HAppy New Year

Saturday, December 31, 2016 2:33 PM

January 2017 Piano News Happy Healthy New Year 2017! 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! MLK Day YES-we are open and lessons will be held Monday Jan. 16th. Piano Lab On Wednesday evening, Dec. 28th, 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 Lab. 100 Day Challenge ends Thursday Jan 12th! The Pizza Party for those that successfully completed the challenge is Saturday Feb. 4th 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 9th. 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 9th 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! Nursing Homes We will continue to visit nursing homes/residential facilities and presenting programs to the patients and residents. They really appreciate young people performing for them. Please continue to participate and to practice your pieces for upcoming programs. Judy will let you know dates and times. 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 100 days? (For some it will be 400 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 2017! Make daily Piano practice a resolution! We love teaching your children! Judy and The Grand Staff