Patty practices 1500 days!

Patty practiced 900 days, had a short break and now has practiced 600 days for a total of 1500 days. Her name will be published in a national magazine.

Daily practice makes such a difference in her piano playing. She very rarely has to repeat any pieces to correct errors. Congratulations, Patty.

August newsletter

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Welcome back! Summer break is over this Friday, August 2nd and our fall/school schedule starts Monday, August 5th. If you haven’t signed up for a time, call me at 816-637-3507 or e-mail me at

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Does your acoustic piano need help? Steve Waters is an excellent and reasonable tuner who is also talented in repairing and restoring pianos. His number is 816-699-6332. Website is

Here are 5 tips for making your practice time count! 1. Practice a little every day. 2. Have a certain time each day that is set aside specifically for your practice so that it becomes a part of your daily routine. 3. Split your practice into even smaller chunks and do your written work or scales or improv etc. the first chunk and play your pieces the second chunk. 4. Learn each phrase slowly until you have it. 5. Don’t practice mistakes or you will become very good at them.

Next holiday with no piano is Labor Day, Sept. 2nd.

Welcome to new students and returning students; I am so excited to see you!

Dorothy's Piano Studio

415 Hazelwood, Excelsior Springs, Missouri 64024 | 816-637-3507

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