Parents’ Guide to the Music Learning Center Student Recitals

Recitals provide a unique way to educate students and the audience alike in the art of making music. They are an integral part of the learning process, and while participation is not required, every student is encouraged to do so. Since the Music Learning Center holds three recitals each school year, there are opportunities for students to perform in the recital(s) that best fits their preparation and schedule. The fall (November) and spring (June) recital series are open to all students to perform. The Student Showcase (March) is for our intermediate and advanced students as well as student and teacher duos and ensembles. Students who have chosen not to perform are certainly welcome to attend. The MLC Student Recitals are also open to the public and there is no admission fee.
Instructors work with students to choose appropriate repertoire. The actual sign-up process begins approximately eight weeks prior to the recital weekend. This is when you will see flyers posted.
For the majority of students, preparation is accomplished by regular lesson attendance and consistent practice between those lessons. Live accompaniment for vocal and instrumental students is part of the learning process. Instructors may require someone other than themselves to perform with these students. If that is the case, either you or the instructor may sign up the student for an accompanist. This is done with the office staff. We will then email you details regarding fees and scheduling a rehearsal with the accompanist.
Approximately three to four weeks prior to the recital weekend, an MLC Newsletter will announce the recital sections that the instructors have been assigned, plus sound check times and other important information about the recital. If your family has an unresolvable conflict with your section assignment, you may contact the MLC office. We will do our best to accommodate you. Please note: your instructor will only be present at the recital section that the student was originally assigned to. Also, if the student is being accompanied by their teacher or MLC's accompanist, then the student will need to attend their originally assigned recital section.

Information for our Spring 2021 Recitals on June 12th.
LOCATION: The Picnic Pavilion at Hatter's Park, Danbury CT DIRECTIONS
SECTION TIMES: Participating students were sent an email on May 17th or 18th which included their recital section's start time. Please contact the office if you did not receive it.

  • Suggested Attire: Neat Casual (no Jeans, or shorts please…unless it is a very warm day)
  • Students are asked to arrive at the park 20-30 minutes before the start of their recital section. This will allow adequate time for parking and receiving instructions from your teacher.
  • The pavilion is quite large and will allow for students, their families and friends to sit together at picnic tables that are within view of the performing area.
  • Please wear a mask.
  • Please plan on staying for the full recital section which should run about one hour.
  • Due to COVID-19 we will not be serving refreshments at the end of the recital, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and/or snacks.
  • Piano Students will perform on a Yamaha Clavinova Digital Piano.