Another recital come and gone! Every year, we become more organized in preparing and setting up and our students impress with their exciting performances. This year’s annual recital was held at West Point Grey Baptist Church again, and we enjoyed using their beautiful space and piano. Below are some pictures in a slideshow and videos from the event.
Recital Part 1
Recital Part 2
A big thank you again to all the parents who give all their support every year and who were probably just as nervous as their children who were performing. Also, Melody’s sister, Michelle spent the entire afternoon with us managing the video camera to make sure that each performance was captured and we wouldn’t have survived without her!
We are already looking forward to the next performance, so to all our students: Keep practicing and making music!
We were a little slow with updating our event news about the Spring Recital, but here are some pictures! With our studio expanding every year, each recital has been different but we think that’s part of the fun.
This year, we found another great church in our neighborhood, but we didn’t know what to expect until the day of the recital. The recital day was very sunny which caused the church to be steaming hot with no AC inside. However, the staging was so beautiful and the piano was great. We just wish we could have given a rehearsal time for students like previous years. Regardless of having no rehearsal, everyone played very well and we thank all the family members and friends who provided a supportive audience!
We are excited to announce details of our annual spring recital in 2016!
Date: June 4, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: Part One 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Door Opens at 1:30 p.m.) Part Two 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Door Opens at 4:00 p.m.)
Place: West Point Grey Baptist Church (4509 West 11th Avenue)
Since our studio is expanding and we decided to save everyone from a three hour long recital with thirty students performing, we will have two groups playing at the two different times. We will hand out the details at your lessons soon!
The difference from last year is that there won’t be any rehearsal time. Considering how well everyone played at the Winter Party, we think it will not be necessary. However, we take this recital very seriously as the showcase of each student’s progress during the year, so if there is any feedback regarding having a rehearsal time, please let us know!
Lastly, participation for the recital is not mandatory but we highly recommend it. For those who feel they are not ready to play at this one, you are still encouraged to drop in and hear how your studio mates are doing and get an idea of what a recital performance is like! This is an open event, so please do invite your friends and families to celebrate your musical achievement!
Thank you to everyone who participated and attended our Winter Studio Party! It was the first time for our studio and the idea came up a little spontaneously, but we appreciate all the support and yummy food from our students and their families.
Each time we have a performance, we see how much each student has grown and we are so very proud. Music is a wonderful tool for bringing people together and we enjoyed seeing everyone outside of our normal piano lesson format. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to celebrate with us!
Naoki took some pictures, but we are still learning how to use our camera to its full extent, so a lot of pictures went to the trash. Here are a few pictures and we will practice lots to get ready for our big recital in May/June!!