Welcome Bach....to a new year of music making!!!

  Saturday, July 22, 2017 by Amy Black | Welcome

As summer vacation starts to slow down to a screeching halt, we start to change our mind set back into the grind of Fall, the school year, back-to-school supplies, last minutes mini vacations and family outings, and scheduling all the extra fun activities that we so desperately want our children to experience. Also, for adults, we are thinking about how we can further enrich our lives by adding just one more thing into the weekly schedule.

It is a time to be excited for all of the new adventures that life will bring to your doorstep this year. The learning that will happen will not be in vain and whatever we choose to do with our extra time will surely bring us the pleasure that we so desire. It is my belief that music can give you all of those things; for yourself and for your children. I love sharing music with my students and allowing them to be an active participant in the decision making of where they want their musical journey to go. 

This year promises to be one of new experiences. I will be taking up residence at a studio in the Diventi Music Conservatory (formerly Piper Music), two to three days a week. This will be a new experience for me to teach in a studio other than in my home. I am very excited about the musical atmosphere that will surround me and my students in this conservatory environment. Also, I have moved to Ferndale and will be setting up my home studio there probably just one day a week to begin with. 

I can't wait to start programming the year of music with my intermediate and advanced students. They will become the steering wheel in our studies this year. They have so many ideas of which musical directions they want to take and I am so excited to see where they lead us. My beginners will continue to be a part of the year-long incentive program that will be revealed in late August. Group lessons will continue with beginners in a different group than my intermediate students. Therefore, we will only meet every other month.

So, hold on to your hat and get ready for a great year of music making.

It's Getting Closer....

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Amy Black | Uncategorized

I can't believe it's already the middle of August. September is right around the corner and there is still so much planning to still do. I love this time of year and I thrive on deadlines. My studio will open in  just a few weeks and I am working on what I think will be a great incentive program for my students. It is still not ready to reveal, but getting closer. Just to help your curiosity, I will provide you will hints and clues before the BIG reveal.

1. My husband and I love to travel and have many stamps in our passports, but the one thing we never did was experience the thrill of not knowing where we were going and what obstacles might be in our way. We always seemed to make great plans and have everything ready for our trip in advance.

2. I can't say that I love to run or be in any kind of a race, but my husband has participated in many 1/2 marathons and duathlons in the past. 

3. I will say that our travels have always been amazing and we would love to continue to make more journeys around the world. Someday we will get that chance again if we can just make our goals to get there.

Okay. That's the beginning of the clue path to the BIG reveal. Can you guess?