Fun at Festivals!

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by Lisa Barwell | Federation Festival

Festival Fun!

Spring 2022

We're wrapping up festival season here at Lily Music Studio. It's been busy as students memorized and polished their music! Above, you'll see students who participated in Federation Festival. They memorized and performed at least two pieces which were played in front of a judge. All students received Superior or Excellent ratings on their solos! We're so excited!

Below, you'll see two students who represented our studio at the JMTA (Jacksonville Music Teachers Association) Sonatina/Sonata Festival. They memorized one movement of a sonatina and performed in front of the audience and a judge. These kiddos were excited (and nervous) to perform on the stage with the Steinway! What a great experience!

Congratulations to all of these students for their bravery and dedication to their music! It's not an easy thing to perform for others and I'm so proud of their effort!

- Miss Lisa 💜

What a lovely Winter Recital!

Monday, January 31, 2022 by Lisa Barwell | Performing

What a lovely Winter Recital!

January 29, 2022

Lily Music Studio students present their Winter Recital

Our in-studio recital was a cozy affair celebrating our theme for the year, "Bringing Color to the World With Our Music." Students played a variety of pieces that represented different colors.

Prior to the recital, students colored modern pictures that represented one of their pieces (see above, on the wall behind the students). For most students, these pictures were abstract and consisted of lines, squiggles, dots, etc. in colors that gave an idea of the patterns in the music.

Lily Music Studio students color pictures to represent their musicLily Music Studio students color pictures to represent their music

During the recital, students played beautifully and parents enjoyed the show!

Lily Music Studio students present their Winter RecitalLily Music Studio students present their Winter Recital

Winter Recital 2022

We made sure to record it so students could share it with family members later!

Lily Music Studio students present their Winter Recital

We all enjoyed brownies and blondies "to go" after the recital was finished.

Winter Recital treats

A fun extra touch students and I have been adding to our recitals this year are these little signs that we hang so parents can read them as they come into the studio. What would you say to fill in the blank?

What is music to you? Music is ... ?

Well done, students, for a fabulous performance!

- Miss Lisa

Christmas 2021

Friday, December 31, 2021 by Lisa Barwell | Performing

Christmas Fun

November - December 2021

Christmas time is always a special season here in the studio. We always celebrate in some way, whether it's with a recital or other performance, or with games and activities themed for the season. 

This year, we created a special Advent Calendar for family and friends to follow along with each day. To count down the days until Christmas, a video was released each day on the studio YouTube channel that featured a student performance. Click here to go over to YouTube and see our videos. We had fun preparing and recording our music for the project!

After working hard for several weeks on the Advent Calendar, we were ready for a break! Lily Music Studio students enjoyed playing games in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Lily Music Studio students love to play music games!

We hope you all had a fun Christmas season, too!

- Lisa