Showing posts from December, 2020

Multi-Piano & Guitar Christmas Festival

We did it! We pulled off the Multi-Piano Christmas Festival 2020 edition, and now we get to sit back and enjoy the show. Each of these students worked hard preparing their pieces, and each teacher sat down with us to brainstorm how we could safely host this event this year, and here is the result. Thank you to everyone for your hard work!  You can watch the video below OR join us over on the MAPTL Facebook page for a live premiere where we will all watch in real time on Saturday, December 19th at 4:00pm.  If you would like a program of the evening's performances, you can download that here .  And with that, we proudly present this year's Multi-Piano and Guitar Christmas Festival. 

Piano Parent Podcast: Wintertime TLC for your Acoustic Piano

One of the secret upsides for me as a teacher about switching to more online lessons this year has been that I get to see and hear my student's home instruments. This helps me understand what may be causing certain technical and aural road blocks in a student's progress. Learn more about why having a well maintained home practice instrument can make a big impact on a student's progress here. .  So today's post is a seasonal reminder to give your piano a little TLC with this episode from the Piano Parent Podcast that aired last winter. Our instruments respond to the changes in temperature and humidity in their environment, the same way we do, and there are a few simple things we can do to improve their functionality and longevity. Hit play on the episode below, or check out the shownotes on the Piano Parent Podcast website  to learn more.  If your piano is due for its annual tuning, call your technician to schedule it today! In McPherson, that's  Chuck over at Sounds