Saturday, September 17, 2016

Welcome to the Zoo!

2016-17 Studio Theme

We are off on a great adventure!

Jay's mother donated some old zoo books to the studio. They are a great read while you wait. Want to know an interesting fact about an animal? Ask this guy! He's read them all already!

Prize cards are tech-savvy this year. Use a smart phone QR code reader to reveal your prize!

As our zookeepers make their rounds on the zoo map, they will find special tasks hidden along the path. We'll have fun with rhythm projects, composition, note reading games, ear training, sight reading, learning how to play from lead sheets, and so much more!

2016 Spring Recital

Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirate's Recital for ME!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Pirate's Life For Me!

2015-2016 Studio Theme

The Piano Bench students are searching for buried treasure this year! The 2015-2016 studio  year was kicked off with a great group lesson filled with pirate games and fun.

Arrrr Matey! A Bass Clef Spy Glass! 
A Music Symbols Treasure Hunt!
Game courtesy of

We spent a few minutes updating our
assignment binders for the new year.
Don't Eat Pete!

Scale building with moving boxes.

The Treasure Map
Students each colored their own ship at the group lesson. These were laminated and placed around the map in groups to begin their journey to find buried treasure.  

Once a student sails to an island's "X", they received a card.
Each island's prize card was printed using a business 
card templateStudents then head to the scratching station to  
discover their prize. The kids love the scratch off prize cards. Look here for how to make:

Friday, October 30, 2015

2015 Spring Music at the Movies Recital

Tuning before the recital!
What a fun recital! Students prepared movie theme music and wowed the crowd!
Certificates, Awards, and Prizes... Oh MY!

All students were on the big screen at the spring recital!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

 How to motivate your child to practice is the age old
question for every parent of a budding

Coming to a music lesson once a week gives the teacher time to teach, but it isn't enough for a student to learn the new concepts taught. Learning happens at home. Encourage practice at home by creating fun family involvement in the learning process.

Here is an example of what an exciting week of practice at home might look like (scan midway down the page).

2014 Spring Recital

Love seeing the confident smiles of students after a successful performance, the culmination of weeks of learning and polishing their recital songs.

Love the smiles of the audience as they beam in the accomplishments of their musicians.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Final week of Festival preparations!  You can do it!