So proud of this young lady. After only 4 months at the studio, she earned her first superior in the National Guild Auditions!
Students are preparing for the International Guild Auditions. Here they will perform a 2 to 15 piece program with accompanying scales and chords for a distinguished Guild Judge.
Although I am the Downtown Chicago Chairperson, I utilize two audition centers for the convenience of my students and their families.
The first will be located in Skokie, at 5 Hands Studio on May 5th. The second will be located in downtown Chicago, at Sherwood School of Music, Columbia College. This event will be on May 21st.
I ask that my students participated, at any level, to take a snap shot of their progress and gain experience preparing and conducting a performance. As this performance is solely for one judge, it can be less scary for the beginning student. Thus I encourage all my students to participate.
More on the Guild event and awards to come, stay tuned!
So proud of my students that are receiving their first 15 point Gold Cup trophies!
Students that participate in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival event can earn 5 points each year, if they score a Superior rating.
These students each participated in at least two events.
Piano Solo, two pieces memorized and performed in front of other students at their level, families, & two judges.
And the Musicianship test; a written exam on Theory basics and some music history, in the higher levels.
Every 15 points the students can earn a larger trophy, 15, 30. 45 points etc.
This event is for students through their High School senior year.
Congratulations to my 16 students that participated in this year's event. Bravo!
On of my music families is giving away a family piano, a very well cared for piano. If you are interested, please contact me and I will get you in touch with the owner.
This piano needs to be picked up by Thursday October 26th.
Back by popular demand, it's the 2nd Annual Halloween Recital & Potluck!
Saturday, October 21st. The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. Come join up in costume & hear your favorite holiday songs.
I grew up playing on this fantastic instrument, and have missed it. ...yep, after 91 years of age, it's needs some care and new strings, but oh boy, it's going to be fantastic!
Such a wonderful day at Sherwood Music School! Almost 30 students performed for Judge Juanita Becker.
Superiors and Superior pluses for these fine students.
First year through fifth year auditions and a full day of pride and smiles at all the beautiful music that was accomplished!
It was Eve Becker's 2nd year of auditions. She earned a Superior rating! Congratulations Eve!