"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning." ~ Plato
We believe performing is an integral part of anyone's music education and we highly encourage our students to participate in our recitals and concerts. Music Quarters offers several recital opportunities throughout the year for our students to perform. It is not required for any of our students to participate but we believe performing before an audience will give them the opportunity to share their music and give them a goal for learning and preparing their music.
UPDATE: May 2020
Live performance recitals will be put on hold until the situation with COVID-19 is more stable. While we believe performing is a key factor in learning music, we must follow the protocol currently in place for large group gatherings and put recitals on hold. Some of our instructors are getting creative and offering "Virtual" Recitals with some of their students to give them an opportunity to perform for others. We will continue to work on ways to help our students "perform" during these times to encourage them to share their music with others.
Performing will help prepare a music student in many ways; they should learn how to create a practice schedule and set goals to learn their recital piece to prepare for their performance. Learning how to plan and prioritize are skills the student will develop during their musical studies. They will learn to build their self-confidence of presenting themselves in front of an audience when performing their piece which can build future "public speaking" skills and develop good communication skills.
For music students performing together as a group, these students must learn how to work together as a team. Each student must come to their practices and rehearsals prepared and dedicated to work with each other to perform to their best of their ability. Students learn to work together in a variety of circumstances and learn skills of working with others.
Student Body Recitals
Music Quarters schedules student body recitals in the fall, spring and summer. Recital dates are posted about 2-months prior to performance dates. The music instructors will talk with students that are ready to perform and let them decide along with their parents if they would like to participate. Each student must sign-up for a specific date and time for performance.
Steinway Piano Gallery Recitals
We also offer piano recitals for our more intermediate to advanced students (along with their siblings) at the beautiful Steinway Piano Gallery located off Harris Blvd. in Charlotte, NC. This allows our students the opportunity to perform on a beautiful Steinway Piano and enjoy a recital in a more intimate setting in the gallery among the pianos.
National Federation of Music Clubs Festival
Festival Competition in February
Music Quarters is a member of NFMC and operates its own music club, the Music Quarters Music Club. NFMC was founded in 1898 and is the largest non-profit organization in America dedicated to support American music, performers and music education.
The Festival gives the students the opportunity to perform and receive a yearly evaluation by the judges. When you enroll at Music Quarters ask your instructor about how you can get involved in the competitions.
For more information on recital dates just check out the Events page!