Author Archives: Amy Aller

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 […]

GREAT Halloween Recital!

We want to thank our students who participated in today’s Halloween Recital for their excellent work!  It was a very fun recital, with lots of spooky music!  You all did a wonderful job.  We also had students from another NPTN teacher’s studio participating!  So here’s a picture of all the participants: As you can see, […]

CONGRATULATIONS to our students!

Hi everyone!  We want to congratulate all our students on their excellent recital!  We are SO proud of each and every one of you!  Not only did everyone play their songs very well, but we were VERY impressed with how you went to the piano with confidence, took the time to move the bench, finished […]

Great Performance Classes!

Hi everyone!  Just wanted to announce that our first Performance Classes were a great success!  We were very impressed with how even our first-timers remembered to adjust the bench for themselves, finish their songs well, and then bow and smile to their attentive audience!  We believe our students will benefit greatly from these opportunities to […]

Happy Belated Birthday, Mozart!

Hi everyone!  Yesterday was Mozart’s birthday.  We celebrated by watching the excellent movie “Amadeus”!  It is still one of our favorite movies.  There are a couple of our favorite scenes which especially show the genius of this movie: through brilliantly vivid, emotional description by Salieri of the “Adagio” from “Serenade for Winds, K 361”, it […]