The Spring Studio Recital was a huge success! I am so proud of all the students and their hard work. A special “thank you” to Crossroads Community Church for allowing us the use of the space and my wonderfully talented Mother-In-Law for the flower arrangements and interior design. Here are a couple of pictures of the performance space:
Thank you to all the parents and friends who attended this event and/or brought items for the reception. And thank you to my wonderful husband, for being my biggest supporter- running this studio is truly a team effort. Below are the program notes and more photos from the performance and reception. Enjoy!
Christen Scott Studio started in 2018 after I resigned from Public Education and entered the world of private teaching. I am proud to officially be through the first year more motivated and excited than ever before to continue to invest in the students you see tonight (and those who were unable to perform). This is truly a dream come true- Thank you for a wonderful year of music!
I have been reflecting most recently on the word “progress.” Mirriam-Webster defines progress as “a forward or onward movement to a desired objective or goal; a gradual betterment.” When a student takes on the discipline of learning an instrument (your voice is an instrument, too!), progress, depends on a number of factors. Here are just a few: commitment level, motivation, practice, teachable spirit, personal connection. Notice that, though we are all here because we believe in the power of music in our lives, none of these factors listed above are inherently musical. Furthermore, none are entirely “teachable.” These require the purposeful application of knowledge and skills into commitment and dedication to tangible results. Grit. Perseverance. Passion.
Tonight is about celebrating progress. It is with great pleasure and pride that I present these wonderful students. Each one is in a different, but beautiful place in their musical journey. It has been a gift to watch their progress over this year and I look forward with anticipation to more growth ahead. My hope is that, as you celebrate with each of these students, you are refreshed by this community of musicians sharing their gifts with you.