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Master Sightreader: Never Stops!

Posted Tuesday, July 29 in News

You’ve been working so hard to improve your sightreading skills—taking steps to improve your note reading and rhythmic skills, training your eyes to scan ahead and look for the big picture—but still, you find yourself making mistakes. It’s ok. While we always strive to achieve complete, 100% accuracy we’re human, and humans make mistakes. One… Read More

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Why Have Circle Dances?

Posted Monday, July 28 in News

Children and parents alike love dancing together in Kindermusik class, but circle dancing seems to be a particular favorite with many. From walking into the circle together and seeing little eyes grow to the size of dinner plates and smiles entirely cover their faces, to hearing the rolling laughter of a toddler as hands are… Read More

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Now enrolling for Kindermusik!

Monday, September 8, 12:00 am

  Summer isn’t over yet, but we already eagerly preparing for our newest Kindermusik classes starting the week of September 8!  Please take a look HERE and share our new offerings with your friends and family.  You can enroll early and reserve your spot now with no payment due until September 1.  We are excited… Read More

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7 Summer Check-up Questions

Posted Thursday, July 24 in News

Time for a checkup! We’ve pretty much reached the half-way point of the summer lessons session. At this point, how would you rate your practice and progress? Let’s look at a few questions to help us gauge how well we’re doing: Summer Check-up Questions: •    Have you kept up your practice log? •    Are you… Read More

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Master Sightreader: Looking Ahead

Posted Wednesday, July 23 in News

So far, we’ve discussed three different characteristics of a master sightreader. As a review, let’s list those three traits to remind ourselves and check-up on to see if we’re making progress in our goal of becoming a Master Sightreader. A Master Sightreader: 1)      Disciplines his mind to completely focus on the task at hand (i.e…. Read More

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6 Ways to Raise Music-Loving Kids

Posted Tuesday, July 22 in News

As important a role as music plays in strengthening a child’s development, it’s important that you as the parent work to help your child develop an intrinsic love for music. If a child loves music, he will show more interest and maintain a higher level of motivation to start and continue with music lessons. How… Read More

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What to do with Your Piano Explorer Magazine?

Posted Friday, July 18 in News

Every month (through the summer every other) your child receives an issue of the Clavier Piano Explorer magazine. It’s a nice perk to being part of the Piano Central Studios family, but sad to say, it more often than not simply becomes yet another piece of paper to get lost on the kitchen counter or… Read More

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Kindermusik: Building Social Skills

Posted Thursday, July 17 in News

Social skills—interacting with others, building new friendships, maintaining older ones— takes a considerable amount of practice and guided training. The first seven years of a child’s live serve as some of the most sensitive years for building good social skills so it’s vitally important than your child receives such necessary training from the very beginning!… Read More

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3 Ways to Make Summer Practice Profitable

Posted Wednesday, July 16 in News

“Making the most of every minute” tends to be a common motto during the summer. Often making the most of everything relates to being involved in as many activities as possible or scheduling as many vacations as will fit into the calendar. With all of the in and out, it’s important to apply the same… Read More

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Master Sightreader: King of Rhythm

Posted Tuesday, July 15 in News

It sounds really basic. You count one, two, three, four, throw in a few “+’s”, maybe a few rests—counting doesn’t seem like it should be all that difficult. It’s basic mathematics. While you may be whiz at counting a piece at home, your true mastery of the workings of rhythm shows when you’re sightreading. When… Read More

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