Over the summer, I have my students paired up to play duet music together. Sometimes it is with a sibling or family member, other times it is with another student at their level or with me. Playing with another musician helps students develop their listening skills and teamwork. It also proves that counting is important!
I direct the South Bend Harp Ensemble, and they perform on this recital as well.
The program included:
- Ash Grove – Traditional Welsh, arranged by Shari Pack (Harp Ensemble)
- Beautiful Dreamer – S. Foster, arranged by Patricia Jaeger (Harp Ensemble)
- Spitsicatto! – E. Foncannon (Student/Teacher piano duet)
- Floating in the Clouds – E. Lin (Brother/Sister harp & piano duet)
- Romance from “A Little Night Music” – W.A. Mozart, arr. Faber (Father/Daughter piano duet)
- Dyades No. 1 – B. Andres (Harp Ensemble)
- Ode to Joy – Beethoven, arr. Carol Matz (Brother/Sister piano duet)
- Chorus from “Judas Maccabaeus” – G.F. Handel (Sister piano & cello duet)
- Frere Jacques – Traditional, arr. E. McLean (Sister piano duet)
- Simple Gifts – Traditional, arr. D. Burton (Mother/Daughter harp & flute duet)
- Sneaky Fox Boogie – E. Lin (Student/Teacher piano duet)
I always keep this recital a little more low-key than the formal recital in the Spring. It’s a wonderful chance for families to make music together! After the recital was over, everyone enjoyed made-to-order ice cream sundaes!
To read more about my studio, including piano lesson and harp lesson information, visit Devon’s Music Studio.