November 2022 newsletter

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Thank you parents and students for the fun program at Aspire last Saturday. Thanks to those taking pictures – see my website for some of them. A huge thank-you to those who helped with dressing the performers to match their piece!

Our next program will be a medley of traditional Christmas songs and carols that will bring happy memories for the residents. It will be December 10th at 10:30 a.m. at Aspire Senior Living. No memorizing needed; dress in holiday colors.

Thanksgiving break will be November 24th-26th. If you will not be coming on the 22nd or 23rd, please let me know in advance.

October 2022 Newsletter

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Happy Fall! We are excitedly planning our program for Aspire Senior Living for Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m. Students have chosen fun fall songs and dressing appropriately. We will give lots of smiles and giggles to our audience!

Aspire Senior Living is located at 1003 Meadowlark Lane in Excelsior Springs. There will be a section of seats near the front for those performing so that they will not be walking near the residents. There is exactly the number of chairs for the performers; parents and other guests, please do not sit in that area.

New Christmas piano books will be available this month. You are welcome to play from one of the books given away last April or choose a new one for your piano library. The price is on the front of the book; please remit promptly.

We will not observe any holidays during October. Tuition is due now. E-mail: dorothy.mullikin@ Phone: 816-637-3507

September 2022 newsletter

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Outstanding worksheets this summer were completed by Evelynn Stewart (11), Charlie Edwards (9) and Champion Tribble (9). All work that is perfect is displayed on the studio wall each week. Congrats to these 3 winners!

I attended and participated in an online class this month on student problems and solutions, finger dexterity and coordination and new music for all ages of students including rote and lead sheets.

We are working on our music to be presented Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m. at Aspire Nursing and Rehab. Its going to be so much fun for everyone! We are already working on costumes and activities!

Contact me at or phone 816-637-3507

August 2022 newsletter

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Welcome back students! Hope your summer fun project is going well. We will end August 12th with ice cream rewards at your lesson August 15-18. Ice cream if you have completed 25 out of your 30 projects!

Our fall piano program will be entertainment for the residents of Aspire Nursing and Rehab (formerly Excelsior Nursing) on Saturday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m. We are working on ideas this month.

We will observe September 5th, Labor Day, as a holiday with NO PIANO LESSONS.

July 2022 newsletter

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Summer break for all of July. Students: work on”Summer Piano Fun Challenge”, call 816-637-3507 if you need a copy. Challenge ends August 1st. There are 30 activities; ice cream for those who complete at least 25 of them.

Our next program is October 29th 10:30 a.m. at Excelsior Nursing and Rehab. We will feature fall music which will include Halloween numbers. Wear a costume to entertain them!

See you August first through fourth. Happy summer!!

June 1, 2022

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Piano Recital and to everyone who participated. A special thank-you to Courtney Cole for her unforgettable pictures illustrating winners this past year (that was everyone!)

We are looking forward to entertaining the residents of Excelsior Nursing and Rehab on June 11th beginning at 10:30 a.m. This is at 1003 Meadowlark Lane which is east across 69 highway from ES Hospital. Wear casual clothes and use your music. There are piano duets, ukulele, two saxophone solos, tin whistle, along with the solos.

Summer piano fun activities challenge will be available starting Monday. Try to complete everything before school starts!

Summer break will be July 1st thru 31st. Please let me know if you are not planning to return August 1st. Tuition will be $65 a month for 30 minute lessons.

May 2022

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Presenting achievements of our piano students at the Piano Recital, Friday, May 27 at First United Methodist Church, 1630 Rainbow Blvd. at 7:00 p.m. Invitations available.

June 11th at 10:30 Program for residents of ES Nursing & Rehab.

Fifteen students participated in Keyboard Merit exams. Students earning top honors will be featured this week and next. Congratulations to them for an outstanding performance for judging.

No piano lessons Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day holiday. Summer break will be the entire month of July.

Tuition beginning August 1st will be $65 monthly for 30 minute weekly lessons.

April 2022 newsletter

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

April 29th 2:15 – 7:00 p.m. Virtual piano exams with Dr. Helen Brown. Only the student is allowed in the room during exams. Times are scheduled and will be sent home this week on blue paper and written in their assignment book. Dr. Brown requests no breaks between students so come at least 5 minutes ahead of your scheduled time.

May 27th 7:00 p.m. Spring Recital at First Methodist Church

May 30th Memorial Day – no piano lessons

June 11th 10:30 a.m. Program for residents of Excelsior Nursing and Rehab.

July 1-July 18 Summer break

March 2022 newsletter

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Enroll in Keyboard Merits before March 15th. You will perform technic and pieces for an adjudicator; you receive a ribbon, her critique and points towards a trophy. Fees are due by March 15th, fifteen minutes with the judge is $16. You may pay with your tuition.

Spring break is April 22nd thru April 24th.

Exams will be virtual on Friday, April 29th with Dr. Helen Brown of William Jewell College.

Spring recital may be Friday, May 27th but that isn’t a confirmed date yet.

Excelsior Nursing is very excited to welcome you back in person for a program. Be looking for a fun song to entertain them on a Saturday in June, possibly the 11th.

Your scheduled lesson time continues through summer unless you make other arrangements with me.

February 2022 newsletter

Dorothy's Monthly Newsletter

Lessons available on President’s Day and Valentine Day; please let me know if you choose not to come.

We are proud of the students who entered the Essay Contest and the Poetry Contest and their writing skills about music. Hope you win money!

When there is inclement weather, lessons will be made up on Friday or earlier in the week if I have a cancellation. Call or email.

Keyboard Merit instructions are coming this month. Every participant gets a ribbon and a professional evaluation of their performance with trophies presented at the May recital. Can I help you if you are still undecided? Call me.

Dorothy's Piano Studio

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

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