Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall Lessons Begin

It's the beginning of another exciting year at Cindy's Piano Studio. I have plans for two recitals with my studio this year:

an ensemble recital - students will play in groups of four, each will have their own part and instrument

a techno party recital - we'll use all the technology I can for this one: video, slideshow, orchestrations, keyboards, lights, camera, action!

There are three APT recitals also; however, I think we will only participate in the November 14th recital at Loyalton.

This year we will focus on nine composers, one each month. We'll listen to their music, read about their lives, and play some of their pieces.

I'm really looking forward to seeing all my students this week.

Happy Practicing!

Friday, September 11, 2009

A.P.T. Presents A Music Salon

I just returned from a wonderful evening filled with talented Chautauqua County area musicians. The program sponsored by Jamestown Association of Piano Teachers was held at the Sheldon House. The program included works by Joplin, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Haydn, Rachmaninoff and others. Area performers ranged from teachers to students to business professionals such as a chemist and a construction worker. This was the third program presented by A.P.T. Each year gets better and better. Ruth Dodds did a wonderful job of setting it up and made all the delicious desserts. Yea Ruth!

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