Hooray for having six new Kawai digital pianos delivered with care from Barrus Piano Movers. I highly recommend them. They’ll be back in October to move my grand piano!
Two sets of siblings. Here is the first set. I need to take another picture to complete the other set.
Congrats to all the students for taking a musical road trip this summer in my studio.
The following students got 7 souvenirs or higher!
I’ve been doing summer sessions outside. So far the two couples that come to each lunch in the pavilion are enjoying it, and so are the kiddos!
Wow! I forgot to post some fun photos from March to May! Aiden, Londyn, Maisie, Nathan, Ruby. Here they are!
Woo hoo, Aiden! Way to get through all those technique exercises. They also act as great sight reading passages.
Being able to say the music alphabet forward and backward and then saying it by skipping letters takes a lot of approaches. Here is Lilly doing the hand sandwich with her mom.
Smiling students that want to play the piano are my favorite! Welcome Gwen and Lilly!
This summer we all need to get away. Here’s my new challenge. Can’t wait for the students to bring back 5-8 souvenirs so I can give them their rewards at the end of the summer. Yes, I changed my room arrangement a bit. I moved the digital piano to the other wall for my sample class and I think I’ll keep it there for the summer!
Students choose their own activities to complete (or do all of them for a fabulous gift card!). Each of these musical souvenirs are actually a great way to review.
Here are the details. Stop along each street for musical souvenirs. Prizes increase for the number of souvenirs you collect over the summer.
5 musical souvenirs = candy bar -or- sticker pack
6 musical souvenirs = King size candy bar -or- bentcil
7 musical souvenirs = Texas Donut -or- $2 bill
8 musical souvenirs = $5 gift card of your choice!
Tempo Be able to put the 12 tempos in order from slowest to fastest
Dynamics Put the dynamics in order from ppp to fff
Composition Create a piece from your technic elements
Notes Pass two stages in Flashnote Derby
Music Periods Put the music periods in order from Medieval to Contemporary
Theory Triads, Intervals, Inversions, Scale Degree Names & more
Technic Pass three keys or patterns: scale, arpeggio, chords, folk song
Rhythm Complete three units in Rhythm Cups
I realized I never posted the winner of Sweet Keys last year (Summer 2019)! Here is a photo of last year’s summer challenge. Kait was the winner. She got to the end of the keyboard!