January 2020

Happy New Year!  2020 is off to a great start with our studies of Mozart.  Our students' favorite songs include: A Little Night Music, Horn Call, Sonata in C Major, and Minuet from Don Juan.  Our composer for February will be Gioachino Rossini, whose birthday was February 29, 1792.  Studio song selections include: Barber of Seville and Overture to  William Tell.  Our spring recital will take place on May 16th.  

Dec. 2019

     It was so exciting to have our largest recital day so far.  Thirty-three students played and more than 120 people attended our winter recital.  Thanks again to all of our students for their wonderful performances and to all of the parents for their support.  Looking forward to another amazing year of music with all of you.  

     Starting in January, piano lessons will be $35 per half hour class.  During 2020, we will celebrate a famous composer's birthday each month where students will be invited to select sheet music by the featured musician.  Our composer for January is Mozart, whose birthday was January 27, 1756.  Our studio song selections by Mozart include: Air, Minuet, Theme from Clarinet Concerto, Kyrie Eleison, and Sonata in C Major.  

     Our Art Classes will resume Tuesday, January 7th from 5:30-6:15.  There are still a couple enrollment spots available, so please let me know if your child would like to join our art class.  We will study a famous artist each month during the art classes.  Our artist for January is Paul Cezanne whose birthday was January 19, 1839.  

     I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students: Anna, Ava, Kennedi, Luke, Jack, and Austin.

Sept./Oct. 2019

Dear Parents,

     Our music and arts semester is off to a great start!  It's wonderful to have a full roster of piano students, fun-filled art classes taking place each week (Tuesdays 5:30-6:15), and voice lessons starting this month.  I am delighted to share the Full Voice Curriculum with all of the students who have requested voice lessons.  I look forward to enrolling and singing with all students who are interested.  

     Special thanks to Nolan and Preston's mom, Stephanie, for writing an online review of my piano lessons.  I appreciate your kind support very much.  I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students: Emerson, Sophie, and Chloe and a warm welcome back to returning students: Vaeda, Fenella, and Henry.  Congratulations to Ethan for accomplishing 1st Chair in Tuba performance.  

     I would like to kindly request for all piano students to complete a 1 page questionnaire regarding their musical interests and goals.  Please return the survey by September 25th.  

     There are a couple of new paintings in the online art gallery.  Just click on the Art Gallery tab and scroll down to see my most recent works.  I am always happy to paint any landscapes, nature studies etc. if you would like to bring a photo from your travels, vacations etc. 

     

 

 

 

 

Coil Pot Making

Applying slip between the coils

Using clay tools to form the shape of the pot

Fun-filled Art Class every Tues. 5:30-6:15

call (972-523-8851) to enroll your child in this exciting class 

Voice Lessons

>now offered in addition to piano

>This dynamic curriculum includes singing, ear training, technical exercises, rhythm reading, theory, sight singing. performance assessments, and more

>please call to schedule the joy of singing for your child (972-523-8851)

>both individual and group lessons available

July/Aug. 2019

Dear Parents,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer.  It's hard to believe there are just a few weeks of summer vacation left.  I am excited to see all of our returning students, to continue the great progress with our year round students, and to set musical goals with every pianist for the fall semester.   I will distribute a 1-page survey to all students  during August.   Special thanks to Bella and Enzo's mom for referring her friends and to Nathaniel and John David's mom for writing a Facebook review, and to Glorianna and Evelyn's dad for helping me set up Cash app, Venmo, and Zelle payment options.  I appreciate your kind support very much.  We also have a credit card payment option which includes a 3% convenience fee.   

 

I would like to welcome our new students: Jett, Tanner, Vihaan, Yanella, Yelena, Leanna, Katelynn, Patrick, Nolan, Preston, and Celeste.  Our fall recital will take place Saturday, December 14th during the afternoon.   I am delighted to announce a new art class starting in August on Tuesdays from 5:15-6:00 pm.  During the art class, students will enjoy drawing with conte, pencil, pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, and painting with watercolors and acrylics.  There are still a couple openings left in the art class, so please let me know if you would like to enroll your child in the art class.   I have posted a couple pictures from the Spring recital for your enjoyment.

Art Class: Drawing & Painting

Starting August 20th

Tuesdays 5:15-6:00 pm

Call now to reserve your child's spot

April 2019

 

 

 

 

February 2019

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to our next recital, Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 pm.  We will finalize our song selections by the end of February.  It is my pleasure to get the  songs that my students love to play.  I can get the following supplementary books on levels 1-5: Popular, Classics, Favorites, Kid's Songs, Rock 'n Roll, Jazz and Blues, and Hymns as well as any specific song requests.  If you like to browse websites that have free sheet music and recordings of each piece, I recommend makingmusicfun.net (which has music listed in levels 1-5) and musescore.com (which has a vast array of songs from easy to advanced).  Please let me know if there is any special music that you would like me to purchase for your child.  Thank you for the joy of sharing music with your child.  Happy Valentine's Day! 

Dear Parents,

Happy Spring!  I am delighted that all of our students are doing a great job preparing for the Spring Recital, which will take place Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 and 2:30 at my home studio.  I will send an evite in a couple weeks to confirm the number of participants and attendees.  Special thanks to all of our students and their families for contributing to our best concert day ever.  I would like to extend a warm welcome to my new students who have joined since our last recital: Vaeda, Kynzie, Thaman, Redit, Grayson, Richie, Alena, Cash, Evan, Kiara, Rylee, Aaron, Abhi, Faith, Catherine, Pratish, Evelyn, and welcome back to Gloriana.  Thank you to Gloriana's mom for referring your family members, to Richie's mom for writing a review, to Ethan's mom and Gino's mom for referring friends, and to Sofia's mom for the facebook recommendation.  I appreciate your kind support very much.

December 2018

Dear Students and Parents,

Thank you for a wonderful winter piano recital.  We had 24 students perform in 2 recital sessions, with over 100 attendees, making it our largest concert day so far.  The children enjoyed performing holiday songs, contemporary selections, their own compositions, and an array of other songs from their choosing.  Here are a few photos and videos from our winter recital:  

August 2018

I am delighted to have all of my students resuming their piano lessons this month.  Special thanks to all of the families who have referred my piano lessons to their friends and colleagues.  I appreciate your continued support very much.  We are looking forward to a fun-filled musical semester.  Please let me know if there is any new music that your child would like to play in addition to the method books and current repertoire.  A few iPad apps that may be beneficial for sight reading include: Flash note derby, Music for Little Mozarts, Hear It-Note It, and Flashcardlet.  Our next recital will take place Saturday, December 8th during the afternoon.  Here are a few pictures from the Spring Recital.  Special thanks to the parents who sent them since our camera experienced technical difficulties.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please enjoy Ethan's new song that he recently composed:

 

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