Friday, September 8, 2023 by Jennie Higgins | Announcement
Thank you to all who nominated me and voted for me in Airdrie Community Votes. I have received Bronze in the Youth Music Lessons Category. I am thrilled and honoured!
I have only been teaching in Airdrie for just under 3 years. I am so excited that my studio is so well known. I can hardly believe it. Thank you so much.
Friday, September 8, 2023 by Jennie Higgins | Register
I am so excited to announce that there are a few spaces that have opened for fall registration. Thank you for your patience who were on my waiting list. Because I have made space for all those on the waiting list. And there are still a few spaces left. So don't miss out!
Now that our first week of lessons has finished, I wanted to let you know of a few changes around here. Just like before, registration forms along with your registration fee and first monthly amount must be returned to hold your time slot. Here is the change, I know have an instrument requirement. For voice and theory students only, this does not apply to you. This is for piano students.
Our new instrument policy. Home Instrument: An acoustic piano, or a digital piano that has a full-size keyboard (88 keys), has touch-sensitive keys, and at lease one pedal is required. This will give my students the proper tools to learn technique, and expression and access more repertoire.
There are so many smaller keyboards that vary in quality. They do not help a student learn or stick to learning as much as piano, whether digital or acoustic. As my colleague from Paloma Piano says; "They do not sound or feel like a piano and practicing on a keyboard will be discouraging."
We have also found that having a better instrument inspires a student to practice and learn. And as many of my posts say, practice is a vital part of learning any instrument.
I know you appreciate me having a high quality instrument to teach your children on. And it will be a great way to help students become better piano players too. Because even if you have only been learning for a week or your whole life (like me), you are a pianist! We want the best. Because you're worth it.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 by Jennie Higgins | Update
Spring has arrived!
With it comes so many things we have been looking forward to. Nicer weather. Spring flowers. Baby animals. New music. Crazy weather too, here in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. And so much more.
Around the music studio, it is the time for preparation. Some of my students are in full swing of exams this week. They have worked so very hard, and are ready to play. Others are just beginning to find new music for our Year End Recital. There are even new students who have joined our studio.
And of course, as the picture above shows, I have upgraded my grand piano to not only a slight bigger piano, but a higher quality one. This is so very exciting! We have been using it for a little over a month now. The tuner has tuned it all up and got out some of the bugs, and we are ready to play on it for our upcoming performances.
To my students: I have been asking for a list of songs that you would like to learn. Please bring me a list of 5 - 10 songs that you think you'd like to learn. We will pick 1 or 2 for our year end recital. Date and location of the recital is to be announced.
We also have a new practice challenge coming up for the month of May. Watch out for it. More details to come in your emails.
New Student Sign-ups! I am full for this school year session. But there will be space in the summer, for any student wishing to try out piano, theory or voice. Email me for details.
Happy Spring. See you in the studio.