It has been
proven that performing music makes people smarter and happier. Whether you are
playing in a music lesson, practising at home, or playing on stage for an
audience, music just makes you feel good!
the perfect venue for sharing your music with others. It gives the performer an
outlet for their music. Recitals are also quite rewarding and exciting. The
excitement of performing in front of others can be a wonderful experience.
music live in front of an audience does not have to be a scary experience. It
can actually be quite fun! Here are some helpful tips for teachers and students
progress. Daily practice is the best way to prepare for a recital. It's better
to do a couple of shorter daily practice sessions than one longer one. If you
cannot practice everyday then make a practice schedule, one that is reasonable
Handle your nerves. Meditation is a great way to deal with nervousness. If you cannot meditate then take a walk. Taking a short walk by yourself is another great way to help calm yourself before performing.
Show up early. It's always a good idea to show up early for a recital especially if you have never played the instrument at the venue. Trying out a piano or drum kit you have never played before will help you get a feel for the instrument before you actually perform. It's also a great opportunity to warm up.
playing! Never stop playing at anytime during your performance. Play through
your mistakes and don't think about them. When you stop playing during your
performance it draws attention to the mistakes that were made. The last thing
you want to do is make your mistakes obvious. Just remember. The show must go
There are a
few more things students and teachers can do to help ensure that everyone has a
positive experience when participating in a student music recital.
foremost, it is imperative that students get to choose the music they would
like to perform. This will keep them motivated and hopefully inspired.
allow students to do some improvisation with the music they have selected. This
is a great way to strengthen a student's understanding of the music. It also
gives them a chance to play around with some scales or chord progressions.
Thirdly, suggest students create a medley of their favourite songs. A song medley is a varied mixture or variety of different sections of different songs all put together as a single larger piece of music. Performing a song medley can relieve stress and anxiety associated with having to memorize one larger piece of music in its entirety. Instead, students can play short sections of different songs. They can choose the most recognizable parts of these songs which will in turn make the memorization process easier. A song medley can be viewed as a musical puzzle of contrasting parts. When certain parts are put together in just the right way it can sound amazing!