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Why do we Apologize for 'Wrong' Notes?

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It happens to all of us, we hit a wrong note and out slips an "oops, sorry!" as we play on. I know I'm guilty of this, particularly when playing a duet or accompaniment, and I hear students apologizing *all the time* in lessons for missed or wrong notes. 

So why do we do this? My feeling is that this tendency points to an underlying fear of making mistakes, or of letting our teacher or fellow musicians down. In today's post, I'd like to offer some alternatives to apologizing and try to reshape some of our thinking around those inevitable hiccups. 

You may be familiar with the Bob Ross quote pictured here, or at least have seen it floating around the internet. I know I've seen this 'happy little accidents' thinking applied to all sorts of life situations. And I do think that this can be really beneficial thinking for artists & musicians. 

So what can we do when we make a mistake instead of apologizing?

'Jazz it Up'
This is the musician's ver…

Enrolling for the 2019/2020 School Year

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It's time to start reserving your spots for piano lessons during the 2019-2020 school year! With enrollments already coming in, Fall session is going to fill up quickly. Keep reading for this year's important dates, how to reserve your spot, and an exciting addition to the studio.

Session Calendar:

The school year session will begin on Tuesday, August 13th and will end with our Recital on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020. The studio is open for lessons Tuesday-Friday 1:00-7:00, and will be closed for holidays on these dates:
The week of Thanksgiving - Nov. 25-29Two weeks for Christmas break - Dec. 21-Jan 4 Spring Break - TBD, will align with USD 418When you have questions, remember the studio Calendar is always available here, or at the 'Calendar' tab above. 

 How to Enroll

Current students will be given priority enrollment via the email newsletters until July 22nd, at which point enrollment will open up to the waitlist. This is to ensure that those who have been taking lessons h…