Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Recital JOY!

What an amazing Recital we had last month!  Ms. Kim and I were SO proud of each and every one of our Sound Beginnings, Let's Play Music, and Piano Students.  We hardly take any photos ourselves so we would love to see yours!  Please share a copy of any great shots you have with us or tag us on your Facebook or Instagram posts.  
Our 3rd years played their own compositions! 

What fun to celebrate!  Each parent of a 3rd year students received a flower from their child with a tag thanking them for giving their child the gift of music, we couldn't do it without you parents!

 It was so special to get to see a few Let's Play Music graduates play a piece of their own choosing on the piano.  What a treat to see those piano skills start to develop.

 We were blessed to use Foundations Church in Loveland as our recital venue and what an amazing night!  Thank you to Foundations for hosting us again this year!

So thankful to have a recital buddy!  Kim and I have been doing recitals together for the past 5 years and I appreciate her so much.  Some of our students have had both of us for a teacher because of class time swaps or different classes we offer each year and so it is like one big reunion!  So fun!

That's a wrap!  Thanks to Richard Flores and H-11 Productions for filming, offering live streaming and video recording

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Recital Time

It is nearly recital time again!  
We are so excited to share what we have learned this year in Sound Beginnings, Let's Play Music, and Master Musicians.  Hope you can join us for our exciting celebration and performance.  
We have been working for weeks on compositions, this is the big moment where all those hours of ideas, revising, and practice get to be shared with all our friends and families.  
 We have learned about the lines and spaces on the staff, we are excited to use them to play tone bells and piano to accompany ourselves singing.
We are ready to sing on the big stage and play with our whole hearts.  Please come and watch and encourage us to be brave and shine!  

 Please take photos to help us remember what we have learned and the fun we have had.

Please celebrate our accomplishments and dedication to finishing strong!  

Most of all remember to have fun!  Enjoy the photo booth, station day, instrument party and remember music is a gift, that does not end today.  We are thankful you made us come when we didn't want to, encouraged us to practice when we didn't feel like us, attended class with us, paid for our lessons and books and gave us the opportunity to find a LOVE for music and the knowledge of a language that will stay with us throughout our lives.  Thank you to all the parents and grandparents in SingPlayMusic studio for sharing your kiddos with me this year!  

Recital Etiquette
1. Please clap loudly when the song is done!
2. Please designate 1 adult to use their phone to record so the rest can applaud (see number 1)
3. Consider purchasing the video recording so you can just enjoy and relax
4. Take all the photos your like, but please remember to set down your phone so you can applaud (see number 2)
5.  Please arrive early so your child will be ready to perform when it is their turn
6.  Please turn off your cell phone ringer, thank you!
7.  Please do not eat or drink in the church.
8.  Please step out with little ones if they need a quiet break during piano solos.
9.  Please enjoy yourself and feel free to join in and sing along :)
10.  Have FUN! It is going to be a great night!  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Why you should play the Timpani (or any instrument)

Do you know what these drums are called?  If you have a 2-4 year old in Sound Beginnings class this semester, they could tell you, "A Timpani!"  We learn the names and sounds of 5 or more instruments each semester of Sound Beginnings.  I was so excited to see 2 Timpani at an event I attended last Friday evening.
There are so many benefits to exposure to instruments at any age.  I thought this video was simply fascinating!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fun with Music and Literature

What an exciting fall! Classes have begun and the studio is full of fun and songs each Tuesday and Wednesday.  I love seeing all my Let's Play Music and Sound Beginnings families and getting to know the new students each year.  
We are off to a great start with most classes full or almost full, there are just a few spots left for Red Balloons (4-6 years) and a new Sound Beginnings class began this month in Loveland meeting Friday mornings at 10am!  If you or anyone you know would like more information about these openings, contact me asap!
I have loved singing with our friends at the Loveland Public Library again this fall and did 2 free classes in September for the playgroup.  
If you have had fun with the color song in Sound Beginnings, or just want to read some great books while you sing about your favorite colors, check out these suggestions!  
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Piano and Music Classes OPEN For business!

A year of adventures in the SingPlayMusic studio!  Hope you have had a wonderful few weeks since the recital. I am excited to announce the final public hearing was last night and the conditional use grant was passed unanimously!  I am so thankful to be able to continue to teach your kids music out of my home. It will be fun to celebrate with all of you, I will e mail a date for a park playdate/party in June!  We have  much to celebrate and I think I have a lot of chocolate chip cookies to bake for all of the awesome Let's Play Music and Sound Beginnings 
families and your support, thank you so much!  
There are many exciting things on the horizon including a possible Sound Beginnings class in Loveland, a Master Musicians Bridge course for Let's Play Music grads and a beginning piano class for kiddos who have missed the Let's Play Music cut off age, but are still interested in trying some piano.  I can not wait to share the joy of music with your kiddos