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September Student of the Month

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Congratulations Emily!

 

Congratulations to Emily- September Student of the Month!

Emily has been hard at work this month. She not only earned a perfect rating of 5 beads every week, but she also earned 5 BONUS beads!

Emily was the first student to complete the Happy Birthday Memorization requirement and is well on her way to finishing completely.  For working hard and achieving her goals, she has earned recognition as “Student of the Month”.

Emily 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.

January Student of the Month

Congrats Colleen!

Congrats Colleen!

Congratulations to Colleen, January Student of the Month. Colleen has been working amazingly hard all year!

Recently, she was the accompanist for the 4th and 5th grade Chorus at Belvedere Elementary and she has been working tirelessly on her audition material for Interlochen’s International 6-week Summer Piano Program. I am so proud of her and the work and effort she puts into all of her performances.

Colleen is now ready to begin her pieces for the Baroque Teahouse at Reynold’s Tavern, the June Awards Recital, and her final solo Senior Recital next year! WOW!

Colleen is a Junior at Severna Park High School and is working on her 7th year in piano lessons with me. When Colleen isn’t playing piano she likes to…..no, Colleen is always playing piano!! 🙂

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 and look ahead in your piano materials.

December Student of the Month

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Congratulations Zoey!

Congratulations to Zoey, December Student of the Month. Zoey began lessons with me 4 months ago and has been working amazingly hard.

Recently, she prepared “Arabian Dance” from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite for our Christmas Recital on December 20th at St. Margaret’s Church.  She had to prepare herself to perform at her first recital with me under the pressure of a VERY large audience.

I am so proud of her and the work and effort she put into her performance. I can tell already that she is going to be a wonderful classical pianist.

Zoey is in 4th grade this year and is working on her 1st year in piano lessons with me. When Zoey isn’t playing piano, she enjoys art and attends Hebrew School.

Zoey 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 and look ahead in your piano materials.

 

Nov Student of the Month

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Congratulations to Abby, November Student of the Month. Abby has been really working hard and doing a fantastic job in her lessons. She is always able to demonstrate MORE than was assigned and earned a perfect rating of 5+1 each week. Great job, Abby!

Currently, she is preparing “Uncle Drosselmeyer’s Dance” from Tchaikovsky’s  Nutcracker Suite for our upcoming Christmas Recital on December 20th at St. Margaret’s Church at 7pm.

Abby is in 6th grade this year and is working on her 1st year in piano lessons with me. When Abby isn’t playing piano, she participates in drama and soccer.

Abby 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.

October Student of the Month

IMG_8012Congratulations to Delaney, October Student of the Month. Delaney has been doing a superior job in lessons and has worked hard to receive a perfect lesson rating with 5+1 every week!

Delaney has some pretty difficult pieces, too. She memorized the “Potter Waltz” from the Harry Potter Movie and will be performing it at the Westfield Annapolis Mall “Melodies at the Movies event on November 15. She also learned the Toccata in D minor on the organ for our Halloween Party.

Currently, she is working on Debussy’s “The Snow is Dancing” from the Children’s Corner Suite and Tchaikovsky’s “Overture” from the Nutcracker Suite for our Christmas Recital in December. And that’s not all, she will also be accompanying the Chesapeake Bay Middle School chorus at their upcoming Winter Recital and the Anne Arundel County Festival Chorus Adjudications in the Spring.

She is a hard working professional pianist and really deserves this honor!

Delaney is in 7th grade this year and is working on her 5th year in piano lessons with me. When Delaney isn’t playing piano, she participates in Competitive Irish Step Dance, school chorus, and drama.

Delaney 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.

September Student of the Month

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Congratulations, April!

Congratulations to April, September Student of the Month. April has been a super piano student and during September she did something amazing–in one lesson she received a 5 practice beads for a fabulous job + 1 bead for really hitting it out of the park, and +3 for memorization! Thats a grand total of 5+4 all in one lesson– WOW! Bonus beads seem to be a regular addition to April’s lessons and because of her dedication to piano and hard work, she has been picked as Student of the Month!

April is in 3rd grade this year and is working on her 2nd year in piano lessons. When April isn’t playing piano, she likes to dance and express herself through art.

April 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.

Great Job, April! You’ve worked hard and deserve this honor!

 

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.

April Student of the Month

Congratulations Claire!

Congratulations Claire!

Congratulations to Claire for being my April 2014 student of the month.

Claire began lessons with me in 2012 and is well into her classical piano studies. She also enjoys playing Baroque music on the studio harpsichord and will be performing in our Baroque Teahouse this summer. She is in 4th grade at Nantucket Elementary. She and I will be playing a fantastic rendition of Disney’s “Let it Go” at our studio’s annual Awards recital next month and she’ll finish her performance with a Scarlatti Sonata.

