Friday, October 18, 2013

Miss Lydia

Please join me in a huge round of applause for Miss Lydia!  Miss Lydia completed her Primer Level Piano Adventures Books this week!  Lydia has already started to work from her Level 1 "Red" Books!  Lydia has worked extremely hard to accomplish this goal and she is very proud! 

When Miss Lydia is not playing the piano, she enjoys figure skating, field hockey and soccer.  She also likes to play with her neighbor friend, make Rainbow Loom bracelets (you can see a few of her creations in the photo below) and play piano games on her IPad. 

CONGRATULATIONS LYDIA!  I am very proud of you!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Is Music the Key to Success?

This article was sent to me by one of my adult students.  I found it to be an very interesting article.  Is music the common thread? 

I often tell my students that if playing the piano was easy, then everyone would know how to play!  I tell my students that if performing and recording was easy then everyone would do it and no one would pay money to see and hear live and recorded performances.  Students usually give me a grin and go back to their work at the piano.  

Read on and tell me what you think.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/opinion/sunday/is-music-the-key-to-success.html?_r=0

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Congratulations to Susan

Please join me in a huge round of applause for our student, Susan.  Susan was our studio winner for locating the most "Play Me I'm Yours" Street Pianos of Boston display.  Susan was the student who located the most pianos and sent me photos of her with them!  I think Susan and her daughter had a lot of fun with this contest!  Congratulations Susan for winning a free thirty minute piano lesson!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Looking for a piano

Are you looking for a used piano?  Do you know someone who is?  Check out this website.  You can type in your zip code, type of piano, etc.  There are MANY pianos for sale near me.  Now the question is where can I put all of these pianos that are so well priced?  :)  Just kidding - I only have room for the two that I have.
 
http://www.used-piano-sale.com/

Monday, October 14, 2013

More on Music Theory

Here is another link to an article about the importance of music theory.  I will step off of my soap box now, I must go into the piano room and prepare for teaching my piano students about theory!  ;)

http://bgmusicweb.com/t-music-theory.aspx

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Music Theory

I am frequently asked if I teach students about music theory.  I am often asked why I teach music theory.  Here is an article that might help you understand why I do what I do in lessons.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Why-Every-Musician-Should-Learn-Music-Theory&id=6789721

Friday, October 11, 2013

Piano & technology

Hello!
I am looking for YOUR ideas on fun apps, YouTube videos, etc. that can help students with note recognition, basic theory and general fun.  I have a few that I really like and I am using them more often in the piano studio.  Let me know which ones you prefer!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Improving Memory

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/music-lessons-improve-kids-brain-development-memory-study-1.600098

Let me know what you think of this above link about improving brain development and memory.

Friday, October 4, 2013

How to help children practice

Hello all!

I just read this article and found some ideas that I am going to try with my own children.  Let me know if you try any of these and let me know the results. 

http://www.teachpianotoday.com/2013/10/02/15-ways-to-fill-your-childs-piano-practice-tank/

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Miss Gracie





Please join me in a big round of applause for Miss Gracie!  Miss Gracie completed her Primer Level 1 Piano Adventures Series last evening.  She has already started to work on her Level 1 "Red" books.  Her family is having a brand new piano delivered to her home today.  Miss Gracie loves being a kindergartener, drawing, soccer and gymnastics.  Gracie also enjoys spending time with her younger brothers.  Gracie has performed in two nursing home recitals.  She will be preparing for another nursing home recital and the Annual Winter Holiday Recital very soon!  CONGRATULATIONS GRACIE!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Miss Isabella

Note-worthy Experiences is thrilled to announce that Miss Isabella will be joining our piano family this week.  I cannot wait to get started at the piano with her!  Please join me in a warm welcome to Isabella.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Improving Reading Skills

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090316075843.htm

Here is an interesting link to a study about improving reading skills.  What do you think??