Performances, Studio Business

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… Continue reading Recital Invitation & Program Template

Performances, Printables

Just Added: Recital Program Template #3

It’s recital season! Have you held your spring recital yet?  If you haven’t, here’s a new recital program template you are free to use if you like! I currently have two recital templates on my Printables page and they are very popular downloads.  This one is in color, although it still looks pretty good in… Continue reading Just Added: Recital Program Template #3

Performances, Printables

Just added: Piano Recital Program Template #2

  Today’s free printable is a another template of a piano studio recital program, for listing students’ names and pieces. Just download this Microsoft Word file (.doc), enter your students’ information, and print! Click here to view it larger (uneditable). To download it the .doc file, visit the Printables > Other Resources page and scroll down… Continue reading Just added: Piano Recital Program Template #2

Performances, Printables

Piano Recital Program Template #1

  Today’s free printable is a template of a piano studio recital program, for listing students’ names and pieces. Just download this Microsoft Word file (.doc), and fill in your students’ information and print! Click here to view it larger (uneditable). To download it the .doc file, visit the Printables > Other Resources page and… Continue reading Piano Recital Program Template #1

Studio Business

Piano Student Gift Ideas for Christmas/Recitals

Need inspiration for music-themed gifts for music students?  Below are photos submitted by piano teachers just like you! From Liz Hurst from Tooele, Utah: Here is my little ornament I did this year.  It is made with little wooden stars, vintage sheet music and modge podge.  Glitter glue if you want the initial and hot glued ribbon to… Continue reading Piano Student Gift Ideas for Christmas/Recitals

improving as a teacher, Performances, Professional Development

Tips for a Successful First Studio Recital

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a reader asking advice regarding planning a studio recital for the first time.  For the sake of others who might be in the same situation, I decided to create a whole post about this topic — read on. Q: How do I decide what kind of music to… Continue reading Tips for a Successful First Studio Recital

Reviews, Technology

Recommendation: Canva.com for Basic Graphic Work

Just a quick recommendation today: For basic graphic design work, I highly recommend on website Canva.com.  Using a free account and the huge variety of templates available, you can create graphics for just about anything.  I’ve been using Canva as an inspirational starting point for many of my projects recently (Wednesday Words of Wisdom quotes,… Continue reading Recommendation: Canva.com for Basic Graphic Work

Conferences

NCKP 2013 (7) – Keynote Address: Franz Liszt as the Culteral Ambassador of the 19th Century, by Alan Walker

Thursday, 2013 July 25 – Keynote Address: Franz Liszt as the Culteral Ambassador of the 19th Century, by Alan Walker Franz Liszt was a pianist, composer, organizer of events, and also cultural ambassador for his country. As a pianist, he created the recital. As a conductor, he create a series of gestures and body movements… Continue reading NCKP 2013 (7) – Keynote Address: Franz Liszt as the Culteral Ambassador of the 19th Century, by Alan Walker