Libby Wiebel, a piano/guitar/voice teacher and singer/song writer in Washington DC recently shared a brilliant idea that she created for her students to prepare them for the NFMC Festival.
She created a coloring sheet where each space to color is labeled with one of the judging criteria from the NFMC festival forms. At the bottom of the coloring sheet, there is a spot where the student can write down their performance pieces they are preparing for. When the student has addressed each criteria for the songs (ie: Note Accuracy in #1, Memorization in #2, etc) they get to color in that part of the picture.
I thought this was such a creative idea that I asked Libby if she would mind if I shared this with everyone. What a fun way for students to prepare their pieces and really focus on each aspect of what the piece should be, in the end not only creating a beautiful picture but a beautiful performance piece!
You can download the coloring sheet here: Performance coloring sheet by Libby
You can find out more about Libby on her website: www.libbywiebelmusicstudio.com Thanks for sharing your idea Libby!
Tell me, what creative things do you do in your studio to prepare your students for adjudication/evaluations?