Once per year in the spring, I hold a studio piano recital for students and parents.
Earlier in the year I hold a students-only piano party, combining a lower-key performance opportunity with games and activities geared towards building community and camaraderie.
Students who are in the Certificate of Merit program have another performance in the spring through Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC), and there are other performance opportunities available throughout the year for interested students via MTAC programs.
Students who don't wish to perform don't have to. All performing is optional, but encouraged!