Thursday, July 1, 2010


Yeah! Summer is here. School is out!  "No more lessons, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks!"  That includes piano teachers!  Ah, not really.  I don't give dirty looks; well, not often anyways!  Summer, a wonderful time to spend with family. 

Unfortunately, most students don't spend much, if any, time at the piano and so when lessons start up again in the Fall (if they haven't totally lost interest), we have to spend a lot of time reviewing concepts before we can proceed.

You can help change this by prompting your child to "visit" the piano at least two or three times a week during the summer.  Some students will have a big assignment to complete over the summer, such as:
  •  preparing an 'end-of-book' recital for the Fall,
  •  learning a new piece of sheet music to be played at a recital in the Fall,
  •  reviewing part of the book so that the concepts remain fresh.
Summer vacation should be a great and refreshing time for all the family.  It is a refreshing time for me as a teacher.  When we start back in the Fall, I will be fresh and ready with new ideas for making music at the piano fun!