CPTP084: 7 Creative Tech Ideas for Recitals with Shana Kirk

By Tim Topham | Creativity

Apr 21

If you’ve been to a conference recently, you may have met Shana Kirk at one of the booths there. Shana is an expert on music technology and its applications in the piano studio. She’s here today to share seven ways you can use tech to make your recital more creative.

We’ve all been to a recital that was…well…not too exciting. We want our recitals to be one of the cornerstones of our teaching business. If you’re going to go to the effort of putting on a recital, it better get people’s attention.

These wonderful tech ideas for recitals will help your event stand out and leave students and parents looking forward to the next one.

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • The role of tech in piano teaching today
  • Why having a visual element is important these days
  • Ways you could collaborate with other arts
  • Options for digital accompaniments
  • How to create a virtual orchestra for a performance
  • What it means to “duet yourself” and how you can do it
  • How a video performance project can motivate students
  • How to give your students a wonderful movie scoring experience

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Have you used tech in your recitals?

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Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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