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!
Congrats to Katalina!
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Kara Myers | Uncategorized
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. 😊