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FAQs about Recitals and Performances

How many recitals do you have?

We have a year-end recital for all students in June. Other performances opportunities are available throughout the year such as the East York Music Festival and community outreach projects.  We encourage multiple performances for all students. 

Do all students perform at the recital?

Yes! At Lippert, we believe in the performative nature of music. Our June recital is a part of our curriculum and an opportunity for all students to share their hard work and achievements with friends and family. As such, all instrumental students under 18 are scheduled to participate in the general recital, while students 18 and over are encouraged to participate in our sociable adult recital as well.  

I’m 17 and graduating from high school, am I too old to perform at the recital?

Of course not! None of our students are too old to perform in the recital. In fact, our younger students look up to the old students are role models and can see how the results of their hard work pay off.

What do I do about performance anxiety?

Performance anxiety affects public speakers and athletes just as much as musicians. It manifests in different ways for everyone, but is always a hurdle that can be overcome. Through practice, preparation, and confidence, even the most nervous performers can shine! Consult your teacher for more personalized information on how you can conquer performance anxiety.

Will my teacher be at the recital?

Our teachers are extremely qualified and experienced educators and musicians and we take pride in the diversity of their skills. As such, they have a vested interest in the success of their students, ensuring they are ready for the day. They will give additional support by attending recital days wherever possible. Unfortunately, other professional obligations sometimes interfere with a teacher’s ability to attend. Rest assured that there is still an incredible support system of teachers, volunteers, stage managers, and more present at each recital! We make the performance experience as comfortable as possible and remind students that this is a way to celebrate and share their achievements with friends and families.

Do I need accompaniment for the recital?

Depending on your instrument, recital accompaniment may be mandatory. Vocalists and instrumentalists such as violinists and flautists almost always require accompaniment to allow their repertoire and performances to truly shine. Instruments such as piano on the other hand traditionally do not need accompaniment as they are considered self-sufficient in that regard. For questions regarding accompaniment, please contact us.

How do you create the recital schedule?

Our recital schedule is designed so that each individual show demonstrates a variety of instruments, ages and skill levels progressing from beginner to advanced. This provides beginner students an opportunity to see where their hard work will take them. This offers not only the best performance experience for the students, but also the most engaging experience for the audience!  We can accommodate requests for changes, however, keeping the initial schedule is always best.