December Student Showcases:

Friday December 8th
Saturday December 9th


The Student Showcases are quickly approaching!  We’re so looking forward to your performance.

Recitals are designed to give musicians consistent and gradual performance experience.  It is extremely important that you have POSITIVE performing experiences!  Often students are pushed to perform when they are not ready, and this can be damaging.  Here at the Academy, we stress that recitals are optional.
Here’s how it works:

  1. Talk with your teacher to ensure you are ready.  We are currently in process of finalizing the lists for the December recitals.  It is ultimately the teacher’s call as to who goes on this list.
  2. Note your recital time.  Students play in ONE of the showcases, but we offer twelve different performances to keep each one short and sweet!  Your assigned recital time will be sent to you both in hard copy AND email letter in early November.  If you are not sure which recital you’re performing in, just call our office at 970-581-3553.

One of the many benefits of being an Academy student is that we host showcases every 6 months (June and December).  If you are not quite ready to perform, don’t worry; there’s another recital right around the corner, no more than 6 months away.  If you want to perform, please talk to your teacher ASAP.
Unlike other schools, we do not charge any admission or participation fees for our recitals.

Refer to our office to confirm which performance you are scheduled to participate in!

Loveland Good Samaritan Village, inside the Spiritual Life Center
2101 S Garfield Ave
Loveland, CO 80537

The showcases will be held at the Good Samaritan Village in Loveland (Derby Hill), at the Spiritual Life Center.  Look for the Welcome Center sign as you are parking.  We recommend that you arrive at least fifteen minutes early to park, find a good seat and get settled before the program begins.  Make sure you bring your instrument and music book!

The Spiritual Life Center is a beautiful auditorium with a nice baby grand piano.  We love doing recitals as an outreach to our community.  As you enter the room, make sure you pick up a recital program.  When it is your turn, we will call your name.  Just go straight to the stage, take a second to relax and breathe deeply, and then have fun playing/singing your song!  When you are done, smile and bow to the audience, and then return to your seat.  Photography/video recording is allowed during the performance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (970) 581-3553, or at  You can get recital information and a map of the location on our website at, on the Recital Info tab.

You have been practicing hard on your performance pieces, and we are so proud of you.  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you!




  • Is the recital at the Academy?
    It will be held at the Loveland Good Samaritan Village Retirement Center
  • Which recital am I performing in?
    Your assigned performance time will be sent to you in hard copy AND email letter at the beginning of November.  Any questions?  Call 970-581-3553.
  • How long will the performance be?
    We keep our performances short and sweet, no longer than 60 minutes. We offer TWELVE different performances times to best accommodate all of our students.
  • When should I arrive?
    Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your recital time, to find parking and get settled
  • Is there a theme for this showcase?
    No, you may play or sing any song you would like.
  • May I invite my family or friends?
    Yes, please invite your supporters to cheer you on!
  • What should I bring?
    Your instrument, sheet music, and a smile! We’ll provide piano and drums.   Drummers, bring your drumsticks.
  • Is the showcase only for kids?
    No, we love having our adult students perform as well!
  • Should I memorize my piece?
    Talk with your teacher. Memorization is not required, but is sometimes recommended.  If you memorize, bring your sheet music anyway for security.
  • What if I am using a backing track?
    Talk with your teacher. They’ll help you make sure the track is edited as needed, and that it will be cued up for the performance
  • What should I wear?
    You may wear any clothes that show respect. Many students like to dress up.  Casual clothes and jeans are fine, but please no holes or revealing clothing.
  • Are there any fees?
    No, we do not charge admission or other fees for our recitals.
  • Can we take pictures of our students as they perform?
    Yes, you may video/photograph. Please don’t distract the performer!

*Vocal students: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to do a sound check with the mic.

*Guitar students: please arrive at least 15 minutes early to tune your instrument.  All guitars must be tuned immediately before the recital and then given to your teacher in preparation for the performance.  This will eliminate lengthy tuning between each song.

Loveland Good Samaritan Village,
inside the Spiritual Life Center
2101 S Garfield Ave
Loveland, CO 80537

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