Sacred Music Recital

 

Every year in early Spring, I love to have my students focus for a time on a Sacred piece and play it at our Sacred Music Recital at a local retirement home called Solstice Senior Living. The activities director, Kelly, enjoys having the children interact with the seniors living there. What I love most about it is the students get to use their musical gifts to be a blessing to someone else. I hope that it teaches them to ultimately give their gifts to the One who gave them the talent in the first place! They always do a great job! It is also another great performing opportunity!

Sacred music holds a special place in my heart. As many of my families know, I am not only a teacher but a church pianist. I have a passion for church music! I love writing my own sacred arrangements and accompanying for solos, ensembles or choirs. It is one of the reasons I play the piano at all! I was a mere 15 years old when I first started playing for church. Music ministry is a huge part of my life and always will be. I encourage all of my students to be apart of the music ministry in their church if they have a home church. It is so wonderful to be able to use your gift for the Lord.

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Victor, my hilarious pre-school student, played “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”. He is such a cutie!

 

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Cole played “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”

What a great truth!

 

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Aeyla played “Amazing Grace”– many folks were humming along to this one!

 

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Silas did a great job! This was his first piano recital! He played “Come, Christians Join to Sing”

 

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Taryn played “All Creatures of our God and King”

 

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Lauren played “He Leadeth Me”

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Sarai played a family favorite “Poor Wayfaring Stranger”

 

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Evelynn played “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”IMG_0748

 

Capri played “For the Beauty of the Earth

 

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Karissa played “The Old Rugged Cross” – I had a senior come up to me and say this was her favorite song. It brought her to tears!

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Nevaeh played a beautiful arrangement of “Jesus Loves Me”–she even improvised to make it a little more advanced!

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Olivia played a favorite “In the Garden”

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Olivia and I played a duet together. Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho. It was a fun one!

 

Of course, all the students did a great job! I love this recital. It is simple but yet such a great opportunity!

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