When you are new to piano lessons, the thought of playing at a recital can start your hands sweating, your feet shaking and induce nightmares of forgetting the music and falling off the stage. Though our recitals are friendly, fun events where you are more likely to stage dive and be passed from audience member to audience member, than fall off the stage in disgrace, we’ve come up with something even better for both our newbies and experienced players: Piano Parties!
Our Piano Parties and Piano Lessons are becoming the hit of the South Loop neighborhood in Chicago.
For our Kids
A fun music game starts the party off followed by a creative activity - last time we made up our own musical story. Afterwards, we move into the concert hall and each student has the opportunity to share a piece they've been working on. Playing on a concert grand is such a fun experience - we all enjoy it. Finally we end the party with snacks and conversation about our experience. Everyone leaves having had a relaxed, fun time.
For our Adults
We start off with wine and cheese and finish with wine and cheese like a beautiful ABA form composition (water is served for those who don't imbibe)! Following the first installment, we face off, as a group, to solve a musical challenge that students have been experiencing in their lessons. We also chat about the experience of performing, how to do it and how our teachers have solved heart stopping piano fiascos that occurred during their performances. Next, we migrate to the concert hall and each student, now in a very relaxed state, has the opportunity to perform on the concert grand. Everyone has a good time performing and then we return for our final installment of wine and cheese. We leave uplifted having shared a very enjoyable hour.
No matter the age or experience level, South Loop Piano Lessons' Piano Parties give our students the chance to experience, create and share their piano music in a fun, relaxed, environment. As pianists we want our students to feel comfortable sharing their skills and passions with their friends, families, and the world!
The benefits of coming to a piano party:
1. Make new friends
2. Learn and do fun activities that make you a more well-rounded musician
3. Practice performing in a friendly environment and overcome stage fright
Our next piano party will take place on Saturday, March 10th. Kids start at 3:00pm and Adults begin at 4:00pm. Join us for an unique experience and lots of yummy snacks!