Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mister Trevor

Mister Trevor performed in our Winter Recital this year, marking his second performance in a row! This year he played "O Christmas Tree" and "Ode To Joy" for our audience. Trevor will be making his second appearance at our local mall's play a thon in Feburary! We are looking forward you another terrific performance by Trevor!

Miss Jaimeson

Miss Jaimeson played in our Winter Recital for the 2nd year in a row! This year she wowed our audience with the theme song from Beauty & the Beast and "Holly Jolly Christmas". Jaime will also be performing for us at the mall Play A Thon in February for her 2nd year in a row!!!! Way to go Jaime!

Miss Kendall

Good to Miss Kendall as she plays Christmas Carols for her entire music class at school today! At our Winter Recital, Miss Kendall played "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" for our audience. Miss Kendall was fortunate enough to have her grandparents fly in from out of state to be in the audience of our recital! Congratulations Kendall!

Madison & Fayth

Best wishes to Miss Madison & Miss Fayth and their basketball team! They are both playing basketball for our local township! Their first game was this past weekend! Unfortunately after many attempts I have not been able to post their adorable photos! Good luck girls & protect your beautiful piano playing hands!

Our Nursing Home Recital

Merry Christmas!

Part of the joy of the holiday season is giving & sharing! Last evening many of our students shared their musical talent by playing two holiday songs for the residents of a local nursing home! The staff of the facility provided us with a yummy pasta dinner! All of our students did a terrific job performing, dining & visiting with the residents. Our residents LOVED have our students visit & play the piano for them. MANY of them sang & hummed along while our students played.

Congratulations to the following students:
Matthew
Alison
Ilene
Fayth
Madison
Cole
Sophia F.
Carson
Emiliana
Lailany
Jaime W.
Antonio
Cristofero
Vincent
Grant
Ellie

A very special thank you to Antonio, Vincent & Cristofero who delivered beautiful poinsettas to several residents who won't be receiving many gifts or visitors on Christmas Day.

We are looking forward to sharing our musical talents with the residents again in the new year!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Miss Alison












Congratulations to Miss Alison for performing for performing in our Winter Recital. This year Alison entertained our audience with "The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Christmastime is Here" from Peanuts. Miss Alison has been taking piano lessons with Note-worthy Experiences for 2 1/2 years! Way to go Miss Alison!

Ellie & Grant

Miss Ellie performed "Ellie's Song About the Polar Express" for our audience before she fell asleep! (Such a big day for a 4 year old... earlier that day her entire ballet class performed for all of the parents!) Great job Ellie!

This year was Grant's 3rd year of performing in the Note-worthy Experiences Piano Recital. He played, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Deck The Halls" (without his glasses - oops!). Great job Grant! Next year remind your mom (me) to make sure you have your glasses!

Ellie & Sophia eating Lailany's cupcakes!


After our recital, all of our friends & families joined us for desserts & punch! Miss Lailany baked some terrific cupcakes in her free time when she wasn't preparing to play "Feliz Navidad" & "Away In The Manger" for our audience. As you can see in this photo, Sophia & Ellie truly enjoyed them! Thanks Lailany!

Miss Sophia

Miss Sophia entertained our audience with her performance of "Up On The Housetop" and "Go Tell It On The Mountain". This was her first performance and her first recital! Congratulations Miss Sophia - you did a terrific job!

Miss Emily


Miss Emily played "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" and "Carol of the Bells" at our third Annual Winter Recital. This was Emily's second performance in our recital. Emily did a terrific job! Thank you Emily!

Thank you to her parents for all of their help in making the arrangements with the church, setting up & cleaning up!

Fun Christmas Music Website

http://www.sundog.net/carolofthechins/flash/card.swf

Check out the link above for a little Christmas Fun! Try typing in Jingle Bell Rock, and then Happy Birthday for fun! Very cute!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of you!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cris, Vincent, Sydney, Matthew, & Grant

Congratulations to Cristofero, Vincent, Sydney, Matthew & Grant for doing a terrific job singing in their school Christmas Pageant last night! Great job everyone!

