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December news and highlights!

Friday, December 18, 2020 by Kara Myers | news

Hi everyone,

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

Hi everyone,

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!


Congrats to Katalina!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Kara Myers | Uncategorized

Hi everyone,

What a beautiful September we've been having! With all the craziness in the world right now, I am so thankful for brilliant yellow leaves and luminous red sunsets. 

We're into our third week of the Quest of Bach Challenge! So far students have learned (or are learning) a piece of their choice by Bach and listened to Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. This week: figuring out a song by ear that starts with a weak beat, a favorite compositional device of Bach's. Stay tuned for more updates!

Congrats Katalina, winner of the Summer Practice Challenge two years in a row! 

On a separate note (ha), another student surprised me a couple weeks ago with an incredible creation he had worked on over the summer:

It's a miniature grand piano, made out of metal! The detailing of the strings and keys is extraordinary. Thanks for sharing, Charlie!

Coming up soon at FortePiano Studio: our annual piano parent workshop! More details to come next week. 😊