I finally took the plunge - I joined WW to lose a few of my "pandemic pounds."
I am learning a lot!
First thing - start tracking my food, sleep, mindset and activity. When I measure these things, it's eye-opening! I see areas where I can improve.
Next, I set goals. The app helps me keep accountable every day, I get tools and encouragement.
The biggest lesson I am learning is flexibility. The weight watchers program is designed to help people live their every day lives. Some days it's easier to stick to healthy eating. Other days, I want to celebrate, or I just get off track.
With the plan, it's no big deal! If I get off track, I always have a workaround.
It's actually very similar to piano. Some days are easy to practice, others not. The key is to keep going, keep measuring, and keep positive!
Fun with Scale playing is Coming!
I can't WAIT until we start our scale challenge. It will be an EPIC journey! Each student will learn 12 scales as they "travel" through the solar system. After learning three scales, they will "orbit" around a planet. When they have learned all 12 scales, they report to Mission Control (that's me!
I think we will all be amazed at the cool piano playing we will see at the end of this challenge. Stay tuned for more details!
Preschoolers are rocking our Wunderkeys video lessons!
Who would've thought that little kids, who love manipulatives and social interaction - would THRIVE with our preschool video lessons?
Why? The answer is: our Wunderkeys program provides so many tactile activities - and we still can have social engagement, through our video chat times.
How does it work?
Parents can sign up for video lessons only; or they can opt for teacher-supported video lessons.
Simply use our sign up form, and we will get you started!
You will have immediate access to all ten lessons in the preschool level that is appropriate for your child. We provide an Amazon link for you to conveniently buy the book.
As a parent, you have the control on when, where, and how the lessons are played at home. Our lessons are short, and there are appropriate times to pause the video, try out the piano, and come back to our lesson when you are ready.
If you choose the teacher-support option, simply send a video of your child, or ask a question. I respond to each and every request from parents. Some parents opt to use the Marco Polo app, for quick video chat between parent, teacher, and even the child.
Your child will feel special and accomplished when they complete the ten lessons, and get a certificate from you!
For more info - and the sign up form - click on the link here:
Sign Up for Preschool Piano!
Let me know if you have any questions at all. I'm happy to help:)
Let the Music Begin!
We have two virtual events this month! Check out our calendar below - and keep close to our Facebook (Kay Lowry Piano) for more details. We are super proud of our students! They just don't give up. What a life lesson:)
Ready for some music learning that's fun for kids, and easy-peasy for parents?
It's time for Flip-Its!
Flip-Its are small, easy projects that kids love!
If you are a parent, give your child the link to a Flip-Its - and they are off to LOTS of learning fun - all on their own. So fun and engaging!
If you are a teacher, you will love how Flip-Its is a versatile resource, either for assigning BEFORE the lesson, or using DURING the lesson.
Here's a video of a piano kid who has just viewed the video on how to explore intervals. Watch his explanation!
Flip-Its for beginners will be available soon at www.leilaviss.com
We can't WAIT to see what our piano students will be able to do - after using Flip-Its! Look for lots of music fun and creativity coming your way:)
Who knew we could have a camp via Zoom?
Four students and a crazy teacher set out to have some fun on July 7-9.
Armed with a bag of everyday objects, each day our students logged on to Zoom. We played games, conducted science experiments, played piano music, and even invented our own instruments!
Parents loved the camp, too. Here are some comments we received about the Musical STEM camp:
"Mamie love the camp very much. She showed me the cup-drum yesterday. I asked her which parts is her favorite. She said all of them , especially the creative idea to make things. I like the way it consists - morning and afternoon session. There was a afternoon program- Mad Science in OKE . Mamie used to be in the program. I think your musical STEM camp is similar to that program. In each class the kids will get some material to make some gadgets and learn the physical or chemistry knowledge. Its not boring compared the regular online classes." - Sarah
"I personally witnessed Ryan staying fully focused throughout his STEM session. Loved the creative show n tell sessions where they got to show off! Overall Ryan did have a FANTASTIC time!! It was really an innovative camp throughout!" - Jay
"My son absolutely loved the STEM camp. He told me that today was the worst day because the STEM camp ended today 😍. I think the spilt format worked for us, though the attention span would not be an issue for him. He has been practicing Robotic Rise since Monday and I love that I don't have to tell him to practice - he's been doing it on his own. The only way my son says you could make the camp better is by making it longer. 😃. Thank you so much for all your hard work that must have gone behind it!" - Richa
We hope you will join us for a Musical STEM camp in the future! Let's do all we can to encourage our young scientists and future inventors:)
I can't decide! Please help.
Summer camp plans will be announced soon. But which camp would you child enjoy the most? Help me by taking this quick poll here:
Poll will be open for one week. I can't wait to share the results!
Preschool piano starts soon! Why should your little one start piano early?
Research shows that music helps young brains with language, dexterity, and math skills.
Why not get started with a fun, enjoyable activity - that gives your child the gift of music for a lifetime? Details can be found here:
Always feel free to call/text us at 281.906.0039. Enrollment closes soon!
It's back! The coolest, proudest moment of your Halloween night.
Bring your piano student over to the studio - in costume - for trick-or-treating. While they are here, they are welcome to play a tune for my neighborhood.
You can snag some cute pics and videos, and your piano kid will be so proud of their accomplishment! Looking forward to a fun evening.
Come and go as you please, starting around 6:45. See you soon:)
Our classes with young kids let them move, play and create. Enjoy the following video to get a sneak peek into the play-based learning that happens in our studio.