On a sunny Sunday in June, HPL students performed in front of many people for their Students' Summer Concert 2019. What a great experience it was for all of us! I am very proud of all my students and I can't wait to organise another one soon.
The more I think about it, the more I understand why a students' concert is so important.
It's a way to say thank you to all the parents for being supportive and collaborative.
While listening to their children, they understand what their kids have worked on during a year of piano lessons and how they grew up becoming more independent and stronger.
I received many texts from parents who wanted to thank me for giving their children this opportunity and they were so happy and proud of them! Many of them were really moved by seeing their little ones performing for a big audience and I have to say, it was moving for me as well.
Of course, performing is among the most important experiences for a musician. Students practise hard to improve and learn new repertoire, but if they don't have the opportunity to play those pieces in public, they never realise what it takes to become a confident player.
It's not only an educational experience in musical terms, though. In fact, it's also a great way to become self-confident and get high satisfaction from their own work. In simple words, they become stronger and happier people!
For a teacher, seeing your students playing in a concert is a huge achievement. It let you understand in the clearest way if your work is giving the expected results and how your students really are. It's a moment of pure truth in which everyone grows up a little bit more.
Here's a little taste of the concert:
Looking forward to the next Students' Concert.