Last weekend I held my annual end-of-the-year Awards Recital. At this recital, my students finally receive the awards they've been working on all year.
In my studio I have several awards that my students can earn. In September, they set goals for the year by choosing which awards they want to work toward earning. Then they begin work to achieve those goals by June. In this post I will highlight 3 awards offered in my studio.
Shown above are my "Blue Ribbon Practice Awards". Each week at the end of the student's lesson, I rate their ability to demonstrate their home practice on their assignment from the previous week. The student earns a rating between 1 and 5 (the student receives the same number of beads for their practice chain). Students who receive a 4 or 5 rating each week for the whole academic year earn the Blue Ribbon Practice Award.