Congratulations to Ryan! He recently completed his Level 2A (Blue Books) Piano Adventures "Dance of the Irish" was his favorite song he worked on. Green is his favorite color and cheese pizza is his favorite food. When Ryan is not busy playing the piano, he enjoys playing on swings, baseball, soccer, swimming, diving off the high dive, tennis, tae kwon do and playing with his puppy, Murphy. When Ryan is older, he would like to become a professional musician! Ryan has performed in every Winter Holiday Recital and Spring Recital since he started taking lessons. He is also a member of the Piano Guild. Way to go Ryan!
My heart is full! I received a message from Teodora's mother with this photo today! Teodora gave a piano concert to her extended family while visiting them in Europe. Thanks for sharing and safe travels!
Congratulations to Miss Kaylan! She recently completed her Level 2B "Orange Books" Piano Adventures Series! She is already working out of the 3A Green Books! Blue is her favorite color while chocolate and noodles are her favorite foods! When asked about her favorite recent pieces to play she listed, "Turkish March", "Down By the Bay", "Auld Lang Syne", "Beach Party", "This Is My Planet Earth", "In My Red Convertible" and this was before she opened her classics book! When Kaylan is not playing the piano, she enjoys reading fiction, softball and swimming. When she is older she would like to become a teacher at her elementary school. Kaylan has performed on the piano at her school meeting, nursing home recitals, studio pizza parties, Winter Holiday Recitals and Spring Recitals. She is also a member of the Piano Guild and the 100 Days of Consecutive Practice Club. Kaylan is also a graduate of the Advanced Theory Class. Kaylan, we are incredibly proud of you!
Congratulations to all of our Note-worthy Experiences Graduates!
Note-worthy Experiences wishes all of our college, high school, middle school, elementary school, kindergarten and preschool graduates the very best! A big shout out to our former Note-worthy Experiences students in PA who I do not get to see in person but I enjoy staying in touch with all of you.
We wish you all the very best and hope that music continues to be an important part of your lives!
Hooray for Shaun! Shaun recently completed Piano Pronto's Movement 2 Book. He is already working from the Movement 3 book! Shaun's favorite pieces to play were "March Militaire" and "Grand Old Flag". Hibachi food is his favorite cuisine while magenta is his favorite color. Shaun would like to be an astro physicist or an astronomer someday. When he is not playing the piano he enjoys playing outside with his friends, playing video games, flag football and baseball. Shaun has performed at many of our recitals and we are looking forward to his next performance! Shaun is also a member of the National Piano Guild.
Please join me in a round of applause for Miss Teodora! She recently completed her Primer Level Piano Adventures Series. "Frankenstein" and "Grandmother" were her favorite pieces to play from the series. Purple is her favorite color and vanilla ice cream is her favorite food! When Teodora is an adult, she would like to be a doctor and a singer. When she is not busy playing the piano, she enjoys competitive ice skating, Girl Scouts, Serbian Folk dancing, playing with her dolls and reading "Princess Pony" books. Teodora has already performed at our Winter Holiday Recital and our Spring Recital! We cannot wait to hear what she will perform next!
Congratulations to Miss Celina! She recently completed her Primer Level Piano Adventures Series! Her favorite pieces to play were "Twinkle, Twinkle", and "Yankee Doodle". Pasta with cheese is her favorite food while pink is her favorite color. When Celina is not busy playing the piano, she enjoys swimming, drawing, reading "Fancy Nancy" books, and horseback riding. When Celina is older she would like to become a teacher. She has already performed at a nursing home recital and we are looking forward to hearing her perform again soon!
We have all heard about how learning to play a musical instrument can help children increase their math skills, vocabulary, etc. There are studies out there about how playing a musical instrument can help older adults with confusion and dementia. Self esteem and confidence are also skills we know musicians develop. Here is a study a link to learn about how music can help ease hearing loss! Check it out for yourself!