Performance and Recitals

Discover How To Battle Through Performance Anxiety With Artist Matthew Xiong

Get the insights to improve your performance confidence!

CPTP166: From piano teacher to wedding pianist with Liz Craig

Have you ever thought about playing for weddings? Becoming a wedding pianist can be a great complementary income for piano teachers and a fantastic way to perform and keep up your playing chops as well as explore new music. Liz Craig has combined teaching with being a wedding pianist with great success and it now CPTP166: From piano teacher to wedding pianist with Liz Craig

How to Double Your Music Teaching Income by…Performing!

A step-by-step guide to starting a performing business.

CPTP121: The Digital versus Acoustic Divide

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Where do you stand on the digital versus acoustic issue? Do you encourage your students to get acoustic pianos or are you more open to high quality digitals? While I think good acoustic pianos are fantastic for students to have at home, a lot of the time digital pianos are actually the better option. When CPTP121: The Digital versus Acoustic Divide

CPTP119: Con Brio Online Examinations with Peter Wang

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Having built a successful music studio, Peter Wang wasn’t done. Now, he and his colleagues are trying to make their mark on the music exam world with Con Brio exams. They’ve set about addressing some of the common concerns teachers have with traditional exam systems. Con Brio exams can be applied for at any time, CPTP119: Con Brio Online Examinations with Peter Wang

How to Plan and Run a Pop Piano Recital [Part Two]

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Welcome to Part Two of this series. In Part One, we explored how to name your event and the importance of finding the right musicians for your rhythm section. We also discussed getting students singing and what music to play and provide to your band. If you haven’t read it yet, click here: How to How to Plan and Run a Pop Piano Recital [Part Two]

How to Plan and Run a Pop Piano Recital [Part One]

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If you’re a teacher that is embracing more modern music teaching in your studio, you’re probably finding that your recitals are becoming more and more filled with pop music! Depending on the nature of your traditional recitals, you might like to consider whether running a dedicated recital/concert just for your pop music students would be How to Plan and Run a Pop Piano Recital [Part One]

CPTP085: More Piano Recital Ideas with Kristin Yost

When it comes to pop piano recitals, Kristin is a pro. Kristin’s students get a well-rounded education including pop and classical repertoire, and her annual pop showcase is one of her big studio highlights each year. This episode was first broadcast in September 2015. There’s a good chance you haven’t heard it unless you followed the CPTP085: More Piano Recital Ideas with Kristin Yost

CPTP084: 7 Creative Tech Ideas for Recitals with Shana Kirk

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If you’ve been to a conference recently, you may have met Shana Kirk at one of the booths there. Shana is an expert on music technology and its applications in the piano studio. She’s here today to share seven ways you can use tech to make your recital more creative. We’ve all been to a CPTP084: 7 Creative Tech Ideas for Recitals with Shana Kirk

How to Organise Fun Piano Recitals [Expert Roundup]

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Fun Piano Recitals Today we have a fantastic Expert Roundup post, giving you some ideas on how to organise fun piano recitals. Contributing to today’s post are experienced piano teachers and music bloggers. They are sharing with us a way of putting on a performance or recital that is different; a recital that is creative, How to Organise Fun Piano Recitals [Expert Roundup]

How to Tackle Piano Performance Anxiety

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It is the million dollar question that all students will ask you at one point during their education: “How can I stop feeling nervous about performing?”.  Performance anxiety is natural and students deal with exams and concerts in different ways. Some students embrace the pressure that comes with it, while others need a helping hand.  How to Tackle Piano Performance Anxiety

Piano Studio Concerts and Exams – What Works Best?

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  What is the best way for you to use piano studio concerts? Should teachers play at these concerts? How do you deal with pressure from parents who just want their children to do exams?  These are all queries that arise when discussing and planning performance opportunities for your students. When running a studio with Piano Studio Concerts and Exams – What Works Best?