Supporting Your Piano Playing Journey
Written by ANDREW EALES
As the pianist releases the final notes of the piece, the audience bursts into enthusiastic applause. The player stands and takes a bow. It’s a code of conduct that we tend to take for granted, but one that should be taught and practised as part of performance preparation.
I try to cultivate a friendly, non-competitive, informal atmosphere at my student concerts, but it’s still important to teach new performers the importance of more formal “stagecraft”, etiquette, and the essential place of taking a bow to receive and acknowledge audience applause.
I often give students a mock performance experience in their lesson, including teaching them how to bow. Here is a quick summary that supports that practice.Continue reading Take a Bow! How, When and Why…