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    A spring and winter recital are held each year (these are included in the monthly lesson fees).  Students of all levels prepare 2-3 memorized pieces to play in front of an audience composed of family members and friends.  In response to the pandemic the recitals starting in May of 2020 switched to online;  they were no less a wonderful event for student and audience alike.  The bonus of the virtual recital is the student's grandparents who live in New York can also be a part of the audience!  In May of 2022 I took the student recital back to in-person.  They were well-attended and delightful for the audience, including the friends, relatives and two students who did their performance  Zooming-in as well!

    I am a firm believer in the benefit of recitals.  Students learn the skill of memorizing music, gain confidence performing in front of an audience and grow from the entire experience of preparation, performance and post-performance.  I believe recitals build character.  And it is good for the student to see and hear other students perform.   I help the student pick recital pieces from their lesson repertoire that they enjoy, can play well and also stretches them a little. Parents of my music students are always delighted with the recitals.  As the photos show of the in-person recitals, there is lots of variety showcasing all the talented students.   Some students play a duet with another student, or I may accompany on piano, congas, sax or harmonica a student performing their duet or solo piece .   The recital is a rewarding and fun experience for all concerned.

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