IN PERSON RECITAL INFO

DATE: SATURDAY 2/5/2022 
TIMES: 
Session 2A: 130PM - 230PM
Session 3A: 3PM - 4PM
Session 4A: 430PM - 530PM 

LOCATION: 
Yorktown United Methodist Church
2300 Crompond Road 
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
*This is a MASKED event and all those in attendance will have to be masked regardless of vaccination status*
FAQ
Is the recital mandatory? (IN PERSON / VIRTUAL)
No. All of our recitals are by signup and the choice to perform is entirely up to the student and his/her family.

How long is the recital? (IN PERSON / VIRTUAL)
Barring any complications or technical difficulties, the recital should take about 1 hour. If you can, please stay for the full recital so that all of our students can have a great audience and not just those who go first.

What is the dress code? (IN PERSON / VIRTUAL)
There is no strict dress code but we encourage all our students to DRESS UP in something that will make them feel confident so they could shine like the stars they are for the performance / video recording.

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Are you allowed to take photos? (IN PERSON)
Yes! We will be taking photos/videos where we can of the event but please feel free to also take your own! We will have a seat in the front near the stage for any parents that would like to come down to take photos/videos. If anyone does not wish to be photographed, please let us know ASAP!

What should I/my child bring on recital day? (IN PERSON)
There will be a piano at the space and we will bring a drum set as well as some guitars/drum sticks for backup.
VIOLIN/GUITAR students MUST bring their own instrument and please make sure it is tuned or let us know immediately when you arrive if you need help tuning and we will be happy to assist!
DRUMMERS should bring their own drum sticks. 
ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN SHEET MUSIC.

When should I/my child plan to arrive? (IN PERSON)
We are going to try to start as on time as possible so please aim to be there about 15 minutes before, especially if you are one of the first students performing. Doors will open 15 minutes to showtime.

What is the parking situation? (IN PERSON)
There is a large free parking lot.

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A couple words from CHMA on...

NERVOUSNESS!
Now that the recital is finally here, we know that nerves may be in the air and that is totally NORMAL. However, we'd like to make a point to say that our recital, and any recital, should be about celebrating the student's hard work. Our goal is for them to walk away feeling as proud of themselves as we are of them, no matter what skill level they possess. We want each and every student who performs to know how grateful we are they decided to participate in our recital at all, and that all they have to do is try their best. Plus they're ALL already rockstars in our book anyways (it takes a lot of guts to go up there!)

MESSING UP!
Up until now, whenever our students play a piece during the lessons and they make a mistake, what we usually do is have them correct the mistake and learn from it. However, we need to make sure all of our students understand that although we always want them to play their songs correctly, the stage is NOT a place to make corrections. Once they get onstage if they do make a mistake, JUST KEEP GOING. Pauses are okay. Mistakes are okay. They happen to all of us! They important thing is to move past it, keep going, and finish your performance strong. Little known secret - most of the time no one will ever even know! And if they do so what? Maybe it was a dramatic pause. Maybe it was creative license. The important thing is that you push through, finish strong and take that bow at the end that you DESERVE for getting up there. That's all we, and anyone could ask for.
Now, let's have some fun!