As fitting for the harp, we had a St. Patrick's Day service-oriented performance at a local assisted living facility. The facility where we played had an opening after St. Patrick's Day, so we dressed in our green garb and had an after-St.-Patrick's-Day performance, including harp, piano, and some sing-a-long songs!
There were just a small number of students at this performance....probably due to the combination of a possible communication error on my part and that it was during school time. Since we're their guests, we have to work with the facility's availability; I also believe that this is an educational opportunity to give to the community, and not all education takes place in the classroom (plus this is not an overly frequent thing). :)
The students who were there were lovely, and we even had a festive MC who led sing-a-longs in addition to announcing performers and songs. Of course I gabbed a little too. I also played a few tunes on the harp as well. It was a pretty informal performance, which is nice to have from time to time.
How about you? Have you ever had a recital that many of your students are unable to attend?
Lots of thanks to everyone who helped make this performance happen!
Barbara Fischer runs Fischarper, LLC and loves her job as a harpist and private music educator. She enjoys blogging about various aspects of the music field on fischarper.com/blog. For more music resources, check out the Fischarper Teachers Pay Teachers Store and Making Harp Lessons Exciting For Young Children, written by Bambi Fischer (Barbara’s mom!) and revised and edited by Barbara. You can connect with Barbara all over the interwebs on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. And you can sign up to receive Fischarper updates by joining the email list.
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