Thursday, July 31, 2014

Master Jonathan

Please join me in congratulating Master Jonathan!  Jonathan completed his Primer Level Piano Adventures Series last evening!  He has already started to work out of his Level 1 Piano Adventures Series, which is also known as the red books!  Jonathan has performed in several nursing home recitals and one Winter Holiday Recital.  When he is not playing the piano, Jonathan enjoys playing outside, break dancing and playing with his two dogs.  He also enjoys playing on his soccer and lacrosse teams.  HOORAY for Jonathan!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Master Max

Please join me in a HUGE round of applause for Master Max!  Max completed his Primer Level Piano Adventures Series yesterday!  He has already started working out of his Level 1 Books which are also known as the Red Books.  Max has performed in one Winter Holiday Recital and several nursing home recitals.  When Max is not busy playing the piano, he can be found playing with his two younger brothers and younger sister.  Max also enjoys playing baseball, tennis and with Legos.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Preparing for a performance...

 I am often asked why I offer so many activities for students.  I offer group classes, nursing home recitals, formal winter recitals, personal in home recitals, Piano Guild and piano parties.  I offer these as an opportunity for students to participate in IF they choose to do so.  I believe that the more opportunities students have to perform in front of others the easier it becomes as students learn how to deal with all of the emotions and stresses of performing in a variety of settings.  Below is a link to a great article about overcoming performance anxieties.  Please check it out.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Additional thoughts on practicing...

I read A LOT about pianos and teaching.  I like to read about to teach and how to coach students towards independence at home.  Below is a link to a great article about the important of practice even if it is for a short increment of time.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Miss Alexa

Please join me in a warm welcome to Miss Alexa who will be joining our Note-worthy Experiences Family today as a new student.  I am really excited to work with Alexa at the piano!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!  Play "Happy Birthday" or your favorite patriotic song today!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What is good for you?

We all know we should eat a well balanced diet and exercise for our physical and mental health.  Have you ever thought about how important playing the piano is for your health?  Read below...