Piano students are most motivated when they have opportunities to perform. Here’s the Creative Keys lineup:
Many Creative Keys students enroll in the Tucson Music Teachers Association’s (TMTA) Annual Piano Ensemble Concert. This unique performance opportunity will be held February 21, 2015, at the University of Arizona’s Centennial Hall. Nearly 500 students gather together to perform piano duets, duos, trios, and quartets conducted by Dr. Timothy Kolosick.
Themed studio piano nights are fun, informal, studio-wide performances. Students prepare a piece that matches the theme and perform in a casual family environment. Memorization is optional. Themes for this year include Minor Music and Costumes, Holiday Music, World Music, and an evening of Piano Duo music.
Classical Club Concerts are held once a student has prepared four or more memorized pieces, including at least one piece from each Classical Era. They are then invited to perform their repertoire at a Classical Club Concert, often held at a retirement community, and receive a composer statue commemorating their accomplishment.
Creative Keys students also participate in other TMTA events such as Music in the Mall, the Barnes and Noble fundraising event, and KUDOS recitals. They’ve entered national composition competitions, a local song-writing competition, and other local events and competitions. Students also participate in the Yamaha Clavinova Festival each fall.
Students are encouraged to participate in at least three performance events each year. Some students participate in almost every event!