May 23, 2011

Recital Links - Updated!

Its that time of year! Every piano student around the globe is either rejoicing in a recent successful performance, or still dreading performing in the next couple weeks. I think most students view recitals as a necessary evil. They know that it is good for them, but it is scary!

How can you take your recitals from the mundane tradition to an exciting experience that your students will look back on with regard? By keeping things moving during the recital, including fun elements, and using variety from year to year. All of this can be accomplished with a little effort and planning.

It also doesn't hurt to prick the brains of other piano teachers and see what they have to say! Ask them what has worked and what has completely flopped. Borrow ideas and tips to add some life to your recital. You can even cry on their shoulder when things don't go the way you expected them too. :)

Here is a list I've compiled of some recital-related blog posts. If you haven't had your studio recital yet, maybe it's not too late to implement some of these ideas. If you have, use this as a handy reference when you are planning your recital next year.

Recital Planning:
After The Recital:
I'm hoping to add to this list as I become aware of more posts and tips! If you have written about your recital planning at all, please let me know.


  1. Hey Nicole- Thanks for posting this list! I guess all my 'recital week' posting didn't go unnoticed ;)

  2. WOW, what an amazing list you've compiled Nicole! I'm delighted to be referenced on your blog post, thank you :)

  3. @Wendy Chan You are welcome, Wendy! Thank you for posting such great material!