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#64961 - 05/01/14 10:38 AM Recital Piece
Paula Offline
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Registered: 08/28/12
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Loc: Tennessee
Hi all!
I just recently had two new girls start lessons with me. They are 4 and 6 (will be 5 and 7 in a few months). They've had two lessons with me and they will have one more before I have a recital in May.

My question is, they're so new, but I'd like to have them play something at the recital so they can attend, be encouraged and show of a little bit of what they've learned, but I have no clue what to do with them. Thoughts?

Thanks!

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#64962 - 05/01/14 01:53 PM Re: Recital Piece [Re: Paula]
Lilla Offline
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Registered: 10/30/00
Posts: 1573
Loc: Chicago
Last year I had a student play "Bubble Gum" from Pianimals.com. I once had a student "ride my hands" while I played a piece from her first book. I've had a student play a beginning piece while I sat next to them just for comfort. I am a firm believer that every student plays at the recital. The only time a student sat it out was a learning disabled student who sat next to me and "helped." Let us know what you decide!

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#64970 - 05/05/14 01:28 PM Re: Recital Piece [Re: Lilla]
SharonAdelle Offline
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Registered: 05/26/06
Posts: 234
Loc: Central Valley, CA
I've had a student play Old McDonald on the black keys fromt eh primer book--with me playing the duet part. I announced that this student only had a month of lessons or whatever it was. If they are excited to play then even if it's one the very beginning pieces it is great!

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#65015 - 05/20/14 06:35 PM Re: Recital Piece [Re: SharonAdelle]
AshleyJane Offline
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Registered: 01/05/06
Posts: 458
Or even Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with colored post-its on the keys.

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