recital

Showing 1 - 10 of 11 posts

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…

Recital ideas for student with broken arm

I have a very big recital party coming up and a very enthusiastic early level two student that really wants to participate, but she broke her right arm. She is in a shoulder cast so it will need to be left hand only. Anyone have…

First piano party

I’m planning my first piano party. Where can I find training or info on what to do? What do I need to consider in finding a location, planning, publicity, everything? We have small informal recitals at senior homes. You could do that and just have…

Recitals

My fall recital is quite informal, with fun games and activities to show visitors who don’t attend lessons (dads, grandparents, siblings) what we’re learning. In fact, next year I’ll probably label it a “Family Music Workshop” instead of a recital. Most people love the change…

Chat – Student Concerts

The following is an edited transcript of a Chatroom Session with Gordon Harvey, Simply Music’s Australian Manager. Gordon is one of our Senior Associate Teachers, and here he is discussing aspects of holding concerts for your students. Gordon H (AUS)  Kerry, you asked about doing…

Special Duet Ideas

The school near me is having a talent show and a couple of my students want to perform. One really wants to do a duet. Any ideas of what she could do to have a duet with another student? One student (4th grade) is in Level 6, while…

Converting Private to Shared

Without wanting to repeat too much of what has already been said, I just wish to report on my experience with moving from private to shared. At the end of 2005 I notified all my private students that I would need to move them into…

Recital Space Size

I’m in the process of planning my first real recital. Can anyone share with me typical attendance / audience size you’ve experienced based on your student body size? I have no real idea what size venue to pick based on how many students I have.…