Grandstaff Newsletter

Sunday, April 3, 2016 4:09 PM

April is CD Month! Play a song at Group and get a CD or Composer Statuette! • Piano Performance Party and Competitions: Please take special note of changes to our Competitions dates, times and place! Senior Division Competition (Grades 6 thru 12) is Sat. May 14th at 1:00 PM at Jacobs Music Hall, Willow GrovePiano Performance Party (Preschool through 2nd Grade) is Sat. May 21st at 11:00 AM at Jacobs Music Hall, Willow GroveJunior Division Competition (Grades 3-4-5) is Sat. May 21st at 1 PM at Jacobs Music Hall, Willow Grove Be sure to join us for this exciting day of beautiful music. Competition is a “dress-up” occasion. Shirts with collars for the young gentlemen (ties preferred); conservative dresses for the young ladies. Thank you for your cooperation! Each performer will need three copies of their songs with the measures numbered. Bring the copies to Competition. You give one copy to each judge. There is an $8.00 fee per song that helps to pay our judges. Please include with April or May tuition. Come early to warm up on the big piano and avoid the last second rush. Our Competitions are well attended but there will be seating for many visitors. So invite all your friends, neighbors, relatives—there will be lots of room and refreshments! Important Summer Changes: Please note that there will be NO Saturday Group in May due to the Competitions. Also remember there is no Group Theory in the 3 Summer months of June-July-Aug.—so be very faithful to attend your group these months of April and Wednesdays in May.. KinderKeys—our Preschool Musical Kindergarten for ages 3-4-5 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 group program for ages 5-6-7. This is our fun, interactive program for those younger children who are not quite ready for one-on-one individual lessons. 100 Day Challenge! Be sure to look in the MARCH Piano Explorer Magazine for the names of those who completed the 100, 200 and 300 day Challenge!! Summer is a time when great progress can be made at Piano with no school responsibilities. More practice time is available and young people need good ways to fill in free time. Plan on having fun at the piano this summer! Choose a challenging Competition piece as a project to motivate and occupy idle time. Music is exciting and fulfilling. Be a part of it!Thank you for your support and confidence in us. Enjoy the warmer weather!Happy Springtime to all! Judy and the GrandStaff GrandStaff Piano Studio SPRING 2016 KinderKeys NEWS Our little students have been so eager and enthusiastic to learn that we have accomplished a lot this semester. They had lots of fun as they learned many musical concepts on many various instruments and in many different ways. At KinderKeys class, each student received a piano lesson and a violin lesson. We read stories, listen to CD’s, and watched videos that encourage our interest in music and musical instruments, terminology and technology. Encourage your little person to tell you all about the many experiences at each class. Perhaps they can demonstrate at your piano at home what they are learning about the keyboard and sing some of the songs they are singing about music. Please note: Our KinderKeys Program semester will conclude on Thursday April 28th Discounts for early Fall registration will be through Friday June 3rd. We do not offer a summer term because of vacations, etc. but our Fall Semester will begin Thursday, September 15th. Please mark your calendars now. Important: Our enrollment is limited, so early registration is a must. We are enclosing a registration brochure for everyone. As always, if you pay for the semester in advance by Friday June 3rd, you save the registration & materials fee. The $195 semester fee is required to register for Fall. Thanks. We hope to see you back in the Fall. KinderKeys is one the most productive, beneficial programs anywhere for pre-piano study. Our best endorsement is “word-of-mouth”. Thank you for your confidence in us