What is a Music Exchange?
Glad you asked! A Music Exchange is a local event in which student and teachers share music and learning experiences in a relaxed, low-key environment. While performance is crucial to the development and motivation of music students, recitals can be blindingly stressful – especially for the quiet types or the uninitiated.
The Music Exchange is an easy and welcoming environment to perform in. Friendships over music are built. And there are snacks! In addition to student performances, teachers are encouraged to perform as well as share ideas on learning and music. To help preserve the communal nature of the Music Exchange, no fee for participation is charged.
Where are the Music Exchanges Located?
The location will vary from event to event. Sign up here for our newsletter to keep up to date!
Most Music Exchanges occur in either a teacher’s studio or a volunteer student’s home. If you’d like to sign up to host, send us a note here.
How Can I Participate in a Music Exchange?
Students must be sponsored by a teacher in The Republic of Song. If your music teacher is not a member, please feel free to invite them here.
Music teachers on all instruments are welcome in The Republic. Joining is absolutely free, and benefits are abundant. From opportunities for your students to perform in a variety of environments to rubbing shoulders with colleagues in your local area, The Republic of Song is a place to build your studio and grow as a teacher and performer. From time to time we may ask for volunteers to manage or host a Music Exchange or submit content for the Republic of Song blog.
What is a Music Exchange Like?
Well, there is usually food. And plenty of students and teachers. Someone plays a piano piece they’ve been working on. Someone else sings… Depending on the event, students or teachers may vote on a student or number of students to represent their district at a festival or audition. At times teachers will give feedback on performances. But ALWAYS the atmosphere is positive and fun!
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