Category Archives: recitals / performances

Recital Invitation & Program Template

My students and I are currently preparing pieces for our Spring Recital.  I like to schedule my recital early (March or April), to avoid the busy end-of-the-year season. This year, I decided to design some simple recital invitations for students to share with family and friends.  I printed these myself on cardstock paper. I also designed […]

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2014 Spring Recital

This year at our Spring Recital, I decided to ask a friend to take photos.  I just received the photos from her and I love how this group photo turned out!

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DIY Project: Recital Countdown!

Do you have any 4×6 photo frames lying around?  It’s time to put one to good use! This do-it-yourself project will help remind your students about upcoming studio events each time they come for their piano lesson.  :) Materials: 4×6 photo frame Printed background (download the free JPG file on the Printables > Other Resources page […]

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My 2013 Spring Recital

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Easter weekend! Saturday was my students’ Spring Recital!  Like last year, I held it at my local library.  My students all did such a nice job — they make me so proud! In photo above you’ll see each student with a rose, which is a tradition I’ve kept […]

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Spring Recital Details

As I mentioned yesterday, our Spring Recital was Saturday!  Here’s how it went down: It was held at the local library.  They have an atrium with a Steinway baby grand piano.  In the past, I’ve always held recitals at churches (and once at a school).  I look for churches with grand pianos that can be […]

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Spring Recital Photo

Saturday was our Spring Recital, and here’s a photo to share: Just a quick post today!  I’ll share more later this week.

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Listening Sheet for Young Students

As I mentioned last week, during my recent Piano Party/recital rehearsal I gave a listening sheet to my young beginners to complete as they listened to their fellow students perform.  Here’s what it looked like: I put each sheet in a plastic sheet protector and gave them a dry erase marker with a piece of […]

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My Christmas Recital – Slideshow of Photo Highlights

As promised, here is a slideshow of photos from my student’s recent Christmas recital/party.  Enjoy! httpv:// Click here to read about the three games we played after the recital.

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Christmas Recital/Party Success! – Games

Well, my students’ Christmas party/recital was a success!   What a great way to finish off the year. The recital took place in my home.  Whenever my college music history textbooks mentioned Schubertiads, I used to dream about the idea of having informal music performance parties in my home.  Since my studio is still small, […]

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Studio Christmas Party Update – Food!

My apologies for being MIA from the blog the last few weeks!  At the beginning of the semester, I put up posters around the music building of the university in my town for freelancing as a collaborative pianist.  A few music majors contacted me rather last minute to ask if I’d accompany them for their […]

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Christmas Events

I finally started my Christmas shopping this past weekend, and this morning I sightread some Christmas duets with a piano teacher friend of mine. :) Now I’m really starting to feel in the Christmas spirit! This December, I’m planning a studio Christmas Party for my students. I’ve never done anything like this before, but I […]

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Teacher Feature | Shauna Leavitt

October is here, and so is another Teacher Feature!  Meet Shauna from the Leavitt Piano Studio in Viginia! Name: Shauna Leavitt Area: Herndon, VA Website: Please tell us about your piano and/or teaching background: Background:  I started teaching when I was 16 with the assistance of my mother who runs a successful piano studio in […]

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