Piano recitals are a shared experience among piano teachers. We all know how much work and organization they take, we all know how rewarding it feels to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor… and we all wake up in cold sweats at night worrying about something going wrong.
The funny thing is… things DO go wrong! Anytime you’re organizing an event there’s bound to be hiccups… or complete disasters…
The best way to deal with pre-recital anxiety is to face it head on… how would YOU deal with your own worst-case scenario? Today we’re sharing our own “recital disaster” and then opening it up to the comments where teachers share their own shocking, cringe-worthy, and often hilarious stories. Enjoy!
My Disaster Story: The Unexpected Funeral…
That’s right… my recital disaster story involves a funeral. Several years ago, on the eve of our recital day where we hosted 4 recitals with over 60 students per recital the church secretary phoned to inform me that we were double-booked with… a funeral!
How can you argue with that? You can’t! So… once the dizzy spells and nausea passed, I scrambled and found another venue at the last minute. I then spent the next six hours phoning and emailing every last student (245 who were attending that day) to inform them of the venue change.
And wouldn’t you know it, I managed to contact every single student and the day went off without a hitch.
Share Your Recital Disaster and Win!
We want to commiserate with you… so spill the beans in the comments below. We can’t wait to read your stories!