Piano players put on a show

The joy of piano playing has been taking centre stage at the High School of Dundee.

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The School recently held its Junior and Senior Piano Days, a pair of annual events which allow pupils to share their passion for the instrument by performing in front of an audience on the School’s grand piano in Trinity Hall.

50 youngsters took part in the Senior event, showing off their talents with renditions of a series of classical and contemporary numbers, first in performance sessions watched by pupils and teachers, and then in an impressive recital concert for parents and friends.

Not to be outdone, 50 Junior Years pupils also entertained their classmates, teachers and proud family members in the course of an L3 beginners’ recital, a series of informal L4-L7 performance classes, and, rounding things off in style, an evening concert.

Organisers Avril Evans and Stephen Armstrong, piano teachers at the school, were delighted to see so many youngsters take part in what was the 14th year of the event.

Stephen said, "Learning and playing the piano is an amazing way to spend time away from other school activities. 

“Our Piano Days are a chance for our young pianists to share their music making and develop essential performing skills that will help them gain confidence in all areas of their development. 

“The atmosphere created with one piano and ten fingers is unique and all of our great young people who took part really thrived in this supportive and encouraging environment.”