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Substitute for a Piano Recital

I want to share a little about my recent substitute for a piano recital. Since I remember those occasions as being heart-thumping, hand-sweating occasions where many performers and parents experience stress in varying degrees, I wanted to do things a little differently and reinforce Simply…

Concert or Not

I need some advice please from those more experienced. I have been teaching Simply Music since October and do not have that many students yet. (I also have some vocal students) I want to offer my students a performance opportunity and was thinking of organising…

Another Spring Open Stage

I’ve been teaching Simply Music since last fall and had my very first Student Concert this past weekend. If I were to describe it in a few words I would say that it was an “emotional boost.” Everything ran smoothly, students and parents were encouraged,…

Fear of Recital

Any advice on how to talk to kids who don’t want to play at a recital? I have a 7 year old who plays very well. As soon as he heard the word recital he went into a tizzy. It took 10 minutes to refocus…

Comparing Annual Recitals

Last year, I had only switched to teaching Simply Music about two months before my annual recital. Yesterday, I had my first recital with students playing who had been learning SM for the entire year. I compared what they played last year to this year…

Annual Concert

I have always dreaded organizing Concerts ever since I started traditional teaching 24 years ago. Becoming a Simply Music teacher made the songs fantastic, but did not take away the struggles of organizing the annual Concerts. This year, my husband suggested putting it back into…

Piano Party

I like to hear how other teachers’ Piano Party or Concert went, so I am sharing my recent event. I went with Piano Party idea this year and gave out blow out blowers (bought in packs of 10 or 20). After each item the audience…

Insights on Student Piano Events

Hi everyone, I’ve been holding my “Winter Music Celebration” studio events over the past few weeks and wanted to share a few things. I personally never call them ‘recitals’ – I think this word has a stigma attached for many people. I refer to them…