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Our Performance Class series is held on Saturdays (every 4-6 weeks) in the early afternoon for two hours (you can come and go as needed; we allow for that much time to accommodate as many schedules as possible). We highly recommend these opportunities & are now offering them free of charge to all of our students! They are a great way to gain even more experience and add value to you (or your child's) music education.
Performance Classes are sometimes also called Masterclasses or Studio Classes, but the definition is still basically the same: a time when a handful of students can come prepared to perform something in a setting that prepares them for performance and gives them
valuable encouragement, tips & guidance from the "master teacher" leading the class, and
practice time in front of an audience of their peers & fellow students cheering them on (making performing easier each and every time).
We always aim to host these classes in venues that give the full experience (walking up onto a stage, playing on a grand piano, etc.)
We will generally be aiming to hold these classes once every 4-6 weeks on a Saturday and will keep you informed of upcoming dates.
Likely Location: (unless otherwise announced): St. Giles Chapel in the Deerfield Community (1617 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville).
Dress Code: Whatever you want--this is informal! Simply make sure it's comfortable for playing the piano in front of others. :-)
Performance Signup: Just let your teacher know if you're interested in performing or email us directly. Those with upcoming public performances will have some priority as needed!
Q: What age groups are invited?
A: All ages that can sit still fairly well. :) Roughly age 5 through adult.
Q: Will audience members learn things as well? And are they allowed to ask questions at times and to give positive feedback to the performers?
A: Yes and yes! That is the beauty of a masterclass. Everyone benefits, not just the performer alone. You do not have to be performing in order to gain a lot by attending as an observer! Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Note - Again, you don't have to be there right at the beginning, and you don't have to stay the whole time; although we'd love for everyone to be able to observe the whole class, students can arrive, perform, engage a bit, and then leave if necessary. If you're planning to attend, please RSVP with your teacher or send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know about time constraints as well (e.g. if you absolutely must go first or last).
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