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More Creative Composing

Monday, April 1, 2019 by Lisa Barwell | Composing

Creative Composing for Piano

Spring 2019


Students have been continuing to compose ( check out our previous blog about this here ). They are progressing through their quests to help Sage and Kip; we're eagerly waiting to see the next part of each story! See our latest videos below and read a summary of the story-lines for each book.

Students are always excited to follow Sage on her quest to rescue her father in 'Brave Sage and the Magical Motives.' Sage's father, the king, has been kidnapped and Sage has to rescue him! She encounters obstacles along the way that she overcomes by composing motives (short melodies) to complete each piece. Enjoy watching:


After completing the 'Brave Sage' book, students move up to the next level in the series, "Castaway Kip and the Magical Motives." Kip has been shipwrecked on an island and has to gather the parts of his ship in order to put it back together again. He meets several interesting creatures along the way. Enjoy watching:


We love to create video projects here in the studio! Please subscribe to the new studio YouTube channel and stay up to date with what we're doing!

St. Patrick's Day Fun!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Lisa Barwell | Games

Fun for St. Patrick's Day!

March 2019

I love using themed games to make review time more fun! Celebrating St. Patrick's Day was a great excuse to pull out several games to help us practice music concepts.









These students are reviewing note reading, music symbol recognition, keyboard geography, and writing notes on the staff.















It's so exciting for me to see my students grow to their full potential while having fun!

Federation Festival

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Lisa Barwell | Federation Festival

Federation Festival

February 22-23, 2019

Sixteen Lily Music Studio students performed at the annual Federation Festival this year! They all did a wonderful job preparing for this event and represented our studio well. Events like these bring such a sense of accomplishment and are worth the effort of learning, polishing, and memorizing several pieces of music. These students will have fond memories of this for years to come!

This event is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. You can find out more about this organization here. They offer many opportunities to students, including performance and scholarship opportunities.