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Kindermusik Contest: Mom-I-Nate and WIN!

Sunday, May 11, 12:00 am

WIN one FREE MONTH of KINDERMUSIK CLASSES at PCS! Nominate a friend and you both can win! As Mother’s Day approaches we want to recognize you – our hardworking moms who lovingly share your precious little ones with us. And if you know other deserving new-to-Kindermusik moms who would LOVE some special Kindermusik time with their… Read More

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4 Ways to Fix Problem Spots When Practicing

Posted Wednesday, April 23 in News

In preparing pieces for a performance, such as the upcoming PCS spring recitals or the PCS Music Fest, it’s common to find yourself struggling with certain sections. No matter how much you practice, that troublesome spot never seems to improve. Lack of improvement usually  equals frustration, so if you’re getting annoyed, first of all take… Read More

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3 Tips for Confident Stage Presence

Posted Tuesday, April 22 in News

It’s hard to believe, but next month starts the whirlwind of recitals for all of our PCS students and their families. While an exciting time, a fair number of students probably look forward to these events with a certain amount of uncertainty and nervousness. If you find yourself combating some butterflies already, one of the… Read More

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The Great 2014 PCS Sight-Reading Challenge

Posted Monday, April 21 in News

Here at PCS, we love finding ways to not only help our students to grow and succeed musically, but also to be motivated and inspired to improve and excel.  And so, every summer, PCS hosts a school-wide summer contest.  This year, we are especially excited to introduce “The Great 2014 PCS Sight-Reading Challenge.” Sight-reading is… Read More

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3 Ways to Connect with Your Music Teacher at PCS

Posted Wednesday, April 16 in News

Perhaps it’s a carry-over from our own childhood, but it can be easy for us as parent’s to interact differently with someone simply because they’re a teacher…even if it’s our child’s teacher! When it comes to your child’s music teacher at PCS, it’s especially ideal to have more than just that teacher/student relationship with him… Read More

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What’s the big deal with summer lessons?

Posted Tuesday, April 15 in News

With April nearing the half-way point, its high time to start thinking about summer music lessons! The end of the school year quickly fills up with school parties, plays, graduations, vacation planning, etc. so don’t wait until the last minute to take care of scheduling summer music lessons for your kids. You won’t want to… Read More

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PCS Students Participate in University Pedagogy Class

Posted Monday, April 14 in News

We are pleased to share that several students of Mrs. Verloyn Young had the honor of participating in a BJU Pedagogy Master Class on Saturday, April 5. Verloyn helped to adjudicate, not her students, but rather the student teachers as they conducted the Master Class with her students as performers. It was a wonderful learning… Read More

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Why Use a Metronome?

Posted Thursday, April 10 in News

Metronomes–teachers seem to love them for some reason. They click, beep, blink and can be overall generally annoying. That being said, why exactly is it so important to use one when you practice? Slows You Down Every musician struggles with practicing at a slow tempo. For some reason, playing fast seems to be the only… Read More

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6 Steps to Hosting Your Own Performance Party

Posted Wednesday, April 9 in News

Every chance to perform should be seized as a golden opportunity. Fully realizing the value of performing, Piano Central Studios strives to offer as many occasions as possible for you to share your musical gifts with others. While recitals, retirement home and mall performances, and musical festivals serve as great venues for performing, have you… Read More

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Kelly Matthew Performs in Joan of Arc

Posted Tuesday, April 8 in News

Joan of Arc is a legendary historical character enshrouded in mystery and wonder. To have led a demoralized band of French soldiers to an impossible victory in the late Hundred Years War is fantastic enough, but to do so as a young woman in the early 15th century is nearly unthinkable!  Her claims to have… Read More