PRESENTATION FOR SINGERS & PIANISTS
Presentation is extremely important! You’ve heard the saying “Dress to impress”, it’s very true; how you present yourself matters. First impressions leave lasting memories. When a singer comes out on the stage, that confidence, swagger, attitude and presentation of ones self creates the mood for the audience. Stand tall (imagine a string being pulled up from the top of your head), shoulders back and down, and don’t fidget!! Now it’s time for your runway model walk (just kidding, but not).
Your piano posture is just as important as how you present yourself. The bench should be away from the piano, not right under the keys. When seated at the piano bench, keep your neck aligned with your back. This is to avoid a forward neck. Your arms should be at a 90-degree angle and do not let your wrists drop (dip down) lower than the keys or higher than your hands. Pretend you are holding a ball in your hand, now relax and play.
JOKE FOR THE DAY:
How can you tell if a singer's at your door?
They can't find the key and don't know when to come in.