April 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 6:25 PM

April is CD Month! Play a song at Group and get a CD or Composer Statuette! Piano Performance Party and Competitions: Piano Performance Party (Preschool through 2nd Grade) is Sat. May 6th at 11:00 AM at Jacobs Music Hall, Willow Grove Junior Division Competition (Grades 3-4-5) is Sat. May 6th at 1 PM at Jacobs Music Hall, Willow Grove Senior Division Competition (Grades 6 thru 12) is Sat. May 13th at 1:00 PM at Jacobs Music Hall, Willow Grove Be sure to join us for this exciting day of beautiful music. Competition is a “dress-up” event and 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.14th at 1 PM. Classes are limited so be sure to register now! Keyboard Adventures begins Thursday Sept. 14th 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 APRIL Piano Explorer Magazine for the names of those who completed the 100, 200 and 300 day Challenge!! VIOLIN CAMP: We will be offering a Beginner Violin Camp this summer. Please let Judy know asap if you are interested. The Dates are TBA yet. 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 2017 Keyboard Adventures NEWS This has been such a productive semester for all our little Keyboard Adventure students. We’ve seen great progress in key recognition, dynamic term memorization, ear-training and symbol learning. Everyone has been so eager to learn that we have accomplished a lot this term. • Last Day It makes us sad to see the Spring semester coming to a close. The last day for Keyboard Adventure Class is on Thursday April 20th. • The next Semester for KinderKeys and Keyboard Adventures begins Thrs. Sept 14th-mark your calendars! • Important: Those wanting to enroll for regular piano lessons, please see Judy ASAP for openings. It is important to begin lessons before acquired skills and concepts that were recently learned are forgotten. Lessons are $75 per month plus cost of books.Violin Camp: Violin Camp for Beginners 5 yrs. old and up will be held again this summer. Please let Judy know if you are interested asap! Dates TBA Keyboard Adventures is unique-fun-and is one the most productive, beneficial programs anywhere for pre-piano study. You may re-enroll for another Semester of Keyboard Adventures if your child is not yet ready for individual regular lessons. Let us know! Our best endorsement is “word-of-mouth”. Thank you for your confidence in us. Thank you again for trusting us with part of your child’s education. We love teaching them! Sincerely, Judith Kay Clark, Director, MTNA, PMTA 215-536-5147 Grandstaffpiano.com GrandStaff Piano Studio 215-536-5147 SPRING 2017 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, and listened to CD’s that encouraged 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 20th The discount for early Fall registration will be through Friday June 2nd. We do not offer a summer term because of vacations, camps, VBS etc. but our Fall Semester will begin Thursday, September 14th. Please mark your calendars now. Important: Our enrollment is limited, so early registration is a must. We are enclosing a registration brochure for everyone. The entire 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. Keyboard Adventures is our exciting introductory piano program for 5-6-7 year-olds featuring the Yamaha digital pianos. If you are interested for your child, please ask Judy for more info asap. Next semester for KBA begins Sept 14th. Violin Camp: Violin Camp for Beginners 5 yrs. old and up will be held again this summer. Please let Judy know if you are interested asap! Dates TBA 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. If you need a piano, we can help. Wow-what a great gift for the family! We love teaching your children. Thank you for letting us take part in your child’s very early beginning of their music education. Judith Kay Clark, Director, MTNA, PMTA Mikayla Dunn, Assistant Teacher Cheyemma Keller, Assistant Teacher