Thank You!

So we’ve just finished our recital, and I just love seeing how much the kids have learned. I just wanted to take a minute to share how much I appreciate your support! THANK YOU!!! To all you music parents out there that have supported your children in their music education, thank you! The kids have learned so much this year, not magically, but through your constant support. You rock! Though there are probably so many reasons you’ve decided to share this with your child, maybe it’s the fun, maybe it’s to learn the value of dedication and discipline, maybe to …

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Today’s Performance at the Recital 2018

I was looking through my posts and noticed I had done up a guide last year.  I’ve adapted it a little for this year’s performance. It’s time for the recital day. Your child will get to showcase what they have learned this year. Can you remember when they couldn’t even find where “c” was on the piano, let alone actually read the music? So how do you Prepare for the Recital? Well, as mentioned, it’s a good idea to have them play a mini-concert for the family, even if it’s over the phone; they could even wear the clothes they …

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Preparing for the Recital

As the recital approaches, have your child play for the family at home.  You can even Skype/Facetime some extended family members for the home performance.  Many kids are more nervous about playing in front of family members than for strangers.   You can do the mini-recital at home and have them even practice walking up to the piano, playing their piece and bowing at the end. Once they’ve practised this, the recital seems easier. If you find that the recital piece is getting “stale”, then it’s time to get creative.  Cut up some little pieces of paper and write different dynamics on each …

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