Studio Announcements

August 30, 2017

Here we are about to embark on another year of teaching at the Laraway Lake Piano Studio! So excited to welcome so many new students and families this year, and looking forward to a great year of music, fun, and hard/productive work together! I had an exciting and inspiring semester at the University of Brasilia last spring on a Fulbright scholarship, and then attended two stimulating conferences in August — GIML (Gordon Institute for Music Learning) in Chicago, and the Summer Summit at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. I’ve also begun senior examiner training for the conservatory, and have enjoyed my new role facilitating their online certification program for elementary and intermediate level teachers. It’s been a rich and busy year!!!

I do on occasion post practicing tips or other random thoughts on piano, music, piano pedagogy, etc., under the Musical Pieces Weblog tab, so please do check in there from time to time to see if there’s anything new. 

I believe I have succeeded in setting up digital files for each student on Google Drive, so if you are enrolled in my studio please confirm that you have an invitation to share a folder and that the link is working before we get started!

There are new links in the right hand column to the current year registration form and the fall studio calendar. I’ve made a couple of tweaks to the spring one that went out in an email last week, but am waiting for confirmation on whether I will be doing some examining routes in April or May, so please pencil in “tentative” on the copy you have and watch here for a final version. 

I don’t usually leave old posts up on this page, but don’t want to delete my tribute to my Steinway — can’t believe it’s been almost two years already!

October, 2015

I am so excited to present my new Steinway piano!

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I am told that I cannot call myself a “Steinway school” unless I own ten, and I only plan on owning the one, but there it is.

A 1920s, completely rebuilt Steinway & Sons piano. I’ve been waiting for it my whole life. Beautiful touch, beautiful tone. It doesn’t even seem to mind when I practice the Plog Trumpet Concerto reduction on it.

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updated 10/10/2017