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Showcase Student Recitals

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Collage of student performers. Four small pictures of young guitarists onstage, the jazz band, Ondine Young Conducting, and audience members enjoying the concert. Two larger photos of the New Notes Ensemble playing in the Spring Concert as well as the Basics, Blues, and Beyond Ensemble on Stage.

Our final student concerts before the summer session. Join us for 5 hours of student performances. Each hour features a different group.

9-10 am   Newbie Notes (Open House) – Meet our teachers and see some demos of our beginning students. We will feature beginning students, both “The Littles,” ages 4-7, and students ages 8+. The group will start with an all-participants rhythm circle and demo stations with guitar, pitched percussion, piano, winds, and strings. We will end with a few minutes of call-and-response group drumming.

10-11 am New Notes – Instructor Ondine Young (with Rob Finucane) will lead the students through the performance: 1) The Entertainer, by Scott Joplin, arranged by Glen Leinhart, 2) The Deserted Garden, by Florence Price, 3) Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World, Iz version. Musicians in the audience are encouraged to learn this last tune to sing along or play along on a ukulele or an instrument that you bring from home.

11-12 pm Basics, Blues, and Beyond – Instructors Ben Green and Rob Finucane will lead the students through the performance: 1) A group composed blues tune in Ab, 2) Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by Joe Zawinul 3) Summertime by George Gershwin.

12-1 pm    Soloists Recital – Students in private and semi-private lessons will perform solos and small ensembles. This recital will feature beginners as well as more advanced students

1-2 pm      Soloists Recital 2 – Pianists enrolled in private lessons will perform intermediate and advanced piano solos.


May 20
9:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
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St. Peter’s Church
6013 Lawton Street
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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