Category Archives: recitals / performances

2016 Studio Recital

My studio recital this year was held in March, but I’m blogging about it today! I have lots of pictures to share. In this photo, I’m welcoming the audience to our 2016 Studio Recital. Our venue this year was the historic Pemberville Opera House. It is so beautiful inside, and they have a wonderful piano.

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My Favorite Sheet Music Solos for Piano Students

For our annual Spring Recital, I maintain a tradition of letting my piano students choose their own special piece to memorize and perform. In December or January, I restock my library of sheet music solos at all the various levels, so that I can demonstrate 3-4 pieces for each student to choose from. I’ve started to […]

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2015 Spring Recital Photos

My studio’s annual Spring Recital was on Sunday. So proud of how my students played! We held it at a local church that has a nice Yamaha. Even my youngest students participated, even if only with a simple duet. My husband was kind enough to take a photo of each student, which I emailed to parents afterwards. […]

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Sending Students to Outside Events

On Saturday, seven of my students played their recital pieces for a local Ribbon Festival held by my local MTNA/OhioMTA chapter. So proud of them! I’ve been sending students to this festival since I moved to Ohio three years ago. This is a non-competitive event — meaning, there are no winners. Students perform one piece by memory and […]

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Recital Invitation & Program Template

My students and I are currently preparing pieces for our Spring Recital.  I like to schedule my recital early (March or April), to avoid the busy end-of-the-year season. This year, I decided to design some simple recital invitations for students to share with family and friends.  I printed these myself on cardstock paper. I also designed […]

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2014 Spring Recital

This year at our Spring Recital, I decided to ask a friend to take photos.  I just received the photos from her and I love how this group photo turned out!

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DIY Project: Recital Countdown!

Do you have any 4×6 photo frames lying around?  It’s time to put one to good use! This do-it-yourself project will help remind your students about upcoming studio events each time they come for their piano lesson.  :) Materials: 4×6 photo frame Printed background (download the free JPG file on the Printables > Other Resources page […]

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My 2013 Spring Recital

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend! Saturday was my students’ Spring Recital!  Like last year, I held it at my local library.  My students all did such a nice job — they make me so proud! In photo above you’ll see each student with a rose, which is a tradition I’ve kept […]

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Spring Recital Details

As I mentioned yesterday, our Spring Recital was Saturday!  Here’s how it went down: It was held at the local library.  They have an atrium with a Steinway baby grand piano.  In the past, I’ve always held recitals at churches (and once at a school).  I look for churches with grand pianos that can be […]

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Spring Recital Photo

Saturday was our Spring Recital, and here’s a photo to share: Just a quick post today!  I’ll share more later this week.

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Listening Sheet for Young Students

As I mentioned last week, during my recent Piano Party/recital rehearsal I gave a listening sheet to my young beginners to complete as they listened to their fellow students perform.  Here’s what it looked like: I put each sheet in a plastic sheet protector and gave them a dry erase marker with a piece of […]

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My Christmas Recital – Slideshow of Photo Highlights

As promised, here is a slideshow of photos from my student’s recent Christmas recital/party.  Enjoy! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O2V5khQ-4A Click here to read about the three games we played after the recital.

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