Participation in recitals is optional, but highly encouraged. Recitals are motivating! Students are able to share their music with friends. family, and other piano students. Beginner students get a glimpse into their musical futures as they watch the more advanced students. Advancing students get to reflect on how far they have come as they enjoy the beginner performances.

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Halloween Recital: Costumes in Concert

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM

South Regional Library in Lafayette, LA

One of the favorite events of the year! Students dress in costume and play one spooky sounding piano piece. The piece can be a learned selection or an arrangement/composition created by the student.

Holiday Recital

TBA Friday, December 22 at 6:00 PM or Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Angelle Hall Room 153

This year, we are having two recitals so that students are able to flex their holiday playing skills and play a collection of holiday music instead of just one piece! After five solid years of audiation-based piano lessons, the students can do amazing things with Christmas tunes!

New! Sonata & Sonatina Festival

Saturday, March 9, 2023 TBA Early afternoon

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Angelle Hall

I am excited to be working with the Lafayette Area Music Teachers to revive this lost tradition of a sonata & sonatina festival. With a long and rich history, sonatas and sonatinas (little sonatas) are a huge part of the classical piano playing tradition.

This event is an adjudicated recital. Students, and their guests, are welcome to listen to as many performances as they like. Performers prepare one movement from an appropriate leveled sonata or sonatina and play for a written critique, rating, certificate, and pin.

Students should be at least half way through Music Moves Student Book 1 before considering this event.

Studio Spring Recital

Monday, May 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Angelle Hall Room 153

This studio recital is the more formal traditional recital where students play solos composed by many different composers. It is an opportunity for playing festival participants to showcase their solos from their piano year.

This recital is followed by a brief awards ceremony where students are recognized with a Music Teachers National Association “Piano Study Award.” In addition to a certificate, the first 6 years are celebrated with a ribbon and pin (each color ribbon represents a specific year) and the next 6 years are celebrated with a medal (each medal represents a specific year).

Students who have completed a Music Moves for Piano lesson book will receive a certificate of completion. Any students who have participated in adjudicated playing events will also be recognized and receive their awards from those events.

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