11/16/13 All lesson students are preparing to share a piece or two with their fellow students during Repertoire Week. We’re looking forward to hearing you share!
November – Happy Thanksgiving! We will be on Thanksgiving break from 11/27-12/01. We have Gift Certificates available for your holiday gift giving. Please contact Miss Peggy to arrange for yours.
October – Music Classes start. Dance Classes continue. Please note: PKJ Dansing has a new start time: 5:00 PM. Please join us!! See the Dance FAQ for details.
September – Music classes begin week of 9/30. Have you emailed Miss Peggy to register? Musical Theatre Audition Prep is postponed – new start date is 11/5. PKJ Dansing continues on Thursdays at 4:30. See the Dance FAQ for details.
August – Stop in on the 24th for our Open House 1-3 PM. First TEN attendees receive a door prize! Learn about our 2013 Fall Session offerings. Please let us know you are coming by 8/20. Contact us at email@example.com. Thanks!
July: Summer Session is here! Also, SAVE THE DATE – August 24th Open House 1-3 PM. First TEN attendees receive a door prize! Learn about our 2013 Fall Session offerings. Please let us know you are coming by 8/20. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
May – Memorial Day vacation: 5/25 – 30.
February – Dance Class on Valentine’s Day: Fundraiser for Equinox! Please join us.
January – Latest info: - There are a few spots left for piano and voice lessons. - Saturday Parent/Child Music & Movement class is NOW FULL but there is room in the Tuesday class. - Rising Stars Singers classes have a few spots available. Starts Jan. 21st.
December – Happy Holidays to All!
November – Happy Thanksgiving!
October – Sandy has closed Albany city schools so we will be closed as well. Stay Safe Everyone!
September: Great 1st Week of Lessons and Dance! There’s still time to register for music classes which begin in October. REMINDER: No Lessons Monday September 17th.
August: This Sunday’s Open House (8/26) has been cancelled but the raffle will still be held. Like Us on Facebook by 2PM 8/26 and you will be entered into a drawing to win one free 2012 Fall Session lesson or class!
July: Summer Session is underway but it is not to late to register for our August Parent-Child Music & Movement class. See contact/registration page for details.
June: 2012 Spring Recital pics. Our opening song was Everything is Beautiful by Ray Stevens featuring a quartet singing with all our performers.
- to Emory for landing the lead in the Saratoga Children’s Theatre fall production of “Cinderella” !
- to Ellen, Shannon and Venla for their participation in this year’s Piano Levels 1 & 2 NYSSMA Spring Evaluation Festival and all receiving scores of Outstanding!!
Great Job !!!
We love playing the piano thanks to you!
Kara and Mikaela Cooney
Thank you for everything you’ve taught me over the years. Those lessons will stay with me the rest of my life. I know music will continue to enrich my life and I want to thank you for giving me the gift of being able to appreciate it.
-Joseph Tassarotti, Harvard class of 2013
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Childhood music learning, … “has strong linguistic benefits and improves performance on everyday listening tasks.”
http://musiced.nafme.org/news/a-little-music-training-goes-a-long-way/ about this recent study:
“A Little Goes a Long Way: How the Adult Brain Is Shaped by Musical Training in Childhood,” Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 32, no. 34 (August 22 2012).
“Childhood Music Lessons May Promote Lifelong Boost in Brain Functioning”.
Piano students – keep the top joint of every finger firm.
Voice students – keep your sternum high.
Violin students- keep your bow arm lifted.
Parents – tap or clap the beat when singing with your child.
All three of my children have been involved with Miss Peggy’s Music Room since they participated in the infant music appreciation classes. My oldest daughter now plays the flute in the elementary school band and she and my middle daughter continue their piano lessons with Miss Peggy. My youngest daughter can’t wait to start lessons! The family got so involved that my husband even took piano lessons there. It is a great, personal program with an emphasis on individual achievement and boosting self-esteem through music. We love it!
-MaryBeth O’Toole, Albany, NY