MArch 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:40 PM

215-536-5147 MARCH 2017 Newsletter THINK SPRING! Competitions! Our Spring Competitions are fast approaching! The Piano Performance Party (for Pre-school thru 2nd grade) is Sat. May 6th at 11:00 AM. The Junior Division is Sat. May 6th at 1 PM for 3rd-5th graders. Both will be at the Jacobs Music Hall, Willow Grove. Our Senior Division Competition (6th Grade and up) is Sat. May 13th at 1 PM at the Jacobs Music Hall, Willow Grove. 100 Day Challenge! If your student took part in the 100 Day Practice Challenge, be sure to look for their name in the April or May edition of Piano Explorer Magazine. We are proud of all of them! Be sure your young person is involved and working hard. Remember the work that is done to prepare for Competition results in great strides forward in our skills. Plan now to attend-participate-and invite! What fun! Be a part of all the fun and motivational events we have at GrandStaff Studio. Your young person will benefit greatly!A wise comment was made not long ago about Competition and I would like to quote it: ”It’s not so very important how a student does at Competition that matters, but the preparation leading up to it.” In other words, greater advancement is made in our piano skills as we prepare for our performance. We all need goals and reasons to strive toward our goal. Competition provides that. Beautiful ribbons are given in each category and two overall medals are awarded.Piano Tuning Have you had your piano tuned lately? Spring is one of the best times to have it done. Do you have a metronome and a music dictionary? We can help! Ask for tuners names and numbers. We have catalogs for metronomes and we have dictionaries here available or we can recommend a good music store where you can choose your own. “The King and I”-Musical trip to Philadelphia! Sunday March 26. The Coach buses leave at 4:15 PM. We are all very excited! Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Springtime to all! Be a part of all the excitement and fun! We love teaching your children! Judy and the GrandStaff