Monday, September 19, 2016

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Piano Lesson Progress

Have you checked in on your piano student's progress lately?

I've told all of my students that I'd like for them to accomplish the 30-Piece Challenge this year, running from the first summer lesson to the end of the 2016-2017 school year. This challenge is quite easy for the youngest students, but harder for older, more advanced students. Older students are always working on a group of pieces that might take many weeks to master, but I very much want them also to be constantly learning music that they can master quickly. The value of having to learn new music most every lesson is enormous. It's one of the best ways to help students become good sight-readers, and good sight-readers are the students who will continue to enjoy playing piano throughout life.

This year, for the first time, you have access to a complete list of the pieces your child is working on and has already checked off. I encourage you to check in often to view that list. By now, every student (except the few who are brand new with me and have had only two lessons) should have worked on a minimum of 5 to 6 pieces since the beginning of summer.

To track your piano student's repertoire accomplishments, click the following link:

http://login.lightpianostudio.com

If you've forgotten your password, just click the link to reset it, then check your email to finish the process.

Once you're logged in, I'd love for you to save that page to the home screen of your smartphone, making it as easy as possible to log in often.

You'll see a menu button in the top left corner of the page (icon with 3 horizontal lines). Click there and select REPERTOIRE to see a list of the pieces your child has worked on so far this year.

If you select ACCOUNT AND INVOICES under the menu icon, you can see the list of materials (books, sheet music, etc.) that have been added to your account since your last payment. I'll email an invoice every other month for these--always two weeks ahead of when the payment is due. As we talked about in parent conferences at the end of May, this process is different from past years where I had you pay a flat music fee at the beginning of the year.

That's it for today. I love working with your students, and hope to help foster in all of them a love of music that will last a lifetime.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016