Dylan has studied tuba and saxophone and is also learning piano now. He loves jazz band and plays the piano in it. He is learning the many types of chords that he can play with lead sheets. Dylan has studied piano 2 years at Dorothy’s Piano Studio.
Rowan and I are so excited for this day! He learned where five notes are located on the piano and played a piece for his family! What songs will he be able to play for them at his second lesson?
Colt has learned many chords at piano lessons which he can use to improvise or play with lead sheets. He has learned major, minor, diminished, augmented and seventh chords in root position.
Chris is taking piano lessons because she wants to write songs and be able to accompany herself while singing. She’s working towards her dream by studying all the types of chords she might use in her compositions.
Kate received recognition for having practiced the piano consecutively for 800 day in The Piano Explorer. When away from a piano on vacation, Kate worked on worksheets or listened to her pieces on YouTube – always doing something piano related each day. Congratulations for another milestone, Kate. Her goal is to be at the top of the list for the longest number of days!
Carol has always wanted to learn to play the piano. She has a great start and has learned 3 scales and arpeggios and a bunch of fun songs! She is always so happy to come to her lesson and learn more!
Upcoming Events: Keyboard Merits Friday, May 10th 2:30-6:45 at church across from HS Invitations for the recital will be available there. Bring all music you are performing; including memorized pieces and technic. The technic is 20% of your grade. Each piece is graded on note accuracy, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, phrasing, tonal balance, touches, pedal, continuity and memorization. If you don’t understand any of these terms, please ask me.
Recital Friday May 24 7:00 p.m. at Barbee Presbyterian Church Dress for girls is skirt with top or a dress, for boys it is button shirt or polo with slacks or you may wear a shirt and tie if desired.
Memorial Day Holiday Monday, May 28
Summer Break is July 22-August 2
Please rate me on Google. Type in Dorothy’s Piano Studio and it will ask for a rating and stars.
I am considering offering PayPal as a payment convenience. Would that be helpful to any of you? There is a convenience fee of $3. Please let me know if you would like this.
Late fee starting now will be $15 a week starting on the 11th of the month.
The Spring Special on Google is offering piano lessons at $50 a month if started by May 30th. After that date, new and returning students will have increased tuition fees but the present students will be grandfathered in at the rate you now have.
Thank you to all who have taken your time to send testimonials. I appreciate that you understand my desire to positively impact your kids with piano lessons.
Information about piano tuner and technician is on the FAQ page. Accomplishments of students show up regularly on facebook, instagram and the blog page. Links to helpful hints for piano parents is coming soon.