Spring Semester 2019


There are a few very important events in Spring 2019 outside of the studio:

-March 7, Thursday, at 6:00PM is an annual Studio Recital at Dunkley’s Recital Hall. Set up time at 5:45PM. 

-March 16, Saturday is A Piano Solo Festival at NNU.   -April 13, Saturday, Certificate of Achievement,  at BSU .

Studio Events:  5-week Spring Practice Challenge: February - March

Three Performance classes:  -February (02/19-02/20) with a theme crazy hair, funny socks.  -April (04/16-04/17) - Piano Olympics  -May (05/21-05/22) Ice Cream party and Award Ceremony.

Studio Spring Break: March 18-28,( last two weeks in March). The last week of Spring Semester is a week of the Performance Classes in May, 05/21-05/22

Recital Compliment Cards

This year we added a new thing to our Performance classes:  Recital Compliment  Cards.  The audience members should write down one thing on which they would like to compliment the performer. Something about:

  • Posture and artistry at the piano
  • Dynamics
  • Energy or feeling
  • Technique like hand shape
  • How the piece affects positively them
  • Anything positive!

Each student and their parent writes their compliments on one piece of paper. They write the performer's name and their compliments. After the performance classes, I cut the papers and  separate all compliments belonging to each student, and during the next individual lesson give each of my students their compliments. They paste them into their recital book. The compliments are amazing

This is how the compliments looked after the last performance class. 





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