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Hi, Everybody!

Miss Nancy recently returned from the National Federation of Music Clubs Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was a pleasure to meet Susan Hong and attend her workshop with Dr. Ouida Keck on Teaching Music To Students with Special Needs. What fun to meet so many piano teachers and music lovers! Dress for the conference included musical motif hats, vests, skirts, bow ties, and shirts.

In March, Miss Nancy Piano Students participated in the Solo, Hymn, and Theory categories at Gold Cup Festival at San Jacinto College, Pasadena.  They met the challenge as you can see in the awards photo taken at the April Recital!

Gold Cup Festival is sponsored annually by the National Federation of Music Clubs, coordinated with our local chapter of Gulf Coast Music Association. Students are given the opportunity to perform privately for a judge and receive a helpful critique on their performance. After earning 15 points, the student receives a Gold Cup trophy. See Christopher in the photo? He has had a successful performance and is very happy!


How fitting it was to start the April Recital this year with Quinn singing the Star Spangled Banner and sister Bristol as accompanist! Go girls! Best wishes and a fond farewell to our organ-piano student Victoria who will attend South Methodist University college in August. Victoria has been an intern organist and bell ringer at Friends Church, Friendswood, Texas. Miss Nancy presented Victoria with a trophy and an SMU tee shirt at the recital. You will be missed Victoria!


Miss Nancy students also performed in their school for talent days. Friends Pallavi and Fiona played an energetic Eine Kleine Nachtmusik duet for their school. How special to have a friend who can practice and play duets with you!

Kudos to Jacob who is now accompanying his church choir and playing heavenly interludes for Mary Queen Church, Friendswood, TX!

Something new in Miss Nancy summer lessons this year is distance learning, an innovative way to take a lesson, especially if you need a make-up lesson during the week. Congratulations to Pallavi for being the first student to take a lesson via FaceTime with Miss Nancy!

Enjoy your summer vacation, everyone, and stay tuned for Fall piano information and schedule!


Der Winter der ist da! Winter is Here!

Miss Nancy Piano Studio welcomes you all back after an exciting 2015! We celebrated the holiday season by bringing our beautiful music to the residents of Brookdale Retirement Home, Friendswood, Texas, on December 12. The program included solos and duets performed by Miss Nancy students and by guest performers flutist Donna Jerz and her advanced student who performed the Ernest Bloch Suite Modale. Trophies for the Jazz/Pop Festival were presented to two students as well as gift bags for all, including a German musical garland Miss Nancy brought back from Germany.

Coming up on our piano agenda is Gold Cup Festival, Saturday, March 5, Sponsored by the Gulf Coast Music Association. Students are preparing for four categories this year: Solo, Hymn, American Patriotic and Folk Song, and Theory. New pieces by a very talented new arranger composer, Jennifer Eklund, are included in our repertoire.

Long distance teaching continues at Miss Nancy Studio as she leads Little Blessings Day Care of Pottstown, PA, in French, German, Italian, and Spanish tunes. The newest hit is A,a,a, der Winter, der ist da. Ah, yes, winter is certainly here! Keep warm and practicing, y’all!


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