On Saturday we had our very first "Saturday Studio Spectacle"!
We had 2 recitals with 8 students participating!!
It was motivating for the students to get a few pieces ready and a great opportunity to"Pass It On"!!
Congratulations Betty on completing Accelerated Piano Adventures Book 2!
Congratulations Maggie on completing Piano Adventures Level 2B!
Congratulations Jay on completing Piano Adventures Level 1!
In July I spent four days in Chicago at the 2017 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP).
I thoroughly enjoyed attending many sessions and visitng with teachers from all over the world. There were 600 teachers from 43 states and 11 countries!
Some of my highlights:
Waiting for a concert to start with some friends and colleauges from Omaha and Lincoln!
My friend Nancy and I met Jim Brickman after the concert!
A few favorite quotes:
"Embrace the hard work of practice!" Barbara Kreader
"Music plays easier when you play it how it goes." Dr. Robert Duke
"Sharing music is about allowing others to enjoy what we have to offer them." Dr. Peter Jutras
"We do not grow until we render ourselves vunerable to learn and be evaulated." Marvin Blickenstaff
It was a fabulous experience and I'm already looking forward to NCKP 2019!