Five tutors who give private piano lessons do things a little differently this time of year. They hosted a piano recital, but some of their students dressed in their best Halloween finery.
About 45 young people who take private lessons in the Lodi area performed before an adoring audience of friends and relatives Sunday afternoon at St. John's Episcopal Church. Not everyone dressed up in Halloween costumes, but it was alright if they did.
The recital was conducted by the Lodi branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. Participating students are pupils of either Nancy Dorgan, Sue Frueh, Sarah Beth Hinders, Robin Knutson or Sarah McFadyen. The recital is not affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Church.
Knutson said it's been a tradition for several years to conduct their October piano recitals with a Halloween theme. The students, ranging from those in early elementary grades to high school, performed beginning to advanced solos and duets, Knutson said.
The Music Teachers Association's Lodi branch offers a yearly, renewable college scholarship to high school graduates planning to enter an accredited college as a music major.
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