We have at least 3 recitals a year. We have a Spring recital, a Summer recital and a Holiday recital. It is not mandatory to participate in the recitals although we definitely encourage our students to do so. Performing in front of an audience can build a great deal of self-confidence and stage presence and gives students a goal to work towards. We do our recitals at a local church and we usually have about 200 people in attendance. This provides a great audience for our students to perform for and also gives us a wonderful opportunity to acknowledgement them for their hard work.