Two recitals are usually held each year. Generally on the last Monday evening of June - to coincide with the end of Public Schools Term 2, and the end of year recital is usually the last Monday evening of November.
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in these as an opportunity to make a special effort on finishing and performing skills on two favourite pieces from the previous six months study.
I don't place a priority on formality at these. I encourage students to wear something they feel is comfortable and nice as generally players play their best when they feel they are presenting the best version of themselves. Shoes need to be suitable for using pedal if their piece requires pedal.
Siblings, friends and relatives are welcome if you wish to invite them - it is often a wonderful opportunity for encouragement and support. I only ask that if their are very young children that parents take all steps to ensure there are no extra stresses and distractions for performers as we are a mixed age group sometimes from 6 - 70 years. The length of the actual performance is very short (around 45 minutes if everyone is able to be there).
Venue advised close to the date.
I provide hot and cold drinks and ask each family to bring a small plate of supper to share after the performance. A great chance to meet other piano families.