Oops!

To my loyal blog post readers who subscribe, and never get posts from me because I start drafts and then don’t finish them, then Wow!, Julie has written a blog post! Well, the last post–“Do we need a piano?”–was not done, yes, what you saw, that crazy stuff, with misspellings, etc., it was in draft form, so if it seemed a bit out of order and “unfinished” it was just that! In this day and age of technology it easily happens–you hit one button when you meant to hit the other!
So embarrassing …
However, there is an upside: Send me your feedback on the draft if you like. As you can see it’s a subject I am passionate about! And I will get it done soon and publish when finished!
–Julie
Below, nothing to do with post. But a wonderfully cute Christmas card I got this year from one of my third-grade students.

Free Jazz Concert at Shalin Liu Performance Center Tonight!

Hey all! Sorry for late notice, but just got this email reminder today—looks like a great show!

Tonight!

Wednesday, July 18, 7 PM
Community Concert

Alexa Tarantino Quartet with Ulysses Owens, Jr.

Alexa Tarantino is an award-winning, vibrant, young jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and educator. She performs regularly as a leader and sideman in a wide variety of ensembles and genres including Sherrie Maricle & the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra (holding a weekly residency at Birdland Jazz Club), LSAT (her new quintet co-led with baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian), Tarantino/Terefenko. LEARN MORE

 “exquisite soloing that is fresh, inspired, and original” – All About Jazz

Free admission, no tickets issued.  Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center

Shalin Liu Piano Recitals: “Moonlight Mood”

On April 8, four of my students performed at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, as part of the annual North Shore Piano Teachers Guild Piano Recitals, and all did an outstanding job. Here is one of those performances! Bravo! 🙂

Julie Cleveland’s Students Performing at Shalin Liu Performance Center this Sunday

This Sunday, four of my students will be taking part in the annual North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals. The Guild holds three recitals in one afternoon each spring at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, in which students of piano teachers from around the North Shore participate. Each recital is about 50 minutes long. Three of my students are performing in the 1:00 pm recital, and one in the 2:30 pm recital. Very very proud of how hard these students have worked for this performance. 🙂

Here’s one of my students who participated in last year’s Shalin recitals:

North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Piano Recitals
Sunday, April 8, 3 recitals: 1, 2:30 and 4 pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport, MA
Free and Open to the Public

Blog Post Share: 15 things to know to support your child learning to play the piano

This is one of the best blog posts I’ve read on the subject of how to help and support your child, written by another piano instructor, Elissa Milne, who lives in Australia. I agree with every one of these 15 things! 🙂

Here are the absolute basics that you need to know to be able to support your family’s journey into profound musicianship.

15 Things You Need to Know About Supporting Your Child Learning to Play the Piano

https://elissamilne.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/15-things-you-need-to-know-about-supporting-your-child-learning-to-play-the-piano/

Cape Ann Piano Studio Annual Spring Recital!

Tomorrow is the Annual Spring Recital of all of my piano students, and all are welcome! Come and listen to students play pieces from Michael Jackson to Igor Stravinsky! Then hang out for juice or coffee and treats downstairs.

Cape Ann Piano Studio Annual Spring Recital
Saturday, June 17, 4 p.m.
First Universalist Church of Essex.
Free and open to the public, handicapped accessible.
For more info, call (978) 491-1658

And this year the students practiced 9,227 minutes and raised nearly $400 for the elephant orphans, so we will be fostering 8 babies, rescued and cared for by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Learn more about the vital and dedicated work that they do at their Facebook page, where you will find wonderful videos about all that the Trust does: today’s video is all about the orphan babies and what their days are like!

 

Last year’s Spring Recital
Little Dupotto, she’s one of our elephant fosters.