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Kindermusik: Security and Independence

Posted Saturday, February 28 in News

From time to time as parents, we may find ourselves asking: Where has my sweet little baby gone? This question generally occurs during periods of intense growth and development, such as teething, moving to a “big kid” bed, and well, maybe right about now. Between 18 months and three years, children begin to realize that… Read More

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March 9-14: Free Kindermusik Class Week

Monday, March 9, 12:00 am

Sign up for a free class during FREE CLASS WEEK with Kindermusik® at Piano Central Studios! New, interested, and current families are invited to attend a FREE CLASS during our Free Class Week coming up March 9-14, 2015. A reservation is required so that we can ensure the best possible experience possible. (Free class visits… Read More

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Composer of the Month: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Posted Wednesday, February 25 in News

Shared from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra KIDS website Listen to excerpts of some of Mozart’s most famous works HERE, also courtesy of DSO Kids. Dates Born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria Died December 5, 1791 in Vienna, Austria Nationality Austrian Style/Period Classical 1750-1820 Famous Works Mozart wrote over 600 works during his lifetime, including… Read More

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Play. Record. Share… Shine! PCS Facebook Performance Showcase

Posted Tuesday, February 24 in News

Here at PCS, we’re celebrating the way that so many of you have worked so hard to learn and polish a special piece or two – many of you in preparation for the NFMC Festival this coming weekend. We’d like to showcase your hard work and talent by posting performance videos that you share with… Read More

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Stop the Practice Wars

Posted Saturday, February 21 in News

Some wonderful tips and advice from our friends at Teach Piano Today about how to stop the “practice wars” at home throughout the week… 1.  Location, location, location It’s true in the real estate world, and it’s true in the home practice world.  Having your piano in the correct place in your home is of… Read More

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Wiring the Brain for Communication

Posted Saturday, February 21 in News

Do you ever wonder what newborns would say if they could talk? Where am I? What just happened? Who turned on the lights? Whew, that was a lot of work! I’m exhausted. Why is everyone looking at me? Do I have something on my face? Mom! Dad! It’s me! Truth is—most newborns all say the… Read More

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Musical Patterning

Posted Saturday, February 14 in News

If young children ruled the world, daily life would follow a predictable AB pattern: Play, Eat, Play, Eat, Play, Eat. However, even world leaders need to sleep, take a potty break, and brush teeth. So, as a parent, you add a few more of those things to your child’s daily routine, creating a pattern that… Read More

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PCS Students Participate in University Master Class

Posted Thursday, February 12 in News

Seven Piano Central Studios piano students had the wonderful privilege of participating in a Master Class on Saturday, February 7, at Bob Jones University. The  Master Class, led by Dr. Carol Baskins, Director of Teacher Development at PCS, was sponsored by Piano Central Studios and held in partnership with the University’s Piano Pedagogy Department. PCS… Read More

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Getting Your Child to Practice: Tips from a Musician Mommy

Posted Wednesday, February 11 in News

By Ellen Pendleton Troyer, BSO violinist – Originally posted on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra website We all have that image in our minds. Sitting proudly in the audience while our little one performs beautifully on the piano or violin. “Wouldn’t it be nice if little Timmy learned to play the piano?” “Ashley has expressed interest… Read More

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Student enters NFMC Composition Contest

Posted Tuesday, February 10 in News

Foster M. is a beginning piano student at CCES who loves making up her own piano pieces! She initiated composing herself when she came up with a melodic idea last semester. The result was her piece called “Hummingbird,” which was recently submitted for the NFMC Junior Composer’s Contest. Congratulations to Foster and her piano teacher,… Read More

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