October 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017 12:53 PM

                       GrandStaff Piano Studio

                                       OCTOBER 2017  Piano News

                                         www.grandstaffpiano.com

Many exciting events are coming up soon so please read your Newsletter carefully and mark your calendar.  First of course is Group Theory.  Plan ahead, so that if you have a conflict, you may attend another group.

COLUMBUS DAY –The Studio will be OPEN for Columbus Day Oct. 9th.  Thanks!

Competitions!  Our November Competitions and Performance Party are rapidly approaching!  We hope you’ll be participating!  Please note the dates!   Performance Party is Sat. Nov.11th at 11 AM and

Jr. Div. is Sat. Nov. 11th at 1PM.  PPP and Junior Division will be at Jacobs Music Hall in Willow Grove. 

Senior Division will be Saturday Dec.2nd and will be held at Jacobs Music in Willow Grove, Pa. at 11 AM (Note NEW time!)   Judy has maps available in the Music Room   Having an event to prepare for is a great motivational tool for your young person.  It’s fun and teaches them performing skills.  Be sure to be a part of the fun.

If you are new and you are wondering what this is all about, please plan on attending one of the Competitions so you can understand and find out about all the fun and excitement. You’ll enjoy it and it will greatly motivate your young person.

   To those participating, please remember there is a $8.00 fee per song that is performed to help us pay our judges and auditorium rentals. You may pay this fee with your November Piano Tuition. Every participant should request a “Competition Preparation” sheet.  Also, please be sure you report all songs being played to your teacher so we can get them printed on the “program.”

NEWS FLASH: GSPS is pleased to offer a field trip to Philadelphia on November 12, 2017. We will be attending a performance of the classic Broadway musical play “The Phantom of The Opera” at the Academy of Music. Tickets for the musical including our Perkiomen Coach bus will be $100.  We will need your reservation deposit asap. We hope you and your family can join us to enjoy this wonderful evening and amazing Broadway musical!

 

Piano Practice 100-Day Challenge!  

GrandStaff Piano Studio announces the 100-Day Challenge!

Our students are practicing for 100 consecutive days to be eligible for the Pizza Party and have their names submitted to the Piano Explorer magazine. The Challenge begins Oct. 2nd and ends Jan 15th,2018.

 There will be games and prizes at the Pizza Party on Sat. Feb.3rd!  

Good Luck!

Violin (Strings) Instruction   Kadence is our Violin instructor.  Please see Judy for details.

Piano Purchase:  Many of you have asked us about buying a piano.  Please be careful about buying pianos from the classifieds.  We will always refer you to a good reputable dealer 

and encourage the purchase of a good instrument.   Wow-what a great Christmas present for the family! 

There are lots of great pianos at Jacobs Music. Pianos may also be rented.

 

Practice Practice Practice Be sure to help your young person maintain their practice time at home by scheduling specific times for practice.  Right after supper is great because no play time is being interrupted and its easy to go right to the piano while everyone is gathered together.  Appreciation for their efforts can then be expressed easily and requests can be made for favorite songs.                       

Christmas! We will begin Christmas music this month, so if you have unfinished books from last year, bring them in.  We will also have a very comprehensive selection of Christmas and supplementary music available in the office.  These books make great Christmas gifts or they are very useful as motivational tools for your young person.  Have a look!                                                                                   

Be sure to have your young person attend Group Theory this month!  Thanks!

                          Happy Fall!  Isn’t the cooler weather great! 

                               We love teaching piano!

                                  Judy and The Staff