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#2070354 - 04/25/13 12:05 AM Recital Goodie Bag
pianogirl1978 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
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Loc: Nebraska
Any ideas what to put in one? I was thinking music pens or pencils, some candy, stickers. Maybe a music bookmark? Just looking for some other ideas.
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#2070434 - 04/25/13 05:03 AM Re: Recital Goodie Bag [Re: pianogirl1978]
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Wide clips (like the ones for potato chips) to help the book stay open.
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#2070608 - 04/25/13 11:57 AM Re: Recital Goodie Bag [Re: pianogirl1978]
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I do not give out goodies bags. I give out trophies.
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#2070615 - 04/25/13 12:08 PM Re: Recital Goodie Bag [Re: pianogirl1978]
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How about a kazoo? I use these for students who are too shy to hum or sing the melody line of their piece when working on phrasing... a kazoo gets them involved every time smile
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#2070648 - 04/25/13 12:44 PM Re: Recital Goodie Bag [Re: pianogirl1978]
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Registered: 12/20/11
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Loc: Canada
Finger cymbals are always super fun! Piano pencils, binder clips, candy (I know parents aren't super thrilled about candy so I always give very little), mini trophies presented... smile

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#2070653 - 04/25/13 12:55 PM Re: Recital Goodie Bag [Re: tdow]
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Originally Posted By: tdow
How about a kazoo? I use these for students who are too shy to hum or sing the melody line of their piece when working on phrasing... a kazoo gets them involved every time smile


I want a kazoo!!! Thanks for the suggestion. If I ever have a kid say to me again "Don't sing", I can whip out the kazoo. What fun!!

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#2070676 - 04/25/13 01:31 PM Re: Recital Goodie Bag [Re: Overexposed]
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Originally Posted By: Ann in Kentucky

I want a kazoo!!! Thanks for the suggestion. If I ever have a kid say to me again "Don't sing", I can whip out the kazoo. What fun!!

I love kazoos too! By the way, do your students actually say "Don't sing" to you? I'm imagining a pretentious six year old...

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#2070806 - 04/25/13 04:56 PM Re: Recital Goodie Bag [Re: Bluoh]
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Originally Posted By: Bluoh
Originally Posted By: Ann in Kentucky

I want a kazoo!!! Thanks for the suggestion. If I ever have a kid say to me again "Don't sing", I can whip out the kazoo. What fun!!

I love kazoos too! By the way, do your students actually say "Don't sing" to you? I'm imagining a pretentious six year old...


Only one kid said it to me. He was my first young beginner.

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#2071009 - 04/25/13 09:58 PM Re: Recital Goodie Bag [Re: Overexposed]
Polyphonist Offline
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Registered: 03/03/13
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Loc: New York City
Originally Posted By: Ann in Kentucky
Originally Posted By: Bluoh
Originally Posted By: Ann in Kentucky

I want a kazoo!!! Thanks for the suggestion. If I ever have a kid say to me again "Don't sing", I can whip out the kazoo. What fun!!

I love kazoos too! By the way, do your students actually say "Don't sing" to you? I'm imagining a pretentious six year old...


Only one kid said it to me. He was my first young beginner.

It used to annoy me when my teacher sang when I was trying to concentrate on playing, so I asked her to stop and she did. There were no issues.
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#2071305 - 04/26/13 08:37 AM Re: Recital Goodie Bag [Re: Polyphonist]
Overexposed Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: Ann in Kentucky
Originally Posted By: Bluoh
Originally Posted By: Ann in Kentucky

I want a kazoo!!! Thanks for the suggestion. If I ever have a kid say to me again "Don't sing", I can whip out the kazoo. What fun!!

I love kazoos too! By the way, do your students actually say "Don't sing" to you? I'm imagining a pretentious six year old...


Only one kid said it to me. He was my first young beginner.

It used to annoy me when my teacher sang when I was trying to concentrate on playing, so I asked her to stop and she did. There were no issues.


Yes, it's quite annoying to have someone sing along while you're playing. My dad does that. I'll be playing and he will walk into the room singing (pieces that have no words) and being off a little. He thinks he's showing enthusiasm for a piece by humming or singing as you play. LOL!

In the young beginner situation, it was about getting an overview of a piece, clapping and singing. Kid didn't want to sing, so I did. Now I would just have us say the words in rhythm if he doesn't want to sing. The comment not to sing hasn't happened again in 5 years. But still, the kazoo is on its way thanks to Amazon.

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