Notes 88 Music Studio

Notes 88 Music Studio

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Hungarian Dance by Johannes Brahms...practice session sister duo Ananya and Sukanya
Sister duo..
Ananya practices while Sukanya helps out with duet portion! Thank you Ms Brenda for being an amazing music teacher.
We are giving away 10 Piano Footrests. Perfect for piano students whose feet don't rest firmly on the floor. Better hand position, better posture, less wiggling. More productive lessons, less student fatigue.
Click on the picture to enter to win a free footrest, and give us your thoughtful feedback. Teachers and parents of students are welcome.
Gold medalist recital Sonata-Sonatina 2017 with Ms. Brenda Buchanan
Gold medalist recital...Sonata-Sonatina 2017

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Individualized music instruction and music therapy services for all ages (Schaumburg/Hoffman/Roselle)

Operating as usual

10/19/2021

Parents of music students - here are some valuable suggestions for you (from Music Teachers National Association):

Do’s and Dont’s for Parents (from Baker-Jordan)
Music training is long-term. Never compare or belittle.
There are growth spurts and plateaus. Quality over quantity.
If your student is struggling, think about what works best for your family and what you do in other situations to make things work successfully.
Coach and guide, do not police. When you talk to your child, do so in the same room, not in the next room.
Discuss matters between child and parent and if the teacher is needed, then all three.
Praise what is good. Encourage your student by listening to them play!
Make sure the student wants to take lessons for themselves, not for the parents’ sake.
Do not threaten to stop if they don’t want to practice.
Many times gratitude for lessons comes YEARS after they have taken them.

Parents of music students - here are some valuable suggestions for you (from Music Teachers National Association):

Do’s and Dont’s for Parents (from Baker-Jordan)
Music training is long-term. Never compare or belittle.
There are growth spurts and plateaus. Quality over quantity.
If your student is struggling, think about what works best for your family and what you do in other situations to make things work successfully.
Coach and guide, do not police. When you talk to your child, do so in the same room, not in the next room.
Discuss matters between child and parent and if the teacher is needed, then all three.
Praise what is good. Encourage your student by listening to them play!
Make sure the student wants to take lessons for themselves, not for the parents’ sake.
Do not threaten to stop if they don’t want to practice.
Many times gratitude for lessons comes YEARS after they have taken them.

Piano Fun & More! ‹ Pianonet 10/04/2021

Piano Fun & More! ‹ Pianonet

From the National Piano Foundation -
ENJOY! https://pianonet.com/fun-stuff/piano-trivia/
Piano Fun & More!

Below are some hilarious and light-hearted videos that are sure to make you smile. Click on the links and watch the fun times around the piano!

The Virtual Piano! This site is exactly what it sounds like: a piano keyboard that allows you to use your mouse to hit individual notes, or learn the proper chord formations in all 12 keys. For those of us who have left our piano-lesson days behind by a few decades, it is a useful tool for a refresher course. For those who never had a chance to learn, now’s your chance!

Nora the Cat – This is not a trick taught to Nora. She began sitting at the piano at about one-year-old. She’s almost four now. She plays only when the mood strikes her.

Piano Stairs – Here’s a video illustrating that the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do. It’s called the fun theory. If the piano can do this for people taking the stairs, imagine what it can do for you!

Charming Older Couple Duet at the Mayo Clinic – Fran & Marlo Cowan (married 62 years) playing an impromptu recital together in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic. He turned 90 in February. The song is Old Grey Bonnet

Fozzie and Rowlf play piano – Rowlf and Fozzie play a piano together on the Muppet Show.

Rowlf – Rowlf plays a minuet by Beethoven on the Muppet Show.

Piano Fun & More! ‹ Pianonet Below are some hilarious and light-hearted videos that are sure to make you smile. Click on the links and watch the fun times around the piano!

08/05/2021

Duet with Ms. B

Maadhav and Ms. B played Russian Folk Dance as a duet with rhythm track ! Enjoy!

07/30/2021

Review us on Google

Parents and students over age 13 can write a review! Let us know how we are doing!!

Review us on Google Post a review to our profile on Google

Notes 88 Music Studio now takes appointments on their Page. 07/30/2021

Notes 88 Music Studio now takes appointments on their Page.

Notes 88 Music Studio now takes appointments on their Page.

07/29/2021

Here's a recent musical gem - Jaimin and Ms. B playing a duet earlier in July - the title is Daydream.

07/14/2021

This is great advice for parents and students! Try at least one of these and let me know which ones you did this week!

This is great advice for parents and students! Try at least one of these and let me know which ones you did this week!

06/29/2021

Did you know?
Notes 88 Music Studio offers lessons in piano, keyboard, guitar, flute, percussion (drums), and ukulele to learners of all ages ! Call to talk to one of our highly qualified instructors today to discuss which instrument and type of lesson is right for you.
217-246-7958

Did you know?
Notes 88 Music Studio offers lessons in piano, keyboard, guitar, flute, percussion (drums), and ukulele to learners of all ages ! Call to talk to one of our highly qualified instructors today to discuss which instrument and type of lesson is right for you.
217-246-7958

[06/11/21]   Summer Session started June 1 - but we still have a few lesson times open! Call or email if you would like to join in!

[04/23/21]   If you would like to post a review for Notes 88 Music Studio, please do so TODAY. Others would like to hear your story and your experience!

How to Help Your Child Learn Piano 03/31/2021

How to Help Your Child Learn Piano

https://emmablairpiano.com/child-learn-piano/
Some great ideas on PRACTICING here !

How to Help Your Child Learn Piano Do you want your child to stay excited about practicing? Here are some great ways that you can help your child learn piano and have fun!

