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Stay calm for Christmas

green christmas tree with orange bauble

Oh, Christmas.

The time music teachers love and dread, not in equal measure.

Every year, people expect a beautiful performance to appear seemingly out of nowhere, that doesn’t disrupt the rest of the curriculum.

This post is not for much else, except that to remember a few key points.

1. There’s no such thing as perfect.

2. Your worth as a teacher is not determined by one 10 minute performance.

3. It is only a school, not Carnegie Hall.

Think, what is the purpose of a Christmas music performance?

To celebrate, give opportunities and create something with children.

I don’t have the answers to your current Christmas conundrum, because all of them will be different. But I will say this:

  • The harmony doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • Having a good backing track isn’t a sin.
  • A simple costume is better than no costume at all.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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