Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 1, 2015 6:23 PM

January 2015 Piano News Happy Healthy New Year 2015! We hope each of you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and wonder if perhaps your young person had an opportunity to play the piano at some gatherings or celebrations. All of us at Grand Staff Studio want to thank you for all the gifts and cards and well wishes that you so sweetly and generously bestowed upon us! Breaking News Flash: We will be chartering a Coach Bus to take us all to the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia on Wed. August 5th to attend a concert featuring “THE PIANO GUYS”. The performance is at 7:30—we will leave Quakertown around 4:15 PM and get back around 11 PM. More details later. If interested, let Judy know ASAP please-only 50 seats available! MLK Day YES-we are open and lessons will be held Monday Jan. 19th. Piano Lab On Tuesday evening, Dec. 30th, the Adult Labs celebrated a year of successful study with ensemble pieces and several solos. It was very well attended and provided a sense of accomplishment. We had a wonderful time! Thank you so much for your support! All of you brought such delicious refreshments. If you would like to be a part of the fun, ask Judy about joining the Labs. 100 Day Challenge ends Thursday Jan 15th! The Pizza Party for those that successfully completed the challenge is Saturday Feb. 7th at 1 PM. Remember there were 5 “built-in” days for illness or vacations. Let Mrs. Clark or your teacher know if you will be attending. There will be pizza, games, and prizes! KinderKeys Our Spring Semester of KinderKeys begins Thursday February 12th. If you are thinking of enrolling, ask for our information packet. KinderKeys is pre-piano for 3 to 5-year olds and meets Thursdays at 1 PM. Keyboard Adventures- our interactive group program for 5-6-7 year olds begins Thursday Feb 12th at 5 PM. Space is limited so contact Judy ASAP! Snow Alert! Our policy for bad weather is simply this: We are always here and usually open. If you can get here safely, we will teach-but please use your good judgment about safety and road conditions. Our tuition system is set up so that you can miss four lessons per year and still have not lost any time that you’ve paid for. We want your child here safely! Now that your student is back in school, please establish a specific time in the day for piano practice. Let’s continue the Challenge. Can we get to 200 days!!! Anything that is done “hit or miss” usually ends up being a failure. Your child’s success at piano depends on help from you with practice scheduling. As we’ve said before, after supper is a good time. Give them your attention as a listener or helper if they will allow. This kind of time spent with your child really pays off. Let’s press forward with our goal of being ready for Spring Competitions with some well-prepared, beautiful music. Important! Be sure your young person is listening and doing the workbooks in the Music Wonderful Music series every week, either before or after their weekly lesson. A famous quote about practice: “What we Hope to do with Ease, we must first Learn to do with Diligence”.Thank you for your efforts on behalf of your child. We appreciate your help and support. “We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams!” Happy and Healthy New Year 2015! Make daily Piano practice a resolution! We love teaching your children! Judy and The Grand Staff