Your child's recital is tomorrow and you are unsure what to do. Maybe you can say that you are anxious because you do not want your child to mess up. Here are some quick tips that will help in preparation for the recital:
1. Pack. Check your bag and instrument
twice the night before and the day of the recital; you want to make sure
you have everything you need.
2. Early is on time. Get there 20-30 minutes early to get settled in, unpack, use the bathroom, warm-up, and not feel rushed.
Tell your child how good they are doing, reassure them that you enjoy
their music, and give them some specific compliments. This is not the
time to ask them, "Are you ready?" or "Did you practice enough?" or "Are
you nervous?" These kinds of questions will just raise the anxiety
level of your child and will not help anyone perform their best. They
are already nervous, so be there for them to bolster their confidence.
4. Remember. Talk through what to do when it's their turn to perform, like you discussed in lessons with your teacher.
5. Enjoy. Look
forward to the recital, enjoy yourself, socialize, video record what
your child is playing, bring snacks for the reception and enjoy them
with people. Your attitude will affect others around you, so make the
most of the recital.
Are these tips helpful? What have you been doing to make recitals a good experience?