide a chance for your children (and you!) to see “where they’ll go” when watching more advanced students.  There are few things more motivating to a piano student than watching their peers perform. They get to hear pieces that they will enjoy playing in the future, see more advanced technique first-hand and experience the pride that comes from becoming proficient at the piano.

Opportunity to Share

Recitals provide a chance for your extended family to be involved in your child’s piano education.  Athletes get all the glory… everyone comes to watch soccer games but no one really heads over to watch a piano practice session! Involving grandparents and aunties and uncles in the recital audience gives your child an opportunity to share their hard work with the ones they love.

Experience and Overcome Nervousness

Recitals provide a chance for your child to experience nervousness… and to realize that those feelings are okay. We like to protect our children from feeling uncomfortable, but in “real life” these feelings are part-and-parcel of being human. Early experiences with successfully conquering nerves gives children confidence.

Provide Genuine Praise

Recitals give you the opportunity to provide genuine and heart-felt praise. Bring on the photos and videos and big hugs and flushed-face smiles.  Clap enthusiastically.  Let your child know just how much you recognize their efforts and watch their commitment to piano lessons soar.

 

Practice Performing in Front of a Crowd

Recitals provide a chance for your child to practice public speaking and to gain confidence in front of a group; two skills that will serve your child well in many other areas of his or her life. Speaking and performing in a safe environment means that your child gains important experience in front of a crowd. The earlier these experiences happen, the easier it becomes for your child as they enter adolescence and adulthood.

Making Connections

Recitals provide an opportunity for your child to get to know his or her peers who are also taking lessons. Making these connections helps to build community within a studio and helps your child to feel as though he or she belongs which results in increased interest in lessons.

 

Chance to Hear Live Music

Recitals give your children the chance to hear live music. Young children rarely attend a lot of live concerts… and piano recitals are a wonderful place for your child to hear a wide variety of music. Nothing can replace the “live music experience” and when your child is an active participant in the event it’s even more rewarding!

Moments that Matter

Recitals provide an opportunity for you to sit back and marvel at the pride-inducing sight of your own child making beautiful music! Piano practice is often done amongst a busy household with siblings, pets, vacuums, dishwashers and doorbells. It’s rare that you have the opportunity to focus only on your child and the music they are making.  These moments matter.

Recital FAQ

Most Frequent Questions and Answers

Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th, 2022

This year, we will be using 2 locations.  Friday 5/13 will be at Life Journey Church (across the street from the studio).  The Saturday location is at First Baptist Prosper.  Addresses can be found here: Locations

Early registration (3/25 to 4/1) recital fees are $35 for a single student or $60 for a family (2 or more).

Regular registration (4/2 – 4/24) recital fees will be $45 for a single student or $70 for family (2 or more). 

Late registration (4/25 – 4/30) will be $55 for a single student and $80 for family.

Registration fees go towards the venue, setup, refreshments, and other costs involved in creating an excellent recital experience.

When you register, you will designate a time preference. The studio will then organize the order of the performances to maximize the experience and flow of each recital time. 

Click here for the student information sheet, which lists the time block.  It will also list the show order when that is decided (early May).

Full recital blocks will usually last about 45 minutes.

We recommend arriving about 15 minutes before your scheduled start time to check in and get into your place and ready.  

Upon entry into the venue, performers will be checked in and placed in performance order at the right (facing the chairs) front of the auditorium.   Parents, family, and friends can sit anywhere else in the room unless otherwise marked.

We leave the front row center open so when your student is performing you can move there to take pictures and video.  (Please no flash photography, as it can distract the performers).

All Performers should be dressed nicely. For our male performers, nice pants & button up tops. For our females, modest and age appropriate skirts and dresses. 

If you have other questions we haven’t addressed here, or if there’s anything at all we can do to help you with concerning recitals, e-mail our coordinator at mnaber2003@yahoo.com  We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.