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ABOUT OUR RECITALS...

Parents visiting or new to The Music Place, may not know that our recitals are uniquely comfortable, relaxed, and encouraging... quite different from the boring, stiff, scary recitals many of us experienced as a child. We strongly encourage families to give students the wonderful opportunity to perform in one of our upcoming Spring Recitals! Our 2016 Spring Recitals run every weekend from April 2nd to April 30th.

2016 SPRING RECITALS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN 3 LOCATIONS:

CGSLC =Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (9' Grand)
1550 Meridian Ave. San Jose 95125
WG
940 Willow St
(Digital Baby Grand)
SCVJCC= Santa Clara Valley Japanese Christian Church (Yamaha 6' grand)
40 Union Avenue, Campbell, 95008


FEES

To encourage you to bring as many guests as you would like, we do not charge admission for recitals; however, we do incur a good deal of expense for planning, hosting, preparing and printing programs and certificates, reception and of course, facilities. To cover this expense, a recital fee is charged.

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EARLY REGISTRATION RATES BELOW END 3/14:

Families who are unable to pay this fee may call to make special arrangements.

PLEASE NOTE the following schedule offerings and teacher availability. (If your child's teacher is not yet listed, we may not have their availability, so please check with them before registering. It is suggested but not required that your child's instructor be present for your student(s) to perform.

DATE TEACHERS available
LOCATION TIME AVAILABILITY
4/02 Pam, Cymber, Lilia, Cassidy, Monique CGSLC 4:30PM
4/02 Alison, Patricia CGSLC
FULL
7:00PM Closed to private students.
4/03 Pam, Cymber, Lilia, Melanie, Samuel, Monique CGSLC 3:00PM Closed to private students. Stephanie Sunnyvale vocal group
4/09 Becky, Carolyn, Cymber, Nancy, Cassidy, Kevin, Pat D.,Shane CGSLC 4:30PM drums available
4/09 Becky, Carolyn, Stephanie/Janice, Beth CGSLC 7:00PM Stephanie's 6:15PM Christian Vocal ensemble; drums available; Beth's vocal ensemble
4/16
Trevor, Kevin, Tetyana CGSLC 4:30PM drums available
4/16
Trevor, Alison, Patricia CGSLC
FULL
7:00PM Closed to private students.
4/17
Valery, Melanie, Kevin, Tetyana, Pat C., Steve CGSLC
FULL
3:00PM Closed to private students.
4/17
Patricia, Pat C., Steve CGSLC
FULL
5:30PM Patricia's vocal ensemble. Closed to private students. Group adds only.
4/23
Trevor, Nancy, Cassidy, Mila WG 4:30PM
4/24
Valery, Laural, Rebeca, Eleazar, Nancy, Jonathan SCVJCC
FULL
3:00PM Electronic drums available. Valery's EMA Closed to private students. Group adds only.
4/24
Valery, Laural, Rebeca, Eleazar, Jonathan SCVJCC 5:30PM Electronic drums available. Valery's All Arts, Rebeca's vocal ensemble
4/30 Carolyn, Timmy, Lisa, Shen Ling, Mila, Pat C., Ivan CGSLC 4:30PM Closed to private students. Group adds only. Beginning Violin ensemble, Drums available
4/30 Carolyn, Timmy, Patricia, Lisa CGSLC
FULL
7:00PM Closed to private students. Group adds only. Advanced Violin ensemble Drums available

Even the Youngest Beginner is Invited To Participate!

We encourage everyone to participate in Fall and Spring music recitals. We frequently have students perform in recitals (with their teacher) who have had only a few lessons, and parents are quite surprised by this positive and memorable experience.

vocal ensembleIn addition, we invite all music performance classes (Voice, All Arts and Theater) to participate as well. Even our pre-school Early Music Awareness students occasionally perform. And what a sight it is to see children as young as 2 on stage for the first time in their lives, perhaps wearing costumes and so proud to be waving at their moms, dads and grandparents!

Sarah with BethIn 2016, Dance Performance Classes will have their year-end recitals on May 28th at Historic Hoover theater and are invited to participate in community outreach performances scheduled during the other seasons. You may see some pictures on the Facebook site of our affiliate, Soaring Spirit Dance.

Dozens of Performance Opportunities

We offer 15-20 recitals per season which are conveniently scheduled to make choices easier and to accommodate all of our students. A larger number of recitals also help ensure that each recital runs no more than 75 – 90 minutes. At smaller venues, the recital may even be as short as 30-40 minutes.

Wonderful Variety

sTronmbone & Trumpet players with Mexian hat.Our recitals offer a wonderful variety of voices, instruments and ensembles, showcasing all levels of development!

Several Venues

For our larger recitals we rent local churches that have good-sized platforms and fine grand pianos that are worthy of the best performers. For our smaller recitals, we often use our Sunnyvale campus, which has ample parking and can easily accommodate an audience of 40-50. These small recitals, which run about 45-60 minutes, are perfect for the first-timers who might be intimidated by a large facility or stage.  

Enjoying a Recital?

Child receiving a certificateWatch out! You may find yourself laughing and enjoying our friendly hosts, entertaining students, and of course, we can’t forget the consistent review of the fun-but-friendly "3 RULES TO BE A GOOD AUDIENCE!" We do our very best to make the atmosphere so relaxed and the families so at ease, that parents often comment at the difference from their own more rigid experiences. By the way, we have adult students performing too, but only if they want to.

Our hope (and indeed, our experience) is that recitals become a wonderful, and yes, even exhilarating moment in your child’s growth as a person, not just a musician. We also see that when parents encourage their children to share their growing abilities by performing, everyone leaves inspired and encouraged!

We Do Not Charge Admission for music recitals.

Instead, participants pay a seasonal fee of $35.00 per child, or $50.00 maximum per family .

Food too!

Receptions following each recital allow students to hear the encouraging comments from the audience and faculty while enjoying treats and beverages.

Although we provide light refreshments and refreshing punch and coffee, (hot cider in the winter) we always appreciate the variety of finger foods or treats that parents might want to bring and share.

Year-End Music Showcase June 4, 2016

Director gives certificate at honors recitalOnce we have completed a series of Spring Recitals in which hundreds of students perform, we present our annual Junior/Senior Music Showcase. In these gatherings, we celebrate the efforts of dozens of students who have excelled in the April performances as well as students who are performing at level 4 or higher.


This year we will be using the Japanese Christian Church in Campbell. The atmosphere for this event is comfortable but more formal. Where time permits, select faculty are also invited to perform along with selected students at all levels. It is a wonderful time!

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Actual Customer Testimonials:

"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents

"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .

I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family