It’s Halloween. I’m excited because This Little Music Studio on the Hill is turning into a Musical House of Horrors for the amusement of all my piano students and the neighbourhood kids.
In the last couple of years, the street where my studio is situated has become a good spot for trick o treating. This year, Halloween falls on my teaching night. Rather than be annoyed when all my lessons are interrupted by those pesky trick-o-treaters, I have decided to make our piano studio the “Musical House of Horrors” for the night, and all students are invited to participate in a Special Edition Halloween Workshop.
In this workshop students will
• Dress up (The most important part)
• Play a scary sound track of “incidental” music (the best type of sound track)
• Perform music by memory
• Perform in ensembles and duets with other students
• Perform a solo
• Make a Halloween inspired Music History Project
• Go trick-o-treating afterwards with friends and family
Students are encouraged to bring family, siblings or invite a friend to be part of their spooked out audience. Activities for the audience includes, taking photos in the photo booth, apple bobbing, trick o treating and generally being spooked out or dancing along (whichever comes first) to the music and sounds being emitted by my students from the comfort of the Halloween inspired studio.
Katrina Wilson O'Brien teaches piano, plays music and encourages frivolity.