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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…

Performance Anxiety

Can anyone point me towards resources to help a student with performance anxiety? She’s 13 and used to willingly play and sing for anyone who’d ask, but now she’s extremely resistant even as she’s a fabulous and sensitive musician. I’ve never felt like much of…

Students Struggling in Performance

So how do you encourage or console a student who really struggled in performance? He did many things beautifully, but a few errors started to throw him off and it deteriorated rapidly with him visibly upset by the end. I feel for him! He left…

Stage fright help

Looking for some advice re: stage fright. I had a student that performed for a talent show at school. Forgot where to put her hands and just couldn’t get started. I was there and ran up after she tried a few times to start to…

Pre-recital background music

Recital question: I would like to have some background music playing while people come in to the church before the recital starts. For those that have done this, what have you used? Where did you pull your sources? I was sort of thinking about an…