DAMTA President’s Message
It’s recital time!! I’m sure most of you are in the throws of getting ready for a recital or recovering from one.
Mine is this Sat. April 28. I have about 35 students performing, so I split it up into 2 halves. Families are welcome to attend both, but most are happy to attend the half with their kids in it. I found more than about 45 minutes is too long for families with small children.
I try to have mine in a nice venue, and I always play the first piece so no one else has to go first. I sometimes play duets with my kids, and sometimes they accompany each other, but that’s about as crazy as it gets.
I have friends who have recital “themes” (like songs from movies), hire side musicians and put together whole bands. Great big productions! I am not generally that ambitious.
But I want to use our new website to start a discussion on this topic. Go to this link:
There you will find this article as a blog-post.
Beneath there is a place for comments. So please comment!! Share your hard won recital wisdom, or ask for recital advice. I want to turn the website into a space where we can interact with each other!
By the way, I wrote a song for my recital which I am going to perform at the teachers’ musicale on May 9.
You can get a preview here: https://soundcloud.com/vmplusone/storm-clouds