MAKE PLAYING THE PIANO SOMETHING YOU'LL DO FOREVER, NOT JUST SOMETHING YOU DO FOR NOW

During the past few months we have been taking our gifts out into the community by playing for others and sharing our music. Hospice of Chesapeake is one place we enjoy playing music for the staff, families, and patients. Music therapy is a wonderful way to assist those in a manner that adds beauty to their world. My students and I hope to continue playing there in the fall when they open their new facility in Severna Park.

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Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!

  • Colleen
  • Annabelle
  • Caroline
  • Claire
  • Kitty
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Caroline plays at Hospice

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Annabelle plays at Hospice

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Colleen plays at Hospice

 

Congratulations to Annabelle & Molly

With all the events and preparations for the Baroque Teahouse and chorus concerts, I neglected to announce a February student of the month! So today I will announce BOTH the February and April students at the same time.

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Congratulations to Annabelle, my February Student of the Month.

Annabelle is working on her 6th year of lessons with me.  She consistently comes to lessons prepared and always puts in the extra effort needed to progress in her studies.

Annabelle has been really focused these past few months on getting a number of chorus pieces ready for the Severna Park Middle School Pop Choir and SPMS Chorus. She was given only 4 weeks to learn and perfect 2 pieces for the Anne Arundel County Festival Chorus adjudication and now has and additional 3 pieces to prepare for their June 4th concert. Annabelle has been working tirelessly to juggle both her accompaniment pieces and her regular lesson assignments– not to mention her June piano recital piece. She also recently completed the 2015 One Minute Club with 24 seconds. For working hard, remaining dedicated, and really keeping it professional she has earned recognition as “Student of the Month”.

Annabelle will have her picture on the Studio Wall of Fame and receive a $10 Music & Arts gift card to buy some fun music to play at home or anything else she wants.

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Congratulations to Molly, my April Student of the Month.

Molly is working on her 5th year of lessons with me. She has consistently come to lessons prepared and this year has really put in that extra effort needed to progress into classical music.

Molly works hard to have her lesson material ready for each lesson and has improved a ton in the past three months alone! Recently, Molly completed the 2015 One Minute Club with 39 seconds! I have been so impressed with Molly’s dedication to piano and her improvements that she has earned recognition as “Student of the Month”.

Molly will have her picture on the Studio Wall of Fame and receive a $10 Music & Arts gift card to buy some fun music to play at home or anything else she wants.

Want to be student of the Month? Here is what you have to do:

Have a lesson rating of 5 for each week of the month.
Have perfect attendance for the month.
Have an encouraging spirit toward other students.
Have a positive attitude in lessons and look ahead in your piano materials.

Baroque Teahouse- Photos

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Tricia made all of our beautiful centerpieces. WOW!

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The tables looked wonderful.

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The food was fabulous- just ask April…..

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…and Sarah!

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Everyone enjoyed the harpsichord performances by my students and by our guest perfomer, Ellen Winner.

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Colleen’s family told me how much they enjoyed the event.

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Even the boys enjoyed themselves.

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What a great setting for some (non-electronic) quality family-time!

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April closed her finger in the car door–OUCH! But she still was excited to perform (with a right-hand-stand-in).

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It was a wonderful event!

I want to thank all the parents who helped me so much in putting this event together!! We are already looking forward to next year.

Here’s a special shout-out to some special people who worked very hard behind-the-scenes. Without them, I don’t know how our event would run so seamlessly!

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Baroque Teahouse

My students are proud to present a wonderful event scheduled for this Saturday (photos will follow). They are all very excited to perform Baroque pieces on the harpsichord for everyone attending our annual afternoon high tea called the “Baroque Teahouse”.

Here is the program and information on the instrument:

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Baroque Teahouse program

One Minute Club 2015

This year’s One Minute Club is shaping up like no other. Never before have my students run through all the flashcards so quickly!! Here are the Members of the 2015 One Minute Club and their unbelievable scores:

Claire 27

Delaney 29

Caroline 39

Molly 39

Addison 42

Quintin 47

Sarah 50

Grace 60

And yes, those scores are in SECONDS!

Members of the One Minute Club receive a special treat (for members only) at the June recital. When they complete their third consecutive time at the flashcards in under 60 seconds, they receive the special package shown below.

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2015 One Minute Club Treats

One Minute Club previous blog links below:

2012

http://hiltonmusicstudio.blogspot.com/2012/02/one-minute-club.html

2013

http://hiltonmusicstudio.blogspot.com/2013/01/one-minute-club-2013.html

http://hiltonmusicstudio.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-do-one-minute-club.html

https://hiltonmusicstudio.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/one-minute-club/

2014

https://hiltonmusicstudio.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/the-2014-one-minute-club/

https://hiltonmusicstudio.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/one-minute-club-2/

Membership Cards:

One Minute Club Cards courtesy of Susan Paradis

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Congratulations to Annaliese, my March Student of the Month. Annaliese is working on her first year of lessons with me. Although she has previous piano experience, she felt that she was ready to get serious and (in her words) “learn more in the next six months, that she had in the past few years”.

Annaliese has been really focused these past few months and has made tremendous progress. For working hard and actually achieving that goal, she has earned recognition as “Student of the Month”.

Annaliese will have her picture on the Studio Wall of Fame and receive a $10 Music & Arts gift card to buy some fun music to play at home or anything else she wants.

I am so proud of her and the work and effort she has put into her lessons. In just a few short weeks, she will starting her first book of classical piano literature. Hip hip, Hurray!

Want to be student of the Month? Here is what you have to do:

Have a lesson rating of 5 for each week of the month.
Have perfect attendance for the month.
Have an encouraging spirit toward other students.
Have a positive attitude in lessons and look ahead in your piano materials.

Congratulations, Molly!

When you see Molly, tell her congratulations on her new little brother, Domenic!

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