Sunday, November 30, 2014

Master Max

Congratulations to Master Max!  Max played both of his Winter Holiday Recital songs for his entire music class at school last week.  According to Max his entire class clapped, cheered and gave silent cheers!  He said the best part was when the class clapped.  Hooray for Max!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Master Andrew

Congratulations to Master Andrew!  Andrew played "This Your Land Is Your Land" on the piano for his entire class at school last week.  Andrew said that everyone clapped for him and enjoyed it!  Way to go Andrew!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mae and The Dragon

Thank you to Annabel and Celeste!  They shared with me the two part story of "Mae and the Dragon" from their issue of "Spider Magazine".  It is a fascinating story about a piano student who discovers a dragon living outside of her piano teacher's home.  I cannot wait for Annabel and Celeste to bring me their next issue to find out what happens next!  We will leave a copy of this story in the piano room if you are interested in this story too!  Stay tuned for more updates!  I wonder if I have a dragon living in the trees behind my house?!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Best wishes!

Best wishes to Celeste, Lucy P. and Bridget who will performing in different shows of a local production of "Hairspray" today!

Best wishes to Susan who will be performing with a local choral group the "Bach Christmas Oratorio: Choruses, Arias and Chorales" today!

Best wishes to Rachel and Lucy C. who are performing in a local production of "The Nutcracker" this season!

I am so incredibly proud of our talented students and all that they accomplish!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

 Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Note-worthy Experiences to you!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Master Michael

Please join me in welcoming Michael to our Note-worthy Experiences Family!  I am looking forward to working with Michael at the piano!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Miss Jaime

Best wishes to Miss Jaime!  Jaime will be performing "Lunar Eclipse" from memory at her school fundraiser at a local bookstore on Monday!  "Lunar Eclipse" is Jaime's current favorite piece!  Good luck Jaime and send us photos!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Miss Annie

Please join Stephen and I as we warmly welcome Miss Annie to the Note-worthy Experiences Family!  Annie will begin piano lessons with myself today and voice lessons with Stephen tomorrow!  We are thrilled that Annie has selected us to assist her in exploring her musical talents!  Welcome Annie!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Miss Kaylan

Please join me in welcoming Miss Kaylan as our newest piano student!  I am super excited to begin lessons with her!

Miss Lucy

Please join me in a warm welcome to Miss Lucy who will be joining our Note-worthy Experiences Family this week!  I am looking forward to working with Lucy at the piano!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Stickers and more stickers!

Thank you to Ryan, Celeste and Annabel for the recent donations of A LOT of fun stickers!  Our students have had a fantastic time earning them and picking them out!  Thank you so much for generously sharing with our music family!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Miss Lexie

Please join me in a HUGE round of applause for Miss Lexie!  Lexie performed Bach's Toccata and Fuge in D minor for her entire school on Halloween from memory!  Congratulations!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Master Ryan

Please join me in a huge round of applause for Master Ryan!  He completed his Primer Level Series of Piano Adventures books last evening!  He has already started to work on his Level 1 "Red" Books.  Ryan is currently preparing for his first Winter Holiday Recital.  His favorite song from his lesson books is "Bugle Boys".  When Ryan is not playing the piano or working on the Piano Maestro App, he can be found at Cub Scouts, soccer or tae kwon do.  Ryan also enjoys reading and his favorite author is Mo Willems.  Master Ryan's favorite food is pizza while his favorite colors are gold, silver and green.  Congratulations Ryan!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Please welcome our Percussion Instructor, Carl

Please join me in a warm welcome to Mister Carl, our Percussion Instructor! 

Carl is a full-time, professional musician (percussionist) who lives in the Boston area.   He has been a percussion and Drum Set educator in the Boston area since he graduated from Berklee College of Music.  Carl has performed in The All State Orchestra (CT) during High School as well as the All New England Orchestra during his first years at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) before transferring and finishing his degree at Berklee.  Carl has worked within various styled groups around Boston including, Rock, Jazz (big band, small combo), Funk, Blues, R&B, and has been a musician in the Pit Band for many well-known musicals.  Some aspiring artists he has worked with include Phil Ayoub, Vanessa Kafka, Zen Carnival.  He is currently the Drummer for Echo.And.Drake, an Indie Rock band which has recently been featured in Paste Magazine as well as American Songwriter.   Carl’s role as a teacher is to create as much of a positive blend of education with an exciting musical environment, incorporating the latest contemporary music while also applying a broad scope of traditional styles (world music), along with exercises and strategies for developing a well-rounded musical experience, and assisting the student become as self-reliant as possible over time.