Mister Jimmy

Congratulations to Mister Jimmy for being the gracious winner of our Good Grades Drawing! This year was his first year of performing in our Winter Recital. Jimmy played "The Chipmunk Song" and "Frosty The Snowman". Way to go Jimmy!

Miss Julie

Hooray for Miss Julie! This year was Julie's 2nd year of performing in our Winter Recital. This year she played "What Child Is This" and "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" for all of us to enjoy!

Our pianists sing too!

Congratulations to Miss Alison, Miss Ericka & Miss Julie for doing a terrific job at your school Chorus Concert last week! We can't wait to see photos! Their concert was the same evening as our recital rehearsal - so these ladies had an evening filled with music!

Morgan & Jaime


Congratulations to Miss Morgan & Miss Jaime for doing a terrific job performing in the chime choir at their school pageant last evening! Way to go girls! Their chime choir has been very busy performing this Christmas season!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Miss Ilene


Miss Ilene performed Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring for our audience! Way to go!

Hooray for Isabella!


Miss Isabella played The Bells of Great Britain and O Come, O Come Emmanuel for all of us!

Proud Arden


Arden played The First Noel & Silver Bells for our audience! She did a terrific job!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Congrats to Miss Emily!

Congratulations to Miss Emily! She recently performed Carol of the Bells & Happy Holidays at a nursing home in New York State. Emily's friend and her younger sister also performed at the recital, both of whom are Emily's piano students! Hooray for doing a terrific job as a performer and a teacher!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 Winter Recital

Please join me in a huge round of applause for our 33 Note-worthy Experiences Students who performed in our 3rd Annual Winter Recital on Saturday! All of our students did a terrific job! Everyone looked terrific! I truly enjoyed celebrating all of our students accomplishments with their friends, families, neighbors & school teachers! The photo above is of all of our performers after they received their flowers, certificates. (& Christmas gifts from me!)

Congratulations to Jimmy for being the winner from our Good Grades Drawing! Jimmy won a $25 gift card to Blockbuster! Enjoy and have fun Jimmy!

Thank you to all of the students & performers for always trying your hardest! Thank you for moving outside of your comfort zones & trying new things! I am motivated to work hard for each & everyone of you! I appreciate the fact that all of you work hard at the piano when I ask you to!

Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to set up, clean up, greet guests, bake goodies, bring napkins, fold programs, line up performers & all other of the other countless tasks you did to make the event run perfectly!

Thank you to Emily's family for setting everything up with the church, handling the sound system, lights, tables, chairs, clean up, refreshment tables, loading & unloading my car as well as the other tasks you did to make my life so much easier!

Thank you to Jayne & Lesley for your hard work in getting each performer to the stage right on time!

Thank you to Jeanne for being my last minute assistant in passing out the flowers, certificates & Christmas gifts! (so Tom could keep holding our sleeping Ellie!)

Thank you to all of our piano families - it has been a pleasure to welcome you into our extended family!

Thank you to all of you for your support, encouragement & referrals this past year! It has been another amazing year!

Thank you to the parents for teaching your student & your entire family to love and appreciate music! As my daughter's ballet teacher says, "Without the fine arts, life is dull!"

Thank you to my parents for the countless number of music lessons, lesson books & sheet music! Thanks for making me practice even when I didn't want to! Thanks for all of the love & support!

Thank you to my grandparents for my piano - the greatest gift I have ever received from both of you!

Thank you to Tom, Grant & Ellie for understanding that the hours I spend at the keyboard (piano and computer) are worth it in the end!

Please feel free to leave your comments below and to post photos!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family!


Above is a photo of Tom, myself, Grant & Ellie after the recital!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thank you to Miss Sophia!

Thank you to Miss Sophia for the donation of festive 3-D Snowmen & fun 3-D Ladybug Stickers for all of our friends to earn when they complete their piano lessons! Everyone will love them!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you to Antonio, Vincent & Cris for the donation of the fun festive Christmas Stickers! All of our piano friends will enjoy earning them as we prepare for our recital in 12 days! Thank you boys!