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Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:10 AM

The GrandStaff Piano Studio


MAY 2020   Piano News

Happy Springtime!

We hope your families are safe, healthy and comfortable at home during this challenging and difficult time.  As you know, in observance of the Governors order to continue to shelter at home, we will continue to teach piano and violin lessons via SKYPE, ZOOM and FACETIME platforms for phones and tablets.

TUITION Payments:  Please continue to MAIL your tuition payment for April to:  

GSPS,  145 Quakers Way,  Quakertown, PA 18951-2700  (We also have a payment basket outside the Studio door for your convenience)   Thanks so much!

Piano Performance Party and Competitions:  Will be rescheduled for the Fall -more information and details will be available in a few weeks-stay tuned!

IMPORTANT!  No Group theory in June, July or August.  

 It is difficult to schedule groups over the summer because of vacations, camps, etc.   Group is an important component of your child’s music education and will resume in September. Plan now to put it into your schedule.

Memorial Day  We will be CLOSED on Sat May 23rd and Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th to observe the Holiday. Thank you.

Vacations:  An important word about vacations:  Please let us know when you will be away.  The Studio is open all summer except July 4-10th.  Our tuition fee does not change, even if you are away for more than one week since we do not charge for extra lessons taught during the year on 5-lesson months.

Our Saturday students will be scheduled during the week as soon as school is out.  

The Studio is not open on Saturdays in the summer.  We will work with you to find convenient times for you to participate in lessons. 

Fall Competitions Our Fall Competitions will be in November so selections of music should be taking place now.  Be sure to participate in this exciting preparation process so your young person will be aware of your interest and encouragement of their efforts.   Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement--be practicing diligently over the summer! 

Summer Piano practice!  Summer is a great time to advance in Piano since homework and sports won’t be making demands on the student’s time.  Morning practice is good, leaving the rest of the day for the pool, etc.  Important things get done if they are scheduled.

When you are at home, maintain a regular practice schedule.  When you are away, take along a portable keyboard, flashcards and extra note-speller books.  You can have fun and make a game out of using these things.  Ask Judy for flashcards and speller books-- we have lots of them and we have books with Music games in them that we can copy.  Show interest, be positive and enthusiastic. 

Offer to take your young person to the Music store (Young’s Allentown, Jacobs, Sam Ash, etc.) and let them shop for Classical or Sacred music pieces, CD’s, or sheet music.  It’s inexpensive and your young person will be thrilled.  Also, take them to an outdoor band or orchestra concert over the summer.  Music is such a wholesome and comforting interest for anyone.  

Take advantage of the lazy days of summer to experience some of these outings with your children!

Thank You for your help and support in all of these matters.  Music is exciting and fulfilling.  Our goal is to enrich and beautify our student’s lives with the joy of music. 

Stay strong-stay safe-stay healthy!

We love teaching your children!

Judy, Kadence and The Grand Staff!

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