PCS offers their families a number of performance opportunities throughout the year. From semester recitals to mall performances, from monthly Skillmasters classes to performances at assisted living facilities, we seek to provide not only opportunities but a variety of venues as well. Performances at assisted living facilities in particular often prove to be a very special opportunity for everyone involved.
Every year, PCS partners up with a number of assisted living facilities in the Greenville and Simpsonville area to provide the residents with a numbers of performances throughout the year. These short 30- or 45- minute concerts serve as an excellent, low-key performance opportunity, perfect for every level of student. Plus, it’s a very special way for our students to share their love of music and brighten someone else’s day with their performances!
And exactly WHY do we make these performance opportunities available to our students…and why do we so highly encourage our students to participate every year? Here are three key reasons:
- Performance: Every opportunity to perform in public is worth taking advantage of! The more a child can perform the easier it becomes for him or her. There is simply nothing that can replace real life experience. More informal, assisted living performances offer the perfect avenue for students who are either nervous about performing or who haven’t ever performed to play in front of other people. Sort of a way to ease in so to speak…
- Communication: In the process of reaching out into the community, it’s only natural the children communicate with the residents! What a wonderful chance for your child to be able to learn to talk with and be around the elderly. While it’s common for children to sometimes be uncomfortable with older people at first, it doesn’t take long for them to warm up, especially once the students see how very much their music can mean to their audience. These performances teach children to step out of their comfort zone, expand their horizons, and experience the joy of making a difference with music!
- Community: All children should have the chance to be actively involved in their community and to find ways to give back. The experience of serving others help children learn to think of others and develop character traits such as awareness of others and compassion. These traits are valuable in helping your child become a successful and responsible adult… and a more joyful and successful musician!