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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!


Holiday Cheer Coming Up!

I am back, Students and Parents!

What a journey it has been to Scandinavia and Northern Europe. My favorite activity was reuniting with friends and former students.  Pictured below in Germany, is former student Phillip, ready to start a new piece of sheet music. Sister Emma and mother Renate, not pictured, were also there to greet us. Switzerland had its musical moments when I found this G clef sign outside a small music conservatory. A little rest in Varenna, Italy, for 3 days was most welcome in our demanding itinerary. There we were enveloped in aromas of sweet alyssum united with wafts of bubbling pasta sauce as we walked the promenades in Varenna, Italy. Finally, we stopped to see friends in Belgium and again in Germany, where I reunited with former students Marten and Merle. How fun!


Now that lessons have resumed, students Andrew Harrington, Victoria Katei, and Christopher Lancaster are preparing to play in the Jazz /Pop Festival this Saturday 2:30 pm, at Heritage Park Baptist Church, 2732 FM 528, Webster, TX, 77598. All are welcome to hear real jazzy music during several recitals that day.

Remember our Holiday Recital coming up on December 12, 2:30 pm, at Brookdale Senior Living, 1310 Friendswoood Drive South, Friendswood, TX 77546! Playlist will include Christmas carols, classical pieces, and contemporary tunes, both solos and duets. Please bring 1 dozen cookies or small muffins to share for our party afterwards.

Need a musical gift? Miss Nancy Piano Lessons, Stories of a Traveling Piano Teacher will be available at the recital. I look forward to seeing you all at these festive activities that are sure set the mood for our upcoming holidays!

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