Welcome back everyone! As we come to a close this summer, I would like to summarize the activities that have happened.   I am back after a long vacation to Virginia and Washington DC., played in Disneyland, and have learned a lot coming back from the annual Music Teachers Association of California Annual Convention in Anaheim.   I am eager to share resources with you all in my teaching. I hope you all had a good summer break and  I am almost ready to jump start the Fall semester.  Meanwhile, I want thank those who have continued to take lessons over the summer break and it is always good to keep up with your skills.  I myself have been able to give myself a little push as well learning new pieces,  trying out new experiences  i.e. traveling, water color painting, and substituting as a piano accompanist this summer for a vocal class at City College of San Francisco.  It was a great experience for me and testimony that we all never stop learning. I would to hear all of your experiences as well when we come back for lessons.
This summer I have passed out Practice Summer Charts for students to complete to keep track of their minutes of practice this summer.  Students had to put stickers on for every time they practiced 30 minutes.  I would like to recognize and congratulate the following students who have submitted and completed their charts:  Sally, Catie, Chole R., Niki, Brendan, Marrisa, Anna, and Olivia!  They have worked hard in keeping up a consistency of practice which is so important especially during the summer time.  Because of its success, I’ve decided to continue this for Fall.
You can download Fall Practice Charts here.  You can offer any prize incentives you want  each time they turn in  and submit a sheet to you.     Have fun with them!    Fall Practice Chart
Cheers to recognizing other successes this Summer:
  • Marissa  who have finished learning the complete set of Beethoven’s Sonatina in F Major!
  • Kaiden  who has completed learning “The May Song”
  • Catie and Sally  who have finished learning all the Twinkles and added harmony
  • NIki  for finishing up her 1st two songs in Suzuki Book 2, Ecossaise and Shory Story, and showing great improvements in technique with scales.
  • Adalyn  who has been making strides in her reading skills.
  • Joanna  who has finished learning a challenging Chopin Nocturne! Good Job!
  • The Monastery nuns who have sung and played beautifully in their playthrough end of July. (Links will be posted soon on P3 Facebook Page )
  • Brendan and Michelle who has come a long way with his reading skills and learning “William Tell” with foot pedal
  • Chole R. who has learned all her Twinkles and doing great learning to use her wrist more.
  • Tyler  who has improved with his finger technique learning  Little Playmates and reading with Chant Arabe!
  • Debbie Martin who has finished learning “Part of Your World.”
  • Elizabeth Patterson who has finished learning to develop her left hand with Hanon, the Storm, Happy Farmer, and accompaniment skills with Be Not Afraid.
  • Tiffany and Ian  for completing theory group class training Suzuki style at Holy Names University in Oakland.
Let us celebrate these accomplishments!