Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mister Trevor

Please join me in a round of applause for Mister Trevor!  Trevor completed the Level C Books of the My First Piano Adventures Series yesterday!  He already started working from his Level 1 "Red" Books last week!  Trevor is currently preparing to perform in front of the National Piano Guild Judge in May for the very first time!  Trevor works very hard at the piano and I know he will do a terrific job!  Trevor will also be performing at the local nursing home in April.  When Trevor is not playing the piano, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family!  Congratulations Trevor!

This week so far...

Thank you to all 19 of our Monday and Tuesday students for understanding that my Ellen was ill with a terrible stomach bug.  Our cleaning lady was here yesterday morning.  So I think we are in the clear and planning another night of terrific lessons!

Congratulations to our Wednesday students!  Everyone was here and on all time for all of the lessons!  All of the students worked very hard last night and made me VERY proud!  (I think I need jelly beans out all of the time as a motivator!)

Congratulations to all 18 of our students who are preparing to perform in front of the National Piano Guild Judge for getting off to a great start!  All 18 of our students are working away on their songs!  These students put their heart & soul into this.  They work on the same songs for WEEKS and  HOURS each week!  This can be very frustrating for some students, it is truly hard work.  As a father of a student said last night, "No pain, no gain.".  Well the gain in the instance is INCREDIBLE!  So if you know a pianist preparing for this major musical milestone - please keep encouraging them along the way!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Miss McKenna

Please join me in congratulating Miss McKenna for completing her Primer Level Piano Adventures Series Books this evening!  She has already started to work on her Level 1 "Red Books". McKenna has been playing the piano since this fall.  She performed in our Winter Holiday Recital.  In addition to playing the piano, Miss McKenna enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her family.  HOORAY for McKenna!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Miss Emily

Please join me in applauding Miss Emily!  Miss Emily completed her level 3B "Green Books" Piano Adventures Series today!  Miss Emily is currently preparing to perform for the 2nd year in a row before the National Piano Guild Judge.  Emily did a terrific job last year & we know she will do the same this year.  She recently performed several piano solos & a duet with her younger sister at the local mall for the Play A Thon.  When Emily is not playing the piano, she can be found at karate, Spanish Class, her poetry group, numerous church activities and with her family.  Congratulations Miss Emily!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mister Billy

Please join me in a round of applause for Mister Billy!  Billy completed his Level 2B "Orange" Piano Adventures Series Books last evening!  He has already started to work from his 3A "Green" Books!  Billy has recently resumed lessons with Note-worthy Experiences again after moving away with his family and now back again.  Since Billy has been back in the piano studio, he is more motivated than ever to complete his lesson books!  When Billy is not playing the piano, he can be found cheering on his favorite Philadelphia Pro Sports Teams, the Eagles & the Phillies!  Congratulations Billy!  We are very proud of you!

Mister Matthew

Congratulations to Mister Matthew!  Matthew completed his Level 1 "Red" Piano Adventures Books yesterday!  He has already started to work on his Level 2A Books!  Matthew is currently preparing for his first audition before the National Piano Guild Judge this spring!  He is also looking forward to his upcoming birthday and the start of baseball season.  When Matthew is not playing the piano he can be found on the football field, basketball court, a cub scout event or swimming in his backyard with his family and friends!  Way to go Matthew, we are very proud of you!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Miss Danielle

Please join me in a huge round of applause for Miss Danielle!  Danielle played "A Clair de la Lune" on the piano for her music class last week!  Her classmates enjoyed the performance!  Hooray for Danielle!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mister Jonathan

Please join me in congratulating Mister Jonathan on completing his Level 2A Piano Adventures Series of books!  He has already started working on his Level 2B "Orange" Books.  Jonathan recently performed in the Play A Thon and is preparing to audition before the National Piano Guild Judge this spring!  He has also recently earned the "Arrow of Light" with his Cub Scout Pack.  When Jonathan is not practicing the piano, he enjoys playing video games.  Hooray for Jonathan!