Please consider joining Music Star Studios this Sunday, April 24, 2016 as we present our Spring 2016 recital!
Every spring Music Star Studios hosts a spring studio recital for all of our students. This year we will present our spring recital on Sunday, April 24. Close to 40 of our students will present songs they have been diligently working on for months. Every year when recital season rolls around I have clients ask if their child is "ready" to perform in our recital; or if they "should" perform in the recital. And my answer is always the same; I encourage every one of my studens who feels comfortable to participate. Even those who don't feel the most comfortable I encourage :)
One of my goals in beginning piano lessons is to identify the Right (high) and Left (low) side of the piano. (Accomplished via the Bird vs. Bear method) After this skill is mastered, my next step is to start introducing the keys. In a perfect world, I would like my beginner student (5 or 6) to be able to play a song after their first lesson.
Practicing: Not One-Size-Fits-All For the next two weeks, our studio is running its annual “We Love to Practice” practice contest. We encourage all of our students to rack up as many practicing minutes as they can and those who practice the most are rewarded with gift cards. Practicing is the most discussed subject in conversations...
Are you looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life? Are you trying to cut down on STUFF this holiday season? Presents and gifts don't have to always be things or toys. This holiday season, why not give someone the experience and joy of music lessons! Here are a few reasons why music lessons make great gifts!
Getting a child through music lessons can be a trying time. Like a lot of disciplines, being successful in music means putting in a lot of time and effort in the beginning foundational stages. You, as the parent, have to plant musical seeds and provide for them if you want to reap the musical blessings later. Here are a few ways you can help plant and nurture your child's musical talent.
On this day in 1997, John Denver died when the handmade experimental airplane he was pilotying ran out of gas and crashed off the coast of Monterey Bay, CA. The 53 year old performer had 15 song on Billboards top 40 pop chart at the time of his death. Of these 15, 10 reached the number one position on either the Adult Contemporary or Country charts.