We have formal recitals in January and June. Additionally, we have the singing-only Miscast Recital and piano-only Halloween Recital in October. These are less formal recitals for continuing students.
Our periodic studio classes encourage studio members to get to know each other. The classes provide a supportive environment to practice performing and reinforces skills students are learning in private lessons.
The ABRSM and RCM exams are available for highly driven students starting at the late-beginner/early-intermediate level. More information can be found on their websites:
ABRSM – us.abrsm.org
RCM – www.rcmusic.com
Lessons are currently held online via zoom and at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ in Bethesda, MD.
Benefits of Online Lessons
There's no need to factor in driving time! Parent's are able to multitask caring for other children, making dinner, or answering emails while still being a part of the lesson. Adult students can fit lessons into their hectic schedule.
Many students are more comfortable singing and playing in their own home. Voice students are less concerned about being overheard. Piano students enjoy having a lesson on the same instrument they practice with.
3. Higher Attendance
Students are much less likely to miss a lesson when they can attend remotely. Many students attend lessons from a grandparent's house or the beach. A student is still able to attend a lesson when they are sick or contagious. Plus, no more inclement weather days!
4. Musicianship Skills
All students have improved their musicianship skills since moving online. Voice students learn to sing a capella confidently and in-tune. Piano students learn to internalize rhythm and problem solve minor mistakes.