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!
Trick or Treat Street Recital!Read Now
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.
Want a Great Deal on a keyboard?
I love a great deal!
When shopping for pianos or keyboards, parents often look for the best deal. BUYER BEWARE! There are some marketing ploys that prey on parents - deceiving them into thinking they are getting a good instrument for their kids, when it's not even ADEQUATE.
In other words, some of these ads lead parents to buy a piece of junk! And what's worse, they have wasted sometimes hundreds of dollars. Their kids bear the frustration of keyboards breaking, or not working right.
Enter Sweetwater! I found this wonderful company with GREAT customer service. You can talk to a real person, or do all your business online. Here are the top two keyboards that I recommend from Sweetwater:
1. Roland FP-30
This is one of the keyboards that I have in the studio. It stands up to a ton of use by kids - and keeps going. Great price, great accessories.
Here is their bundle: (highly recommended! You don't want your keyboard to fall off of a table or be turned over. AND you need the three pedal kit!)
2. Yamaha P125
I recently played on one of these in my student's home. Great value, great sound!
Their accessories are well-priced! Check this out:
And here is the sweetest deal of all - the furniture stand to keep it all steady!
Here's Elena with her updated keyboard setup! She is set to go for years to come. And her family loves the price!
If you have any questions at all about pianos, acoustic or digital, please reach out. I am more than happy to help:)
It's fun to plan! And we have some piano activities to make your kids smile:)
From trick-or-treat recitals - to celebratory dress-up events - we have something for every pianist in our studio this year. Some like to play by themselves, for family members, or to be featured on our Facebook success page. Others love playing in groups, studying the ins and outs of music notation and history, and making friends with lots of piano kids.
Here's a beginning list of what we are up to this year:
Oct. 18, 6:30-KMTA Classics Rock Recital
Nov. 9-KMTA Sonatina Festival
Nov. 16-KMTA Theory Test
Dec. 7 - studio recital at nursing home - space limited
Dec. 13 - studio Facebook online recital
Feb. 1 - KMTA Boys’ Recital
May 15 or 16 - studio spring recitals
Stay close to our Facebook page - Kay Lowry Piano - for announcements and loads of piano fun!
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:)
Spring Recitals Coming Soon!Read Now
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.