I hold an annual Christmas concert which involves my students volunteering to perform their favourite piece or Christmas music in front of their parents or friends and my other students. The concert is a light-hearted, informal approach to showcase the students' skills in front of an audience. Not only does it show the students' piano development, it also builds confidence and gives the student a piece to focus on by using a constructive practice plan in the build up to the performance.
Food and drink is supplied and a certificate is awarded to all pianists that perform. Occasionally a sing-song and duet may appear on the piano recital too!
It is the highlight of my year, I absolutely love preparing and planning the Christmas concert and I am always proud of my students who take part.