Piano Central Studios News

Tips for Success: Practicing the Recorder

Posted Thursday, January 29 in News

Special thanks to our friends at Kathy’s Music in Pittsburgh, PA, for sharing this great post with us! As we learn the recorder in our last year of Kindermusik for the Young Child, we will be introducing 5 notes during the course of 15 weeks. Whenever learning a new instrument or almost any new skill, repetition… Read More

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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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Kindermusik Tips: Security and Independence

Posted Saturday, January 17 in Events

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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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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Music plus Math equals Fun

Posted Tuesday, January 13 in Events

One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door. Five, six, pick up sticks. Seven, eight, lay them straight. Nine, ten, begin again. You did it, didn’t you? Before you finished reading that nursery rhyme, you found yourself singing it, instead. It’s okay. You probably do that with the ABCs, too. We can relate…. Read More

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Bring a Friend to Lessons Week: Feb 2-7

Saturday, February 7, 3:00 pm

We are so excited about our upcoming “Bring a Friend to Lessons” Week  during February 2-7 here at PCS!  During this special week, PCS students are invited to bring a friend to their lesson. We’ll have a regular lesson as usual, except that we’ll add in a few extras – like some musical games for the student… Read More

Skillmasters Performance Classes (Jan 19-24)

Saturday, January 24, 12:00 pm

The Skillmasters Performance Classes are an integral part of our studio locations here at Piano Central Studios.  In fact, we place tremendous emphasis on our Skillmasters Performance Classes to provide our private and semi-private school-age students with the opportunity to become well-rounded musicians through the experiences they will have in these classes, including theory review,… Read More

New! Beginning Harp (Jan 24-Feb 21)

Saturday, February 21, 2:00 pm

Imagine the beautiful sounds of a harp in your own home!  Our Beginning Harp class provides the perfect foundation for a successful start with harp.  Be introduced to the harp as well as to some basic technique and music theory.  Students will learn some simple tunes to play for the special performance on the last… Read More

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