December news and highlights!
Friday, December 18, 2020 by Kara Myers | news
Thanks to our performers and audience for putting on a great show over Zoom in our "Not-So-Silent Night" Zoom Piano Recital on Monday. It wasn't totally without technical hiccups, so thank you for your patience and your enthusiasm in making our second Zoom recital a great success!
Also thank you to all the parents who tuned in to our last lessons of 2020 to make music and play games with their kids. I hope you had as much fun as I did! Speaking of which, the winners of our 2020 Holiday Name That Tune! contest were:
Team Charles and Joanne
Team Abby and Deidre
Team Jesse and Sarah
Team Calie and Alana
Amidst all the craziness that 2020 brought, I would again like to thank all my amazing students and parents for their passion for music, commitment to learning, generosity of spirit, and support.Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
November news & highlights!
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 by Kara Myers | news
A quick peek at what we're up to at FortePiano Studio:
One week to go on our Quest of Bach Challenge! So far we have 7 kids sitting at the top of the challenge board: Abby, Evan, Jesse, Katalina, Kent, and Wesley. The winner will be announced on Saturday, November 14, so keep an eye out for that!
- A warm welcome to new students Isabella C., Isabella P., Julianna, and Ronald. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to teach you!
- For the first time ever, FortePiano Studio will be sharing their holiday recital with a local senior's home! Each family can also invite three guests to cheer on their child(ren)! We'll be encouraging audience participation in the comments tab on Zoom.
- Lastly, I'm excited to announce that I was awarded APTA's 2020 History Scholarship last month for receiving 99% on my ARCT History exam in August 2019!
Have a great week everyone!
September News and Highlights!
Friday, September 11, 2020 by Kara Myers | news
Welcome back to piano! We're into our second week into lessons and adjusting to the new routines of Zoom lessons, masks, physical distancing, hand sanitizing, and lots of cleaning! Change is always hard to get used to, and I appreciate everyone's patience with the barrage of emails, technical adjustments, and hygiene measures.
A big welcome to new students Cathy, Fallon, Kent, Mac, Reese, Willow, and Zephyr! I'm so excited to share your musical journey with you. 😊
This coming week, we're starting our first practice challenge of the year! The Quest of Bach Challenge will unfold over the next two months, each week presenting a new musical challenge as participants trace Bach's legendary journey from Arnstadt to Lubeck. Students who complete the challenge in 8 weeks will be put in a draw for a $5 gift certificate to a local ice cream shop! More details coming...