What do you usually think of when you hear "piano recital"? Stuffy, boring, scary? Here at Kay Lowry Piano - our recitals are the exact opposite! Take a look at the grand entrances of some of our students from last year- it's hilarious!
Aren't you excited to participate? Here is what you can do to get ready:
1. Save the date - Friday, May 17, from 7-8 p.m.
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!
A comment that frequently comes up - "We don't have room for a piano!"
Check out this short video on how to measure your room for a piano. You might be pleasantly surprised:)
We can't wait to see and hear the awesome music from our students this spring! Here are the detail that you don't want to miss:
It's going to be a fantastic spring! Let's cheer on these amazing kids and compliment them on a job well done.
We love to come across ways to make practice fun, easy, and stress-free.
It turns out, kids are very social creatures. They learn all day at school in groups. They love to play in groups. Then, they come to piano practice. Often, they are all ALONE.
Parents are busy. A million things are going on in the afternoon/evening. How can you encourage practice in a positive way?
Andrea and Trevor Dow have solved this problem. Check out this blog post for some great, quick ideas:
Let us help you get those little fingers movin'! Call or text us at 281.906.0039. We love to help kids enjoy music and practice!
As a piano parent, are you afraid of "piano wars?"
We are here to help. Check out the video below for an easy, tear-free way to get your kids to practice:
At Kay Lowry Piano, we give parents the support they need.
Do you dread the thought of making your child practice? You are not alone. Practice solutions are as varied as the individuals involved in piano lessons. We are here to help.
The best thing you can do as a parent is create a "practice nest" for your child. Here is a wonderful article with great ideas:
Yes - it's great to make time for 30 minutes of piano. But - if that's not possible - even 10-15 minutes a day can be very helpful. And - it doesn't have to be all at once! Try a little in the morning. Even "drive-by" practicing (running over a song quickly before heading out the door) has benefits.
Apps can be a part of practice!
Children learn through play - and technology can be educational and fun! The powerful app, Piano Maestro - is free to students of our studio. Piano students around the world have made giant leaps in their progress with this app. And it's super fun!
If you have any questions at all - please reach out to us. We have printables, practice punch cards, and all kinds of resources to help. We love to get those little fingers moving on the piano!
Online - is it just as good?
Surprisingly, the answer can be yes. I have both taken online piano lessons, and given them. There are a few important differences. Read on to find out more about online lessons, and why piano teachers are learning how to give them.
What's good about online lessons?
First, they can be very convenient. Instead of driving through traffic, and shuffling kids here and there - online lessons can be arranged from the comfort of home.
Second - because the student is at his home piano, the teacher can observe posture, see the practice environment, and hear your home instrument. This information can help the piano teacher as they try to help your child.
Third, the student learns to LISTEN closely in the environment of online piano lessons. With modern techniques of teaching, students can and do learn piano through this exciting technology!
Fourth, and I think the BEST - is that the teacher is still the skilled, caring individual you want for your child. Nothing beats human interaction. And, you still get it with online lessons.
What's not so great about online lessons?
The teacher can't physically touch the student to correct posture or hand position. However, maybe this is not all bad. The students have to take more responsibility in this area, which is good.
Online lessons can be a challenge for the very young student. However, if the parent is willing to stay with the child and be part of the process, it's a great way to offer an experience of music to the child.
STAY TUNED for more information on how the Kay Lowry Piano Studio will be offering online piano lessons in the future!
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!