This past month I've had the privilege adjudicating at 2 festivals in Ontario. Here are some tips for preparing your children for competition.
If I can help your child get ready for a music festival, call me.
Dorothy Delay asked parents of prospective students, "who is going to be your child's practice partner?" A teacher of prodigies, she knew a thing or two.
With that in mind, I encourage parents to attend lessons and take notes. This communicates to your child the importance of this activity. And you will be able to help your child complete their assignments. Prepared students are happy students because they play well and are praised for their effort. Playing well and earning praise works in sports, and it in music lessons too. If I can help your child, please call me.
Revised November 2023
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.