Why Have a Piano Recital?

Piano recitals are all a part of learning to play this amazing instrument. For the pianist, the recital is a confidence booster, the trophy of applause for their progress, and a way to learn how to handle mistakes. For watchers, it is a source of entertainment, a priceless memory to hold forever, and a way to show support to loved ones! Hosting a piano recital is not just a performance, it’s how you improve as a musician.

For the Pianist:

Piano recitals aren’t merely a source of entertainment for the watchers. They are also (and even equally) important and beneficial for the musician! This is not just where all the hard work and practice will pay off, but it will teach a whole bunch of important skills of its own!

Piano Recitals Boost Confidence

Don’t worry, we all get stage fright. It happens, in one form or another. Everyone at some point has felt the butterflies in their stomach before having to perform, and that’s totally normal. In fact, it would be surprising if you didn’t, especially if you were a newcomer to the piano-playing scene.

When you face stage fright head on:

  • You will begin to feel much more confident, knowing that when you’ve worked hard for it, you should enjoy the payoff.
  • There’s a chance you might even find the experience of performing in front of an audience thrilling, and want to keep doing it.
  • You can begin to feel more comfortable onstage, which means you’ll be calmer, which means fewer mistakes when playing (notice we didn’t say “no mistakes.” Even professionals still hit a wrong note sometimes).

You Can Feel a Sense of Achievement

Ok, piano lessons are not easy. And some days, they might not feel that fun. It’s good to know that there’s going to be some payoff that will remind you why you’re doing this, right?

A piano recital is the best way to show off your skills and progress as a pianist. You can play for an audience of family and friends, and see right away how much you’ve improved. There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve inspired someone with your music.

Recitals are also a great motivator to keep practicing and getting better. They give you a goal to work towards and a chance to show off your hard work. So if you’re thinking about playing in a recital, go for it! It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Learn How to Move Past Mistakes

Even professionals make mistakes, no matter how long they’ve been at the keys. This is all the more reason why tripping over a note is not the end of the world and it’s not a reason to give up.

In live performing, there are two very important rules:

  1. Proceed through the performance as you planned it
  2. When you make a mistake, keep going as though it were all part of the performance

The true mistake of performing is not tripping over the note. It’s stopping to acknowledge the trip. When you let your whole performance get halted because a mistake was made, you only make it more noticeable. In reality, people either aren’t going to notice your mistake or, if they do, they’ll have forgotten it before the song is even over.

Having a piano recital teaches you what to do when you trip over notes and helps you own your mistakes and learn to keep going in spite of them.

For the Watcher:

There are lots of benefits to being an audience member in a piano recital. Sure, it’s the pianist’s recital, but you get a show. In all honesty, it’s a win-win all the way around. But there are many more benefits, too!

Entertainment and Culture

Come on, who doesn’t want to get out and see a live show? Getting to see a piano recital lets you listen to a wide genre of music from a wide genre of players. Usually one of those players is a family member or a friend or a significant other, and the support means a lot! And along with all that, you get to enjoy a piano concert, which is always a great dive into art and culture.

The Priceless Memory

Alright, here’s your ticket to getting to be a proud parent! Having kids taking piano lessons is always an accomplishment, since that investment has the chance to benefit them for years to come.

Having a piano recital forms amazing memories. Just imagine it, your child (or husband, or wife, or friend) getting to sit there, front and center, onstage. The lights will be on them and right then and there you can see them do something that, in all honesty, isn’t easy. It’s an accomplishment, and one that deserves praise! They are learning incredible skills right then and there, and you get to benefit by getting a mental video for your memory bank.

Parental Support

Parents always want what is best for their children and attend their piano recitals is one way of showing it. Although it may be hard to find time in between work and other commitments, attendance at the recital deepen the bonds with their children. At the recital, parents have the chance to see how much their children have improved since they last performed and are proud of their accomplishments.

In addition, by being interested in their child’s passions, parents increase their child’s confidence. Lastly, attending the recital shows children that their parents support them and what they are doing. Consequently, parents should try to attend their child’s piano recital as it has numerous benefits.

Book Your Piano Recital With the Ogden Piano Gallery

Have you or a loved one been taking piano lessons and want the chance to show off your progress? Then look no further than the Ogden Piano Gallery! You can rent our showroom out for your piano recital, fit with seats, lights, and a beautiful instrument to play.

After all, you’ve earned this! You’ve worked hard to get where you are today as a musician and deserve to get the chance to enjoy how far you’ve come! We want to help you do that!

To reserve the music hall for your piano recital for only $40, feel free to call us at: (801) 779-9700!

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