Music is meant to be shared! As your piano teacher, it is my goal to make all performances as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. There are many performance opportunities each season. Some activities have a fee.*
Studio Recitals/Piano Parties/Celebrations: Once or twice a year, in-studio performances may be held in place of regular lessons for a particular week. Students perform pieces for each other in an informal setting. Normally, the student would attend a studio recital on the day of his/her lesson, possibly at a somewhat different time.
LMTA Recitals: Lincoln Music Teachers Association sponsors at least two recitals each year in the spring and fall. They are open to any student. The cost for these recitals is $2.50 each student. LMTA also may offer performance opportunities at service recitals at local retirement homes or other community centers. These recitals are free and TBA.
Studio Festival/Performance: In 2018 my colleague Nancy Schoen and I will present the 8
annual “Studio Festival/Performance Opportunity” with our collective students in early spring (likely February). For 2017-2018 this will the “main performance”. All students are expected to participate. Low or no cost.
Iowa Music Teachers Association sponsors Competitive Auditions in December. I have joined IMTA to make this additional Festival an opportunity for my students. You will have to travel to Southwest Iowa (Council Bluffs or nearby) to participate. This is a high quality and comprehensive Audition/Festival system. Approx. $20.
National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals: This is a non-competitive festival appropriate for ALL students’ participation. Approx. $24.
Nebraska Music Teachers Association sponsors a District Festival in the spring, which is open to all students, and a State Festival in the fall, which is open to students who qualified at District Festival. I recommend this Festival for experienced students who want to participate in an “extra” Festival, and those who were unable to participate in the Federation Festival. Approx $24.
Special Events: Federation, LMTA, NMTA, and MTNA all offer additional opportunities such as composition contests, scholarship auditions, competitions, and at the local level:
Students will enjoy participating in any or all of the above activities!
*No fees go to the teachers involved, although we spend many volunteer hours to make them happen. Fees generally cover either space rental and/or payment to adjudicators.