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 performances!

  • Recital: Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 11am-5pm @ The Hard Rock Cafe
  • Recital: Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 3pm - 5pm @ MBK Senior Living
  • Adult Open Mic + Jam Session: December 6th, 7pm - 9pm @ Murphy's Pub
  • Holiday Song Showcase: Sunday, December 17th, 2017, 4pm - 6pm @ Seamonster Lounge
  • Recital: Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 4pm - 6pm @ 1240 Building
  • Recital: February TBA @ 1240 Building
  • Recital: March TBA @The Hard Rock Cafe

Adults are welcome to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe!

Check out our Performance and Holiday Calendar to see all of our upcoming events including Blues Jams!

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

2017 Fall Recitals

Please coordinate with your teacher to find the recital that is the best fit for you this Fall 2017 Season. We are hosting performance opportunities every month, from blues jams, recitals to adult-friendly open mics.

You can sign-up for the upcoming recitals by filling out the form on the right side of the page or just let your teacher know you'd like to perform this fall and they'll help place you in the appropriate event.

Please let us know if you have any other conflicting appointments.

Performance Times

After you have picked an event you'd like to perform at, we'll email you a week before the event to finalize the details. You'll be assigned a 5-minute slot during that 90min Recital, grouped together with other students by your instructor and level of experience.

Please be prepared to support the other students by attending the entire 90min recital session for which you are 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.


There is a nominal fee for each student who wants to perform, ranging from $5 - $15, depending on the venue.

This fee is due at registration. The event is free for audience members however.


Feel free to invite as many folks as you like! There's no charge for guests to come enjoy your performance.

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

Here are the upcoming recitals that are currently open for registration. Please select the performance that you'd like to participate in and then follow the registration process. We'll contact you regarding your scheduled performance time a week before the recital. Thanks!

Frequently Asked Questions - Hard Rock Recitals

What time is the recital?

We we hold three 90-min 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 90min recital session.

Can I pick which recital I play in?

We will be assigning times to students to place them when their teacher is most likely to be present at the recital. Please let us know when you fill out the form if you have a preference for earlier or later and if you have any conflicts during the day.

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 90min recital session.

Out of respect for the other performers, please come prepared to attend the entire 90min recital session.

Where/how do I sign up?

Coordinate with you teacher. They will be preparing you for the upcoming recitals based on your practice and helping place you in the correct one. We have a recital specifically for holiday songs in DECEMBER. We also have an open mic specifically for adults in DECEMBER as well. If you're not feeling prepared, don't worry, there are more recitals just around the corner.

Ideally we want students to have put at least 2-3 months into their song before performing it at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Will my teacher be there?

We encourage all of our teachers to attend and compensate them for doing so. Most of them do when they are available.

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! There is no charge to come be a member of the audience.

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 for the waiting room TV.

We strongly recommend that you bring your own gear to get great photos and videos of the performance.

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
  • A great costume

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.

Additional Parking Information for Hard Rock Cafe

West Edge Garage has the best price for parking near the venue. The sign usually charges $7 for ALL DAY PARKING on weekends:

Hard Rock - Parking Guide

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$7 All Day Weekend Parking