I had my studio's year-end recital last Saturday and still remember the months leading up to the event. I had given students their recital pieces 8-10 weeks in advance and they all did such a fantastic job learning and memorizing their pieces. Funny that my little video camera and audio recorder caused some students quite a bit of anxiety, much more than playing for an actual audience. Somehow I feel the same way too. Perhaps it's the thought of a performance that can be revisited and scrutinized that makes one anxious.
I also made a simple collage of student photos for each class, this was quite fun for someone who enjoys photography and manipulating images in Photoshop!
So, I decided that the children would make paper vases and flowers. They decorated the scallop circle card stock pieces with markers (to make the flowers) and adhere them along with leave shaped foam stickers to wooden coffee stir sticks.
I am so glad the recital went well and that I had the opportunity to meet the rest of the family members and their friends at the event. So thankful they could all come together to celebrate the work of these delightful young musicians. They cheered for all the performers and clapped along as the Moonbeam 3 students performed their graduation dance!
And without further ado, here's a slideshow featuring photos and video clips captured at the recital