It’s been a pleasure getting to know Andrea West. She’s a piano teacher and a graphic designer who created wonderful cover art for your winter recital programs last year. She’s done it again and created marvelous options for your spring recital programs! I’m pleased to be selling them in the Piano Teacher Planning Center. Learn a little more about Andrea and why she creates her designs below. You’ll also get a chance to vote for your favorite design and it could go on sale IF you spread the word!
Preparing for recitals and concerts requires more energy and skill sets than most people imagine. Not only do we prepare each child for a successful recital experience, but we have to be master event planners as well. The solution for me has been to outsource those things I cannot do (like tuning the piano) or don’t have the time to do (like baking all the recital treats), and to focus on what I do well.
Since I have a lifelong background in the arts, I use that ability to create memorable recital programs for my events. The students have worked unbelievably hard to prepare and present their pieces to the audience, and I want to showcase those pieces in a recital program that parents can take home and put in their child’s scrapbook.
Because I love it, I spend much of my free time designing cover art. It starts with a simple idea, and then slowly it evolves into a finished piece. I’m often inspired by a piece of music a student is playing, or something they say about their piece. These designs are all created in 5.5” x 8.5” format that are ideal for putting on the front of a folded program. They insert perfectly into your favorite program like Publisher, a Word document, Pages, or even an Excel spreadsheet. And the best part is, it will save you many hours of work and provide your families with a beautiful recital keepsake.
Take a moment to vote for your favorite design by putting the name of the design in the comments section below. The design with the most votes will go on sale for $.99 from March 17-19, 2017. Voting ends March 15th!
There are TWO pages of designs so make sure to look at them all.
Click on the page links below or click on the image to view all the covers.
Remember to let us know which is your favorite in the comment section here, or on either program page by March 11th and watch for the sale!