Winter 2022 Performance Opportunities
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Alecia Stringer | KMTA
The RCM Music Lights the Way Piano Festival
Piano students of all ages and skill levels from the US and Canada are invited to showcase their accomplishments and share their love of music in The Royal Conservatory of Music’s first-ever Music Lights the Way Piano Festival.
The festival offers:
Opportunities for piano students of all levels and ages
Prizes over $150,000 in value, including instruments provided by Yamaha!
Until December 1, 2022, students can upload a video of their own performance of a favorite repertoire piece from their current level of the Celebration Series®, Sixth Edition. Help your students find a piece they love and set new goals for the coming year. Registration is now open!
Ask Alecia for specific songs needed to perform. The physical copies are on order now. Plus digitally available.
When: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 2:00 PM, CST
Where: Living Word Lutheran Church
Due: November 16 -Registration and payment
Please note: When entering students, in any event, every member's professional responsibility is to assist with that event.
KMTA recitals are an opportunity for the students of KMTA members to perform in front of a live audience. Recitals are open to the public. Performers must register through their respective teachers.
Repertoire: Festive holiday music for any December holiday (secular or religious); winter-themed music titles; or music composed in the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or 20th Century. Solos/Ensembles are allowed. Solos must be memorized.
Eligibility: The Holiday Recital is for KMTA students, preschool age and up. Limit 5 students per teacher. Let Ms. Alecia know ASAP if you are interested as the first 5 performance-ready will be able to register.
Dress code: Dressy holiday formal wear or concert attire. No casual clothing is allowed such as t-shirts, tank tops, jeans, shorts, or athletic wear.
New Opportunities with Piano Classes
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 by Alecia Stringer | Piano Classes
Starting September 2022, I am changing from private lessons to a full studio of 9 keyboards. Currently, I am not filling the class with more than 8 students at a time. The lesson format will be different from private lessons allowing more time. Classes are now 45 minutes long and no longer 30 minutes. More opportunities to join a class with all levels to find a partner in another level to play with. Plus many more opportunities when around more students in the studio. See what Harmony Road adds to ensemble classes as well.
Music educators and piano teachers have enumerated the many advantages of group piano teaching including the valuable learning atmosphere it fosters. Studies have also found that group instruction is effective in developing both performance and musicianship skills.
1. Develops confidence in playing for others.
Weekly performance opportunities
2. Aids students in developing rhythmic security.
Playing together and rhythmic games
3. Develops concentration by maintaining one's own part while hearing others play.
4. Allows students to broaden their musical experiences.
Improvisation, arranging, composition, ensemble playing
5. Exposes students to a variety of music.
Both piano music and other genres
6. Provides a friendly and encouraging atmosphere
Students learn and experience teamwork
7. Allows the teacher to present music fundamentals in a shorter time and more effectively than if she were making the presentation to individual students.
Magnet board, reading, and theory games
8. Fosters an atmosphere that is conducive to the effective teaching of skills such as listening, pitch matching (ear training), singing, rhythm, movement, and music appreciation.
Activities that are fun to experience with others
9. Facilitates the performance of ensembles leading to the study of voicing and orchestration.
Experiencing the joy of making music together
10. Establishes a sense of group spirit and group dynamics that increases motivation.
Positive peer pressure
11. Fosters the development of communication skills.
Speaking and playing in front of others
12. Allows students to learn from peers as well as from teachers.
Relating to students of similar age and level
13. Provides a setting where drills and exercises can be more interesting and motivating.
Challenges students to keep improving and try harder
14. Increases attention span, allowing the lesson time to be longer than private lessons.
Varied activities and learning experiences (multi-sensory learning)
I want to make sure the students are accomplishing their individual goals in playing at their own level and interests. Ask Alecia how she can help you transition to create the best opportunities for your musical experience.
Music Fun Studio is located inside Sandra Dee's at 1618 S Mason Rd., Katy, TX. Register Today!