Recital News 

Recitals are a great way for students to share their talents with others.  Each recital helps a student grow more confident in their playing.  Compliments from others is very satisfying!  Students should plan to perform in at least one recital in the Spring and in the Fall.  Memorization is encouraged.

Recital dress: Dress nicely:  No Jeans, shorts, tennis shoes or flip flops.

Important: When you sign up for a recital, BLOCK off that hour for the recital.  Just as you would stay to the end of a soccer game, an ice skating show, or a baseball/football game when your child is part of that "team", signing up for a recital puts your child on the "team" for that hour.  Each child needs the support of the others on the "team", in other words, they need the support of the others in their recital.  The recital is done when the group picture is taken at the END of the recital.  Please keep this in mind when signing up for recitals.

There are performer/guest limits at some of these performances so choices will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Songs can be chosen once we know what recital is chosen.  Our goal is no repeated songs so that each performer has something of their own to share and be proud of and so that the listeners get to hear many different songs.  Solos & ensembles are welcome at most recitals!

2019-2020 Recitals:

*Saturday, February 29 - 2:00 pm - Heatherwood Assisted Living - 4510 Gateway Drive - limit 15 students - (check pedal beforehand)
  1. Aaron B. - What Is That In Our Tree? & The Strawberry Patch
  2. Elijah B. - The Hiccup Song & Stinky Feet
  3. Grace H. - Basketball Star & Minuet in G Major
  4. Rachel L. - Peaches and Holly Rag & Sonatina in C Major
  5. Sarah L. - Riverboat Jazz & The Chase
  6. Payton R. - Lemonade Stand & Thirteen Robots
  7. Cassell T. - Menuet in d minor; The Spy
  8. Donovan W. - Beethoven Sonata, Op 10 No. 1
  9. Jiayi Z. - Butterscotch Rag & Melody
*Sunday March 8 - Ragtime Recital
  1. Rachel L. - Peaches and Holly Rag
  2. Sarah L. - Riverboat Jazz
*Saturday, April 4 - WMTA Prep Recitals -Virtual Recital ONLY - Memorized Recital - Everyone is WELCOME - The recital will be under 2 1/4 hours.  Please try to stay for the entire recital.  Students will dress up, play by memory, set up their cameras in a way that we can see the entire instrument and person performing.   Students will take a bow at the beginning, play their 2-3 pieces and bow at the end.  Audience shall clap before and after.  Please seek special permission if there is no way that you can not enjoy the entire performance.  This is really great music and well prepared.  Students should take notes of any pieces they specifically liked, that they would like to learn in the future.   I will be writing comments for each student and sharing them with the student by their next lessons just as if this was their WMTA audition that is not happening this year.  
  1. Kendall A. 
  2. Caleb B.
  3. Mandy D. 
  4. Zachary G
  5. Baela F.
  6. Donovan W.
  7. Kate B.
  8. Grace H
  9. Madison G. 
  10. Kate & Caleb duet
  11. Sarah L.
  12. Jiayi Z.
  13. Cassell T.
  14. Payton R.
  15. Jane M.
  16. Julia P. 
  17. Ting Ting Y.
  18. Shanna V. 
  19. Rachel L.
  20. Suzy M.
  21. Quinn P.
*Saturday, May 2 - Lake Hallie Memory Care - 4407 124th Street, Chippewa Falls (has a Clavinova) - max 15 students - (standing room only most likely) - 
  1.  Caleb B. ?
  2. Kate B. ?
  3. Mandy D.
  4. Madison G.
  5. Zachary G.
  6. Grace H.
  7. Rachel H. - My Summer Camp
  8. Raena M.

**Saturday, March 7 - WFMC (Federation) Festival at UWEC - See the WFMC page for more details
**Saturday, April 4 - WSMA at Chippewa Falls HS (Solo and Ensemble for HS students)
**Saturday, April 18 - WMTA District Auditions at UWEC - see the WMTA page for more details
**Saturday, May 2 - WSMA State at UWEC
**Saturday, May 16 - WMTA State at UWEC (for piano) - see the WMTA page for more details
**Saturday, May 16 - WMTA State at UW-Stevens Point (for Flute & Adults) - see the WMTA page for more details
**Saturday, May ?  - WFMC State (Federation) in Milwaukee

*Steinway performance opportunities available, year around - must be level 3 and have mastered the performance pieces.  This is a great opportunity!  Please contact me if you are interested!