Let’s face it; piano recitals can be threatening. Very few six, seven, or eight-year-olds feel perfectly comfortable on stage in front of a crowd. So nobody’s surprised, that when their name is called these little piano students blast to the bench, rocket through their piece and then promptly sprint for the sidelines.
Did they announce their name… or the name of their piece? Nope. Did they remember to bow? Nope. Did they pay attention to the dynamics in their piece? Nope. Can you blame them? Nope!
Getting up in front of a group of people is a challenge for any person at any age. If you want your young piano students to shine at their next recital, it’s simply going to take time and practice.
So today, we’ve created a printable you can use to prep your piano students before the big day!
Piano Recital Task Cards
A few weeks before your next recital print multiple copies of this printable, cut out each of the cards and get them laminated. Place all of the cards in a hat.
At the end of each piano lesson have your students pull one Piano Recital Task Card from the hat and then use the card to bookmark their piano recital piece.
Now, each and every time they play their piano recital piece that week, they must perform the task that is written on the card.
And that’s it! Your next recital will be a shining example of piano students bowing low and long, announcing their pieces with gusto and controlling their speed.
Note: The printable includes a blank card if you wish to focus on a recital reminder that we didn’t mention.
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