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Our Spring Recital was held this year on May 16th at Schmitt Music in Overland Park. My students who participated in this year’s OMTA Solo Festival were presented with the medals and ribbons they earned during our awards ceremony. Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day! You already know that today is for showing you care for the ones you love, but did you know that this month is the perfect time to “share the love” of music too? Continue reading
Every student deserves quality instruction. What does “quality instruction” mean? In the context of music lessons, I believe it can be defined by instruction that provides the kinds of opportunities each student needs to learn, grow, and thrive both musically and personally. It means the best equipment, technology, teaching methods, resources and learning environment that work together to make piano lessons a fun way to reach a well-rounded understanding of music. My studio has the following 4 items that support each student’s unique journey to success in music. I believe the following sets my studio apart from other instructors in the area. Continue reading
Learning music doesn’t just happen at the piano bench or sitting behind a music book. Music is by nature personal, interactive, and ought to be fun.
What are your best memories of making or enjoying music? I know mine are when I could sing or play with others, and when how much fun I was having took precedence over how difficult the learning may have been. Think about going to a musical, a concert, or recital. If there isn’t one single moment that makes you smile, was it worth going?
I love to enrich music lessons with movement, games, and fun activities, especially for young students. The importance of play in learning cannot be overlooked! As an added bonus, children just plain have more fun in their private lessons. And who can say ‘No’ to that when their child is fully engaged with the content and is mastering concepts at a surprisingly quick pace?