Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Miss Haley

Congratulations to Miss Haley!  Miss Haley played Beethoven's Ode to Joy for her music class at school last week.  Her class was learning about Beethoven and the class clapped the rhythm while Haley played.  Hooray for Haley!  We are all very proud of you! 

Miss Kendall

Please join me in a round of applause for Miss Kendall!  Kendall will be playing the role of Annie with a group of her friends in her school talent show skit.  She was also one of five students selected from her elementary school to perform in the area middle school day long SongFest.  Over 65 other students were not selected for this opportunity!  Congratulations Kendall we are very proud of you!  When Kendall is not playing the piano or performing on stage, she can be found taking dance classes, and playing with her younger sister and dog.

Miss Jaime

Congratulations to Miss Jaime for auditioning & earning the role of a squirrel in a local theater production of "A Year With Frog and Toad".  Miss Jaime recently performed the role of a doll in "The Christmas Doll" at this theater! 

When Jaime is not playing the piano or acting, she can be found playing with her pet gerbils she received for Christmas or playing with her brother & dog!

Best wishes Jaime!  We are VERY proud of you!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good Luck to Gabe & Aurora

Best wishes to Gabe & Aurora who will performing piano solos at their school talent show this Friday!  Good luck!  I am very proud of both of you!

Miss Aurora

Please join me in congratulating Miss Aurora for completing her Level B My First Piano Adventures Series.  Miss Aurora has already started to work on her Level C books and is looking forward to getting started in the Level 1 Red Books after that!  She has her eyes set on the goal!  When Miss Aurora is not playing the piano, she enjoys playing with her kitten (that Santa brought her), cheerleading and taking dance classes.  Congratulations Miss Aurora!

Credit & Debit Card Payments for Lessons!

Hello all!
Note-worthy Experiences is now accepting all major credit & debit cards for payments for lessons and recital fees!  Thanks to the Square App on my iPhone!  For more information, please contact me or go to www.squareup.com

Friday, January 21, 2011

Miss Jaime

Please join me in a huge round of applause for our Miss Jaime!  Jaime completed her Piano Adventures Level 1 Series (aka The Red Books).  She has already started to work on her next set of books!  Jaime is also preparing for performing in the annual Play A Thon and National Piano Guild Auditions.  Many of you will remember Jaime's incredible performances of "Carol of the Bells" and "Greensleeves" at our Winter Holiday Recital.  When Jaime is not busy playing the piano, she can be found playing soccer, playing her flute, performing in her school chime choir or spending time with her family.
Congratulations Miss Jaime!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday Super Stars!

Hello!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Like everyone, I have made a lengthy list of New Year's Resolutions!  I hope this finds you keeping all of yours, so far!

Yesterday was the first day back to work and school, or "reality" for many of you!  I was ready to get back to the Bordner Household Routine.

I was completely re-energized and excited to be back in the piano studio to do what I love - teaching piano lessons!  I was fully prepared to be met with students who were still recovering from the mega piano recital, and their holiday celebrations, who had not practiced over the break!  I was expecting for students to cancel their lessons at the last minute with crazy excuses.  I was expecting to hear students complain about how they don't want to work on their lesson & theory work and how they think it is boring and hard!

Guess what?  I WAS WRONG!  Instead, I was greeted by every student who was scheduled to be here!  These students who not only practiced, but many met the "Practice Jar" requirements & were eligible to be entered in the drawing!  These students were motivated & excited!  Some students set some goals & new year resolutions to achieve amazing things!  I taught lessons from 3:15 - 8:45 pm to students who were as excited as me to be working at the piano!  (Even Mr. Bordner came into the piano room late last night to practice - which is unheard of!) The energy that was created in the piano studio ignited a fire that has burned into today's lessons!  How long can we keep this fire burning?  Who wants to keep adding to this fire of energy & excitement?  What piano goals to you (or your student(s)) have for 2011?  Let me know so we can work on them together! 

FYI - Mr. Bordner says he is going to play "Carol of the Bells" at the 2011 Recital.  However, since he is still working on finding middle C, we may have to adapt this goal slightly!  Nonetheless, a goal is a goal!

I hope that 2011 brings you peace & joy!