Claire is a piano teacher’s dream…she practices 45 minutes each morning and another 45 minutes AGAIN each afternoon. She has progressed in her studies at an incredible speed (with that kind of practice, its no wonder!) and will soon be next on my list of choral accompanists- possibly even the youngest ever for my studio.

Claire 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.

 

March Student of the Month

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Congratulations Caroline!

Congratulations to Caroline for being my March 2014 student of the month.

Caroline began lessons in 2010 and is now playing Classical piano music. She also enjoys playing Baroque music on the studio harpsichord and will be performing in our Baroque Teahouse next month. She is in 4th grade at Jones Elementary. Caroline recently played “Vidia” in the Disney production of Peter Pan Jr. at Jones Elementary and she was wonderful!

Caroline has been working extra hard and and received several weeks of 5+1 bonus beads. She is playing her classical pieces very well and is excelling at her technical skills. She’s always prepared for her lessons and is a model student.

Caroline 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.

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February Student of the Month

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Student of the Month- February 2014

Congratulations to Grace for being my February 2014 student of the month.

Grace just began lessons last June and has progressed VERY quickly!! She is in 5th grade at Belvedere Elementary and when she isn’t practicing for her next lesson, she is practicing with the Children’s Theater of Annapolis. We’ll be seeing her soon in their next production.

Grace has really worked hard to put in the extra effort it takes to get 2 weeks of 5+1 bonus beads…she even received 5+2 one week!! She has completed the puzzles in our Piano Explorer magazine, looked ahead, and practiced songs not in her assignment. She really impressed me with how well she did on her lesson on her material. Great Job, Grace!!

Grace 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.

January Student of the Month

Congratulations Sarah!

Congratulations to Sarah for being my January 2014 student of the month.

Sarah began lessons in 1st grade and is now in 4th grade! (Time flies when you’re having fun!) She is a beginning her classical studies and playing early music on the studio harpsichord.

She is a hard worker and has come to her lessons ready to show me the extra work she did that wasn’t even assigned! Not only has she earned a perfect lesson rating each week in January, but she also received bonus beads on her practice chain twice in January for going above and beyond the assignment.

She recently performed two pieces at the Christmas recital and participated in recorder ensemble, bell choir, and the percussion ensemble. Great job, Sarah!

When she isn’t practicing the piano, she participates in Girl Scouts and is a member of the Annapolis cycling team. Sarah also plays flute in the band at school.

Sarah 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.

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Fall 2010

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Fall 2013

Want to be student of the Month next year? 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.

December Student of the Month

IMG_6941Congratulations to Annabelle for being my December 2013 student of the month.

It’s hard to believe, but Annabelle started lessons with me almost 5 years ago! (Time flies when you’re having fun!) She is a wonderful classical pianist and will be doing her first choral accompanying in the spring. She is a hard worker and has really shown a  positive attitude in lessons. She has been working on her classical repertoire as well as her Christmas music. She performed two pieces at the recital and participated in bell choir, recorder ensemble and the percussion ensemble. She really stood out during the month of December by going above and beyond just her assignment material. Great job, Annabelle!

Annabelle is in 6th grade this year and has made significant progress in her piano studies over the past year alone. She is one of the youngest students I’ve had that will be accompanying a chorus.

She 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 next year? 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

November Student of the Month

IMG_6883Congratulations to Caroline for being my November 2013 student of the month.

Caroline has shown a fantastic willingness to learn and worked hard in November. She has been preparing not only her lesson material, but some music she’s never encountered such as advanced recorder music and a bell choir piece for the Christmas recital. She has progressed so quickly in the past few months– and that take a lot of home practice. Fantastic Job, Caroline!

Caroline is in 5th grade this year and is really off to a fantastic start. In her spare time, she participates in Girl Scouts.

Caroline 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 next year? 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

October Student of the Month

Congratulations Delaney!

Congratulations Delaney!

Congratulations to Delaney for being my October 2013 student of the month.

Delaney has been working EXTRA hard for this month preparing several pieces for lessons as well as her Halloween piece. She sets a great example for other students with her positive attitude in lessons and her desire to improve her skill as a pianist. Great job, Delaney!

Delaney is in Middle School this year and is off to a fantastic start. In her spare time, she participates in competitive Irish Step Dance and has already won awards.  Besides being a great classical pianist, she also plays French Horn and sings in chorus at school.

Delaney 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 next year? 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

September Student of the Month

Congratulations to Annabelle for being my first student of the month for this school year!

Annabelle has worked hard and earned a lesson rating of 5 each and every week this month. She follows her assignment exactly and even works ahead. She is practicing her competition pieces and her Halloween and Fall at the Mall pieces. She is in rep class and works hard to be sure she is practiced and ready for class. This past summer she also attended the Baroque Class. She is an encourager to her sister Caroline and always has a positive attitude in lessons. She is a model student and has earned this award.

Annabelle 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.