Here at Amro, one of the events that we look forward to every year is our Fall Keyboard Festival. It’s so rewarding to see the store bustling with students and families who are excited about making music. With the registration deadline fast approaching, you may be wondering about some of the benefits of participating in a festival like ours. Read on to learn more about this event and what your students can gain from it!
Benefits of Music Festival Participation
Improvement in Musical Ability
According to an article recently published by Steinway & Sons, “piano [festivals and] competitions provide many opportunities for musical growth. Students have the opportunity to perform on the finest pianos in front of well-informed and interested listeners.” The article continues by emphasizing the personal feedback and advice that participants receive from festival judges. Additionally, preparing for a festival involves much more focused practicing. “[Festival] preparation teaches the musician how to take a deep dive and truly master every aspect of a piece of music.”
Recognition and Rewards
Participation in a keyboard festival can also provide more tangible rewards. The opportunity to take home an award or leave a good impression on a judge is encouraging to any growing musician. In addition to receiving a certificate and ribbon, all of our participants will have a chance to draw for some great prizes including various gift cards to popular stores and local Memphis favorites. We will also be giving away a few grand prizes, which you won’t want to miss! Our goal with these prizes is for the students to know that it’s okay to have fun away from the practice room. These experiences can re-energize them and give them the motivation to continue studying the piano.
Aside from providing opportunities to grow as a musician, participating in a festival can also benefit a child’s general development. Everyone involved can learn valuable lessons. Mistakes, failures, and feedback teach students to “identify the problems, remedy the deficiencies, reset their goals, and grow from their experiences,” according to psychologist Dr. Sylvia Rimm. Understanding the importance of this problem-solving process is beneficial to the general development of any child.
Amro's Keyboard Festival
Now that you’re aware of some of the benefits of music festival participation, let’s explore the unique features of Amro’s Keyboard Festival.
This year, we're upping the fun by giving away even more prizes and rewards! In addition to their check-in prize, certificate, and ribbon, students who reach new performance goals can also earn cash discounts toward the purchase of a new piano. We'll also have a fun mystery prize for the winner of our Halloween costume contest!
By completing one or more of these performance goals, your student will not only improve their playing skills, but will also help you save up to $1100* on a new piano. There's nothing like a new instrument to inspire your student to achieve even higher levels of performance. To register, visit our Fall KBF Registration Page. If you don't register online, you can print an application and submit it in person or you can scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is just $25! ($20 if you register by October 5.)
This year’s keyboard festival is going to be one for the books, so you don’t want to miss it! Click here to register online or print out a paper application. And as always, you can call the store with any questions at 901-323-8888.