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So many exciting programs, piano lessons, and uplifting moments are happening at Utah Piano Conservatory.  Please check back often to see the latest happenings.

Piano Duo Performance – Next Friday Night!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Events, Our Conservatory Community, Summer Programs | 0 comments

Piano Duo Performance – Next Friday Night!

Please join us next Friday, July 7, for an evening of fantastic piano duets and two-piano works! The Delgado-Mauler duo (Tiffany Delgado and Hillary Mauler) will be performing a free concert at 7 PM in our very own Concerto hall. Ms. Delgado and Ms. Mauler have been performing together since 2013 and have since won national and international competitions together. This summer, they’re also teaching team piano lessons as part of our 2017 Summer Duet program and we couldn’t be more excited to have them here! Check out this video of...

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Goodbye to a Great Piano Teacher!

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Faculty, Piano Academy | 0 comments

Goodbye to a Great Piano Teacher!

This week we say, “Goodbye!” to one of our amazing piano teachers: Do Kyung Oh. After working in Piano Academy for almost a year, it is time for Ms. Oh to move on. We are sad to see her go, but we are happy for the time she spent with us at the Conservatory! Ms. Oh started working at Piano Academy about 10 months ago. She had just graduated from college with a degree in piano performance here in Utah, and needed to sell a piano. She looked in the Yellow Pages, and found “Brigham Larson Pianos” in Orem. Her mother and...

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Welcome to More Piano Teachers!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Faculty, Piano Academy | 0 comments

Welcome to More Piano Teachers!

Last week we introduced three of our new computer/theory lab teachers. This week we are highlighting our new substitute piano teachers! As we mentioned last week, we are amazed at the talent and testimony of our faculty members. Check out their bios below, and be sure to welcome them when you see them!     “Kessa has taken pedagogy classes and workshops from professional piano teachers and began teaching privately over six years ago. . . She has participated in numerous competitions, both national and international, a notable...

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Finding a Place for Faith at Piano Lessons

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Our Conservatory Community, Piano Academy, Piano Lessons | Comments Off on Finding a Place for Faith at Piano Lessons

Finding a Place for Faith at Piano Lessons

As a Christ-centered Conservatory, our mission is to “develop talent and testimony” in everything we do. At the heart of our philosophy are the ideas that music is a God-given gift and that we have a responsibility to develop and share that gift. When I began teaching at the Utah Piano Conservatory, I was so excited about being able to help my students connect their music and their faith. What I didn’t expect was some of the conversations that would lead me to that point… here’s one of those from just last week....

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First Piano Lessons: What Do I Learn?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Our Conservatory Community, Piano Academy, Piano Lessons | Comments Off on First Piano Lessons: What Do I Learn?

First Piano Lessons: What Do I Learn?

At Piano Academy, we have been blessed by many NEW piano students this summer! There is a lot to learn in the first few lessons, and it can be easy to forget everything! We also know that many of the parents do not know how to play the piano, but they want to help their children practice! Luckily, there are many resources for you! First of all, a student’s lesson sheet is crucial. All of our piano teachers give assignments for the week on this sheet. Each student should have a lesson sheet in the front of their Piano Academy binder....

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Welcome New Piano Teachers to Piano Academy!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Faculty, Piano Academy | Comments Off on Welcome New Piano Teachers to Piano Academy!

Welcome New Piano Teachers to Piano Academy!

We are excited to announce the recent arrival of several talented piano teachers to Piano Academy! As we continue to grow, we welcome those who are “devoted to the mission and purposes of Utah Piano Conservatory” (UPC Handbook). We have found that our new faculty are full of talent and are eager to share that talent with others. We want to give you an opportunity to get to know them a little bit! Here are some highlights from the bios of our new computer lab teachers: Karina Leonard, Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance candidate...

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Jump Into Piano Lessons!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Piano Academy, Piano Lessons, Summer Programs | Comments Off on Jump Into Piano Lessons!

Jump Into Piano Lessons!

Summer is a time to many families take a break from piano lessons. Soon enough, school will start up again, and people will be looking to find a great piano teacher for their children! Why not try out piano lessons for free? This summer, Piano Academy is offering a FREE month of piano lessons for all students who are signed up for our JumpStart Summer Camp! The camp runs July 17th – 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day. Participants will be involved in lessons, group activities, music history, music theory, and a fun concert at...

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Helping Your Child Practice for Their Piano Lessons

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Our Conservatory Community, Piano Academy, Piano Lessons | Comments Off on Helping Your Child Practice for Their Piano Lessons

Helping Your Child Practice for Their Piano Lessons

Putting your child into piano lessons is a serious commitment, and not just for the student! As a piano parent, your job is to help your child complete their at-home practice so that they’re prepared to learn at every lesson. Younger children will likely need you to sit and practice with them daily, while older children will need a different kind of help. If you’re a first-time piano parent, it can be kind of daunting to know how to help your child best! To help our piano parents with this, the Piano Academy offers “piano...

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Respect: the Virtue this Month at Piano Lessons

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Our Conservatory Community, Piano Academy, Piano Lessons, Virtues for Virtuosos | Comments Off on Respect: the Virtue this Month at Piano Lessons

Respect: the Virtue this Month at Piano Lessons

At Piano Academy, each month we learn about a new composer, and we focus on a new virtue. Our previous blog post talked about our composer of the month, J.S. Bach. Today we wanted to highlight our virtue of the month, which is respect. The English Oxford Dictionary defines respect as, “A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements,” and “due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others”. When we show respect, we admire, or show appreciation for...

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Composer of the Month at Piano Lessons: Bach

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Composer of the Month, Piano Lessons | Comments Off on Composer of the Month at Piano Lessons: Bach

Composer of the Month at Piano Lessons: Bach

June has just begun, and that means we have a new composer of the month at piano lessons! June’s composer of the month is Johann Sebastian Bach. We are very excited to learn more about Bach, and to listen to his music! Our piano teachers played several YouTube playlists yesterday in the theory lab as an introduction. If you need suggestions of what music to listen to this month, check out our playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL18uRtWgltuHef-FtbwumYOgideTXHLJ6. Here is a sample video from our playlist:  ...

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