December 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018 9:16 PM

GrandStaff Piano Studio

 DECEMBER 2018 Piano News

100 Day Challenge Continues!  Keep up the great work.  January 2019 is our goal!

Studio CLOSED:  Christmas vacation will be from Monday Dec. 24th thru Tuesday Jan. 1st. Lessons resume Wednesday Jan. 2nd, 2019.

Please be reminded that no extra charge is made for the months when there are five lessons.  Tuition remains the same each month. 

 KinderKeys Registrations:  We will be taking “in-house” registrations for the Spring 2019                    Semester of KinderKeys during December, before we open it up to anyone outside our Studio.          KinderKeys is our Pre-Piano Program for 3-5 year olds.  See Judy for more information.

 Keyboard Adventures  Registration is now open.  Keyboard Adventures is an introductory                   method for groups of young beginners, ages 5-7, and is an exciting, new alternative to private piano           Instruction.  Lessons present a balance of singing, moving, drumming, writing, and reading activities-       together with playing at the Clavinova keyboard.  A 10-week semester of Keyboard Adventures starts in  February and consists of ten 60-minute group lessons.  Please call or see Judy now for more details.

Fall Competitions!  Congratulations to everyone who participated in our Fall Piano Competitions at Jacobs Music!  Many medals and ribbons were awarded. The music was outstanding and everyone enjoyed it greatly.  The performers were poised and well practiced.  It was a great learning experience for all the students and the audiences were appreciative for the talent and hard work.  The judges were also very impressed!

    Congratulations also to those who participated in the terrific earlier Piano Performance Party and Junior Division Competition. The music was very lovely!  We are so proud of you!  Thank you again to all the parents and volunteers who worked so hard to make these events so successful.


Shoppers--A piano is a lifetime investment and a great Christmas gift!  Ask Judy for available                                                                                                discount coupons at Jacobs Music.


Piano Tuning Time  It’s important to have your Piano tuned now that it’s heating season. We can refer you to local tuners.

Holiday Musicals, etc.   As we approach the holiday season, opportunities to attend                              musical presentations abound.  “The Nutcracker” is one in particular that everyone should see, plus many school and choral groups present “The Messiah” and several churches in the area sing Christmas Cantatas or Musicals.   Ask Judy for suggestions.

Please take advantage of as many of these opportunities as possible.  Your family will be greatly enriched by these cultural experiences—and it will make Christmas more meaningful and special.

Try to establish a family tradition of going to a specific event every year.  The children look forward to it and it may be viewed as part of their Christmas gift!

Enjoy the holidays but please try to maintain your practice schedule as much as possible.  Students regress if daily practice is not encouraged.  A great idea is to organize a family concert and carol sing starring your young person.  An “open house” with background music by the pianist(s) in your home is nice.  Showcase their talent and hard work.

For the common things of every day, God gave man speech in a common way;

For the deeper things man thinks and feels, God gave the poet words to reveal;

But for the heights and depths that know no reach, God gave music, the soul’s own speech.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019 to all!   We want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very happy holiday season as we thank God for His most precious gift to us, His Son, Jesus; and as we look forward to the New Year, we wish all of you good health, prosperity and God’s Blessings.

                                              We love teaching your children!

                                                      Judy and the Grand Staff