In a perfect world your piano students would present a brilliant recital, you’d wish your studio families a happy holiday and then promptly head home, put your feet up and enjoy a nice eggnog… possibly mixed with rum 🙂
But, that’s not usually the way things roll. The perfect day for a Christmas piano recital does not always fall on the last day of lessons, so more than likely, you have a week or two left before the holidays really begin. There is a tendency to fill these final lessons with fluff after what has no doubt been weeks of build-up to the all-important recital. But just as every second counts, so does every piano lesson!
Does that mean the final lesson before the holidays has to be “nose to the grindstone”? Of course not! But that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to make our final lessons before the break both educational and exciting. It is also important that in some way or another, your final lesson sets a plan for the coming year and also inspires your piano students to keep practicing during the break (a lot can be lost in two weeks!).
And this is where we’re turning today’s post over to you, the Teach Piano Today readers. We’d love to know what exciting things happen in your final piano lessons before your break for the holidays. We look forward to reading your comments below!