Meri’s Musical Musings

Six reasons why teachers should play in studio recitals when possible

Posted on: December 7, 2014

First, students and family members learn to see the efforts of years of study and practice.

Second, it’s nice for students to see that you are putting in the practice time too, that you are “practicing what you preach.”

Third, students may get so inspired by the piece the teacher plays that they don’t want to quit their lessons for a long time.

Fourth, in a smaller studio, it helps extend the concert length a little.

Fifth, students and parents see that you are not a teacher that stays just a few steps ahead of the students; that you’ll meet their needs for a few to several more years.

Finally, students and parents of students will see that you are an active musician, not merely “just a music teacher.”


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