Fifteen years in, I have a “first” this week: studio classes. Rather than get all/most of my piano students together at once for a traditional recital, I broke it up into four groups, rearranged the furniture in my studio, and invited everyone and their family and friends for a slightly cozier and less formal hour of music-making.
I have a talent for taking pictures of things instead of people. This is what it looked like right before the first one. I moved the “nice” lamp so it was right over the piano and turned off the fluorescent light. I think I might leave it this way!
First class was a success. Three out of the four students involved both arranging and transposing in their pieces. This is a keeper!