Pictures From The 2014 Student Recital

I would like to congratulate all of my piano and cello students on another successful student recital. Everyone worked very hard to prepare their performance pieces and were very courageous to forge ahead and play through their nervousness.

We’re all very grateful to all of the parents, family members and friends who have supported the students throughout the year by encouraging them to practice and making sure that they get to their lessons every week. We definitely couldn’t have done any of this without you! I also have to give a big THANK YOU to the Yamaha Piano Distributors for allowing my pianists to play on their $74,000 hybrid piano. It sounded amazing, and the students really enjoyed the experience.

I tried something different with the student introductions this year. In addition to announcing the students’ songs and talking about their accomplishments in their lessons, I decided to make the introductions more personal by mentioning fun facts such as their hobbies and activities outside of music. I really enjoyed getting to know my students better, and I’m sure that the audience felt a more personal connection with each of the musicians.

Last but not least, I want to acknowledge all of the moms who donated food and set up the reception table. Many thanks to Juanita Washington, Pam Walker, Melissa Hein and Wallace Underwood!! I appreciate all that you do.

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Ken Stanton Student Recital

Along with teaching at my personal lesson studio, I am also on the roster at a few of the Ken Stanton music store locations.  I don’t require that my students participate in the store recitals or the recitals that I sponsor, but I do strongly suggest that they sign up just to experience what it’s like to give a solo performance.  Playing in front of strangers isn’t easy for most people, so I want to give big kudos to all of my students who were brave enough to participate.  Great Job!!




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