Our In-Person Winter Recital 2021 will be held at Shades Valley Community Church (160 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209) on Saturday, December 4, Sunday, December 5 and Saturday, December 11. Our Virtual Recital will be held on Sunday, December 12, through our website. Registration for all our Winter Recital dates will open on October 1.
Students don’t have to dress up (unless you make them!), and the atmosphere is casual while remaining very respectful of the performers. We collect a recital fee in order to cover the cost of the facility, a sound technician, refreshments and programs. We will post photos on social media and, of course, you are always encouraged to take as many pictures and videos as you would like on your own cameras. Just make sure to tag @masonmusicrocks on Instagram and Twitter, or Mason Music on Facebook, when you post so we can like them too!
Our recitals are one of the most important experiences our students have. Here are some of the reasons we value them so much:
1. Parents (and grandparents) get to enjoy watching the progress of their child as well as other students. Videos and pictures from recitals are treasured by all for years to come.
2. Students get to perform in front of their peers, increasing their confidence. It’s always fun to watch students over time become more and more confident on stage, because we know that translates to other parts of their lives in a beneficial way.
3. Recitals provide a concrete goal for students to work towards each semester. You’d be amazed at how much practice happens in the weeks and months leading up to the recital!
4. Students get to hear other students play. This is good for two reasons. First, hearing students who are beginners can remind them of how much progress they have made. Secondly, hearing students who are more advanced can inspire them to work hard to become even better. Students always come into lessons after the recital with a list of new songs they want to learn.
Map To Shades Valley Community Church