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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 podcast from the very start. Even if you did it’s definitely worth a re-listen.
Kristin gives inspiring and practical recital ideas that will help you level-up your next concert. Take a listen and have a fresh look at your next event.
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In this episode, you’ll learn
- Why you need to consider a pop recital
- The value of multiple performance opportunities
- What an art fusion recital could entail
- Possibilities for collaborative music recitals
- How Kristin balances pop and classical repertoire
- How to prepare students to play with a band
- What to do to get started teaching pop
- Why you need professional musicians for your recital
- Signs that your recital is tired and needs reinventing
- Super Metronome Groovebox
- Kristin’s studio ‘Centre for Musical Minds’
- Kristin’s personal website
- Video example from a Pop Showcase Recital
- Kristin’s book ‘How I Made $100,000 My First Year as a Piano Teacher’
- Hal Leonard ‘Pop Piano Hits’
- Piano Flix ‘Teaching Pop Piano’
- David Cutler’s website
- The Savvy Musician (David Cutler’s book)
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Have you tried a pop showcase recital?
Did you use any of the innovative ideas Kristin shared with us? Do you have your own creative recital plans to add our list?