On October 8, 2016, KAMTA, together with FVCC, presented a workshop featuring nationally certified teacher of music and pianist, Kenneth Christensen. The two-part program included “A Study Guide for Preparation, Practice, and Performance”and “Playing Your Best When It Counts.”
In learning how to prepare for performance, Ken gave us practical suggestions on how to study a piece from beginning to end with musical intention. We learned helpful preparatory exercises enabling us to play the technical challenges necessary to play the piece.
Learning how to develop a performance mindset included courage, trust, and acceptance and how to develop each one of these.
The skills covered in this workshop were aimed to both improve our ability to perform and aid us in teaching our students to play their best.