About Recitals

Parents visiting or new to The Music Place, may not know that our recitals are uniquely comfortable, relaxed, and encouraging… quite different from the boring, stiff, scary recitals many of us experienced as a child.

We strongly encourage families to give students the wonderful opportunity to perform in one of our upcoming recitals! 

Even the Youngest Beginner is Invited To Participate!

We encourage everyone to participate in Fall and Spring music recitals. We frequently have students perform in recitals (with their teacher) who have had only a few lessons, and parents are quite surprised by this positive and memorable experience.

vocal ensembleIn addition, we invite all music performance classes (Voice, All Arts and Theater) to participate as well. Even our pre-school Early Music Awareness© students occasionally perform. And what a sight it is to see children as young as 2 on stage for the first time in their lives, perhaps wearing costumes and so proud to be waving at their moms, dads and grandparents!

This year’s Dance Performance Classes will have their year-end recitals at a new venue… watch for updates!. You may see some pictures on the Facebook site of our affiliate, Soaring Spirit Dance.

Dozens of Performance Opportunities

We offer 15-20 recitals per season which are conveniently scheduled to make choices easier and to accommodate all of our students. A larger number of recitals also help ensure that each recital runs no more than 75-90 minutes. At smaller venues, the recital may even be as short as 30-40 minutes.

Wonderful Variety

Our recitals offer a wonderful variety of voices, instruments and ensembles, showcasing all levels of development!

Enjoying a Recital?

Child receiving a certificateWatch out! You may find yourself laughing and enjoying our friendly hosts, entertaining students, and of course, we can’t forget the consistent review of the fun-but-friendly “3 RULES TO BE A GOOD AUDIENCE!” We do our very best to make the atmosphere so relaxed and the families so at ease, that parents often comment at the difference from their own more rigid experiences. By the way, we have adult students performing too, but only if they want to.

Our hope (and indeed, our experience) is that recitals become a wonderful, and yes, even exhilarating moment in your child?s growth as a person, not just a musician. We also see that when parents encourage their children to share their growing abilities by performing, everyone leaves inspired and encouraged!

We Do Not Charge Admission for Music Recitals

Instead, participants pay one small registration fee reserving their spot in the available recital of their choice, and the fee covers their audience guests as well!

Food too!

Receptions following most recitals allow students to hear the encouraging comments from the audience and faculty while enjoying treats and beverages.

Although we provide light refreshments and refreshing punch and coffee, (hot cider in the winter) we always appreciate the variety of finger foods or treats that parents might want to bring and share.


CGSLC =Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1550 Meridian Ave. San Jose 95125

Please join us… Invite Friends or family for FREE unlimited guest admission!