Hello Students & Families,
This is a friendly reminder that we will be closed during Spring Break (March 14 - March 28) and Miss Donna will be away in Europe until April 10th. All extra lessons scheduled in between are still happening, unless cancelled directly by the teacher.
We hope you have a wonderful Spring Break!
Happy Keys Music Studio
This is an incredibly important topic and I love how TeachPianoToday.com has articulated beautifully what parents need to know.
Learning the piano requires WORK, DEDICATION, and COMMITMENT from students and parents. Whether your child is learning piano for FUN or for other reasons, it is important to establish a positive environment for learning and playing at home.
From all my years of teaching, the children who succeed the most and have the most fun are the ones who have engaging and proactive parents involvement at home and in class. This is especially important for younger children under the age of 8 years old because they do not yet understand the idea of practising.
Children understand the idea of playing the piano but they do not yet fully understand this idea of practicing on their own. This idea must be taught by an adult and reinforced positively at home. This does require parents to be creative in their ways to help their children learn and play at home. Unless you have decided that you only want your child to go to lessons to play, then please do not expect your child to progress quickly. Each child is different and with minimal support at home, you can expect minimal progress.
Please consider your child's mood, best time of the day to practice, hunger, external events, and your time to be able to sit next to your child. Below is a great read on what parents need to know about piano practice at home.
Educators and parents, how do you ensure piano practice happens at home? Would love for you to share any insights and experiences.
Back to teaching tomorrow! I am so excited to see everyone. I hope you have all enjoyed your break. ~ Miss. Donna
Let's rock 2016!
To potential students & families,
We am opening up more lesson times/dates for Winter 2016. If there are any interests in learning the piano with me, please sign up for a complimentary class online today to save your spot! A waitlist is now open for specific times/days.
Please do inquire as you never know when a spot may open up! :)
For more photos, please click on my Instagram Feed. @happykeysmusicstudio
A lot of things have happened in the last two weeks so I have a lot to catch up on. We had a welcoming get together for those who could come out and a new stuffy friend has joined us at the studio! :)
I'm slowly setting up the studio for some Halloween fun! I just love the spooks and the mysteriousness of Halloween.
QUICK REMINDERS FOR OCTOBER
Oct 12: Make Up Class Day 11-5pm
Oct 17: Welcome to the studio gathering for students!
Oct 18 - 23: Halloween Week! Dress up and receive a special treat!
Oct 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30: No Classes for Week 8 in lieu of group classes in Dec!
Want to learn some fun Halloween Songs?
You can print and bring to class or learn on your own!
Click on this link for free music sheets!