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My Recent Recital

Last night I had some of my students performing at an end-of-the-school-year piano concert. Ages were 1st graders thru 9th grade. What fun! We had duets on the piano, piano and solo singers, accompanying audience sing-a-longs, original arrangements, etc. One little girl played 2 of…

Recital Ideas

We ( the two of us who teach SM in our city) are hosting our first joint recital in a few weeks. Would love to hear from your voice of experience re: any tips or tools you have to share to make this a great…

My ‘Progressive Dinner’

Thought I’d share some of the details of Friday night with you. Months ago I included a questionnaire with my monthly newsletter that asked the parents for ideas about different activities and/or outings that we could try as a studio. One parent suggested a progressive…

Improvisation Games

I recently had a recital in conjunction with another teacher and it was very successful. It was a noisy afternoon but lots of fun. All students played a piece of their choice. Then we had some accompaniment peices with words for everyone to join in.…

First Recital‏ Ideas – All Level 1 Students

Any suggestions for a new teacher with 22 students, all in Foundation 1, on how to organize a fun recital, where everyone participates with only the 10 foundation pieces + arrangements? My students range from 6 to 18 and two adults that I hope would…

My Informal ‘Music Party’

I had my first recital yesterday. Well, more of a music party than a recital, as I only have 8 students. I wanted to provide an informal arena for them to show off their prowess on the piano without any pressure. They each invited 2…

Piano Parties & Recital Ideas

Would anyone like to start a discussion re piano parties? I’m most interested in tools that might help the families of the kids be involved and that sneak in some SM concepts. But if you have any other suggestions for things that were really wonderful–…

Spring Open Stage

Today was my second recital. 28 of my 52 students performed a total of 38 songs lasting about an hour. We had approximately 130 people in attendance – an amazing turnout. The program was spotted with duets, a trio–piano and 2 singers, piano for three…

My Wonderful Recital

Just wanted to share a little about the wonderful recitals I just did. There were 60 people at 2 pm who cleared out by 3:45pm just in time for the next group of about 50 who came at 4 pm. I think I got this…

My Open Stage

Last night the students I teach for a church music program had their recital. The students ranged from 4 to 17 years old, and one adult. Everyone played 1, 2 or 3 pieces. What fun! I started teaching Simply Music in February of 2003. I…