Posted: Thursday 1 March 2012
High School of Dundee staged a Piano Day on Tuesday 28 February 2012 in Trinity Hall where 120 pupils who are learning the instrument at the School took to the stage in a mass celebration of contemporary piano music.
The day consisted of Performance Classes for all age groups, followed in the evening by recitals for both Junior and Senior School pupils. Every pupil who receives piano lessons in school took part in the event, including a number of seven-year-old Primary 3 pupils who started lessons just six months ago.
The event organisers, Avril Evans and Stephen Armstrong, both teach piano at the School.
Stephen explained: “The aim of our piano day is to allow all our piano pupils to share their own learning with each other and encourage performance no matter what age and standard in a non-competitive environment. We are passionate about giving our young pianists the chance to perform as we believe it can really help them to develop.”
Avril added: “This is a great day for our piano-players to showcase their talents, whatever level they are working at. The children have worked extremely hard in preparation for Piano Day, and for some of our younger pupils this will be their first performance in public. Piano Day is great fun for everyone involved and also a fantastic opportunity for each pupil to grow in confidence as a pianist. We hope that the event will be a memorable experience for our young performers, our audiences thoroughly enjoy the experience too.”
L-R Sarah Douglas F5, Leeann Chen F5, Sneha Sripada L3, Eleanor Robson F5, Lewis Williamson F4 and Hannah Douglas F4