August 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013 9:18 PM

GrandStaff Piano Studio End of Summer 2013 Piano We hope all of you have enjoyed a great summer! We are very pleased at how well everyone is doing. Summer was a good time to make a lot of progress. Important: Check the Sept. News for your Group Theory day and time. No lessons on Monday Sept.2 —Labor Day Fall Schedule Fall schedule begins Monday August 26th. Our Group Theory schedule remains the same: 2nd and 3rd Wed.@ 5:30 PM and the 3rd Sat.@ 2PM. KinderKeys—our Preschool Musical Kindergarten for ages 3-4-5 will begin Thursday Sept. 12th. Classes are limited so be sure to register now! Keyboard Adventures begins Thursday Sept. 12th at 5:00. Be sure to ask about this exciting group program for ages 5-6-7. This is a fun, interactive program for those younger children completing the KinderKeys program but not quite ready for one-on-one individual lessons-and for those students already 5, 6 or 7 who need an introductory program for piano and violin. Piano Explorer: Please include $12 per student with your Sept. tuition for Piano Explorer Magazine yearly subscriptions. Every student must have one for Group Theory. Thank you. Competitions The dates for Fall Competitions have been set. Please mark your calendars now and encourage your young person to press forward to be ready. Piano Performance Party: Sat. Nov.2nd @11:00 AM (K-1-2) Junior Div. Sat. Nov. 2nd @ 1 PM (Gr. 3-4-5) Senior Div. Sat. Nov. 16th @1 PM (Gr. 6-12) All events at Jacobs Music Hall, Willow Grove, Pa. (maps available). Ask your teacher about preparing a song. 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! 215-536-5147 Keyboard Adventures is an introductory piano method for groups of young beginners, ages 5-6-7, 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 semester of Keyboard Adventures consists of 12 weekly 60-minute group lessons. Fall Semester begins the second Thursday of September. Spring Semester begins the second Thursday in February. Keyboard Adventures is offered at the GrandStaff Piano Studio in Quakertown, Pa. (215-536-5147) on Thursday evening from 5 to 6 PM. Piano Lessons: KinderKeys KinderKeys is a program of pre-piano for 3 to 5 year-olds where children become familiar with the piano keyboard and the violin is also introduced. Each student receives an individual lesson at the piano and violin. Rhythm band, omnichord, Autoharp, BigFoot Piano, snacks and crafts are also included. Students have an action packed, fun-filled hour long class per week. There is a 12-week semester in the Fall and Spring each year. Classes are from 1 to 2 PM on Thursdays. Call Judy for more details! 215-536-5147 Fall Semester begins the second Thursday of September. Spring Semester begins the second Thursday in February. Students ages 5-6-7 enroll in our exciting Keyboard Adventures piano group program featuring fun keyboard lessons, interactive games, ensembles and more! call Judy at 215-536-5147