Archive: Recitals & Performance Classes

Spring Term begins Monday, March 31. Please note the following important dates for the coming term:

  • Saturday, April 12: Upper Division (Advanced) Syllabus for participating students.
  • Saturday, May 17: Spring Recital. 3 p.m. at St. Gabriel Lutheran Church.
  • Monday, May 26: Memorial Day. NO PIANO LESSONS.
  • Monday, June 30: Last day of Spring Term.
  • July 1-31: Summer Break: NO PIANO LESSONS.
  • August 5-27: Summer Term. Optional piano lessons available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Tuesday, September 2: Fall Term begins. The regular weekly lesson schedule resumes.

Welcome back, Students! Fall Term will begin Tuesday, September 3. Please note the following important dates and holidays for the coming quarter:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3: Fall Term begins. The regular weekly piano lesson schedule will resume. Unless you have made other arrangements with me, you will retain the time you had from Spring Term 2013.
  • Thursday, Oct. 31: Halloween. NO PIANO LESSONS after 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 8-10: Hillsboro Syllabus evaluations for participating students. Exact date TBA.
  • Monday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day. NO PIANO LESSONS.
  • Thursday & Friday, Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving. NO PIANO LESSONS.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7: Holiday Recital for participating students. Time & location TBA.
  • Dec. 21 , 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014: Holiday Break. NO PIANO LESSONS.
  • Monday, Jan. 6, 2014: Winter Term begins.

The December 2012 Piano Recital will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church. Performers should dress nicely for this event. Flash photography will not be permitted during our students’ performances, but you may pose your child at the piano after the recital is over. Please plan on arriving about 10-15 minutes early to find a seat. I will be arriving at the venue at 2:30 p.m. to set up.

The recital will mark the end of Fall Term. Optional piano lessons will be available to those who want them during Winter Session, December 3-21. Please contact me to sign up for Winter Session lessons. If you do not sign up for Winter Session, I will welcome you back to piano lessons when Winter Term begins on January 7, 2013. There will be no piano lessons Dec. 22 – Jan. 6.

Fall Term piano lessons begin on Tuesday, September 4. Unless you have made alternative arrangements with me, you will retain the time you had from last spring.

Please note the following events and holidays for Fall Term, 2012:

  • Monday, Sept. 3: Labor Day. NO PIANO LESSONS.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 4: Fall Term begins. The regular piano lesson schedule resumes.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31: Halloween. No piano lessons after 6 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11: Fall Syllabus for participating students.
  • Monday, Nov. 12: Veterans’ Day. NO PIANO LESSONS.
  • Thursday & Friday, Nov. 22-23: Thanksgiving. NO PIANO LESSONS.
  • Friday, Nov. 30: Last day of Fall Term.
  • Saturday, Dec. 1: Holiday Recital. Location TBA.
  • Dec. 3-21: Winter Session. Optional piano lessons available to those who want them.
  • Dec. 17-Jan. 4: Holiday Break. NO PIANO LESSONS.
  • Monday, Jan. 7: Winter Term begins. The regular lesson schedule resumes.

If you do not plan to continue piano lessons this fall, please notify me immediately. Thanks!

Welcome back, Students & Parents! I hope you all had a fun and restful Spring Break! Spring Term begins Monday, April 2. Please note the following important dates for Spring Term:

  • Wednesday, April 25: No piano lessons after 6 p.m. Makeup lessons to be arranged for those who want them.
  • Saturday, May 19: Spring Recital at 3 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church.
  • Tuesday, May 22: No piano lessons after 5 p.m. Makeup lessons to be arranged for those who want them.
  • Monday, May 28: Memorial Day. No piano lessons.
  • Friday, June 1: Senior recital for graduating student. No piano lessons.
  • Friday, June 29: Last day of Spring Term. No piano lessons in July.
  • July: No piano lessons.
  • August: Optional piano lessons available all day Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

xmas_musicThe December 5 Holiday Recital will be taking place at Treehouse Hall, which is located at a private residence in the Northern Hillsboro countryside. Please do not use a mapping service to find the venue or you will get lost; use the map that you were emailed instead. Also, check your email to find out which recital time your child has been assigned to — either 2:30 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Give yourself plenty of time to find the venue, and plan on arriving about 10 minutes early. Performers should dress nicely … i.e. a button-up shirt or a nice sweater, nice shoes, and slacks for boys; perhaps a nice dress or skirt and top with dress shoes for girls. No tennis shoes or jeans, please. Flash photography is not allowed during the students’ performances. If you’d like a photo of your child at the piano, you may pose him/her there after the recital is over.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!

music_tulipThe Spring Recital will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Treehouse Hall in the Northern Hillsboro countryside. Please reference the map (on page 2 of the linked .pdf) for directions to the recital. Do not use Mapquest or any similar online mapping service, or you will get lost. If you are unfamiliar with this venue, you may wish to plan on leaving extra early to allow ample time to find the venue.

Please plan on arriving at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Students must dress nicely for their performance. Flash photography is not allowed during the students’ performances, but video is OK. If you would like a photo of your child at the piano, you may pose him/her there after the recital is over.

This year, my students will be divided into two holiday recitals, which will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 6. The 1 p.m. recital will take place at Treehouse Hall (a map is on page 2) in Northern Hillsboro; the 3 p.m. recital will be held in the meeting room of the Hillsboro Public Library on Brookwood Avenue. Rehearsal for both recitals will be held November 22. See the September 8 post below for information about rehearsal.

I am holding two shows in order to stay within the 90-person capacity limit at each performance venue. Those who attended the Spring 2008 Recital at Treehouse Hall may recall that the space was packed to capacity, with a handful of people left standing. Because I would like all of you to feel free to bring as many friends/relatives as you wish, I am holding two small recitals instead of one large recital.

Your child(ren) will only be playing in one of the recitals, but if you would like to attend both, you are welcome to do so. I will be randomly assigning an equal number of students to perform at each recital venue so that each audience will have the opportunity to see a mix of skill levels perform, from beginning to advanced.

New students (those who have only been with me since August/September 2008) may opt to wait until the Spring 2009 recital to give their first performance. All other students may expect to perform.

Students must dress nicely for their performance. Flash photography is not allowed during the students’ performances, but video is OK. If you would like a photo of your child at the piano, you may pose him/her there after the recital is over.

Rehearsal for the 2008 Holiday Recitals will be held from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 22, in the meeting room at the Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124. Because I do not want everyone to hear the entire program before our exciting Holiday Recital on December 6, the rehearsal is CLOSED to parents (i.e. students only may listen and participate). Parents may hang out in the library or run errands as you wait. I want the recital to be a pleasant surprise for all parents, relatives, and friends in attendance.

I highly encourage all my students to partcipate in the recital and rehearsal. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share what you’ve learned and become inspired to work even harder. The recital rehearsal is conducted in a peer review format, e.g. you will play your song for the other students in my studio, who will critique your performance. Refreshments will be provided. Please dress casually for rehearsal and bring a copy of your piece in case you forget how it goes.

New students (students who have only been enrolled with me since August or September 2008) may opt to wait until the Spring 2009 recital to perform.

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