KCMTA Multi-Piano Concert 2019

On January 6th, 2019, hundreds of pianists of all ages from the Kansas City metro area came together to perform in the annual KCMTA Multi-Piano Concerts at Bell Cultural Events Center in Olathe, Kansas. Leslie’s Music Studio was proud to have 15 students participate in the event this year.

This year’s theme was “On With the Show,” featuring music from Broadway and Hollywood. Selections included hits such as “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “The Surrey With the Fringe on Top,” and “Spoonful of Sugar.”

The Multi-Piano Concert is a unique performance opportunity for students of KCMTA members. The event features 28 performers on 14 grand pianos simultaneously playing duet repertoire under the direction of a conductor. The concerts, which originated in 1993, have grown from 200 participating students to over 550 performers.

Winter Piano Recitals 2018

Leslie’s Music Studio was proud to present two recitals on Saturday, December 1st. Students performed at Schmitt Music in Overland Park. Each year, we feature a variety of holiday tunes alongside classical pieces.

At our studio, we love Wendy Stevens’ Christmas arrangements! Her version of Jingle Bells and Carol of the Bells are always crowd pleasers. Students at any skill level get to play the full range of the piano and perform fun glissandos in many of Stevens’ arrangements, such as Jingle Bells, Up on the Housetop, and Carol of the Bells.

A few students performed the duets they are learning for the KCMTA Multi-Piano Concert in January. Two students debuted their “Cruella de Vil” duet.  If you’ve never attended the Multi-Piano Concert, it is a must-see performance! Twenty-eight grand pianos, each with a pair of duet partners, fill the stage and are directed by a conductor. This year’s theme is “On With the Show.”

Each of our recitals concluded with a special finale of Holiday Rhythm Cups! Students performed “Joy to the World,” and “Deck the Hall.”

Students, thank you for your joyful presence, your spirited playing, your dedication and hard work, and the community you create when you make music together.

Parents, thank you for all your support — for reading each e-mail, driving to lessons, being flexible,  encouraging your young musician, attending recitals, and for all the ways you care for your child, not just as a musician, but as a growing, maturing, unique individual. Thank you for believing in the power of music in our students’ lives.

Schmitt Music, thank you for generously allowing us to use your beautiful facility for our performances.