California Music Studios holds over 60 formal and informal recitals every year, giving you the opportunity to show off in front of your friends and family.
So, are you expected to actually participate in these recitals? Not at all. Your teacher may encourage you to perform. You may decide that you’re ready to take your musical abilities to the next level, but if you’re not ready or feel uncomfortable even thinking about performing in front of others, there’s no need to force it.
That said, performances do come with several benefits. The preparations leading up to the performance require intensive practice, which can reinforce what you’ve learned in lessons and enhance your overall music comprehension. Nailing a prepared piece in front of a crowd is also a great way to boost your confidence and self-esteem. After all that preparation, you will definitely look and feel cool playing for others.