Lessons are structured in a 45 minute group lesson once a week. There are 3 to 6 children in a group. There is a keyboard with 61 keys for each student. Each student also plays the piano.
There are two other music teachers who are part of the piano studio. These teachers are Rachel Johnson, elementary music teacher and Paige Leger, musician as well as Principal and Head of School at DeBeau MicroSchool. Rachel Johnson, left and Paige Leger, right in the picture below met with Diane recently for teacher meeting.
Beads are a fun way we keep attendance at the piano studio. This helps reinforce good habits by our students along with parents’ and grandparents’ dedication to getting students to lessons each week.
Beginning students reading the game song, "Plainsies, Clapsies" from PLAY AND PLAY piano book.
We had a float in DeQuincy's Railroad Days Festival. We were prepared for the rain!
Our float after the parade.
All of our student and teacher names stayed attached, even in the rain during the parade!
Parents met our students in front of our house after the parade. It's convenient to be close to downtown.
Our Students gather around another student to watch and listen as he demonstrates all he has learned in his lessons.
One of our piano studens practices writing Treble Clef notes that are found in his game songs.
Gabriel hiding the key for the "Closet Key" game song.