Info for Parents & Students

Important studio information for parents and students, including bad weather closings.

Spring Recital, April 11, 2015

Posted by on February 19, 2015 in Aine Wendler Piano Studio Blog, Info for Parents & Students | 0 comments

Spring Recital, April 11, 2015

The Aine Wendler Piano Studio will hold its Spring Recital on, Saturday, April, 2015. The recital will be held in the Recital Hall at Schmitt Music, 7316 W. 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213. There will be two recitals held that afternoon.  Students will appear on the designated recital, below: 2:00 pm:  Josie Spencer, Marianne Spencer, Kaitlyn Murphy, Natalie Hsieh, Greta Martin, Emerson Lee, Dakota Flinn, Seth Bleish, Sam Bleish, J.T. Zerbs, Margo Lewis, Elliott Kraus, Kathleen Totta, Zoei Williams, Owen Carman, Archer Mohan, Ginny Lillie, Elijah Lillie, Alister Berns-Hoyt, Nicholas...

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Thanksgiving Week and December 6 Recital Information

Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Aine Wendler Piano Studio Blog, Info for Parents & Students | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Week and December 6 Recital Information

There will be no lessons given during Thanksgiving week beginning on Tuesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 30, 2014.  Monday students will have lessons on November 24, as usual.  This break is factored into the tuition schedule and does not qualify for a make-up lesson or break.  Recital Information: The students have been practicing and preparing for the Holiday Recitals that will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Schmitt Music – 7316 W. 119th Street, Overland Park, KS, 66213, in the Recital Hall. The following students will be performing on the 1:30 program: Josie Spencer...

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A Parents’ List of Dos and Dont’s of Private Music Lessons

Posted by on November 4, 2014 in Aine Wendler Piano Studio Blog, Info for Parents & Students | 0 comments

A Parents’ List of Dos and Dont’s of Private Music Lessons

I read this excellent blog entry written by independent music educator, Sara Marie Brenner.  She presents some meaningful ideas for the parents of students on how to maximize the benefits of private music study. http://www.saramariebrenner.com/for_parents_dos_donts_private_music_lessons  PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS DOS & DON’TS FOR PARENTS Dos: • When lessons first begin, make it clear that music lessons are a long-term process. Avoid saying, “we’re going to try it” or “we’ll see how it goes after a month” or “I’m not sure how long she’ll stick with it.” Music is a language. Parents don’t give...

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KCMTA 2014 Fall Festival

Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Aine Wendler Piano Studio Blog, Info for Parents & Students, Photo Galleries | 0 comments

KCMTA 2014 Fall Festival

This was the weekend for the 2014 Fall Festival held by the Kansas City Music Teachers Association (KCMTA). This is an annual festival, this year being its 30th year. Each year features, and celebrates, one of the four, post-Renaissance periods of Music History. The 2014 festival focused on the Classical Period which dated from 1750 to 1820. All students prepare a memorized solo that was composed in that time period. Some representative composers are Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Clementi, as well as many others. Twelve students from the Aine Wendler Piano Studio participated in this festival....

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MMTA District Honors Auditions 2014

Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Info for Parents & Students, Photo Galleries | 0 comments

MMTA District Honors Auditions 2014

Bravo to Andrew Johnson (grade 2), Jasmine Henry (grade 5), Elijah Lillie (grade 7), and Paula Sweeny (grade 7) of the Aine Wendler Piano Studio!!! These students, each, received the highest rating of a I at the 2014 Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) District Honors Auditions today held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO.  This event is very challenging and each of these students, by earning a “I” rating, will go on to the MMTA State Competitions held at MU in Columbia, MO, on November 9, 2014.  These wonderful students have invested drive,...

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MMTA 2014 District Auditions

Posted by on September 24, 2014 in Aine Wendler Piano Studio Blog, Info for Parents & Students | 0 comments

MMTA 2014 District Auditions

Four students from the Aine Wendler Piano Studio will be traveling to the University of Central Missouri, in Warrensburg, MO, this weekend to perform at the Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) District Auditions.  All students receiving a I at District will move on to MMTA State Competitions, to be held at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, on November 9, 2014. The following students will be participating: Andrew Johnson performing “Sonatina in C” by Duncombe and “Elephant Stomp” by Olson. Jasmine Henry performing “Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1, Allegro, by Clementi and Clowns, Op....

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