November 5, 2018
September’s Performance Evening
While it’s fantastic to learn an instrument or take singing lessons one to one with a teacher, stage confidence and performance experience are also incredibly important. It’s surprisingly difficult to find opportunities to perform which are both challenging but not too scary. That’s why we started our regular Performance Evenings. Each of our teachers was asked to select two of their students, individuals they thought were ready and would benefit from the opportunity to perform in front of a small audience. Each student selected was then able to invite a few friends and family to join us for the evening. At Jennifer Grace Music we have a small performance area upstairs at the school with a stage, sound system and lighting and this is where the Performance Evenings are held. Lessons can even be held in the performance area to help students gain confidence. After working with their teachers on their songs or pieces in their regular lessons the students were able to show everyone what they could do. It was also a chance for parents to see their children perform. One parent told us “It’s fantastic, she won’t let me watch when she practices at home”. The teachers also found it useful for identifying areas to work on with their students, as even the most confident students behave differently when they are on stage. The evening was so successful we are planning the next one for the 30th November and then lots more in 2019.
Above is a clip from our September Performance Evening. The fantastic Laura comes to us for guitar and vocal lessons. A star in the making!