Friday, June 17, 2016

Sometimes Students Make Me Laugh

Kenny is one of those students who make me glad I'm a piano teacher.  He makes me laugh and enjoy my time with him.

Kenny said, "I like this song because I like sharps."
Kenny said, "Today's lesson was lovely!"

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Students of the Month for May - Dani and Taj

Congratulations to Dani and Taj for being picked as May's Students of the Month.

This is Dani's first time so here is her interview and tip.

What do you like to do for fun? Go to Midway Park and ride the spinning ride.  It feels like you will bump into the other cars.

What do you hate to do?  Go to school and do reading chapter books and then write about it; especially the writing part.

What’s the best part of piano lessons? Working towards recital.

Whats the worst part of piano lessons? Playing songs I don't like because they are hard, like the Lily Pad.

What music are you listening to (that’s not piano lesson)? The pop song, Give it to me.

What is your tip for beginners? Don't play when the teacher is talking. lol. I love this one!

Taj's second tip for beginners is to always look at the music and not your hands because then you won't make mistakes.  Good tip, Taj!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Student Brag

I love to brag on my students!

Sydney came to her lesson last week and said, "Oh yeah, I got 100% on my xylophone playing test.  I had to play the Bb, Eb, Ab, F, C, and chromatic scales."!!  100%!  That is awesome!  It's because of piano that she is doing so well and enjoying playing in her school band.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Bryan's End-of-Book Success

Congratulations, Bryan!

Bryan had his first End-of-Book recital on last weekend.  It was in a beautiful location by the lake. Sadie, the dog, loved his last piece and came up to be with him as he played. He had his parents, grandparents, and even some neighbors in the audience.  Bryan played all ten of his pieces from memory.  Good job, Bryan!