Saturday, February 28, 2009

Play A Thon Tomorrow

I just returned from the mall. The piano that the Note-worthy Experiences Students will be performing on is located near the Bon Ton Entrance, but closer to Payless Shoes & Famous Footwear. There are two benches & several chairs set up by a Young Chang Ebony Grand Piano. There is not a sound system set up at this location. Please check in at the Registration Table (Near GNC) 15 minutes prior to performing. All donations need to be submitted at the time of registration.
Thank you!
See you at the mall!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

a quote from a piano parent

Below is a quote from one of our piano parents. Please take the time to tour Martin Guitar in Nazareth if you have the time. It is in expensive & you can tour the museum with your tour ticket!

"Hi Renee!
Just wanted to tell you we went to the Martin guitar factory yesterday and it was so interesting! I’m glad you told us about it in one of your e-mails. The kids were really impressed (me, too!)."

Play A Thon...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!

Happy Birthday to our Miss Mackenzie & George Washington!

Happy President's Day!

The students are collecting donations for the Annual Play A Thon at the mall. If you would like your donation to be given to a particular student, I can handle that for you. If you would like your donation to be divided among the 15 students who are performing, I can handle that for you too!

To the students.... please time yourself playing your songs in order. Please plan on 10 minutes of music. The music does not need to be memorized. You MUST turn your donations in at the registration table before coming to the stage. Please check in with Tom at our stage area. I will be with the student who is performing during their allotted time.

I am working on setting up a Composition Class at a separate location. for all of our students who are in Level 1 books & beyond in elementary school (if there is an interest for older students - we can arrange a separate class). There will be a small fee. This class would take place on a Friday early evening in early spring. Please let me know if you are interested. Stay tuned for details.

I am working on setting up an Anatomy of the Piano class for our students, spouses and parents. The class would be taught by Peter Becker at Noble Art (you may follow their blog & visit their website). This class will take place on a weekend afternoon this early spring. This class will be free to our students. Please let me know if you are interested. Stay tuned for details.

I putting together a rough draft of a summer schedule. Please contact me if your lesson time needs to change.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Life at The Bordner House

On a really light note, (no pun intended here) last week I had three different students talk about staying here and/ or wanting to live at the Bordner House. I have never had a student mention this before; so I found it ironic. I am flattered that some of our students believe that the Bordner House is full of Hi 5's, Way to Go's, Stickers, Lollipops, Tootsie Rolls, Games, & Singing every time a page is turned! Please be assured the Bordner kids do have chores to do & they are NOT rewarded in such a manner EVERY time! Some things are simply expected here from our children :) I do believe our piano students should be rewarded & lessons here and it should be a ton of fun! If a student is having a great time, building their music theory knowledge, increasing their skills and building their self confidence, then I am doing my job! Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Weekend in Review...

I was fortunate enough to attend TWO piano lectures this weekend! I am excited to implement a few new ideas!
The first is a possible Composition Club. I would invite students who want to learn how to compose their own pieces & improve upon their current skills to join us for a group session. Perhaps we would do this 1 time only, quarterly or monthly or something along those lines.
The second is a class called "The Anatomy of a Piano" for our students & their parents.
Stay tuned!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Testing the ropes

Hello! I am completely overwhelmed by this whole process so bear with me. Please sign up to become a follower, AKA a performer or an understudy. I encourage you to check this regularly for updates regarding Note-worthy Experiences as the blog does not have the ability to e-mail each of you when there is a new post.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Hello Pianists & Families of Pianists!
Welcome to the Note-worthy Experiences Blog! This blog is currently "under construction". I will post various links to websites full of information that is helpful to you and your pianists. If you have any recommendations of sites you feel would be beneficial to the group, please let me know!