Wendy's Blog

Happy New Year!

posted Jan 6, 2017, 12:24 PM by Wendy Moyer

I'm excited to see everyone back to lessons in the next week! We will be focusing this month on rhythm skills and each student will be completing at least 6 different rhythm worksheets. So break out the drums, rhythm sticks and plastic cups. I also have several new "CUP" rhythm exercises that we will explore in lessons each week. 

I Love This!

posted Aug 8, 2016, 11:58 AM by Wendy Moyer

The best part of the year has been hearing these actual statements 

from my amazing students:

I'm playing at my school talent show.

I played for my music class at school.

We played duets at the piano in the restaurant.

I played piano at the airport.

I accompanied a hymn at my aunt's wedding.

I gave a recital over the phone to Grandma.

I played piano for a wedding.

I wrote my own song this week.

I'm playing in the worship band at church.

I'm playing piano in the school jazz band.

I figured out how to play this song from the radio.

I learned how to play the Tetris music by ear.

I want to play another instrument now too.

This song made me cry.

This song was my favorite! (and saying this about EVERY song assigned)

I'm so glad I didn't quit piano lessons.


Year in Review

posted Aug 8, 2016, 11:56 AM by Wendy Moyer

This past year we accomplished A LOT!
A Look back at the year (by the numbers):

Students: 67 (18 new and 49 returning)
Lessons Taught: 2,103
Stickers used for lessons: At least 4000

MMTA Piano Exams Taken and Passed (23 total):
Prep Level: 1 with High Distinction
Level One: 6 total with 1 High Distinctions and 5 Distinctions
Level Two: 3 total with 2 High Distinctions and 1 Distinction
Level Three: 8 total with 2 High Distinctions, 3 Distinctions 
        and 3 Excellents
Level Four: 4 total with 1 Distinction, 1 Excellence, 
        and 2 Satisfactories
Level Seven: 1 with Excellence

MMTA Theory Exams Taken and Passed:
Level One: 3, all with high distinction

MMTA Music Bridges Exams Taken and Passed:
1 Entrant – Superior Rating, 5 Stars

238 pieces performed

Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

posted Sep 8, 2015, 7:59 PM by Wendy Moyer

YouTube Video

Happy Birthday Mozart!

posted Jan 27, 2015, 9:14 AM by Wendy Moyer

YouTube Video

Updated Christmas Recital Information

posted Nov 3, 2014, 6:38 AM by Wendy Moyer

Our Christmas Recital will be held on Sunday, December 7th (this is a change from the 13th), from 3-6pm. There will be two or three separate recital times offered and more information about signing up will be coming soon. This is a fun recital - we set up the room cafe style, everyone brings a plate of Christmas goodies to share, and we get to sit and listen to great music! Looking forward to it.


posted Nov 3, 2014, 6:35 AM by Wendy Moyer

Here is a great resource for free Christmas music downloads in a variety of levels:

Happy Halloween!

posted Oct 27, 2014, 6:14 AM by Wendy Moyer   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 6:20 AM ]

Here is a link to some scary music for the Halloween week. Choose the ones that you would like to listen to. I highly recommend the Bach and the Mussorgsky but the Star Wars March by John Williams is also fun!

Halloween Music

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"Secret Word"

posted Oct 9, 2014, 9:25 AM by Wendy Moyer

For those students who are checking in for the secret word of the week - the word is "prestissimo". Bonus points if you can tell me what it means :)

Piano Guys - How Great Thou Art / Mission

posted Apr 24, 2014, 10:15 AM by Wendy Moyer

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