Having a studio recital is a lot of work. And, it’s completely worth it. But, you may be thinking, “The recital is over … now what?” Maybe you are feeling burnt out or “burnt out adjacent” (the feeling of don’t-add-anything-more-because-I-am-JUST-barely-able-to-get-everything-done). Having some post recital ideas to keep lessons engaging is a must!
There are many reasons teachers choose their studio repertoire. But, is it actually worth teaching classical music? Especially when today’s students might not be too interested in the “dead white guys” that have historically appeared in the classical canon.
Composing opens student’s eyes to what music really can be. Not just from an emotional point of view, but also a technical point of view as well. So, what is the trick to composing with students during online lessons? It just takes a few tweaks from what you might do in an in-person lesson!