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#1095735 - 12/20/08 11:26 AM I survived my first piano recital.....
KaylaX Offline
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Registered: 05/14/08
Posts: 402
Loc: N. Cali
It was a small recital. I just had to play in front 3-families including my own. I was the only adult beginner, or adult at all for that matter, the other adult chickened out. I had a great time. BUt I had to keep reminding myself to breath. And yes, I did mess up but I just played thru my mistakes. I kept hitting keys that I knew where the wrong keys. I played "simple gifts"(from my Faber and Faber adult all in one book 1), "Jingle Bells"(from a Christmas recital book 2 by Helen Marlais), and "There's no place like home for the Holidays"(from Faber's Christmas for all time book 1). It was a great confidence booster. And, playing on someone else's piano gave me a new appreciation for my own piano at home.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderfull Christmas...........

1978 Lowery Its not fancy but its unique to me and it plays..

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#1095736 - 12/20/08 12:08 PM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
Ivory Dreams Offline
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 210
Loc: Central NC
Congratulations on your successful recital! No doubt that other adult, will regret "chickening" out on this event.

I know what you mean about new appreciation for your own piano. I am also spoiled.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

You can own a Chickering, Christifori, or Steinway, but if you can't play it.... It is just a piece of eye candy.

#1095737 - 12/20/08 12:12 PM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
polostrings Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 216
Loc: Hawaii
Congrats!!! How about a recording? :p Nice achievement. My son had his second recital. There was talk I may have one next month. Yet Kawai, HI , has probably lied to me about her teacher not having them, hmmmmm.....I like the smaller recitals better. Therefore it's not a 2 1/2 ordeal of hyperactive kids trying to sit still. ;\)

#1095738 - 12/20/08 12:47 PM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
JeanieA Offline
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Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 526
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Way to go, KaylaX! So what if you messed up (and everyone will tell you that your audience notices far less than you think they do), you had to courage to get up there and do it, unlike that other adult. Enjoy your accomplishment!
Collector of sheet music I can't play.

#1095739 - 12/20/08 01:43 PM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
GreenRain Offline
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Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 888
Loc: Somewhere in Europe
That's nice \:\)

#1095740 - 12/20/08 06:25 PM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
saerra Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 842
Loc: Atlanta, GA
Awesome KaylaX - congratulations!!!

How did you like playing 2 pieces? Did you play them back to back, or did you have to leave the piano and return? Did you find yourself more relaxed on the second?

It seems like it could be relaxing, after having survived one piece, to go on to the second (or not, depending on your personality!)

\:\) Sounds like a fun time, anyway, and congrats again for doing it!

#1095741 - 12/20/08 07:39 PM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
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Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 6141
Loc: Santa Fe, NM


Practice like you are the worst; play like you are the best - anonymous

#1095742 - 12/21/08 02:33 AM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
melwig Offline
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Registered: 05/18/08
Posts: 95
Loc: California
Great job on the recital!! I still have yet to do a recital other than in front of my kids who don't care what and how I play. Their too easy of an audience to build much confidence. Keep it up.
Keep it fun, and stay motivated!

If you can achieve something without a struggle, it's not going to be satisfying.

#1095743 - 12/21/08 02:38 AM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
TTigg Offline
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Registered: 11/30/07
Posts: 873
Loc: Southern California
I recently performed in my 1st recital and was also the only adult. I had a bad case of (as I'm now told) "Sewing Machine Leg" but I got through approx 1/2 my piece and was pretty chuffed in the end.

Merry Christmas!
"...I'm out there Jerry and I'm LOVING it!..."

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#1095744 - 12/21/08 11:00 AM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
KaylaX Offline
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Registered: 05/14/08
Posts: 402
Loc: N. Cali
Thanks for all the CONGRATS!!!!! It was a wonderfull experience and unfortunitly I did not record it otherwise I would have figured out a way to post it. But, I had a great time, and id do it again in a heartbeat!!!!

TTigg.... Its nice to know I wasnt the only adult performing with a bunch of kids. Did you have a big audience???? and what did you play???

1978 Lowery Its not fancy but its unique to me and it plays..

#1095745 - 12/22/08 07:28 AM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
Oxfords Gal Offline
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Registered: 11/21/06
Posts: 1553
Loc: Jacksonville, Florida
Yay Congrats Kaylax, looks like we have another ham. \:D I too love playing in front of people, especially duets with my teacher. It's a blast isnt it?
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.>>> Herman Munster

#1095746 - 12/22/08 10:25 AM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
Kymber Offline
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Registered: 09/25/08
Posts: 1348
Loc: MA
Good for you!!! Congratulations!

Merry Christmas to you too.
“The doubters said, "Man cannot fly," The doers said, "Maybe, but we'll try,"
And finally soared in the morning glow while non-believers watched from below.”
― Bruce Lee

#1095747 - 12/22/08 11:16 AM Re: I survived my first piano recital.....
KaylaX Offline
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Registered: 05/14/08
Posts: 402
Loc: N. Cali
Oxfords Gal,

Ya I think duets are becoming my favorite. I thought at first that it was a drag cause I like to just make pretty music at home but duets are Cool!!!!! So my problem now is that I need to find a friend here where I live that is at my same level that I can do duets with just for fun. And, its fun performing duets. I can enjoy my piano playing much better without feeling like all eyes are on me. \:D

Happy Holidays, KaylaX
1978 Lowery Its not fancy but its unique to me and it plays..


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