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5 Things Parents Can Learn from Disney Songs to Help Their Child Practice

Posted Wednesday, January 28 in News

This article was originally written by composer Wendy Stevens, from ComposeCreate.com If you are the least bit musical, you know it’s hard to listen to your own child practice. In my early days of listening to one of my children practice, one of two things always happened: I would yell from the kitchen about how to… Read More


Learning through Music: Spatial Awareness

Posted Saturday, January 24 in News

Do you remember that class in school where you wondered if you would ever use that skill in the real world? Quadratic equations and diagramming a sentence might come to mind. Spatial awareness, on the other hand, is something you use every day but never took an actual class on it. You employ spatial awareness… Read More

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Some Music Lesson Do’s and Do Not’s for Parents

Posted Wednesday, January 14 in News

Unfortunately kids don’t come with an instruction manual, and sometimes it’s hard for parents to know just exactly how to navigate those important experiences of childhood – in this case, music lessons.  How much do I get involved?  What are the ways that I can help my child the most?  This is a common dilemma… Read More

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10 Helps for the Non-Piano Playing Parent

Posted Thursday, January 8 in News

We love these great tips from the Fame School blog… 10 Helps for the Non-Piano Playing Parent You will want to read the whole article HERE. 1. Listen To Music Out Loud! 2.  Make Practicing Like Brushing Teeth 3. Learn to say the word, “AGAIN” 4. Use The Teacher’s Words 5. Be Nosy 6. Brag… Read More

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Start your beginner off right with an Introductory Class at PCS

Posted Monday, January 5 in News

Beginning mid-January, PCS is pleased to offer an exciting new schedule of introductory classes designed to let you give your beginner a try with a new instrument and to set them up for success in continuing on with private music lessons.  Here is a listing of the introductory classes beginning in January 2015 at our… Read More

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Celebrating 20 years of Kindermusik at PCS with our Free Class Week

Posted Monday, January 5 in News

As part of our ongoing celebration of this exciting milestone, we are inviting new, interested, and current families to join us during Free Class Week, January 12-17, 2015. New or interested families can try out a class and current families can schedule an extra class – lots of fun and lots of music all the… Read More

New! Busy Schedule Lessons

Posted Friday, January 2 in News

Life is busy, but you’d really like to take some music lessons.  Or maybe one of your many New Year’s resolutions is to fulfill your dream of learning to play an instrument.  The dilemma is how to fit it all in.  Well, we may have just the answer for you! Introducing a new kind of… Read More

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Composer of the Month: George Frideric Handel

Posted Thursday, January 1 in News

January Composer of the Month Dates Born in Halle, Germany, February 23, 1685 Died in London, April 14, 1759 Nationality German born English composer Style/Period Baroque 1600-1750 Famous Works Water Music, Royal Fireworks Suite, Messiah, Six Organ Concertos, Zadok the Priest, Rinaldo Bio George Frideric Handel was the son of a barber-surgeon. George’s father had… Read More

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12 Reasons Why Recitals Are So Important

Posted Tuesday, December 16 in News

Some great insights from our friends at Teach Piano Today… 1.  Recitals provide a tangible goal to work towards. In having a set date and a pre-planned performance selection, your child learns how to manage their practice time and what it feels like to polish and perfect a piece. 2.  Recitals provide an opportunity to… Read More

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