Friday, August 13, 2010


Sitting in church on Sunday and watching my student sitting in front of me with his family coloring, and spelling the word baseball "bassball." It's moments like these that make me love teaching.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Federation 2010

Addy and me

It was my second year participating in the popular music festival Federation. Four of my students participated this year and all four scored in the top two categories. Good job girls! They all worked so hard! Congratulations to Addy and Sophia on receiving Excellent, and Mia and Alex for receiving Superior. I handed out their awards at the Spring Recital. Unfortunately two of them left before I could get pictures with them.

Alex and me

Spring Recital 2010

I decided to have my studio recital at Piano Gallery this year, since I had recently purchased a piano from them. It turned out so nicely! They recorded the performance, and gave me a DVD of the recital that I could copy and distribute to my students. Not only were they very accommodating, but the pianos were fantastic! Although I couldn't set up a refreshment table, I prepared goodie bags for my students with cookies, and piano pencils. My students did a fabulous job! Not one of them used their music! I was so proud of how hard each of my students worked, and was delighted with their performances! Unfortunately, my camera battery died and so I was not able to capture pictures of all of my students, but here are some of the pictures that I did get.
Avery Greenberg

Lauren Shields

Jarron Frey

Cole Mabey

Isabella Boyce

Adeline and me

Bella and me

Ty and me

Ty surprised me by wearing a cape for his Star Wars performance! It was such a treat! Thank you again to those of you who emailed me pictures, and to all of my students for their hard work. Congratulations!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My First Master's Recital

I gave my First Master's Recital on April 17th 2010. It was such a treat to have some of my students come to support me!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Backwards Day

One of my darling students came to her lesson with all of her clothes on backwards. Apparently it was backwards day at her school. I just had to capture how cute she looked!

And this is what should be the front.....

Friday, January 1, 2010

Holiday Recital 2009

I can't believe another year has come and gone! To end a wonderful year, my students played in the second annual joint Holiday Recital. It has become a fun tradition that my friend Lindsey and I started. Lindsey and I first became friends when we took piano together as children, reconnected when we were undergraduates, and have been best friends ever since.

Lindsey and Me

Alexandra Cannon

Isabella Boyce

Lauren Shields

Eric Stricklett

Avery Greenberg

Carly Shields

Brin Stricklett

Sage Olson

Addy Gesteland

Mia Vinding

Addy and I

Eric and I

Brin and I

Avery and I

Sage and I

Isabella, me, and Mia. They are going to play a duet next Christmas.

I am so proud of all of my students. They have accomplished so much in the past year. They are such a joy to teach, and are so talented.
I look forward to their progress in 2010.
Thank you again to all of the parents for your support!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Piano Socks

I just had to post this cute picture of the piano socks that I gave my student Alex for her birthday. I used to have piano socks that I wore to recitals for good luck :-)