Kate learned notes above and below the staves and also sharp and flat notes and was able to recognize them in under one minute! She has earned the silver badge in the One Minute Club. Congratulations, Kate. You worked hard.
Piano students had a great performance day with their judge, Dr. Helen Brown, earning all blue ribbons! Even though some were nervous, all played their technic (scales, chords, arpeggios and cadences) very well and most of their pieces were nearly perfect.
Blue ribbons are awarded for five categories: 6 is a superior performance, 6 minus is superior with one small area needing improvement; 5 plus is an excellent performance with few errors, 5 is an excellent performance needing polish and a 5 minus is not all pieces were prepared.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS!! I am very proud of each of you. Ribbons for all and trophies for six students have been ordered and will be here for our recital, May 24th.
Upcoming piano events: Keyboard Merits May 10
Recital May 24
Memorial Day holiday – no lessons May 27
Program at Convalescent Center June 15
Keyboard Merits is held in the music room at Barbee Presbyterian Church across from ES High School on Tiger Drive. Go in the door on the north side of the church and follow the yellow signs.
Be sure to bring ALL the music you are playing for judge, Dr. Brown, including memorized music. Before or after your adjudication, perform your recital piece on the grand piano in the auditorium so that you are comfortable with the instrument.
I will be in the hallway outside the music room to get your music in order for the judge. When you are finished, pick up your recital invitations, your music, a certificate from the judge and a treat from me.
Our spring recital is also at Barbee Presbyterian Church in the auditorium. Awards, trophies, ribbons and certificates earned will be presented.
Our first “program” this year will be June 15th at the Convalescent Center on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Choose pieces the residents would enjoy. No memorization needed for this outreach.
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!