Sunday, July 26, 2009

The 3rd Annual Note-worthy Experiences Winter Recital

Drum roll please.....

It is official! We have a date & location for our 3rd Annual Note-worthy Experiences Winter Recital! For details, please refer the e-mail newsletter.

For me, preparing for this event is truly a lot of fun! (I guess that is why I start working on it so early!) I love watching the students do their very best on a grand piano in front of their friends and family! I love seeing everyone dressed up in their holiday best! I love watching them accomplish something that they once thought was impossible. I love watching them take their applause's with pride! I love watching them come back to the front to receive their certificates, flowers & gifts with a look of relief on their faces! (Relief that I am not asking them to play their songs ONE MORE TIME!) However, my absolute favorite part of the event is watching the faces of the parents & spouses beam with pride when their student is performing & they are taking all of those photos! That is the priceless part of the event! I know the students can do it! I get to see their excitement at the bench during lessons & rehearsals, but I don't usually see the reactions of the parents & spouses until the recital! I guess it is a lot like those who prefer to watch the groom at a wedding when the bride comes down the aisle!?!

Thank you in advance for making our 2009 Recital simply the best!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

On-line piano lessons

Hello Pianists & Families!

In the past 2 years of teaching piano lessons, I have had several students who have enjoyed learning to play songs via "you tube". Our talented, Miss Kaleigh recommends the instructor on this this video clip. This instructor has a website with more pop songs. He mentions his website several times within the video. If you are interested, check it out! Have fun!

Please feel free to pass along your favorite websites & I will pass them on to our group!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Miss Aurora

Please join me in congratulating Miss Aurora! Miss Aurora just completed her My First Piano Adventure Level 1 Lesson & Writing Books yesterday! Aurora is looking forward to starting her blue books next week! Miss Aurora has performed at our Winter Recital! Hooray for Aurora! Please congratulate her when you see her!

Miss Danita

Please join me in a huge round of applause for Miss Danita! Danita successfully completed her Primer Level Lesson, Theory and Performance Books! Miss Danita is looking forward to working in her red books! Miss Danita has participated in our Winter Recital and at the nursing home. Please congratulate her when you see her!

Happy Birthday!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Note-worthy Experiences! We have had a wonderful 2 years full of fun and learning! Thank you to all of you for all of your support and encouragement! I am looking forward to creating many more fun memories at my piano bench! I am excited to prepare for many more recitals, Play A Thons, competitions and festivals!