Practice MUSIC

See emails from Ms. Darleen for assigned tracks.


Get your performer excited by treating this project like a real live performance. Spend some time putting together the details–costume, hair, makeup–and plan for plenty of rehearsal time before filming. Here are the guidelines for performers in Ms. Darleen’s Piano class:


  • Pianists should dress “performance ready” for this video, just as if they’re performing in front of a live audience!
  • Girls: any hair style with hair secured out of the face so we can see you. Boys: styled hair.
  • Girls: wear blush on the cheeks, colored lipstick, and eyeshadow to enhance features for the screen. Boys: wear chapstick.


Dress like you would for a piano or vocal recital. Girls: a dress or a nice blouse with a skirt or nice pants. Boys: pants and a button down shirt.



Two videos due June 17. Upload them here [LINK COMING SOON].

  1. Send ONE VIDEO of your child’s performance using the settings listed below (all pieces played back to back in one “take”).
  2. Send ANOTHER VIDEO of your child “close up” to the camera, smiling, waving, bowing, blowing kisses, etc. for 10 seconds with no music.

When preparing to film your child’s part for our Showcase, please take care to do the following so that we can have consistency in the clips (any not conforming will be returned and asked to be reshot):


  • Performer should be in full costume and makeup as noted in Performer Details.
  • Make sure your performer smiles and performs full out with energy and enthusiasm!


  • Plan to film during the daytime in a room that provides good natural light.
  • Make every effort to have a solid color background wall, or make the background as clean as possible. 


  • Set your phone to the highest camera setting possible for maximum quality. 
  • Make sure the volume is all the way up on your phone before you start filming.
  • Be sure to begin filming about 5 seconds before the start of your performer’s routine and for five seconds after while your performer holds the final pose.
  • The phone must remain still while filming. Place the phone still on a table or your lap, etc. so it doesn’t move or shake while filming the routine.
  • Situate your phone so your pianist is framed like this:


  • Film in Landscape Orientation (Horizontally) on the phone, with the camera lens on top.

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