Many piano teachers will be scheduling music recitals for your students in December, and are already planning for the big day. This post includes a few themed recital ideas to make this recital extra special, along with links to beginner and easy sheet music arrangements your students will love!
Famous Composer Theme
Ask each student to choose his or her favorite composer such as Brahms, Beethoven, or Chopin. Chose a piece for them to learn and have them share a few facts about their composer. IF you want to really go crazy, encourage your students to dress up as the composer they’ve chosen.
Popular Movies Theme
Decorate your studio with movie posters. Ask your students to perform a song from their favorite movie. Serve traditional movie snacks at the reception, like M&M’s, Milk Duds, and buttery popcorn. Create piano recital invitations that look like movie tickets to send home to the parents.
Host a Disney-themed piano recital. Encourage your students to dress up as their favorite Disney character, such as Ariel, Elsa, Nemo, Jasmine, or Winnie the Pooh. Ask each student to chose and prepare a song from the same movie.
Piano Sheet Music Ideas for Your Recital
Here are a few awesome beginner and easy arrangements. Each one has something that makes it special, and should provide a fun long-term project for your Christmas recital.
Jingle Jazz | Five Christmas Favorites for Easy Jazz Piano Collection/Book
Beyond That Star for Easy Piano Solo by Andrew Fling
Blackbeard’s Ghost for Beginner Piano Solo by Fling
Blackbeard’s Ghost for Easy Piano Solo by Fling
Cantina Band from Star Wars for Easy Piano by John Williams
Catch the Villain for Easy Piano Solo by Fling
Christmas Concerto for Easy Piano Solo by Corelli
Cotton-Eyed Joe for Easy Piano Solo
Grandma’s Gonna Drive the Sleigh (‘Cause Santa’s Got a Cold) for Easy Piano Solo by Fling
He is Born, the Divine Christ Child for Easy Piano Duet
How Far I’ll Go from Moana for Easy Piano
I Saw Three Ships (Jig) for Easy Piano Solo
Jingle Bells Boogie for Easy Piano Solo by Fling
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho for Easy Piano Solo
Theme from Jurassic Park for Easy Piano by John Williams
Malaguena for Easy Piano Solo | Traditional
The Medallion Calls for Easy Piano from Pirates of the Caribbean
Star Wars – Main Theme for Easy Piano by John Williams
Trepak (Nutcracker) for Easy Piano Solo by Tchaikovsky
Up on the Housetop for Easy Piano Solo
Water Music (Theme) for Easy Piano Solo by George Frideric Handel
When Johnny Comes Marching Home for Easy Piano Solo
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