Post-Recital Thoughts - And continuing lessons!

This past Saturday (April 27th) students of Dawn's Piano gave their Spring Recital, and if I do say so myself, I thought we had a terrific show! Being a studio that relocated just this year means that we had lots of beginning students participating in their first ever recital with a few seasoned intermediate students sprinkled in. I enjoyed seeing the confidence on stage, and the personality & musical expression of each student as they performed. It was fun to have them cheer each other on, and share compliments after the show during our Ice Cream Reception (which was earned when each student completed the 20 Piece Challenge!).

Online students from the Pasadena area also had a live Recital on Saturday, where they performed in the joint studio recital of my former associate teachers Aki Saito & Mallory Byers. Dawn's Piano was represented by 5 students there, and I'm so proud of each of their progress in adapting to an online lesson format and continuing to grow in their music this year! I'm sharing a video of a dynamic duet called "Return of the Lions" by Andrea Dow performed by Adam & Ivan from that show below:

Our show here in McPherson wrapped up with a fun ensemble finale of "I Love Coffee" performed by Myles, Jensen, Easton, Emory, Elsie, Enzo, Karleigh, Sloan and myself. This was a lot of fun for the students and I to put together in lessons the past few weeks. You can watch the video of that finale performance here: 

Thank you all for a wonderful show, and a wonderful first year post-move. Looking forward to continue the, learning, music-making and theory game playing in the coming sessions!

And a final reminder that with Saturday's show we concluded our 2018-2019 School Year Session, and the studio will be on break for the month of May. If you're feeling a little bummed that the piano year is over, never fear, because summer session begins on June 11th! Spots for Summer have been filling up quickly, but there are still a few left. If you'd like to learn more or enroll, just click here. Another terrific local summer opportunity for piano students is Espressivo Piano Camp from June 3-7 hosted by the McPherson Area Piano Teachers' League. All the info for that one is here, including a link to the enrollment form.

Thank you all for a terrific year of music, growing & learning!