Thursday, October 19, 2017

Welcome Quinn!

Cindy's Piano Studio welcomes Quinn to the Bemus Point studio this year.  Quinn is nine years old.  She said she wants to take piano lessons because it seems really, really fun!  I hope that it remains really, really fun for her during her whole life.  Quinn has a Yamaha 88-key, touch sensitive keyboard at home with a metronome even!

Quinn likes to play soccer, tennis, and do horseback riding also.  She is in the fourth grade.

Welcome, Quinn!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

APT Festival Participants

Congratulations to 

Eliza Dawes, Mallory Lohnes, Gloria and Lillian Marsh.

They all participated in the Association of Piano Teachers Festival this year and received excellent marks and comments.  They all played in the recital that followed and played very well.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Practice Chains

What are these paper circles? Practice chains! Last week students taped a chain of 7 links to their piano. Each day they practiced they tore off a link and brought the remaining links to their lesson this week. There were a few who practiced all 7 days and so no links from them. One more week to see who gets ice cream after the recital. Several are already qualified! Yum yum

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Another Successful Recital

Congratulations, Alex, on a successful End-of-Book Recital.  This second one really shows the progress you have made at the piano.  Great Job!

Alex played ten pieces today from Hal Leonard Piano Lessons Book 2.  They included:

Jig, Pop, Inspector Hound, A Little Latin, Quiet Thoughts, Brass Fanfare, Watercolors, Carmen's Tune, and Ode to Joy.

She let me play three duets with her!  And, she played three pieces with the Midi orchestration.

Excellent job.  Here's a one-minute video snapshot.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

New Student Andee

Cindy's Piano Studio Bemus Point welcomes Andee to piano lessons.

Seven-year-old Andee started piano lessons on January 5, 2017.  She just wanted something to do! She is involved in 4H and gymnastics but needed more activity in her life.  Andee is learning piano with the Alfred Premier method and we are using Piano Maestro a lot as well.  She has learned so much already.  I look forward to seeing what we will do together at the piano.  Welcome, Andee!

Mallory's First End-of-Book Recital a Success!

Congratulations, Mallory, on successfully completing your first End-of-Book Recital this weekend.

Mallory had her first End-of-Book recital at her home last night.  She had about 20 people standing and listening and clapping.  What an awesome memory we made.  
Here's her invitation and program.  She even let me participate with a duet!  Awesome job, Mallory!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Piano Student, Jax

Cindy's Piano Studio welcomes Jax to the Bemus Point studio

Cindy's Piano Studio welcomed Jax to piano lessons on January 4, 2017.  Jax just turned five years old.  Jax will be using the Faber's My First Piano Adventures to begin with.  During his first lesson he learned about the "great pose" which just means he learned how to sit at the piano.  In the picture he is balancing Tweety on his head for 10 seconds.  He did a great job and Tweety didn't have to fly off because he never dropped him even when I asked him to turn his head towards the camera!