GrandStaff piano Newsletter
Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:34 PM
Welcome all new students! We are pleased to have you join our musical family! We hope all of you have enjoyed a great summer! We are very pleased at how well everyone is doing. Summer is a good time to make a lot of progress.Important! Make note of your new Group Theory day and time and exciting Fall events coming up!No lessons on Monday Sept. 5th—Labor Day Fall ScheduleFall schedule begins Monday August 29th. Our Group Theory schedule remains almost the same: 2nd and 3rd Wed. @ 5:30 PM and the 3rd Saturday @ 1PM. (Please note change!)KinderKeys—our 12 week Preschool Musical Kindergarten will begin Thursday Sept. 15th at 1 PM. Classes are limited so be sure to register now!Keyboard Adventures begins Thursday Sept. 15th at 5:00. Be sure to ask about this exciting 12 week group program for ages 5-6-7. It is a delightfully fun, interactive program for those younger children completing the KinderKeys program but not quite ready for one-on-one individual lessons.Piano Explorer: Please include $10 per student with your Sept. tuition for Piano Explorer Magazine yearly subscriptions. Every student must have one for Group Theory. Thank you!Competitions Ask your teacher about preparing a song for our Fall competitions in November.Welcome Mr. Paul McIntyre—our new Violin/Viola instructor. Mr. McIntyre is highly qualified and has a love for teaching young and older musicians. He is a graduate of Liberty University, and has training from Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He will be replacing Mrs.Joanne Lee who is leaving to be a full-time mom. We appreciate Mrs. Lee’s service and dedication. Thank You for allowing us to have a part in your children’s music education. We love teaching them! Judy and the GrandStaff Keyboard Adventures Interactive Group Piano lessons for ages 5-6-7 215-536-5147 145 Quakers Way Quakertown, Pa. 18951 Keyboard Adventures Grandstaffpiano.com 215-536-5147 Keyboard Adventures is an introductory method for small groups of young beginners, ages 5-7, and is an exciting, new alternative to private piano instruction. Lessons present a balance of singing, moving, drumming, writing, and reading activities-together with playing at the keyboard. Keyboard Adventures is carefully planned and sequenced to meet the developmental needs of the students. The small group of children will learn a collection of songs with associated activities. Singing will encourage tonal development as well as establish a keyboard repertoire. Moving and drumming activities will establish the body as a rhythmic instrument. Keyboard activities will establish technique, repertoire, and application of a musical personality. A 12-week semester of Keyboard Adventures consists of 60-minute group lessons. The registration fee of $35 covers the cost of materials and is non-refundable. The tuition fee for the twelve-week Keyboard Adventures semester is $195. Keyboard Adventures is offered at the GrandStaff Piano Studio in Quakertown, Pa. KinderKeysKinderkeys—A division of The GrandStaff Piano Studio Quakertown, Pa. 18951 (215-536-5147) KinderKeys is a program of pre-piano and pre-violin for 3 to 5 year-olds where children become familiar with the violin and the piano keyboard. At KinderKeys, each student learns: •Tempo markings, dynamics, time signatures, note values, and how to identify and appreciate many orchestra instruments. Each student receives an individual lesson at the piano and violin. Each student learns rhythm with the rhythm band, metronome, Omnichord,and MusicMaker harp. Every student participates in interactive, “hands on” music activities on the giant “Big-Foot Keyboard”. (This large floor keyboard makes animal sounds, plays songs, plays notes, and ”speaks”!) Students have an action packed, fun-filled one hour class per week-plus crafts and snacks!.There is a 12-week semester in the Fall and Spring each year! Early registration is strongly recommended since our enrollment is limited. Please call Judy for more information.