3 Rules for Magical Musical Moving Performances {FREE Posters & Cards}

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***Download this free set of music rules and then read 3 Rules for Magical Musical Moving Performances here.

EXCERPT: In recent months, I've heard a lot of teachers discussing and wondering how to help students play with emotion and feel their performances to create something magical. I wondered that myself for a very long time, and during my early years of teaching, I said things such as, "Play with feeling" or "Play with emotion" or "Play from your heart" because those things had been said to me by teachers when I was growing up.

However, I have always been a concrete-sequential learner and I just couldn't figure out what my teachers meant when they said things that were so abstract. So I just did my best, always wondering if I was measuring up to their expectations of "playing with feeling". Eventually, things naturally started to click, but those early years definitely left me feeling a bit unsure of myself with regards to playing musically.

Fast-forward many years to today, and I'm going to share what's working for me and my students right now. Rather than giving them abstract directions like the above statements, I have found that giving them concrete directions helps them know what to do when they haven't yet learned to tap into their own emotions and feelings, and it helps students begin to understand what "music does" and what "music wants to do" in a general sense, and how they can use that knowledge to play musically.

These concrete directions are "music rules" that I teach my students from very early on in their piano lessons, and we review and review until these rules become healthy habits, which evolve into beautiful and musical performances that have made me cry more than once in lessons. I'm thrilled when that happens, and my students don't quite know what to do when Mrs. Melody is sitting in her chair with tears streaming down her face and mom is sitting on the sofa speechless, wiping the tears away. Those moments are beyond magical.

How can you create such depth and musicality in your own students' playing? How can your students present such moving performances that YOU are the one sitting in silence, your cheeks glistening with tears of joy?

***Download this free set of music rules and then read 3 Rules for Magical Musical Moving Performances here.

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