Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Piano New Year's Resolutions

Do you have any New Year's Resolutions?  Did you write them down?  Do any of them have anything to do with practicing the piano or accomplishing a new piece? 

Friday, December 27, 2013

How Do Electric Pianos Work?

Every wonder how an electric piano works?  Click here to find out more...

http://www.ehow.com/video_7309621_electric-piano-work_.html

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!  Enjoy the day!  For me, nothing helps me reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas more than the beautiful classic Christmas Carols. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Best Wishes and Good Luck!

Best wishes and good luck to all of our Note-worthy Experiences Students who will be performing in our Annual Winter Holiday Recital!  I am super proud of each and every one of you!  Now is the time to shine!  Now is the time to show off what you have learned!  Now is the time to enjoy the spotlight!  Now is the time to celebrate!  This is the perfect way to end the year!  The studio will be closed following the recital until January! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Miss Katherine and Miss Rachel

Congratulations to Miss Katherine and Miss Rachel for successfully auditioning and performing in "The Nutcracker" with your dance studios!  I am excited to see photos from your many performances!!

Miss Annabel

Best wishes to Miss Annabel!  Annabel is playing "Alouette" for her entire school today at the school meeting!  Hooray for Annabel!

Miss Gracie

Congratulations to Miss Gracie!  Gracie recently played "Jingle Bells" and "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" for her entire kindergarten class.  Gracie was very proud to tell me all about it!  Way to go Gracie!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Miss Jaime

Please join me in a huge round of applause for Miss Jaime!  Miss Jaime completed her level 2B books last week.  Miss Jaime has been taking lessons with Note-worthy Experiences for many years.  Jaime now has lessons via Skype.  When Jaime is not playing the piano, she can be found playing her saxophone, violin or performing in a school play.  She also works on her school newspaper.  Jaime also enjoys spending time her family and pets.  Congratulations Jaime!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Birthday to Beethoven!

Happy Birthday to Ludwig van Beethoven!  Ludwig was born on December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany and lived until March 26, 1827.  By the age of seven, Ludwig was playing the organ, piano and violin.  At age twelve, he started composing his own works. 

What is your favorite Beethoven work?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nursing Home Recital

Congratulations to all of our students who played their songs at the local nursing home on Friday evening!
Avi, Charlie, Max, Jonathan, Joseph, Serena, Stacie, Gracie, Taylor, Ellie and Grant did a fantastic job!  The residents loved it!  Many residents and staff members sang along!
Thank you to those students and parents who joined me for frozen yogurt after the recital!  It was fun to celebrate with all of you!

1 WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is it!  This is the final week for students to polish up their performance skills!  Our recital is in one week!  This week is "Bring Your Favorite Stuffed Animal / Doll Week".  Our students' stuffed animals will serve as our audience as our students prepare for our big event!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Miss Helen

Please join me in a huge warm welcome to Miss Helen as she joins our Note-worthy Experiences Piano Family!
Helen has been teaching herself how to play the piano in her free time!
I am excited to work with Helen at the piano very soon!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Miss Adelyn

Thank you to Miss Adelyn for creating an adorable paper penguin ornament for our Christmas Tree in our piano room!  I LOVE it!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Only 2 weeks left!

What are your favorite songs of the holiday season?  What pieces put you in the holiday spirit?  In TWO weeks our students will delight our audience with a variety of festive pieces.  Will a student perform your favorite piece???

Friday, December 6, 2013

How does a piano work?

How does the piano actually work?   Click here to learn more!

http://www.ehow.com/video_7309619_do-pianos-work_.html

Sunday, December 1, 2013

3 weeks and counting!

We have just three weeks left until our biggest event of the year!  Our Note-worthy Experiences tradition has been to have our most advanced school aged students perform at the end of the recital.  Who will be the last three performers this year?