Author Archives: Amy Aller

Fall 2017 Wrap-up!

What an awesome semester we’ve had at Aller Piano Studio!  Our first performance of Fall season was the Halloween Recital at Robert M. Sides Music Store.  Our students went all-out, picking their favorite spooky music to play – and dressing up in Halloween costumes for the occasion! We also found out that one of our […]

Piano PARTIES!

We are thrilled that our first studio Piano Parties were a success!  They proved the theme of our 2016 PA Music Teachers Conference to be true:  Fun and accomplishment/learning  are not opposites!  You can experience both at the same time, and we certainly did that at our piano parties. We thought we’d give you a […]

Beautiful recitals

CONGRATULATIONS to all our students for a wonderful job at their Spring Recitals this year!   We were once again treated to an amazing variety of styles at each recital.  It’s always fun to see how all the students’ individual choices come together into awesome combinations of styles and genres of music!  We want to thank […]

Awesome recital!

Congratulations to all our students on their excellent work this year.  They put on a GREAT recital today, where they really showed the audience how well they can play piano – and how much they enjoy it! We are SO proud of everyone!  We had great fun listening to all of you play today, and […]

Broadening our Musical Horizons

Last Friday, we had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a workshop for teachers, given by Forrest Kinney.  We met Forrest last year at the PMTA (Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association) conference in Indiana, PA.  We were so impressed and inspired by his way of teaching improvisation that our local chapter, CPMTA, and our own piano […]

Olympic confidence

We’ve enjoyed watching the Figure Skating competitions of the Sochi Winter Olympics SO MUCH over the past couple weeks!  It’s our favorite sport of the Olympics, because while it is indeed a sport which requires great physical strength and agility, it is also a very artistic endeavor.  Sensitivity to the music and artistry in the […]

Wonderful mini-recitals!

It’s hard to believe our week of mini-recitals is over already.  They were all so fun!  We want to thank all our students for their excellent work!  The mini-recitals are a nice way to end the Fall semester, with everyone sharing their favorite Christmas carols at the piano, and then getting to talk and relax […]