James A. Weinberg, Nashville piano instructor, is holding a semi-annual recital this month near Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee. Mr. Weinberg will present the youngest students (age 3) through the 8th grade. High school age and up are exempt to keep the recital under an hour. Players will be drawn from all three locations: Holy Cross Anglican Church, Eagles Nest Academy and Franklin Recreation Complex. Young vocalists will open and close the event, with about 30 pianists in between.
Recital is a warm and friendly event where students can exhibit the skills acquired during the term. It is a celebration of children, music and learning…not a competition!
This is free and open to the public.
Mr. Weinberg’s student’s Christmas piano music recital is being held at Holy Cross Anglican Church on Hwy. 96 in Franklin, TN on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. See the full recital program online.
See Mr. Weinberg’s website for more information about the recital and Nashville piano lessons.
Over the next month, churches and schools will present delightful Christmas concerts and nativity plays. It’s also that time of year when many music studios hold student recitals. The Franklin region is blessed with many fine teachers sponsoring these events. Lots of planning and hard work goes into preparing recitals, but sometimes students wonder why they are required to perform.
Performing is a vital component of the discipline of music study. Students grow by participating in recitals, auditions, competitions, or festivals. Students who learn to perform develop many character traits that distinguish them from those who have not had such an opportunity. Performing is a natural outgrowth of the discipline acquired by students who do well in music lessons. They learn to arrive on time for lessons, to schedule practice time regularly, and to prepare the material assigned to them. Students gain more than the ability to create music on their instrument or an appreciation for music. Children can realize they have the ability and skills to analyze and overcome new challenges throughout their lives. Students learn that during a public performance they can adjust for missed notes or fingers that become tangled on a difficult passage. They also learn the meaning of adequate preparation—a skill often overlooked. Life is filled with little performances such as school exams or job interviews. Learning to face the challenges of performing will better prepare students to live their lives responsibly.