Friday, March 9, 2012

Rhythm Contest

Prize:  $25 Erie Zoo Gift Certificate

Dates of Contest:  March 15 – May 31

Prize given on May 31st at end of lesson

How to Win Points:                                                   

1 point for every day you practice 10 minutes (or more).            

1 point for having assigned theory book pages complete            

1 point for writing letter names and dynamics on weekly rhythm sheet

1 point for clapping and counting each line on weekly rhythm sheet correctly 

1 point for playing each line correctly using your letter names and dynamics

Check studio wall posters for scores.

Waking Up Sleeping Beauty

Sarah, an adult piano student, before playing Sleeping Beauty Waltz informed me that Sleeping Beauty woke up a couple of times this week during her practice.  My students are just toooo funny!

Rewards of Piano Teaching

Piano teaching can be so fun and rewarding a lot of the time.  This week an adult student before playing Persian Market said, "This was fun. I enjoyed doing this one."  I love those comments.  I feel like I'm achieving my goal of making music at the piano fun and enjoyable for my students.  I feel it should be a time to express themselves in music.  What a joy!