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#926293 - 04/07/05 11:14 AM Piano Recital
srh018 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Plymouth
On Sunday I am having a Piano Recital with my 60 students. Any good little speeches or jokes you can advice for my little monolog?

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#926294 - 04/07/05 11:19 AM Re: Piano Recital
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Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 2023
Loc: NY
Four score and seven years ago today,...


hmmm.. lets see.. you could tell them the piano is 1/2 step off pitch and so everyone will need to transpose his or her work accordingly...
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#926295 - 04/07/05 11:19 AM Re: Piano Recital
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by the way, thats an absurdly large number of students. how do you fit them all in during a week?
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#926296 - 04/07/05 05:21 PM Re: Piano Recital
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Registered: 02/02/05
Posts: 429
Loc: Dallas, Texas
for 60 students, you have to teach 6.5 - 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, either half hour class or 1 hour class.

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#926297 - 04/07/05 06:14 PM Re: Piano Recital
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Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 282
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
60 Students sounds like an awful lot for one recital. \:D You are brave! \:D Have you thought of dividing the recital into two so that it's not so lengthy for your students and parents? Little ones have difficulty sitting longer than 30-40 min.

Here's what I cover in my recitals before students play:

Welcome
Thanks for the support (parents and recital facility)
upcoming events
a reminder of concert ettiquette (no applause between pieces if a student plays more than one, bowing, etc.)
cell phones and pagers turned off

Then I turn the time over to the students who follow the printed program. The parents and relatives are there to here their little darlings, not me telling stories \:D \:D
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#926298 - 04/07/05 09:20 PM Re: Piano Recital
srh018 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Plymouth
Thank you everyone! First there will be three recitals around 50 minutes. Also I teach some lessons in groups 3-4!

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