I consider myself to be a pretty healthy person. Despite having kids cough, sneeze, snort, and slobber over my piano keys, I rarely get sick.
I say rarely, because I do have an achilles heal… piano recital season!
Piano recitals stress me out. And when I’m stressed out my immune system goes on vacation… leaving me to put on piano recitals in varying states of illness.
I’d like to be able to tell myself to relax… but I can’t. Piano recitals mean too much to the success of a piano studio to simply “relax”!
I believe the mood of people as they leave a piano recital could be directly correlated with the future success of a piano studio; surprise ’em with awesome and you’ll have a waitlist a mile long, bore them to death and you’ll have a studio schedule that looks like swiss cheese.
There are many intricate pieces that make my recitals memorable, but this year I’m adding one new musical experience that will be the talk of every audience member as they’re heading out the door…
Use This For The Ultimate Piano Recital Experience
If nothing else, you want your piano recital to be memorable… in an awesome kind of way! And to be truly memorable you should finish a recital with an amazing performance that your audience will have never before experienced.
And, if you’re a member of PianoBookClub, a truly remarkable way to finish a piano recital this year will be to use this month’s release, Vamp Battles: Where Duets and Duels Collide. Not yet a member of PianoBookClub? Learn more here…
What is a Vamp Battle?…
Imagine… a lone pianist sits on the bench, weaving a melody of intrigue and power. A challenger waits in the wings. The lone pianist begins to vamp on the keys; over and over he challenges his opponent.
The challenge is accepted. His opponent takes over the piano, spinning her own musical story. Then, she too begins to vamp, calling him back to the keys. Back and forth they continue until the music reaches its peak in a full, dramatic duet.
What has the audience just experienced? It’s more than a duel… it’s more than a duet… it’s a Vamp Battle!
Click play to listen to samples of my sister and I engaged in Vamp Battles…
The 7 dramatic duets in Vamp Battles provide the music you need to engage your teens like never before. Use them as teacher/student duets for in-lesson collaboration and enjoyment, or pair up two of your teenage students and take them to the stage for a unique performance that’s sure to bring the house down!
Vamp Battles was October 2015’s Book of the Month from PianoBookClub. To see this month’s book visit PianoBookClub.com.