Friday, November 30, 2012

Commission of Disabilities

I have officially become a member of the Town of Sudbury Commission of Disabilities!  I was invited to serve on the commission early this fall, and have enjoyed it ever since!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Dreams

When I was a little girl, I used to dream of me playing Christmas carols on a grand piano near a warm fire in a fireplace and the glow of a Christmas tree while my family sang along...

That sounds lovely, right?  Well, our house is not decorated for Christmas.  In fact, I am in the process of un-decorating from Thanksgiving.  See below for my excuse.

(We just returned from a fabulous long weekend in NYC where we took in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the balloons being inflated the night before the parade.  My family and I saw "The Christmas Story" on Broadway in addition to shopping, dining and touring the Museum of Natural History and the Central Park Zoo.)

But with that said, I had a glimpse of that dream coming true.  I sat at the grand piano and played Christmas carols while our Ellie sang along.  She was simply having a great time.  I was thrilled.

Later in the day, Grant decided to practice his songs at the grand piano.  Ah, I was thrilled that he was practicing without me begging or pleading with him.  While he played, my family came into the piano room.  Soon after everyone was singing while Grant played Christmas carols!  Even our dog sat near the piano bench and watched!  I was an emotional mess inside but continued to sing along!  It was simply a priceless moment!  My dream was always for me to be playing - it had not occurred to me how beautiful and even better it would be if my own children played!  WOW!  I like this new concept better than my old dream!  ;)

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Welcome to our newest piano family members!

Our Note-worthy Experiences Piano Family would like to extend a warm welcome to Stacie, Katelyn, and Spyros to our studio!  I am looking forward to working with all of you at the piano!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holiday Music

As a child and an adult my FAVORITE music to play has been Christmas music. I have been known to play Christmas music in the summer. I enjoy Thanksgiving and what the holiday means, but I can't wait each year to start playing my Christmas music. I used to wait to play holiday music with my students until after Halloween. Then as our recitals grew into larger productions, I started earlier. This year I started in mid November and that feels about right. I want my students to be able to play several Hanukah or Christmas songs before the holiday with their families. Now that the beautiful holiday of Thanksgiving is over & my favorite season of the year, autumn... Bring on the holiday music!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Trivia

Did you know that President's Nixon and Truman played the piano??

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Week!  My family and I have so much to be thankful for every year!  This year has been a year of emotional highs and lows for all of us.  However, at the of it all we still have a lot to be thankful for!  I am thankful everyday for my Note-worthy Experiences piano family!  I am thankful that my students and families welcome me into their families to help them with their music.  It is truly an honor and privilege for me!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sudbury Community Center

Sudbury Residents - check your mailbox!  Look for the Sudbury Parks & Recreation Book, especially pages 15 & 17!  I am thrilled to be teaching a parent / child interactive sensory music making class for preschoolers with special needs!  I am also thrilled to offer piano lessons in my studio through too!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Music humor

Why did Mozart get rid of his chickens???

They kept saying, "Bach, Bach, Bach!"

Come on you know you giggled a little!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Did you know??

That the average medium size piano has about 230 strings,
each string having about 165 pounds of tension,
with the combined pull of all strings equaling approximately eighteen tons!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thought for the day...

“To compose music, all you have to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of” – Robert Schumann