On Saturday, 21 January, Gareth and Marcus joined together to perform their Book 4/5 recital. Here are their thoughts after the experience!
This was my first time doing a recital with another person. It was fun to practice with my friend Gareth and learn from each other. It is not easy to be a good leader and a follower at the same time. Overall, I was quite pleased with my results as I just recovered from sickness and needed to catch up with more practices.
In this experience, I realise that it is very important to learn properly and practice slowly for any new piece. Otherwise, it is hard to correct mistakes.
I would like to thank Ms. Diane for organizing this event and all her valuable advice, thank Mr. Graham for his heartful teaching and as well for Ms. Sonomi to polish my solo pieces.
It was a great experience. I look forward to learn more new songs with my new teacher Ms. Ryoko and improve next time. Yeah!
~ Marcus Poon
This recital was pretty good after all, some parts were great but some parts still needed more improvement. We can improve our mistakes by practicing and listening to the piece, this will make us a better and skilled player. We needed a lot of practice to make us sound how we sounded in the recital and how we sound today. I know that both Marcus and I made some mistakes in the performance so we should both try to correct it. I would like to thank my parents, Ms. Diane, Mr. Graham and Ms. Sonomi for helping me and Marcus make our recital sound good. Starting from book 6, I will try to play as good as possible and practice a lot everyday. Overall, I thought that this recital was pretty good and hope that my next recital will be even better.
~ Gareth Au