In the Spring of 2018, we hosted our very first Scholarship Competition. There were twelve competitors in the first round and four in the final round. Daniel Dickson's student Catie Seidel, the final winner, took away the cash prize of $250.
In May 2018, the studio hosted its very first Honors Recital, where older, more advanced students were able to showcase their skills among their peers. Performers varied in age from 10 to 17, and styles varied from classical to pop. Students performed on piano, viola, drums, and voice, and students were able to both see their peers perform and learn from them in the performance environment. The studio took to opportunity to celebrate graduating seniors that were moving on the continue their education elsewhere.
Throughout the year, the studio took performers to nursing homes and assisted living facilities to both give the students performance experience and the inmates the gift of free live music performances. Every assisted living facility recital was standing room only!
Every spring, the studio hosts a musical instrument petting zoo open to the public, where anyone can come to explore and play on musical instruments. This event was very successful in 2018 and many current students kindled a new interest in beginning lessons on new instruments. This is a great opportunity to learn about less common instruments.
At the beginning of December 2018, Note-worthy hosted its largest ever winter recital weekend, with six recitals over two days, over 130 students, and over 260 pieces performed. The annual winter recital is the largest event of the year and the 2018 winter recital was an enormous success.
These are just a few highlights of the wide variety of events that Note-worthy offers. We look forward to what 2019 will have in store for the studio!