By mid-October my piano students each had compiled a list of their best songs that qualified as “Halloween Music”. The title of the song didn’t really matter, but the sounds were important. Songs in a minor key or that had some special effects were prime candidates for the Halloween list. Each student had the opportunity to record some of their songs on their last lesson day before Halloween.
We cleared away the music books and put a spooky Hallween skull on the piano. We did a few test runs and then recorded each song with an IPad. The students were fascinated to see that we could upload the video directly to YouTube, and it was convenient to get the parents’ permission on the spot. The piano families enjoy sharing these videos with family and friends who live far away. They can also look at videos that were made in previous years and celebrate their improvements and progress!