Thursday, January 29, 2015

Private Eye Workshop #3 - Famous Pianist Episode

12 students crowded into my home studio on Sunday as we solved the mystery of the musical instrument.  It was the oboe!  And, we started a new mystery of the famous pianist.  We watched videos of Van Cliburn and Victor Borge.

The workshop helped us learn how to be better performers and we critiqued everyone on their approach to the piano.

Their bows.

Their ability to play loud and soft.

And whether they listened to the music in their heads before playing.  I'm hoping it sticks with them for a lifetime!

We ended with cookies and pop.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Student of the Month - December

Congratulations Alex! You have been chosen as Student of the Month for December.  Alex has been taking piano lessons since October 2013.  Here's her interview:

What do you like to do for fun?  Play with friends, especially tag.
What's your favorite toy?  Frozen dolls, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Cristoff in castle.
What do you hate to do? be interupted by my brother, Ben.
What’s the best part of piano lessons? playing games and doing races.
What's the worst part of piano lessons? Nothing!
What music are you listening to (that’s not piano lesson)? Let It Go, all Frozen music.

Now you know a little bit about Alex, our December Student of the Month.