In honor of the May 4th anniversary of Star Wars, many of our piano students did a Star Wars music theory worksheet and played the Star Wars Theme. Below Adrian and Ms. Laura are playing the theme as a duet. Adrian has only been taking piano for a few months. He practices a lot, and it shows!
Larimer Music student, Adrian, 10 years old, performing “This Land is Your Land”. Good job Adrian!
Mrs. Laura and 8 year old Riley performing a duet of “Supercalifragilistic” on piano and keyboard. Riley is doing a great job with less than a year of lessons!
Several of our students performed recently. Two of our young pianists, 8 year old Iris and 8 year old Riley, played piano solos in their elementary school talent shows. They both did a great job. Below is Iris’ performance:
Our student, Brent, 12 years old, recently competed in a Fine Arts Festival in Lafayette, Indiana. Brent has been working on playing and singing at the same time which is always difficult, but so essential for a singer/pianist! He has been playing and singing at the same time practically since he began lessons. He is getting better everyday. Way to work Brent! Here is his performance:
As we said in our last post, students Hunter and Lydia both received “Gold” or 1st places at Issma recently. They both did a fantastic job especially considering it was the first time performing at ISSMA for both of them. They were nervous, but did fantastic. Here is Hunter in Indianapolis last Saturday singing “Still Wie Die Nacht”. Bravo!
Since piano and vocal student, Brent, was unable to perform at our Holiday Recital last week, we recorded him playing and singing “The Anthem” in our studio this week. We want to share this with all of you. Great job Brent!
Since our student, Logan, won’t be able to be with us for our Autumn Recital on November 16, his parents recorded a video of him performing Double Trouble from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Logan is doing a great job of practicing and it shows by his performance. Thank you Logan, this is terrific and just in time for Halloween!
Our Autumn Recital is just around the corner. With it so close, I want to give our new students some additional information regarding our Recital, and as a few issues have arisen this month with payment and policies, I want to address them as well. I will print this out and give a copy to each student next week. As sometimes the printouts given to students don’t make their way into parents hands, I am also posting it here. Hope to see all of you at our Recital November 16th!
Our last Holiday Recital was a wonderful evening and our students performed very well. The cost of having recitals continues to climb however. We asked last Fall for suggestions for a venue in which to hold our recitals and asked about the possibility of charging a low “ticket” price to help cover the cost, but we didn’t hear back from anyone. This time we are seriously hoping to get some feedback on the recital issue. If we are going to have a Spring or early Summer Recital in 2018, it is time for us to begin looking at dates and venues. We have noticed that the number of people attending continues to go down with each recital, which leads us to feel that perhaps we are doing them too often. So, should we only have one recital per year as do most music schools? Or should we continue doing them on a Summer/Winter twice per year schedule? Please take a minute to answer our question regarding a 2018 Spring or Summer Recital. If you vote yes, please consider giving us some suggestions for a venue to hold the recital. Thank you everyone!
Last night’s Holiday Concert was a success! All of our students did their very best and all their hard work paid off. We had a large audience, delicious cookies, and a wonderful time. Thank you to all who contributed with cookies and cups. So proud of all of our students. Let’s keep up the good work in 2018!
If anyone has any videos or photos they would like to share from last night, please let us know.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!