Spring Piano Recital Private Piano LEssons WauwatosaPiano Recitals

Piano Recitals for my students taking Private Piano Lessons are usually held in Mid-May or Early June. Unlike our Piano Parties which are held at my home on Diane Drive near Elm Grove in Wauwatosa, the Piano Recitals are held at a local church or other larger venue. Also, unlike our Piano Parties everyone, Moms, Dads, Grand Parents, siblings, friends, etc. are encouraged to attend our Piano Recitals as we celebrate another year of wonderful music making.

To give you an idea of the variety and quality of the music that I teach my piano students, here are sample programs from our recent Spring Piano Recitals (please note that the linked YouTube performances are NOT by my students. These listening samples are presented merely for your information):

2019 Spring Piano Recital

Jacob

“Star-Spangled Banner”

Emma

“Pop! Pop! Popcorn!”
“Floating Balloon”

Connor

“The Handbell Choir”
“Miniature Sonatina”
1. Lively
2. Rather slowly

Chloe

“Forest Drums”
“Legend of the Buffalo”

Anna

“When The Saints Go Marching In”
“Ode To Joy”

Cadence

“Sakura”
“Court Dance with Rock Variations”

Victor

“Land of the Silver Birch”
“Cossack Ride”

Cassity

“Whispers of the Wind”
“Fiesta Espana”

Campbell

“Cat Patrol”
“Legend of Madrid”

Charlotte

“Mysterious Ballet”
“Rage Over a Lost Penny”

Olivia

“El Matador”
“Niagara Falls”

Jacob

“Pachelbel Canon” — Johannes Pachelbel (1653-1706)
“In the Hall of the Mountain King” (I Dovregubbens hall) — Eduard Grieg (1843- 1917)

James

“Autumn Ballad”
“The Swan” Camille — Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)

Gabriel

“Invention in C minor” — J.S Bach (1685-1750)
“Confidence” Song Without Words Op. 19, No. 4
— Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1849)

Alex

“Misty” (1955) — Jazz Standard by Johnny Burke& Erroll Garner
“North” by Sleeping at Last

Grant

Bourrée” from French Suite No. 6, BWV 817 — J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Rondo al a Turca” from Sonata in A K 331 — Mozart (1756-1791)
“All Creatures of our God and King” Arranged by Chris Rice (1962- )
“Pirates of the Caribbean” Arranged by Jarrod Radnich (1982- )

2018 Spring Piano Recital

Emma

“Rex, the Tyrannosaurus”
“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

Connor

“Russian Folk Song”
“Yankee Doodle”
“Come See the Parade”

Chloe

“Ode to Joy” Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
“Come See the Parade”
“Classic Dance”

Henry

“Forest Drums”
“500 Year Old Dance”
“Square Dance”

Cadence

“Ode to Joy” Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
“Our Detective Agency”
Theme and Variations” Jean Hotteterre (1674-1763) “

Victor

“The Dragon Hunt”
“Spanish Caballero”
“Shave and a Haircut”

Charlotte

“Presto”
“Court Dance”
“Court Dance Rock Variations”

Campbell

“Morning” Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
“Cossack Ride”

Jacob

“Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho”
“The Fly’s Adventure”
“Sonatina” Alexander Goedicke (1877-1957)

James

“Grand Central Station”
“Never Enough” – The Greatest Showman

Joe

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) “The Happy Farmer”
Tommy Makem “Four Green Fields”

Ella

Scott Joplin (1867-1917) “The Entertainer”
“Dawn” – Pride and Prejudice

Gabriel

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Sonatina in G – 1st Movement – Allegro

Scott Joplin (1867-1917) “Bethena, A Concert Waltz”

Alex

Thomas “Fats” Waller (1904-1943) “Honeysuckle Rose”
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) “Venetian Boat Song”

Grant

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Sonata No. 4 (K.189g) 1st Movement – Allegro
“Great is Thy Faithfulness” (arr. Chris Rice)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Invention No. 8

