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Recital preparation and performance

'Tis the season for recitals. To prepare our studios for the recital, it is common to pick the date and venue, decide on the type of recital (duet, theme, holiday), plan the reception, and pick repertoire for our students. Many of these same things occur when preparing for a recital with our students with special needs; however, there are also othe...
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How do you use multimedia in your concerts and student recitals?

​Multimedia is  nothing more than the combination of two or more modalities of communication. Combine images with text, motion video with music, or ballet with sound effects, and you have created a multimedia piece. Unlike traditional recorded music, the live concert experience has always had a visual component to it. As members of the audienc...
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How Does Technology Enhance Themed Recitals?

Why did I include the word "theme" in 'this issue's question about using technology in recitals? Because I have noticed a very welcome trend away from the traditional, once-a-year, too long, boring recital. Nowadays, many teachers present shorter programs with smaller numbers of students, often using theme-related subjects, to provide more frequent...
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The Magic Triangle: Teacher/Student/Parent

Cathy Albergo, Associate Professor of Music at William Rainey Harper College, Chicago, Illinois, teaches piano pedagogy, class piano, piano performance, and ensemble. As Director of the Harper Music Academy, she supervises over 300 students of all ages. Co-author of The Intermediate Repertoire Guide , she is active as a clinician, author, adjudicat...
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