Piano Camp: Put on a Show!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in group lessons, summer | No Comments

Planning, preparing and executing a piano camp takes time but with careful planning it turns out to be a satisfying endeavor for the teacher and an exciting experience for the students! Beginning in January, I polled the parents to find out the interest level and available dates. Shortly after I began browsing the many resources available. The model […]

At The Seashore

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Blog, summer | No Comments

What a delightful resource Musikgarten has published! I have adapted this summer curriculum for 4 one-hour classes once a week in the month of July.  Ages in this summer’s class range from 4 to 7 and during our first class they connected very well.  Even though I have taught this curriculum several times, each time […]

Olympic Medals and Torch

Posted by on Jul 8, 2011 in Blog, summer, Teachers | 2 Comments

Planning. Start researching medals that you can use for awards at the end of your Summer Piano Olympics. Oriental Trading has some great options and chocolate coins are a yummy alternative. What about an Olympic Torch?  You definitely need a fiery object for your opening and closing ceremonies.  The one you see in the above photo was […]

Musical Amnesia

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in Blog, group lessons, summer, Teachers | One Comment

It happens every September. Sometimes even in late August. Piano lessons resume, students file into the studio and choose their keyboard.  You greet them happily and chit chat about how big they’ve grown and what grade they are now in. When all these pleasantries are done, you ask for keyboards to be turned on and “Let’s […]

Summer Piano Olympics 2010

Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in Blog, group lessons, summer | No Comments

We had a great time during Summer Piano Olympics 2010, 4 days of synchronized playing, scale marathons and team musical sports.  Family members and friends joined us for the closing ceremonies which included  the award ceremony, procession of flags, synchronized keyboard performance and the passing of the Olympic torch. Congratulations to all!