After reading several great blogs addressing the subject of studio recitals, I’ve started feeling really guilty about not hosting one for my private students. Because I teach at 3 different elementary schools, the idea of adding another performance to my calendar has never been too appealing. However, a number of influences have led me to the conclusion that my students deserve some sort of culminating event to celebrate all their hard work. So instead of a recital, I decided to do an end of the year recording project.
Part of my private lesson curriculum includes duets. So making a recording of the pieces we’ve practiced during the course of the year was a logical move. I’ve been using a Zoom H2 recording unit. Then I’ve taken the digital music files home, edited them, sweetened them, and am putting them on CD.
While a studio recital may be a better route to go overall, I am pleased with how this project is turning out. Hopefully the CD will be a learning tool for my students and also a valuable keepsake for the students and their parents.