As the exciting and heartwarming memories of the holidays linger in our homes, I would like to thank each new and returning music student for their lesson dedication. As you perform the music you practiced over the Christmas season, there is a new sense of purpose and direction in your style. It is exciting to see improvement each week and know that you love to learn. I want to help each new piece become easy for you by the end of the lesson, so your focus can remain on improvements throughout the week. As you lay a good foundation in note reading, timing, and lyric study, the interpretation, color, and expressiveness of style begins to glow. Each practice day has led to improved musicianship, and there are remarkable jumps of skill on a weekly basis. I am excited to be a part of your musical journey and look forward to working with you in 2016.
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Enjoy these twenty-two Christmas carols in full SATB sheet music for free from Cantorion: no email address or subscription required.
Christmas Songbook List
1) Angels we have heard on high
2) Away in a manger
3) Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
4) Coventry Carol
5) Deck the halls
6) Ding dong merilly
7) God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
8) Good King Wenceslas
9) Hark the herald angels sing
10) In the bleak midwinter
11) It came opon a midnight clear
12) Joy to the world
13) Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
14) O Little Town of Bethlehem
15) O Come, All Ye Faithful
16) Riu, Riu, Chiu
17) Silent night
18) The Angel Gabriel
19) The First Nowell
20) The Holly and the Ivy
21) We Three Kings
22)What Child is This
Christmas Carol Songbook Voice, SATB – Voice, SATB – Sheet music – Cantorion – Free sheet music, free scores.
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A music teacher shows how chords, major and minor keys, and transposition can be easily introduced with “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.
Mary Had a Little Lamb for Beginner Piano — How to Add Chords.
via Mary Had a Little Lamb for Beginner Piano — How to Add Chords.
View this amazing collection of rare, composer-edited sheet music from the Julliard School here: The Juilliard Manuscript Collection Website.
“In 2006 Juilliard received a trove of precious music manuscripts from the billionaire collector and financier Bruce Kovner. The collection includes autograph scores, sketches, composer-emended proofs and first editions of major works by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Stravinsky, Copland and other masters of the classical music canon. Many of the manuscripts had been unavailable for generations. Among the items are the printer’s manuscript of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, complete with Beethoven’s hand-written amendments, that was used for the first performance in Vienna in 1824; Mozart’s autograph of the wind parts of the final scene of The Marriage of Figaro; Beethoven’s arrangement of his monumental Große Fuge for piano four hands; Schumann’s working draft of his Symphony No. 2; and manuscripts of Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 2. The entire collection has since been digitized and can be viewed online.” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juilliard_School
Julia is excited to announce a recital featuring the work of her students to be held at:
Faith Baptist Church
305 Cider Press Road,
Lock Haven, P.A. 17745
Join us on February 10, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. to enjoy some of her students’ favorite music.
Categories: Musical Events, Piano Lessons, Piano Teacher
Tags: Church, Lock Haven, Music, Music Lessons, Music Recital, Musical Event, Pennsylvania, Piano, Piano Lessons, Piano Teacher, recital, students
Yesterday, we enjoyed a beautiful day with Dr. Olin and Mrs. Elsie Race at their newly refurbished home. The day dawned misty and cool as we traveled westward, but the rain held off until after grandma’s home-cooked prize-winning dinner. It was great to brainstorm about musical ideas, books, music teaching techniques and tools, and psychology with my aunts and mother, all of whom are teachers. Harold Street was cheerful with young voices squealing for joy in the arms of their aunts and uncles from “far away”. Cousins chatted about current interests. Of course, pictures must be taken as well…those pictures you hope to fondly remember, but also seem to exaggerate your frizzled hair, plump waistline and tired eyes. Well, maybe someday they will be beloved. Listening to grandpa’s memories of old times are some of my treasured moments. His wealth of history about Pennsylvania people, churches, organizations, ideas, politics, and, most of all, his devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ, have shaped my own ideas and have helped me see present situations with a perspective more matured than my own. His guidance is not a pushy, demanding one, but influential, nonetheless. Both of his sons volunteered to attend Bible college and, finding their life’s purpose, have served as ordained ministers of the Gospel for decades. His daughter has been devoted to the teaching and promotion of the Lord through uplifting Christian music. Her joy of teaching shines through her eyes, voice, and face and her students have seen success in their musical endeavors. It has been a long time since so many parts of the family have united, but even in the face of the long journeys home, we are thankful for the extra efforts we have made to be together.
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|“Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is without doubt a turning point in the history of orchestral music. Written only four years after Beethoven’s death, it’s the first programmatic symphony of the Romantic period and tells the story of a young artist who is madly in love but unfortunately his desires are not reciprocated. Berlioz’s cyclic use of the music motifs along with a large and lush orchestration makes him a very distinctive composer of the early 19th century.
If Berlioz is revolutionary with his orchestral music, then surely Beethoven is with his Piano Concertos as well!
Alexander Schimpf, a winner of last year’s Cleveland International Piano Competition will perform the intricate and fabulous Concerto No. 4 which is considered to be one of the central works of the piano concerto literature.
In addition, the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra will join us for a “side by side” treat that will showcase their talent.”
Tickets for students aged 4-23 are free in the upper balcony. Seats in the orchestra section are $5.00. Student seating is not available in the Sterling Circle, Loge and first row of the balcony. College students must present a valid college ID at the time of purchase.”
- May 7, 2013
- Start time:
Sterling Seating: $50
Orchestra, Loge and First row of the balcony Seating: $40
Upper Balcony: $15
Student tickets are free in the upper balcony, $5 in the Orchestra section and not available in the the Sterling Section, Loge section, and first row of the balcony. College students must present a valid ID at the time of purchase or at the door if purchased online.
- Public tickets on sale:
Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique
via The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
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Wind Instrument Sheet Music:
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