SUMMER

Published: Jun 8, 2017  |   Category: Uncategorized


p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } Did you know that summer music lessons don't necessarily require lots of practice time? .....Read More


END OF THE YEAR and SUMMER INFORMATION

Published: Jun 8, 2017  |   Category: Studio Announcements


Regular lessons are scheduled through Saturday, June 11th (for those still needing to get in their 35 lessons this year). Additional makeup lesson times for the year are available in June. There is one monthly payment remaining in June (and one quarterly payment if you were paying every 3 months). That invoice was e-mailed yesterday. Just a reminder as to payments: Yearly tuition for 37 lessons is  divided equally into 10 months of payments, from September through June – this includes.....Read More


Happy Birthday Mozart!

Published: Jan 27, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


Twinkle, Twinkle Variations by Mozart: http://youtu.be/bOXdAa-G4bo  .....Read More


FREE Christmas Music available

Published: Nov 3, 2014  |   Category: Music Scores


This website has free christmas music downloads available, in a variety of levels. Check it out! http://www.susanparadis.com/christmas-music/ .....Read More


Updated Christmas Recital Information

Published: Nov 3, 2014  |   Category: Recitals


Our Christmas Recital will be held on Sunday, December 7th (this is a change from the 13th), from 3-6pm. There will be two or three separate recital times offered and more information about signing up will be coming soon. This is a fun recital - we set up the room cafe style, everyone brings a plate of Christmas goodies to share, and we get to sit and listen to great music! Looking forward to it. .....Read More


Halloween Music

Published: Oct 27, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Here is a link to a "scary" music playlist for the Halloween week. Choose the ones that you would like to listen to. I highly recommend the Bach and the Mussorgsky but the Star Wars March by John Williams is also fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVJD3dL4diY&list=PL2epX6Gu01jkNRcr0YzFFMKoMZYer8xDB   .....Read More


"Secret Word"

Published: Oct 9, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


For those students who are checking in for the secret word of the week - the word is "prestissimo". Bonus points if you can tell me what it means :) .....Read More


Bach's Invention 8 in three different styles

Published: May 7, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


It is oftentimes a good idea to listen to various artists playing the same composition. You can hear different styles and interpretations that you might not otherwise pick up on. Here is the Invention 8 in F Major by JS Bach (Baroque Era). See if you can hear the differences! Glenn Gould:   http://youtu.be/omsIpJ9Fwas Simone Dinnerstein:    http://youtu.be/uycrtxheE8A.....Read More


Salut Salon

Published: May 7, 2014  |   Category: Listening Assignments


These girls have way too much fun with their music! Enjoy! youtu.be/BKezUd_xw20 .....Read More


Good Article About the Value of Piano Lessons

Published: May 7, 2014  |   Category: Practice Tips


http://www.policymic.com/articles/87129/why-toughing-out-your-teenage-piano-lessons-were-actually-worth-it .....Read More


The Mission and How Great Thou Art - The Piano Guys

Published: May 7, 2014  |   Category: Listening Assignments


Here is a beautiful version of these two songs! http://youtu.be/CHV6BjuQOZQ .....Read More


The Piano Guys - Let it Go / Vivaldi's Winter

Published: Feb 20, 2014  |   Category: Listening Assignments


Awesome - they combine both works into one! http://youtu.be/6Dakd7EIgBE .....Read More


"Let it Go" from the movie Frozen

Published: Feb 18, 2014  |   Category: Listening Assignments


Here is a link to the African Tribalized Cover for Let it Go: http://youtu.be/DAJYk1jOhzk .....Read More


How to Help Your Child Practice

Published: Feb 16, 2014  |   Category: Practice Tips


This was a great article on practicing - helpful tips and ideas for motivation. http://www.nsmspiano.org/supporting-your-childs-practice/ .....Read More


Ice Music in Norway

Published: Feb 16, 2014  |   Category: Listening Assignments


Here is a link to the Ice Music: http://youtu.be/Al5jRHjYgrY This link goes into a little more detail about the making of the ice instruments: http://youtu.be/Hpfo7oNS1XY .....Read More


Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

Published: Feb 3, 2014  |   Category: Listening Assignments


Here is a link to piano performance of this work, played by Angela Hewitt. http://youtu.be/-ip64cG7gK4 .....Read More


"Winter" from The Four Seasons, by Antonio Vivaldi

Published: Jan 28, 2014  |   Category: Listening Assignments


Since we seem to be stuck in an eternally cold winter this month, I thought it would be fun to hear Vivaldi's take on winter. Notice that the violinist in this video is also the conductor. Enjoy! Here's the link: http://youtu.be/ve2rqERbeWo .....Read More