Very successful Playathon!
On Saturday 10/20/18 the students of eight members of the Durham Music Teachers Association (DMTA) performed at Northgate Mall. The event is held regularly to raise money for scholarships to assist students struggling to pay music fees. Over $700 was raised which is almost enough for a full scholarship. Hopper pianos always donates a grand piano for the day, giving students an opportunity to play such a lovely piano.
Ten students from my studio performed and they were all terrific, very high standard and I think I am not being biased!
Madeline and Mai played a duet, Camptown Races, and then Madeline played “Classic Dance and Mai played Lightly Row and Forest Drums. Lydia played the beautiful “Angel Fish” from her level 1 exam repertoire, Stella played the challenging “Gumdrops” and Mia played “Rage over a lost Penny” by Beethoven. To finish the piano set, Kathleen played “Gavotte” by Telemann.
In the ukulele set, Ella played “I’m a little teapot” and Au Clair de Lune, a duet with me. Sadie and I played a series of duets from her latest book: “All through the Night” “Minuet”, “Simple Gifts” and “Greensleeves”. The twins then finished the set in style, with Leo singing and playing “Don’t Stop Believing” and Ava singing and playing “Riptide”.
Thank you so much to all the parents and families who came out on a Saturday to support this very worthwhile endeavor.
The next playathon will be the weekend of December 8-9 at Brightleaf Square so I hope more students will participate. That will be the weekend after my Soiree, Sunday December 2.