Monday, October 20, 2014

Meet our Voice Instructor, Stephen D'Amico

I am thrilled to welcome Stephen D'Amico as our Voice Instructor to our Note-worthy Experiences Family! Stephen will begin lessons next week, please contact Renee for more information.

Lyric baritone, Stephen D’Amico is a graduate of New England Conservatory who holds his bachelors of music in Vocal Performance with a concentration in Music in Education. Specializing in bel canto and musical theatre, he believes in a healthy, sustainable vocal technique founded in breath and full-body awareness in order to lay the foundation for a diverse range of musical endeavors. He was showcased in his senior year at NEC aiding in weekly vocal studio classes in which he helped prepare students for recitals, auditions, and competitions. After completing course and fieldwork in choral conduction and advanced vocal pedagogy for the MIE concentration, Stephen has experience leading both small ensemble and private studio instruction. In addition, he worked at the Wang YMCA’s MuiscLAUNCH! program where he constructed and taught weekly classes in early childhood music education fundamentals including sight-singing, ear training, solfege, and music theory. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Attention Piano Parent...

Teach Piano Today is one of my favorites to  follow.  I really enjoyed this post and believe it makes an interesting point about the "Music Play Zone".  All of our families are extremely busy these days and I think the car seat is a great opportunity for learning (after all, it is a spot that my own kids have spent A LOT of time).

Please take the time to check it out for yourself.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Miss Sarah

Please join me in a huge round of applause for Miss Sarah!  Sarah recently completed her Level 1 Piano Adventures Books.  She has already started to work out of her Level 2 Books.  When Sarah is not playing the piano, she enjoys soccer, softball, skiing, ice skating, dancing, and drawing.  Hip Hip Hooray for Sarah!

Master Avi

Please join me in congratulating Master Avi!  Avi completed his Level A My First Piano Adventures Books yesterday.  He is excited to begin the Level B set!  When Avi is not playing the piano, he enjoys swimming, playing with play dough, tennis, lacrosse, football, and pillow fights!  Hooray for Avi!  I am very proud of you!

Monday, September 8, 2014

First Annual Welcome Back Party / Class

 Yesterday was our First Annual Welcome Back Party / Class!  All of our students had a fabulous time getting reacquainted with their piano friends and making new piano friends!  Everyone had pizza, popcorn, pretzels.  I don't think anyone had any carrot sticks though. 

Everyone listened to me talk about our piano schedule of events and performances for the rest of the year.  The students also learned about performing!  Students also learned about a new piano app that they can use during lessons and at home.
 Each student performed their two favorite pieces that they worked on over the summer.
Leo opted to perform a duet he worked on with me!  It was a lot of fun!  When the learning and performing was over, everyone had cookies and popsicles!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Miss Gracie

Please join me in a round of applause for Miss Gracie!  Gracie completed her Level 1 "Red" Piano Adventures Series last evening.  She has already started to work out of her Level 2 "Blue" Books.  When Gracie is not busy playing the piano, she enjoys playing chess, poker, gymnastics, tennis, soccer, and snow skiing.  Congratulations Miss Gracie!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Miss Evelyn

Please join me in a big welcome to Miss Evelyn.  Evelyn will be joining our Note-worthy Experiences Family soon.  I am super excited to get started at the piano with her.