public recitals

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Online Recital

Ok now that everyone is teaching online……how about an online recital? You’d have to have Zoom pro. Or I saw on Pinterest a teacher had kids make videos with their phones and she compiled them and put it on YouTube in a way none could…

Acknowledging Recital Performances

Today we had a recital. I always struggle with what to say after each student has played their song. Everyone is clapping, then I pop back up again to introduce the next performer. I say “that was great” then the next student I’ll say “that…

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…

Public events at care centers

I’d like to hear from people who have students play at a nursing home, senior center, or other care center. What types of places work best? Does your whole studio participate? How long is the program? Do you focus on accompaniment and invite the audience…