Reictal Prep

Hey folks! As most of you know, the recital is coming up in exactly a month, so it’s time to make sure everyone is prepared and ready to go.  Please make sure you have all pieces memorized and ready to perform by the end of April!  It is important to give yourself a little time …

Dealing with Performance Anxiety

I found this great article on handling performance anxiety and controlling your nerves.  This website has some other helpful tips on preparing for a performance, memorizing, and specific tips for auditions.  Check it out! Dealing with Performance Anxiety

Maintaining pieces for performance

With the Festival coming up this weekend and many students trying to cram their last bits of practice in this week, I thought it might be helpful to provide a few tips on how to maintain completed pieces for performances and competitions. 1. Play the whole piece hands alone with dynamics and articulation to help …

Memorization Tips

As the competition season is now upon us, I thought it might be a good idea to provide both the parents and students with some tips on memorization techniques.  Students often get discouraged with the daunting task of memorizing their pieces, but unfortunately the piano is a performance instrument, and all pieces are expected to …