2020 Spring Showcase

Our Spring 2020 recital is currently on hold as we find out more information about how long "Shelter in Place" rules will apply. In the meantime, we are setting up a an online Music Showcase Recital to give our students an opportunity to show their stuff!

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Check back here for more information on date, time, and how to participate in the showcase.

Sections below are information about our regular recitals at Texas Amps and Axes.  More information about our Spring Showcase Recital will be posted in the next week.

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

Recital Registration is Closed

When our Spring 2020 recital registration opens, you will be able to click here to register your student.

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Your student’s name will appear here after the sign-up is processed.  Processing registrations will take about one business day.  If you haven’t signed up yet, do so with the “Sign Up” button to the left.

**Exact start times for your student will be listed and posted in April.

Recital Location

First Baptist Church, Prosper

601 South Church Street Prosper, TX 75078

Specific Directions

12 REASONS 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.

Motivation 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 with family and Friends

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.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Friday May 1st (start times between 6:00 and 7:30).

Saturday May 2nd (start times between 11:00 and 1:30).

First Baptist Church, Prosper.  For exact location and directions, click here.

Early registration (before March 31) will be $35 for an individual student or $55 per family (more than one student).

Starting April 1st, registration will be $40 for an individual student or $60 per family (more than one student).

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

When you register, you will choose if you prefer a Friday or Saturday time slot.  The studio will then organize the students into room and time slots to maximize the experience and flow of each recital time.  In April, we will communicate the exact start times and room assignment for each student both on our web page and through e-mail.

Recitals will usually last about 45 minutes.  

Possible start times for the Friday Recitals will be 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, or 7:30.

Possible start times for the Saturday Recitals will be 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, or 1:30.

Recital blocks and room assignments are made based on a number of factors and designed to maximize the experience for our students, parents, and guests.  Some of the factors we take into account are teacher availability, student skill level, instrument, and flow of the recital time.

Our recitals at Texas Amps and Axes grow each year, and we are constantly evaluating how we can make the experience the best possible for our students, parents, and guests.  We have moved to using multiple rooms (the Student Center and the Auditorium) to accommodate the 100+ students performing over the weekend.  Both rooms have full sound and video systems to accommodate the needs of our performers.

We recommend arriving about 20 minutes before your scheduled start time to check in, grab a snack, and get situated in your room.

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 on these pages, of if there’s anything at all we can do to help you with recitals, e-mail us at taaarecitals@gmail.com.  We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.