We at Grant Park Music believe learning should happen not only within the classroom but out in the real world.
Performances and MasterClasses exclusively for our Students
This is one of the main reasons why we provide performance opportunities to students as they can help students grow as a musicians. Performances help students to work on their stage presence and gives them an opportunity to perform for their friends, family, and other supportive musicians. It’s also a good opportunity to set some performance goals and have music performance ready. The more students perform, the easier it becomes to perform..
Grant Park Music participates in various community events throughout the year. These events offer our students opportunities to perform in public and use the skills they’ve learned in lessons out in the real world. We also put on and participate in recitals, festivals, and many other events throughout the year..
Grant Park Music offers various performance opportunities throughout the year. Among these opportunities are our Open Mic events. Open Mics are designed to allow students to perform in a low-pressure, informal, and supportive environment . These performances help students gain valuable experience playing in front of an audience. Open Mics are the first steps for musicians who wish to become performing artists and even a great way for experienced musicians to try out new music or simply jam.
Grant Park Music offers yet another informal performance opportunity, this time tailored towards voice students. The Karaoke Events are held at local restaurants and venues and are very similar to the Open Mics in that this is an informal and low-stress performance opportunity for students. Unlike traditional Karaoke, no lyric machines will be present. Instead, students submit a backing/karaoke track to the office at least 3 days prior to the event. The student memorizes the lyrics and performs their song using the backing track they provided.
People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song..