Thursday, March 6, 2008

Suggestions...

I want to host a piano recital next month for my students. The problem is I don't know where to hold it. Do you guys have any suggestions for a good place? I would love to do it at my house, but all my students have tons of family and my little living room won't hold them all. I have also considered the church, BUT it's seems so blah and none of my students are LDS {not that it matters, but ya know}. Have you had a recital location that you loved or have a fabulous suggestion for somewhere fun? I would love to hear what you think.

On a side note...

With Kaden I loved Butterfingers.
Brynners I loved Almond Joys.
Today I had a Nestle Crunch Crisp. It was heaven. Could be my new favorite...

23 comments:

Kristen said...

Heather,
Is there a music store in Pasco that has a piano gallery? You show up, use their pianos and then leave. They may charge you a bit as a rental fee, but better than hauling them to the church.

P.S. This time around I am loving the Tangy Taffy. Cherry flavor please. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Mmmm....

JustRandi said...

Hmmm. Our piano recitals are in a unitarian church. Which is so funny, because the teacher has to rent the church. She and 90% of her students are lds, so I don't know WHY she doesn't just use the RS room. Oh well.

My current fav- Hot Tamales. Yum...

Kris said...

I was going to suggest what the other Kristen said. That's what my mom used to do was go to the piano store in town. The church is always a good idea too. Good Luck!

PRP said...

I've got nothing for the recital but I'm all about pie right now. Wanna share?

Megan said...

you should ask Heidi, she rents someplace in Richland for her recitals. i think she likes it. just an idea.

Tharker said...

I want a candy bar. And I'm not even pregnant.

Jan said...

If it was nice outside, it would be fun outdoors. But I think you have some good ideas in here. You make candy sound good Heather.

Sarah said...

My little sister's piano teacher used to have it at a retirement home which sounds kind of wierd, but they had an amazing grand piano and it was a fun thing for all of the old people to come listen to every year. It was kind of like a service project and recital all rolled into one.

rip said...

I checked with Tom and he said he could sponsor you to hold it in the battelle auditorium. He does it for Caleen Hall. Think about it.

lovely lindsay said...

i begged and begged to take piano lessons when i was little. gol, i wish i could remember everything i learned then! we used to have our recitals at an auditorium out at handford. it had a beatiful black baby grand and i felt so very cool playing my little piece up there. i wish i had more info than that for you but that's all that i can remember.
payday candybar. mmmmm. that would be my choice.

Marilyn said...

I was going to suggest a retirement home and then saw that Sarah beat me to it. I used to play at a local retirement home and they had a beautiful grand piano and the elderly residents enjoyed having a visitor play. I'm sure they would love to hear children play as well.

Heather said...

You guys are awesome.... this is exactly what I needed- IDEAS!

Shayla said...

Do they even allow people to use the church for recitals? My mom used to teach and she had to rent a community church's room. When I was part of the local homeschooling group a few years ago the church made an announcement that the buildings couldn't be used to host their activities anymore. I don't know the rules regarding piano recitals, though.

emahaf said...

sorry, I don't know anything about piano or recitals, conner does not start his lessons until this fall. but you sure caught my attention with the candy. I loved candy when I was pregnant, unfortunaltly that craving has refused to leave after aleah was born.

Lee said...

Good luck deciding on where to do a piano recital. Even though they are not LDS you could totally do the RS room. Growing up my recitals were in presbyterian churches.. didn't bug me at all.

Elizabeth said...

I didn't know you taught piano! It looks like someone may have suggested this already, but my teachers generally used music store recital rooms. I imagine you have to rent it (maybe you don't? -- I don't know!). But, it's nice because it's a room set up for that, you can just go and use it and then be done. Have you checked around piano stores, etc. to see if anything like that is available?

Tharker said...

Love the new header, you supercool person, you!

kristen said...

I can't offer any suggestions; sorry,

I guess you better stock up on your new favorite candy....

sweet P said...

Sounds like you have lots of good ideas! The Royal Columbian retirement home has a grand piano in a pretty sitting room. When I taught, we had a couple of recitals at the church (the bishop said it was okay as long as it wasn't in the chapel) and I did some things to make it more appealing - like hung white lights around and fake plants and dimmed the lights, etc. It worked for me because it was free. If you make people dress up, it's always more fancy too. I'm excited for you!

Ms. Kristen said...

I like the church....it lets the non members know that our building is just a normal church!

Lee said...

Rereading this.. I don't know how I missed you were pg. Super congrats.. and when are you due?

Movie Queen said...

I know it is allowed in the church...a sister in my ward is using the R.S. room next month for her recital. I LOVE the idea of a retirement home. Perfect set up and seriously, the old folks would love nothing more.

Movie Queen said...

Oh, and I'm all about the Twixes. (Is that the plural for Twix?)