Congratulations to our joint winners for the month of February–Logan and Brent. They both practiced 500 minutes during the month. Great job guys!
The Practice Minutes contest has been hugely successful in encouraging our piano students to practice. However, it has come to our attention that since a couple of students are home schooled, they often have more free time to practice. Also, a couple of students are much more advanced and have longer songs to practice which makes it easier for them to get higher numbers when practicing as opposed to beginner pianists with songs that are sometimes no more than 30 seconds long. Therefore, in a spirit of fairness, we will be discontinuing the Practice Minutes contest.
Piano students should continue to aim for a minimum of 20 minutes of practice at least 5 days per week even if some time is spent reviewing old pieces or practicing scales. We are working on a new idea for a contest–but one that will be fair to all students no matter how advanced or how or where they attend school.
Thanks for understanding and for all the hard work pianists!
Congratulations to Logan and Brent who tied for most practice minutes for the month of September. They both practiced over 400 minutes. September was a very close race. Logan and Brent beat out 2nd place finishers Audrey and Iris by only 10 minutes. Keep up the great work everyone!
Congratulations to our newest and youngest piano student–Iris–for winning our Practice Minutes Contest for the month of August. It takes a lot of effort to get 395 minutes of piano practice in a month’s time, so great job Iris! Students–be sure to keep track of how many minutes you are practicing each week so that YOU can be the winner in September!
This is my son, Adam, a first year law student at IU’s Mahrer Law School in Bloomington, Indiana. Adam plays keyboard and guitar and enjoys songwriting. Here is one of his original songs:
This is Breni who was a vocal student for three years while she was in high school. She is currently finishing up her education at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter.
We are so proud of her. Listen to one of her latest songs: