Recitals are in 1 hour blocks held in the Auditorium
Recitals are in 1 hour blocks held in the Auditorium
Registration for the Fall 2022 Recital is expected to open October 2022.
After registration, you can view the listing of currently registered students and their time blocks.
Why are recitals both important and a great experience for our student? Read on to check it out…
Answers to your questions, including pricing, venue, times, and more…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th, 2022
The recital location is First Baptist Prosper. Addresses can be found here: Location
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 a link to the student information sheet, which lists the time block. It will also list the show order when that is decided (early December).
Full recital blocks will usually last about 50 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.