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Classical vs. Pop: What’s the Best Way to Learn Piano?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Piano Academy, Piano Lessons | 0 comments

Classical vs. Pop: What’s the Best Way to Learn Piano?

Sometimes prospective piano parents come to us and ask what the “best” way is for their child to learn piano – classical music or pop music? Many piano teachers take only one approach or the other, and every student’s needs will be a little bit different. But here at the Piano Academy, we say . . . why not learn BOTH? Learning to play classical music is definitely different than learning to play pop songs, but each style can teach a piano student some great things! Here are some of the concepts you could learn from each type of music – no matter what type of...

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Honors Piano Masterclass Next Week!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Honors Piano Masterclass Next Week!

Our first Honors piano masterclass is coming up fast! This event will be next Saturday, January 20 at 12:00 PM at the Conservatory. Masterclasses are used by piano teachers around the world to help their students polish performances and get feedback from another teacher. Each student performs their piece, and then works with the teacher for a few minutes. Unlike a private lesson, however, other students and their families are usually invited to watch! This is a great opportunity for students to both play and observe. Concepts the teacher brings up are usually applicable to more than one...

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SMART Musical Goals

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Our Conservatory Community, Piano Academy, Piano Lessons, Private Music Lessons, Uncategorized | 0 comments

SMART Musical Goals

What is the number one most commonly discussed subject this time of year? Goal setting! People are making goals to eat less, read more, increase their organization and decrease their debt. Hopefully, all of our students are thinking about what they want to accomplish in their piano studies this year. Goal setting is important for youth because it gives them something to work for as well as a sense of confidence when they reach what they set out to do!i We want 2018 to be a year of focus and progress for everyone! However, goal-setting and goal-keeping can be kind of tricky, particularly for...

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Piano Events Coming Up at UPC

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Events, Our Conservatory Community, Piano Academy, Piano Lessons | 0 comments

Piano Events Coming Up at UPC

We’ve got lots of piano events coming up in the next couple of months at Piano Academy! Here’s what you can put on your calendar (*events with an asterisk are for Honors Piano Academy students – click here to learn more): January 2-31: 30-Day Sight Reading Challenge (click here for more info) January 9: Piano Tutor Training, 7 PM January 20: Honors Masterclass, 10:30 AM (all students/parents welcome to observe – more info coming soon) *Every Friday-Saturday in February: NFMC Jr. Festival Performance Evaluations (schedule a slot on one of the weekends with your solo...

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A Christmas Classic from Our Composer of the Month

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Composer of the Month, Piano Academy | Comments Off on A Christmas Classic from Our Composer of the Month

A Christmas Classic from Our Composer of the Month

One of the best (and easiest) ways to get your kids interested in music is listening to it around the house! Studies show that children grow to like what they are exposed to the most.¬†Luckily for us, great classical music is easier to find than you might think. If you’ve ever seen Looney Tunes, Animaniacs, or any of a number of popular animated movies, there’s a good chance you’ve heard some of the world’s most famous themes. (Check out this article for a few specific examples.) This week, we want to highlight a popular Christmas song that we bet you didn’t...

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