I encourage the social element of music making by holding several
“piano parties” a year, where your child will have a chance to perform
in a supportive and informal environment. We begin by sharing some
fun musical activities (i.e. exploring percussion instruments, singing
together, playing theory games) and end with listening to the children
play and celebrating their accomplishments with potluck refreshments
afterwards. Preparing pieces for the piano party motivates the
students and gives them a goal to work towards. I try to keep these
as fun and low key as possible.
Piano parties are
great fun! Not the
recitals you may
remember as a child.