Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Lisa Barwell | Recitals
The last week of lessons before Christmas break is always a festive one. Everyone is excited for the holiday so what better time to pull out more games to play? We had a lot of fun playing “Wintervals” (reviewing intervals on the keyboard), “Note Nabber” (reading notes on the staff), and more!
This week was also full of preparation for our Christmas recital on December 17. The students’ hard work paid off because they performed beautifully! Good job, students!
Saturday, December 10, 2016 by Lisa Barwell | Composing
Wow! We’ve reached the end of our fun composing workbook for piano by Andrea and Trevor Dow called, “Brave Sage and the Magical Motives.” Students had so much fun reading the rhymes and playing the pieces. And they learned composing tools along the way as they assisted Sage in rescuing her captured father! Enjoy listening to our final video, “I’m the King of Music.”
We also had fun playing games this week! Students learned more about the music alphabet, read notes on the staff and keyboard, practiced recognizing primary chords, and speed read intervals as we reviewed theory in a fun way.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 by Lisa Barwell | Recitals
Here is our latest video from our fun composing workbook for piano by Andrea and Trevor Dow called, “Brave Sage and the Magical Motives.” This week, Sage made it past a slippery snake on her quest to free her captured father. Enjoy listening to “Look Into My Eyes.”
Twelve students recorded for Piano Studios Unite this week in addition to the seven from last week! It was a great performance experience and we’re looking forward to hearing other students from around the world play, too!
This was a week of achievement for several students. Isaac was the first student this semester to learn 30 piano pieces, another student showed me his impressive practice log from Thanksgiving Break, and others completed their practice charts and earned prizes! Awesome!