Mini-recitals are a great tradition to encourage as they support the student’s musical journey and put the spotlight on them to give them their moment of glory. 

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Mini-recitals with the comfort of your own couch

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Hi [NAME],

It’s been almost 10 weeks since [CHILD NAME] started lessons, and it’s going fantastically! So fantastically, in fact, that I think now would be a great time to organise a mini-recital to celebrate. Learning to play a musical instrument is hard work, and it’s important to take a moment to share what you’re learning with others regularly to keep the motivation up and the momentum going. 

Here’s how to set up a mini-recital at home:

  • Choose a time for the recital when a few family members and/or some friends can attend.
  • Get [CHILD NAME] to choose 5–10 pieces and write out a program for the attendees. (Decorate if desired!)
  • Have [CHILD NAME] practice playing through the pieces in this order to prepare.
  • Hold your mini-recital at the appointed time and make sure to applaud and high five generously!

Variations are, of course, welcome. The main point is to have fun, share music and acknowledge how far [CHILD NAME] has come already.  

With appreciation,