We participate in FSMTA's (Florida State Music Teacher's Association) Student Day, Pompano Beach Piano Competition, and BCMTA's (Broward County Music Teacher Association) Musicthon. We will also have opportunities for Performance/Master Classes, occasional opportunities to play for local nursing homes as well as our annual Spring Recital. (For information on the fees involved with activities, please click here.)
Not every event will be appropriate for every student. Some events have entry fees and require additional time and commitment to diligent practicing. Others require a sweet spirit and a willingness to share what you have learned, musically, with others. Students should carefully consider participating in events that meet their personal goals and objectives for the year, as well as their future.
PERFORMANCE OPPOTRUNITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
During the course of our time together, students will be offered many opportunities to perform in public. There will be times when I will invite students to participate in a recital or competition. There will be other times when students are invited to perform at school, church or community functions.
It is my hope that all public performances would be positive experiences for my students, and I want them to present themselves as well -prepared possible. To this end, I request that all public performances be planned in advance, with me, before they are scheduled. We can then choose a repertoire that we know will be well prepared and ready for performance. This quality of performance will reflect positively on my students, their families, and this Studio. I thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard.
CONCERTS SPONSORED BY THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL
All piano students are encouraged to attend as many concerts as they are able. It is important for even the youngest students to hear masters of the piano in order to develop their ear and explore the great variety of sounds the piano is capable of producing. Therefore, in collaboration with the Miami International Piano Festival, arrangements have been made to offer a discounted rate of $5.00 per ticket for students and families. If you are interested in attending a concert on the schedule, please let me know in advance since some of these programs will sell out. For more information regarding the Miami International Piano Festival, please visit their website at www.miamipianofest.com
MASTER CLASSES WITH GISELLE BRODSKY
At various times during the year, in order to assist students in preparing for evaluations and performances, arrangements will be made with Mrs. Brodsky to listen to, work with, and provide valuable feed back to students regarding their prepared materials. These will be group session and will be in place of their regularly scheduled lesson. For more information about Mrs. Brodsky and the Miami International Piano Festival please visit their website at www.miamipianofest.com
Date: January 20-22, 2017
Musicthon is a Broward County Music Teachers Association (BCMTA) annual fundraiser for scholarships as well as other charitable causes.
Musicthon will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (January 20-22, 2017)
PLEASE NOTE: Each student is required to collect a minimum of $15.00 to play in the event. All money raised is to be collected prior to Musicthon.
T-SHIRTS FOR PARTICIPATION STUDENTS AND TEACHERS:
Each participant in Musicthon 2017 will receive a commemorative t-shirt.
FLORIDA STATE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION DISTRICT VI STUDENT DAY
FSMTA provides for non-competitive performance, written theory, and aural theory evaluations through its Student Day Program. The program encompasses Levels Primary through Twelve, without age restrictions, in all instruments and voice.
Students are awarded FSMTA Certificates of Achievement or Certificates of Progress. Other awards are given for scoring HONORS, for 5 years of participation, and for scoring the highest score at the highest level in aural and written theory.
A student may enter at the level the teacher feels is appropriate. After completing Level VI, a student may participate in the dual track program by choosing written theory OR aural theory. A special Honors Recital for students scoring passing grades in both written and aural theory and all HONORS in performance concludes the Student Day experience.