Musical Moments

Solo Piano Recital

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Musical Moments, Piano Academy | Comments Off on Solo Piano Recital

Solo Piano Recital

Jessica, a piano student in our Piano Academy Honors Division, performed in her second solo piano recital last month! She prepared 10 pieces to play for friends and family on November 4th, 2017. We wanted to share with you her amazing accomplishment!                   A few of the pieces she played include: Elite Syncopations by Scott Joplin Waltz in A minor by Edvard Grieg Flight of the Bumblee Rock by Aaron Garner (of Piano Marvel) Check out a snippet of her playing! All students of Piano Academy are invited to perform a solo recital once they...

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Join Our Christmas Sing-Along!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Events, Faculty, Larson Family, Musical Moments, Our Conservatory Community | Comments Off on Join Our Christmas Sing-Along!

Join Our Christmas Sing-Along!

  Are you ready for our annual Christmas Sing-Along? Started several years ago by the Larson family, this tradition has been a huge success! The Sing-Along will be held on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Piano conservatory students, families, and friends are welcome to attend! Check out our Facebook Event for more information. For current conservatory families, you can also check your email. Here is a snippet of what our Program Coordinator, Lindsay Bastian, has to say about the Sing-Along:  We love this event because everyone can participate, whether as a soloist or by singing in the...

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Gathering Families Around the Piano

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Larson Family, Musical Moments, Our Conservatory Community, Piano Academy, Piano Lessons | Comments Off on Gathering Families Around the Piano

Gathering Families Around the Piano

As a follow up to our earlier blog post from this week, we wanted to share this family musical experience! One way to have positive family musical experiences is to gather as a family around a piano. The Larson family shared this endearing video with us this week of their family gathering around a piano to sing together! There are lots of ways to facilitate family musical experiences! An article we found this week listed at least five: Family Karaoke: Whether at a fun Karaoke place or in your home, doing Karoake is fun! It can be nerve-racking at first to sing in front of people, but once...

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Meet the Talented Trio at Piano Lessons Today!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Musical Moments, Piano Academy, Piano Lessons | Comments Off on Meet the Talented Trio at Piano Lessons Today!

Meet the Talented Trio at Piano Lessons Today!

Savannah, Jack, and Ryan are siblings. They originally were interested in participating in our Duet Summer Camp. Unfortunately, their schedules didn’t allow participating. However, Lindsay Bastian, their piano teacher, suggested they prepare a trio instead. Ms. Bastian had a book of trios she acquired from a music teachers national convention, and began playing recordings of the pieces. Each of the siblings liked, “Snap, Clap, Boogie” by Melody Bober. Jack and Ryan have been practicing their own parts since June or July, and Savannah began in August. Last week they all put...

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“Musical Moments” Adult Music Class Progression

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Group Lessons, Musical Moments, Piano Lessons | Comments Off on “Musical Moments” Adult Music Class Progression

“Musical Moments” Adult Music Class Progression

Some people have asked me what the adults really do at their lessons each week here at the Utah Piano Conservatory.  The adults study “Musical Moments” and here is what one of their lessons looks like.  It seems power-packed, but the lesson is actually very graded and paced to fit them.   We move at a slow but steady rate.  They love the reviews and learning something new every week together.  Social piano is so fun for...

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Styles of Learning in Music Classes

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Events, Group Lessons, Musical Moments, Piano Lessons | Comments Off on Styles of Learning in Music Classes

Styles of Learning in Music Classes

In our “Musical Moments” adult classes, we are learning all of the notes on the bass clef lines.  There are many different styles of learning for our classes.  We will begin on the white erase board, and play a game together.  Then the class will get under headphones, and we will put orchestrations behind them as they play.  Here is an example of two of the orchestrations they are learning in their class....

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