Well, this is a post I never expected to see myself writing! LOL.
Over the past two months, studio teachers from all over the world have taken the plunge into unknown territory
Here are 7 things that I learned from our first Zoom recital. I hope this will make your recital a little easier!
#1 Do a practice run
For our in-person recitals, we always do a rehearsal the day before. I’m glad I didn’t let the online format change this norm.
Holding a practice recital the week prior gives students, parents, and ourselves a chance to know what to expect. Even more importantly, it allows you to practice “managing” the recital online.
Definitely plan on requiring a parent to attend the rehearsal so they can practice holding the device and we could pick the best location. This will avoid you having to give instructions during the recital like “move a little further back”, or “turn your camera sideways” or “no, no, that’s too close – we want to see their hands!”
The practice run will make everyone feel much more relaxed going into it recital day!