Music Recitals

Public Music Recitals in Seattle WA

Upcoming Recitals

Are you excited to share how much you've learned with your family and friends? Join us for one of our upcoming recitals!

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming recitals.

Not sure if a recital is your thing? Read about the importance of performance opportunities and why we find our recitals are not only fun, but a valuable and inspirational learning opportunity.

Recital Details

Performance Times

When you sign up for the recital, you'll select a session based on your primary music teacher. You'll then be assigned a 5-minute slot during that 2-hour window, depending on your instructor, instrument and level of experience.

Please be prepared to attend the entire 2-hour session for which you registered.


Our music teachers may be at the recital at certain times in order to support their students, but not all of them are available to stay for the entire event.

We love to showcase how amazing our teachers are, so we work with them to coordinate a performance with their students if possible.

If you are unable to participate during your teacher's assigned recital session, you're more than welcome to register for another open session. While they may not be available to assist, accompany or support you during your performance, we have several other talented teachers that will be happy to help!


There is a $15 recital fee for each student that would like to perform. This fee is due at registration.


Feel free to invite as many folks as you like! There's no charge for guests to come enjoy your performance, just let us know how many people are coming during registration.

Pictures on Social Media

We'll collect all Instagram photos tagged with #OTWRecital in a public Facebook album, so you can share them with anyone who isn't able to attend. Please let us know if you don't want us to take pictures of you or your student.

If you haven't already, please fill out our Media Release Form.

Recital Signup

We open registration for recitals a few weeks in advance of the recital. Stay tuned!

Frequently Asked Questions

What time is the recital?

We we hold three 2-hour sessions, beginning at 11:00AM and ending at 5:00PM. You will sign up for one of these sessions, and you should plan to attend the duration of your 2-hour recital session.

Can I pick which recital I play in?

When you register, you will choose the session which is associated with your primary music teacher.

During checkout, you'll provide us with more information regarding your instrument and level of experience, which we'll use to assign you a 5-minute performance slot within the 2-hour recital session.

Please come prepared to attend the entire 2-hour recital session.

Where/how do I sign up?

Please register via our website only. Each session has a maximum of 21 participants and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Will my teacher be there?

We encourage all of our teachers to attend, and most of them do when they are available.

What if I can't come to my teacher's session, but I can come to one of the other sessions?

We have asked all teachers to attend their specific session if possible; if you would like to participate in the recital but are unable to register for your teacher's specific session, you are more than welcome to sign up for another session.

If your instructor is not available to assist, accompany or support you during your performance, we have several other talented teachers who will be happy to help!

How many pieces can each performer play?

We recommend playing 1 or 2 songs, with a maximum of 5 minutes for your performance. If there is time at the end, we will invite students to play additional songs if they'd like, but space is limited.

Will there be refreshments?

Yes! The Hard Rock Cafe has great food and drinks.

Please help support them by coming hungry. They'll have extra staff on hand to help accommodate our needs.

Where do we buy tickets for our guests?

No tickets required! Please let us know how many guests you expect when you're registering, so we can prepare and let the venue know how many folks to expect.

Where can I park near the Hard Rock Cafe?

Here's a map of the best places to find parking near the venue:

Hard Rock - Parking Guide

Will the school be filming or photographing the performances, or should we bring our own camera?

We will be taking pictures and occasionally we film when possible.

If you'd like to record your student's performance, please feel free to bring your own gear!

If you haven't already, please fill out our Media Release Form.

What will it be like?

The stage is not scary -- it's about 6 inches tall and easy to get up to.

There will be a brief introduction, and then everyone that is playing during that session will line up by the back of the stage to perform their song. At the end of the recital, there will be a group photo in the back of the room. This will also help the next recital find seating in the front.

A sound man will help setup microphones and someone will announce the next performer on the microphone. A teacher will help students setup their music and instruments.

We'll have music stands, amps and an electric upright piano for students to use.

Here's what you'll need to bring:

  • All students - your music, just in case you get nervous and forget it
  • Guitar students - your own guitar and cable
  • Violin students - your violin
  • Drum students - your own sticks

To help you have fun, we'd like to encourage you to bring/wear a silly hat/wig or cool glasses. Wear something fun and cool that will help you step our of your shell, relax, have fun and just be yourself!

You're going to do great! There's no pressure to be perfect. Many people will be trying out new songs and making lots of mistakes. Try to look at this recital as practice for being in front of people.