PERFORMANCE WITH A PURPOSE
I encourage students to participate in events that allow them to perform and demonstrate their musical skills. I do not prepare students to participate in highly competitive events.
There is an annual piano studio recital held in the fall (October or November.) This recital is an opportunity for active students to perform in a formal setting for family and friends. While performing at the recital is not required it is strongly encouraged and all students should plan to attend this musical event.
COACHING FOR TALENT SHOWS AND OTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
I will help students to prepare for other performance events and guide them to do their best in both written work or playing the piano. Students participating in other events will need to have their parents or guardians complete all paperwork and registration requirements.
AUDITIONS AND FESTIVALS (EXTERNAL EVALUATIONS)
I am an active member and sponsor students in two performance audition events -- The Music Educators Association of New Jersey Auditions (held in late spring) and the National Federal of Music Clubs Festival (held in the winter). These reputable organizations are both over 100 years old. The auditions are held at area college campuses and allow students the opportunity to play for a judge. Participants receive a written critique and certificate commemorating their accomplishment. Musicians who participate in multiple years are eligible for prizes, ribbons and trophies depending on the specific event.
In May 2018, students were offered the opportunity to record their piano performance at a professional studio (The Great Kate Studio) on a Yamaha Grand C3 piano. It is also possible to schedule recordings on a Yamaha Disklavier at an area music retailer showroom. If your musician is interested in scheduling a recording, contact me.