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Piano 03/31/2021

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Piano

10 Ways to take care of your PIANO
https://emmablairpiano.com/piano-care-tips/

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Piano Looking for ways to take good care of your piano? Here are 10 important things to do to make sure that your piano sounds great for years.

How to Get Your Child Excited to Play an Instrument 03/01/2021

How to Get Your Child Excited to Play an Instrument

http://thevault.musicarts.com/get-child-excited-play-instrument/

How to Get Your Child Excited to Play an Instrument From constructing homemade instruments to taking your child to live performance, here are a few ways to get your child excited about playing an instrument.

Six Tips for Making the Most of Your Piano Lessons 03/01/2021

Six Tips for Making the Most of Your Piano Lessons

http://thevault.musicarts.com/six-tips-making-piano-lessons/
Parents: This is for YOU

Six Tips for Making the Most of Your Piano Lessons From asking a lot of questions to staying on track with practicing, here are six tips for making the most of your piano lessons.

youtube.com 11/10/2020

A Musical Story...Wild Symphony by Dan Brown

A music teacher reads this new book for you by Dan Brown called Wild Symphony.
ENJOY!!

youtube.com Ms. Angela VDS Music Teacher

10/28/2020

Music Therapy Hub

Have you heard about music therapy? Watch this video to get a snapshot of the profession. Don't forget to like, comment, and share to help spread the word! #musictherapyhub #musictherapyadvocacy

Follow Music Therapy Hub on Facebook and YouTube to learn more!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV1R4W4K8dcqDMI8OF-XmnA

10/28/2020

Music Therapy Hub

Music therapist, musician, music volunteer... We all use music but we use it differently to do different things. Check out this short video to see what is so unique and specialized about the training and work of a credentialed music therapist. #musictherapyhub #musictherapyadvocacy #mtbc

09/28/2020

Great advice for all musicians!!

mtna.org 09/22/2020

Websites for Kids

Here is a link to MTNA's site which features excellent music resources for students. I recommend you check out these music games and other information!

https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/Learn/Parent_and_Student_Resources/Websites_for_Kids.aspx

mtna.org Today's music teachers are faced with new challenges: Students live in a fast-paced "wow-me" world; they are not necessarily motivated by intrinsic values, but rather seek to be entertained by something or someone. Oftentimes, computers fulfill this role, playing a large part in the lives of student...

08/21/2020

Maitreyee

Two of my students - big sis helping little sis with her piece!
I LOVE IT!!

Sister duo..
Ananya practices while Sukanya helps out with duet portion! Thank you Ms Brenda for being an amazing music teacher.

07/08/2020

We The People: 2020 Independence Day Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyVPTVlbjCU

A musical tribute well worth watching. I highly recommend this!

Celebrate the enduring values that make America strong, resilient and compassionate with an online Independence Day concert at Washington National Cathedral,...

06/29/2020

FREE piano - near the studio - call 847-343-2871

06/16/2020

Happy Summer !!

Here are some useful practice tips:

[05/25/20]   Amazing playlists of wonderful music FREE streaming - here:http://steinwaystreaming.com

steinwaystreaming.com 05/25/2020

Steinway Streaming

Listen to THIS:
Bach for Kids!
and MORE at
http://steinwaystreaming.com/steinway/Streaming#!/steinway/album.jsp?album_id=2403687

steinwaystreaming.com A musical tour of the western hemisphere illuminated by the TransAtlantic Ensemble and filled with visceral dance rhythms which spring to life with every touch of a key.

05/18/2020

Our Virtual Spring Recital was a big hit and very successful! Thank you to all our young musicians playing the piano, drums, and flute!

Summer Session begins today and ends August 20. Sign up for some lessons at the same rate as Spring Semester! Contact us for more details -

pbskids.org 04/12/2020

Music Maker . Games . peg + cat | PBS KIDS

PBS has music games for young kids - like this one :
https://pbskids.org/peg/games/music-maker
Post "I know why" if you can answer my question - why does the pitch go HIGHER when you move the towers LOWER?

ALSO see https://pbskids.org/sesame/games/monster-music for more FUN!

and
https://pbskids.org/daniel/games/music-shop/

pbskids.org

ptg.org 04/10/2020

Home - PTG Main Site

Students - check out https://www.ptg.org - the Piano Technicians Guild - see their Student Resources for online music games, worksheets, activities, and videos! Also tips about caring for your piano.

ptg.org

[04/01/20]   Looking for some online music activities?
CHECK THIS OUT !!

https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/music/

03/30/2020

Parents: These pages show the contents (songs) contained in all the FUN Faber supplemental books! Ask your child which one they would like to have and order it (current Level)!

03/22/2020

Music to disinfect your piano: Clair de Lune

https://youtu.be/PR-pvTFfHMA

I've been playing something that sounds much like this all week!! LOL

We have our 20-second handwashing song-- why not a song to play while we disinfect the piano?

03/17/2020

The Circle of Fifths made clear

A GREAT and entertaining explanation of an important musical phenomenon !

http://www.themobilestudio.net In this video I explain Circle of Fifths and demonstrate some of its many uses in music composition. This video is part of a l...

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Notes88 Music Studio (piano, guitar, ukelele, voice, drums and woodwinds) on Google

search.google.com Spring Semester begins January 6, 2020 See the web site at www.Notes88.com for details!

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Notes88 Music Studio (piano, guitar, ukelele, voice, drums and woodwinds) on Google

search.google.com Spring Semester begins January 6, 2020 - Contact us for details!

10/28/2019

This speaks for itself!

Videos (show all)

Duet with Ms. B
Diya and Ms. B
Diya's composition
Spring Recital

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Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm