As your piano recital approaches, you can bet your piano students have been hammering away at their recital songs for at long time. And while other repertoire has certainly been interspersed, more than 4 weeks is a long time for little kids to be friends with a single piece. And I don’t doubt, many of those “friendships” are starting to fade.
With only a few weeks to go before the start of recital reason, now is a bad time for your piano students to grow bored of their recital piece. So today, we’re asking the readers of Teach Piano Today to put on their creative hats and share with our community one fun approach to keep kids jacked about their recital pieces.
A Little Incentive To Share
We’re going to give away two copies of our resource, Shhhh… Your Piano Teacher Thinks This Is Practice to two piano teachers who leave a comment below (before midnight tonight – November 18, 2013)… because this unique book just happens to be a super way to keep recital-bound kids practicing! Note: The contest is now closed, but please continue to share your ideas if you like!
Here’s an example comment to guide your thinking:
Tear a piece of paper into several squares. On each square, write a different dynamic marking. Place the squares of paper into a hat. Have your piano student draw a dynamic marking from the hat. Instruct them to play their recital piece in the manner dictated by the drawn dynamic marking.
One Last Thing Before You Hit “Comment”
We’ll be announcing the winner of the giveaway in tomorrow’s post. But that’s not the only reason you’ll want to hang out at TeachPianoToday.com tomorrow… nope… you’ll also want to stop by and listen to our interview with Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys!