60th Annual M.A.M.A. Festival in Lake of the Ozarks

Last weekend (July 28-31) two LMS students traveled to Lake Ozark, Missouri to participate in the 60th Annual MidAmerica Music Association Festival. Nathan and Mahathi have spent the last 6 months preparing to play at this adjudicated event. It was my honor and privilege to help them prepare their piano solos and support them at the festival.

The festival was a smashing success! Both students received Superior ratings (95% or above) on their piano solos and went home with trophies. I am so proud of my students! Continue reading

ENROLLING NOW: Summer Piano Enrichment Workshops

This summer Eric Newlin  is joining our studio to teach three piano workshops: Piano Improvisation, Creative Composition, and Learning to Play by Ear.

Workshops like these will enhance student creativity and music-making confidence in piano lessons. They are especially good for students who want to try an additional approach to learning piano, need an extra challenge, or need help taking the next step musically. With these skills, kids will be able to play favorite tunes by ear, understand harmony, jam with a friend, and understand music more intuitively. 

Enrollment is still open for our Creative Composition workshop. Continue reading

OMTA Solo Festival 2016

This year a record number of over 250 students participated in OMTA’s Solo Festival at Bell Cultural Events Center. Entries included piano, voice, harp, orchestra and band instrumentalists. I am proud of my students who participated! Many received superior ratings on their performances and theory quizzes, and a few even had perfect scores!

Festivals like this one are a wonderful way for students to recognize their potential and be acknowledged for their hard work and practice. Students will receive their medals and ribbons at our Spring Piano Recital on April 3rd.

For information on other upcoming events, check out our Studio Calendar.