Today’s post is a Christmas worksheet that you can use in December or maybe for a group lesson. It’s in black and white for those of you without color printers. They can color it while they wait for other students to show up. I have a lot of Christmas worksheets and I’ll try to clean them up and post them as soon as possible so you can do some lesson planning for your group lessons.
Thanks again to all of you who have written to tell me how you use some of the things I have posted. It is so gratifying to know that my efforts extend beyond my studio. I love knowing where you are from, so if you print something out, send me a little note. I’m keeping everything. I have lived and visited a lot of regions and each one is special to me. One of these days, when I retire, I hope to visit all the states.
Today we got the results back from a classical music festival some of my students played in and there were some very nice comments from the judges and some very good scores. I can’t take credit, because I have some of the most dedicated students that I’ve had in a long time. We worked very hard on musicality and the results were worth it. In particular, a high school student did some difficult quarter pedaling on a piece, and the judge said it was beautiful. The last time we tried quarter pedaling it seemed to confuse the judge, so I marked it this time. I’ve learned to mark things that are a little different. The reason I mention the festival is because if there are any festivals in your area and you do not participate, consider doing so. Nothing will help your studio more. And if there aren’t any, consider getting together with other teachers and having one.
It is so hard being a piano teacher and having so many things to teach in a once a week lesson. There are so many things we need to teach, yet we want them to love and enjoy music. We have to give credit to the students, because without them where would we be?