Does your kid love the outdoors? Have you ever wanted to explore music with your toddler, but weren't sure how? Come join us in Avondale Park on June 29. We are going to explore the various ways nature, music, and sound interact. Also get ready for some recycling tips on how to make instruments your kids will love! Keep your kids entertained for hours with the skills and fun ideas from this camp. More info at: http://www.kaylowry.com/summer-camps-and-events.html
We can't WAIT to explore art and music with your little ones! You never dreamed your child could paint like Picasso, right? We have it covered. Lauren Cline of DelightnArt is our guest teacher. Your child will bring home something special, creative, and a memory that will last a long time.
In addition - we will explore music, keyboards, and play games. Don't delay - we only have a few spots left. Classes are divided into preschool and elementary age. For more info: http://www.kaylowry.com/summer-camps-and-events.html
This camp is going to be the best. Ever.
Don't wait to sign up! We have a really great group already enrolled - but have spots for just a few more. Let us know soon if you are interested.
If you want your child to:
It's easy - just head over to my sign-up page - and we will get started!
Spring break is over - and that means it's time to start picking our piano pieces for the "Piano Rocks" concert. I can't wait to see which piece each student picks as their favorite to share with the audience.
I believe that each child has music within. I also believe that sharing that music - in whatever form - is vitally important for the development of the child. That's what we are going to do on May 12!
Looking forward to cheering, yelling, clapping and whistling as each child brings forth their best effort. Great fun!
You won't want to miss this........
Our end-of-year piano concert will be something your family will remember! Let's get ready to show our kids that we are their biggest "fans"! Here is the article that inspired me to have a piano recital like none that you have ever seen: (be sure to watch the opening short video)
Aren't you excited to participate? Here is what you can do to get ready:
1. Save the date - Saturday - May 12. Wunderkeys kids play at 9:30 a.m., other students play at either 10:30 or 11:30.
2. Start collecting stuff! You will need some of these items: pom-poms, homemade signs, air horns, cow bells, blankets, camp chairs, foam fingers, and general cheerleading items.
3. Plan what to wear. Family colors, face paint - show your spirit! The concert will be very casual.
4. Start "cheering" your student during their practice time at home. See this article for ideas - look for the section on "Piano Parents Turned Music Fans"
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to showcase and encourage our fantastic kids!
Tim Topham, an internationally known piano teacher, blogger, writer, and presenter - just wrote a fantastic article on this. I am delighted to find out that he recommends the very same digital piano I have in my studio - the Roland FP-30! Check out what Tim has to say:
Teachers are noticing that kids are not ready to write when they go to school.
Fine motor skills are so important to a child's success. But in this age of ipads, smartphones, and tablets - what's a parent to do?
Check out this important article for some tips on how to help your child. It's about a 5 minute or less read.
At our piano studio - we are always striving to find ways to increase those motor skills, and give kids cross-over skills that will help them succeed in school and life. It's so much fun to watch these kids grow!
If we can help you in any way - let us know. Pop us an email, ask a quick question, and we will get back to you shortly. Looking forward to a great year of young musicians in 2018!
There it is. The ugly truth about my silverware drawer. It drives me crazy - and occasionally I wipe it out - but there they are again. Crumbs!
Why am I being so openly transparent about this? Because I want all you mamas out there to know several things: it's okay if your house is not sparkling, your kids are not perfectly behaved, and you lose it every once in a while.
Forget all the Pinterest-perfect pictures. Let's talk about real life.
My kids are grown, but I look back on lots of times that were less than perfect. Big picture - they managed to make it to functioning, loving, amazing adults. Even my special-needs adult son continues to encourage me by his responsibility and care for others.
From my vantage point - I try to make the main thing the main thing - Love. And I hope that in this New Year - 2018 - you take the time to love, and to be kind to yourself.
Here in my piano studio - we practice the same thing. We love each kid, and overlook the small stuff. If you are curious as to what a modern piano lesson looks like, contact us. We will give you a few quick schedule options to choose from. Happy New Year - and here's to wonderful music-making!
Do you want your child to have an enjoyable activity that will carry throughout life?
Do you want your child to learn skills that will help them succeed in school?
Do you want part of your child's brain to be bigger? (What?)
There is great research on just what piano lessons can do for a child BEFORE they turn seven.
Read this quick article - written by the founders of Wunderkeys. I hope it helps you as you navigate the choices of parenthood!
So, why are YOU thinking about piano lessons for your child?
*Did you take lessons as a child and want your child to have a good experience with music?
*Did you wish you had taken lessons when you were younger, and never had the opportunity?
*Do you want your kids to have the benefits of increased attention span, better language and motor skills, and generally be a more well-rounded person?
*Do you want to see smiles and hear energetic laughter as your child plays and creates songs?
Whatever your reason, piano is a great activity for kids – and the younger, the better!
Here are some glimpses into the studio:
And my favorite – I hear this one all the time:
What kid says, “Can I play that again?” to a learning activity? That is when you, as a parent, know that you have hit the sweet spot of providing that is so unique and special- they can’t get enough of it.
The Best Part – You are framing an experience for your whole family.
Learning piano is a skill that your child will enjoy throughout life. Imagine your child helping your GRANDCHILD to play the piano.
This powerful truth hit me several years ago. One of my former students, all grown up with kids of her own, put her two year old on my waiting list. Her child had to wait FOUR YEARS to get into the studio. It was so cool to see Elisabeth bring Noah, then his younger sister Emma, to lessons every week. They were my first “grand-students”! The whole family had fun playing piano together.