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Help! My Student Doesn’t Have Their Recital Song Mastered.

Help! My Student Doesn't Have Their Recital Song Mastered

It’s that time of year & many studios are working towards one goal.  Making sure students have their recital song mastered.  Or, songs depending on the size of the studio.  Sometimes I wonder who is more stressed before the recital: the teacher or the student. And, I think that it all depends on how soon…

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Making Recital Prep Fun & Quirky For Students

Making Recital Prep Fun And Quirky

Recital prep can be a stressful time for students & their families.  The pressure to play things perfectly can lead to tears & parents wondering if it’s all worth it.  NOT what we want on their mind around registration season.  Instead, making recital prep fun & quirky for students leads to smiles, lots of practice…

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Easy Tech Tips For Your Next Virtual Studio Recital

Easy Tech Tips for Your Virtual Studio Recital

One of the biggest worries for teachers when hosting a virtual studio recital is the technology.  Add in all the regular tasks for a recital & this can quickly become overwhelming.  But, don’t worry!  Here are easy tech tips for your virtual recital. P.S. This is Part 3 in a series on virtual recitals that…

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End of Year Student Gifts (That Don't Break the Bank)

End-of-year student gifts (that won't break the bank)

This month has been all about getting ready for recital season & part of that may be giving gifts to your students or families. There is something about giving families a thoughtful present that lets them know how much they are appreciated.
But with all the tasks involved in putting on a recital (let alone helping students prepare their repertoire beforehand), combined with end of year assessments/reviews, & keeping students engaged when they are more likely wanting to be outside … well, those gifts may just seem like more work than they are worth.
Here is a list of ideas that are homemade & look like you spent days & days prepping Martha Stewart-style … but in reality you only invested a couple hours.