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May Studio Happenings


This is how we sight read in my studio. (Hands together and NO peeking!) Great job, Sarah!! My students have to read between 150 and 200 lines of music to receive the studio Sight Reading Trophy.


Aaron did a great job transposing at his lesson. He picked all the best keys out of the key bag too: f# minor, a-flat minor, A major, C-flat Major, and B-flat Major. Show me a 3rd grader who can do that!! Way to go, Aaron!!


Quintin (shown on snare drum) not only finishes his 4th year of piano, but has also completed his career in the Belvedere Elementary School band on percussion. But thats not the end for him! He will be continuing piano and percussion into Middle School this fall! Way to go, Quintin!!!


Colleen has been accompanying at Belvedere Elementary for a few years now and the chorus director Mrs. Supko (far left) sure will miss her now that she’s graduated!


Oops, I forgot to change lenses on my camera, but Annabelle and Colleen are accompanying for the Severna Park Middle School chorus concert. Annabelle has been accompanying since 5th grade and she will continue as she enters high school in the fall.


Colleen is rehearsing for her Senior Recital scheduled for THIS Saturday June 4 at 1:00pm at St. Margaret’s Church Annapolis.

Belvedere Spring Chorus Concert


Colleen prepares to play at the student assembly.


The students are ready!



The parents arrived for a 7pm performance.



Great job, Colleen!!


Belvedere Elementary Winter Concert


I got to see Quintin play percussion in his school band concert on Thursday!


Colleen was the accompanist for Belvedere’s 4th & 5th grade chorus at their Winter Concert on Thursday.


Belvedere has a HUGE concert!


Congratulations Annabelle!

This week Annabelle played her first professional gig for the Belvedere Elementary School Spring Chorus Concert. She has been working on the pieces all semester and performed beautifully for the concerts! Annabelle had studied piano with me for 5 years and is a 6th grader at Severna Park Middle She is so far, the youngest student I’ve ever had professionally accompany a chorus!

She played:

  • Gloria Allelua
  • All Through the Night
  • Duct Tape
  • Rattlin’ Bog

Great Job Annabelle! Congratulations!

Annabelle rehearses for the Chorus teacher.

Annabelle rehearses with the Chorus teacher.


Annabelle plays for the 2:00pm school assembly.

Annabelle plays for the 2:00pm school assembly.

Here, she plays for the evening performance for the parents.

Here, she plays for the evening performance for the parents and families of the 4th & 5th grade chorus.



Student of the Month

Coleen played wonderfully- as usual!

March 2013 Student of the Month

Congratulations to Colleen for being my March student of the month!

Colleen has been working so hard for months and months! Recently, she was asked to accompany the Belvedere Elementary School Chorus Spring Concert and is also preparing two special performances for the Double Scoop Recital. Colleen also played recently in the Baroque Concert at Reynold’s Tavern. She has earned a lesson rating of 5 each and every week since the beginning of the school year and she always follows her assignment exactly. She works ahead and is a model student. She sets the example for all other students in my studio and always has a positive attitude in lessons. She is a pleasure to teach and has more than earned this award. Colleen earned the Maryland State Distinguished Music Achievement Award and the MSMTA Theory Honors award last spring.

Colleen will have her photo on the wall of fame for the rest of the year and she will also receive a $10 Music & Arts gift card to spend on fun music 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