From now until December 20, the Cape Ann Piano Studio is offering a 20% discount off of the remaining Winter Quarter at the studio for school-age children (10 45-minute lessons). This offer applies to both beginner and transfer students. Lessons begin January 7.*
Last night’s lesson with two of my advanced students who couldn’t make their lesson times this week:
They’re preparing their pieces for our Annual Spring Recital on June 8th. (Apologies for low-quality video/audio, I’m holding my iPhone!)
First clip: “Memento”
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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
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!
Cape Ann Piano Studio’s AnnualPractice for the Elephants has just ended—my students practice for the month of May each year for this worthy cause.They practice to raise money to foster baby elephants, who have been orphaned due to the illegal poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks. Keep reading to find out how you can match the students’ earnings!
About Practicing for the Elephants
Students earn two cents for every minute practiced over the course of 4 weeks. At the end, we total up the minutes to figure out how much each student has raised. Students’ sponsors can be parents, grandparents, teachers and friend, aunts, uncles, anyone!
If any of you would like to be a matching donor for a student (average money raised per student is about $10-12) please contact me. Your match makes each student feel even more proud of their accomplishment. 🙂
It’s $50 a year to foster an orphaned elephant at the DSWT. Your contribution matching a student’s total earnings for practicing for a month goes to an important cause: saving the African elephant from extinction.
If you’d like to be a matching donor for a great cause, please contact me and I will pair you up with a student!
Why Pianos and Elephants?
As pianists we are very aware of the history of using ivory for piano keys and that the manufacture of pianos once contributed to the trade in ivory. But today, piano technicians use polymers and mixtures of plastics to create the look and feel of ivory for our piano keys, bypassing entirely the illegal trade in ivory elephant tusks
The Annual Cape Ann Piano Studio Recital was a great success, all the students did a wonderful job.
Here they are holding the sign, where you can see that all together, they practiced over 10,000 minutes (earning 2 cents a minute from sponsors and matching donors) to continue to foster our 10 orphaned elephants through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust! They actually raised more than $620, a whopping $730! So proud of all of them.
And here’s a video of that little guy in the front playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: Fancy Version! After The Lion Sleeps Tonight, of course. 😉