Elana Segal's Music Studio

Recital Preparation Tips

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 by Elana Segal | Music Lessons

How to prepare for an upcoming performance:

  • Run through your recital piece(s) everyday
  • Spot check difficult sections of your piece(s)
  • Practice your piece slowly, 50% of the goal tempo
  • Practice with a backing track if applicable
  • Practice standing up and in your recital clothes
  • Record yourself and listen back
  • Perform for your family/friends
  • Listen to professional recordings of your piece 
  • Research the composer of your piece 


Day of reminders:

  • Day of warmup - long tones, articulation, tune
  • Keep extra reeds, mouthpiece cap, cleaning swab and other accessories with you
  • Bring a water bottle, it's important to stay hydrated!
  • Bring your sheet music! 
  • A music stand and accompaniment will be provided


Performance Order/Introduction:

  1. Introduce yourself : "My name is _______, I will be performing _______ by ______."
  2. Perform your piece!
  3. Bow, take your music and return to your seat