PIANO WORKSHOP 2019
Feb 18th through 23rd
Our Workshop will start Monday, February 18, and run through Saturday February 23. Its purpose and goal is to allow quality local piano instructors to come to Parker and give added instruction time to our children. Each instructor will have one student to focus upon, allowing for more concentrated exploration of piano technique, reading ability, and practice skills. The piano clinicians will be in my room for every regular ancillary piano class through the week, working with our students on their assigned piano pieces, whether solo or ensemble.
In addition to the regular classes during the week, we have an additional day of the Workshop Saturday morning, January 23rd. This will be an expanded day of lessons and other musical activities. By having the school to ourselves, this gives us the freedom to spread out and schedule events to our advantage without any competing concerns.
So far we have planned for 9:00am as our start time on Saturday. The day will consist of five 30 minute sessions of music activities. After three activities there will be a break for a short rest and provided snacks. When the final two activities are finished we will have our final event: ensemble presentations by each Magnet level and a few individual pieces by selected Parker students, a small performance for everyone.
As I mentioned back in September at our Magnet Open House, this is the time of year where we will be asking for parent volunteers to help with all of the logistical and organizational help we need to make the Workshop run smoothly. You will be receiving more information from both Beth Garland and Stacy Anderson about volunteering and possible donation opportunities. To make this communication back and forth easier I do want you to know we have a Facebook page dedicated to the Parker Piano Program and you can find it by accessing Facebook and searching for Parker Piano Parents. It is a closed group, meaning it is for Parker Piano Parents only. We only have 14 register families yet and would love to have all on the site so any information will get to you through your smartphone app. Any way we can be assured of getting necessary information to you, we would like to do that. .
We will be polling you later to ask if your child/children will be able to attend on Saturday , the 23rd. As you can imagine, knowing the number of participating children makes it much easier to plan and schedule for the day.
Other important pieces of helpful information.
There will be the normally scheduled Magnet class every day of Workshop week
If you would like to attend any Workshop instruction day contact me.