No one wants to play Christmas music too early; and six weeks is not enough for some students to learn the arrangements they like. Of course if it isn't Christmas music I would make them memorize their pieces. I think only four students had their music memorized last night (kudos to Quinlan, Nico, Preston, and Kaden). Apologies to anyone else who had theirs memorized that I forgot to mention. Not that any of them read my blog other than Quinlan's mom.
Did any of you have your kids take piano lessons? Do you have any recommendations?
I know of one teacher in the area who has her students pay by the semester just like a college class, and then has a recital at the end of each semester. If I did that I would have to have two recitals, and they really stress me out, but everyone would know where they stand and that they had to have a piece really well learned by the end of the said semester.
What to do now that all the concerts and recitals are over?
--but I have until Christmas Day for that one, since the recipient doesn't like to open presents early and he's working until 7:00 p.m. on The Day