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.
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