November 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019 12:11 PM

GrandStaff Piano Studio

www.grandstaffpiano.com

NOVEMBER 2019 Piano News

Competitions   Be sure to attend our Competitions this month. We hope you’ll be participating or attending!  

 Performance Party is Sat. Nov.9th at 11 AM and Jr. Div. is Sat. Nov. 9th at 12:30 PM.  PPP and Junior Division will be at Jacobs Music in Doylestown, PA.

Senior Division will be Saturday Nov. 16th and will be held at Jacobs Music in Doylestown, Pa. at 1 PM  

Please include $8 per song played at Competition with your Nov. tuition payment.  Thank you!

All events at Jacobs Music in Doylestown, PA.    Judy has maps if needed!

Everyone who is participating will need to bring 3 copies of their music-with the measures numbered-to Competition.  Competition is a “dress-up” event-young ladies, please wear dresses-young men should wear long sleeved shirts.  A tie is extra nice.  Thank you!

Refreshments  We need volunteers to sign up to bring snacks and drinks. Please let Judy know if you could help.  Thanks!

Judy has preparation sheets and maps available in the Music Room   By 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.  Come and support the students!

 

We are all looking forward to our performances with great anticipation.  A lot of hard work and many hours of practice have gone into the preparation for the Competitions and we can’t wait to do our best! 

       No Lessons! Wednesday Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 28, and Saturday Nov.30th will be holidays with no lessons on those dates.  We will have lessons on Monday, December 2nd and continue on through until Christmas vacation.                               

                   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 Christmas present for the family!

                                                                                          

Thanksgiving is this month and we are all thankful for our students and their parents.  We appreciate your support and encouragement throughout the year.

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you and your families!  We are indeed thankful and blessed to have such nice people working with us to make a difference in our student’s lives.

                                                       Judy and The GrandStaff!

GrandStaff PIANO STUDIO

November 2019 Keyboard Adventures NEWS

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Welcome!   We’re off to a great start on our KBA Fall semester!  We have lots of enthusiastic little students who love to learn music.

We are learning rhythm and notation-as well as many music symbols, time signatures, note values and lines and spaces.

We also learned about Henry the Steinway and we had hands on with real Steinway action hammers and soundboard wood

Our rhythm sticks are also a big favorite as we tapped to folk songs from many countries.

We learned “Hi and Low” with our light-up hoola hoops and everyone got to pick from the lollypop tree.

We are progressing well in our Lesson books. Our workbooks are done together here at the Studio.

Adult Labs  If you are interested in the Adult Piano Lab., we have a few openings on Tuesday at 10 AM.  Your young person has a far greater chance of succeeding at one-on-one lessons later if at least one parent has had some piano instruction.

Final Class-Our last class is Thursday November 14th which will conclude our 10 week semester

 

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 Christmas present for the family!

We look forward to more weeks of fun and excitement as we learn to read music and play the piano.

Happy Fall! Happy Thanksgiving!  Isn’t the weather great?

                                                                                                                           

Judith Kay Clark, Director,   MTNA, PMTA

Mollie Weinrich, Student Assistant

Wilson Martinez, Student Assistant

Caden Eveland, Student Assistant

         November 2019 KinderKeys  NEWS

KinderKeys is off to a great start this semester!  We have many little students who are eager to learn about piano and violin!

We have been busy learning piano key names; high and low; listening skills; and hand positions as well as right and left hand concepts. We enjoy keeping the beat on the Omnichord strum pad and playing the MerryMakerMusic harp which ear trains and teaches rhythm.

We are having fun coloring pictures of various music instruments. Our workbooks are teaching us finger numbers and hand positions while each student receives a piano and violin lesson.

Our Tempo Cat Chart teaches us the Italian terms for the speed in music and the Omnichord (autoharp) makes such beautiful music.

During snack time we learn our music symbols on flashcards and we love to march during rhythm band.

We are looking forward to more exciting learning experiences as the semester progresses.

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.

Final Class-Our last class is Thursday November 14th which will conclude our 10 week semester

 

We love teaching your children and having a part in this very beginning of their Music Education.

                                                         Happy Fall and Happy Thanksgiving!

Judith Kay Clark,  Director

Brenna Pyskaty,  Instructional Assistant

Rollin Harris, Student Assistant