 

2017 Spring Piano Recital

Shree

“Are you Sleeping”
“Princess”
“Showboat”

Cadence

“Pop! Pop! Popcorn!”
“Floating Balloons”

Liam

“Sleeping Beauty Waltz”
“Kaleidoscope Colors”
“Joseph Kuffner (1776-1856) – “Miniature Sonatina”

Charlotte

“Square Dance”
“500 Year Old Melody”
“Russian Sailor Dance”

Ryan

“A Minuet for Bach’s Children”
“The Bubble”
“I’ve Got Music”

Devanshi

“Mr. McGill’s Boop Sha-Bop!”
“Horseman’s Night Ride”
“Dance of the Irish”

Victor

“We’re Off to See the Wizard”
Aida Dolinsky – “Little Shepherd”
Y. Abelyev – “A little Autumn Song”
“When the Saints Go Marching In”

Genevieve

“Spanish Caballero”
“The Great Clock”
“The Dragon Hunt”

Campbell

“A Day at the Carnival”
“Pagoda in the Mist”
“Sword Dance”

Eiley

“Shave and a Haircut”
“Jumping Jazz Cat”
“Theme by Haydn”

Jacob

Ludwig Beethoven (1770-1827) – “Fur Elise”
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) – “New World Symphony Theme”
Lev Knipper (1898-1974) – “Meadowland”

Erica

“Amazing Grace”
“Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho”

Chase

Johannes Pachelbel (1653-1706) – “Canon in D”
Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) – “Guitars of Seville”

James

“Neverland”
“If the World Turned Upside Down”
both from the musical Finding Neverland

Brooklyn

“Gypsy Camp”
Johannes Pachelbel (1653-1706) – “Canon in D”

Grant

Frederich Burgmuller (1806-74) – “The Storm”
Chris Rice (Arranger) – “How Great Thou Art”

Elijah

Bastille – “Good Grief”
Bastille – “Fake It”

Alex

Susan Boyle – “Daydream Believer”
“Fly me to the Moon”

Madison

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Sonata, Op. 49, No. 2 Second Movement: Tempo di Menuetto
Gabrielle Aplin – “Home”

 

2016 Spring Piano Recital

Genevieve

“Old MacDonald”
“Merrily We Roll Along”
“Trains A-Comin’”
“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
“Yankee Doodle”

Aidan

“Get Ready”
“Tap Dance”
“Spooks”
“Bugle Call”
“God Bless America!”

Eiley

“Painting with Pastel”
“Legend of the Buffalo”
“500-Year old Melody”
“Square Dance”

Cole

“The Haunted Mouse”
“Most of All I Like Rainbows”
“Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof

Erica

“Kumbaya”
“Dudelsack/Rockin’ Bagpipes”
“Pumpkin Boogie”
“Rip Roarin’ Rag”

Cassity

“Song of Kilimanjaro”
“The Fly’s Adventure”
“Fiesta Espana”
“Energico”

Chase

“Snowflake Rag”
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791): Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
“Humoresque”
“The Tempest”

Grant

“Star-Spangled Banner”
“Guitars of Seville”
Thomas Attwood (1765-1836): Sonatina in G
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706): Canon in D

Alex

Liz Story (b. 1956): “Hymn”
Yiruma (b. 1978): “River Flows in You”
9 Inch Nails/Johnny Cash (1932-2003): “Hurt”

Tarra

Muzio Clementi (1752-1832): Sonatina Op. 36 No. 4
Allegro
Andante
Vivace
Adele (b. 1988): “Someone Like You”
John Lennon (1940-1980): “Imagine”

Elijah

John Legend (b. 1978): “All of Me”
Sam Smith (b. 1992): “Stay with Me”

Madison

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Waltz in A minor
Friedrich Burgmüller (1806-1874): “The Storm”