Spring Soirée and Summer Schedule:
It is getting very close to the Soirée, Sunday June 4. it will be from 3-5 pm in the Auditorium at Croasdaile Village. I will send directions closer to the time. I hope all students who are not playing will still come and support their colleagues.
This is the tentative program. Can you all check and make sure about name spelling? I will work on the item name and details, but make sure this is your selection. Also tell me if I have left anyone out. There are a couple of new students that might also perform. Have I included anyone who is not playing? Some students have clashing dance and theater commitments, so i hope to include them in the December Soirée.
For new students, this is a very informal and relaxed event. I will sit with the younger students. Of course some nervousness is inevitable but there are ways to prepare yourself. First you practice your item every day from now till the Soirée. Play it for your friends and family, the dog, the cat, the neighbors, so you are used to playing it for other people. Secondly, on the day of the performance make sure you warm up well and play/sing your piece through in the morning. Thirdly, you need to think about what you are saying to yourself as you are about to perform for people. Do you privately expect to make a mistake or stop or be unable to play all the piece? You have to turn this around to thoughts about how hard you have practiced, how well you know this piece, that you are a very good player/singer and you are going to enjoy sharing your gift with other people. Fourthly, once you start playing you need to focus on your music, no thoughts about what you are going to have for dinner or how good it will be when this is over. It is called being in the present moment. Try practicing being in the present moment when you play for other people (or animals!).
Soirée Program Spring 2017
Ukulele Group (Sadie, Ramona, Lucas, Leo, Ava): Era Una Vez, and Everybody
Leo and Ava Pieraccini: House of Gold
Leo, Ava and Mia Pieraccini: Take this hammer (with piano)
Sadie Whitney: Lava
Ramona Trefzger: My Bonnie lies over the Ocean, (Latin Time)
Lucas Bartosik: Bad Day
Emma Trefzger, and Kaitlyn Busch: City of Stars
Emma Trefzger: I’m beginning to see the Light
Kaitlyn Busch: Best Day
Johnny Campione: The Grand old Duke of York
William Painter: Firefly
Logan Fontaine: Mixed up Song
Louisa Levy: Prairie Song and Clouds
Paulo Martin: The Juggler, Haunted Mouse
Henry Lilly: I’m beginning to see the Light, duet
Tendo Mukelabai: Tchaikovsky’s theme
Mia Pieraccini: Sakura
Andrew Hartman: Amazing Grace
Jovany Alton-Kelly: Energico
Carina Feierman: Snowfall
Jesse Gavilan: Legend of Madrid
Kathleen Wilkinson: Bouree
Maddy Werner: Pachelbel’s canon
Quinn Barbaza: Summertime
(possible Chelsea Daniel? Chloe Daniel?)
Michelle Nowlin: La Vie en Rose, L’hymne a L’Amour
Richard Palmer: If I loved you, Oh what a beautiful Morning
I am working on a summer schedule and would appreciate if those people who would like to continue in summer would let me know their dates and best times. Some have already done this.
I will be teaching a summer program from June 12-June 23, and then from August 7 to September 1. Fall Semester will start Tuesday September 5, the day after labor day.
I can be fairly flexible in Summer but it will be helpful to know times so I can gets lots done on my compositions.