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Piano Calendar

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2017-2018 Workshop & Recital Calendar

*Workshops & recitals will be approximately 1 hour long unless otherwise specified

 

Sunday, September 24, 3:00 Science of Sound I

Sunday, October 8, 3:00 Science of Sound II

Sunday, October 15, 4:00 Scales Olympics Rehearsal

Saturday, October 21, times TBA Stark County Scales Olympics

Saturday, November 11, 7:30 Akron Symphony Orchestra- Harry Potter Concert

Sunday, November 19, 3:00 Mozart Time Capsule

Saturday, December 9, 7:00 Inn at Whitewood Village Christmas Recital

Sunday, December 17, 2:30 Altercare of Nobles Pond Christmas Recital

Tuesday, December 19, 5:30 Christmas Carol Boomwhacker Band

Tuesday, December 19, 6:30 Piano Party, Movie, & Craft Night

Thursday, December 21, 2:00 The Pines Nursing Home Christmas Recital

Sunday, January 21, 3:00 Winter Yoga & Music

Sunday, January 28 Apollo's Fire Family Concert- Akron Art Museum

Sunday, January 28, 3:00 Stark County Music Teachers Association Collaborative Recital

Sunday, February 4, 3:00 Musical Games

Sunday, February 11, 2:00 The Inn at Belden Village Assisted Living Valentine's Recital

Sunday, February 25, 4:00 Ribbon Festival Rehearsal

Sunday, March 4 Apollo's Fire Family Concert- Akron Art Museum

Saturday, March 10 Ribbon Festival

Saturday, March 17 Ribbon Festival

Sunday, March 18, 3:00 Celtic Music

April Date TBA* Fishbowl Recital- SkyZone **tentative**

Saturday, April 21, 7:30 Canton Symphony Orchestra- Carmina Burana

Sunday, April 22, 4:00 Piano Explorers Club

Sunday, April 29, 4:00 May Showcase Rehearsal

Saturday, May 5, 4:30 & 6:00 “Around the World” May Showcase Recital- Cultural Center

June- TBA Akron Children's Hospital Piano-a-thon

July/August- TBA Outdoor Summer Fun Recital- Tuscora Park Ampitheater

 

 


 

 

 WORKSHOPS

The Science of Sound

Ages: all

Sunday, September 24, 3:00 Part I

Sunday, October 8, 3:00 Part II (do not need to be present for part I in order to participate)

 

Have fun breaking down how music is made starting with how soundwaves are formed! This two-part workshop will be very hands on with lots of science experiments to demonstrate the complexity of sound, pitch, how instruments amplify sound, how our bodies translate that sound, and more!

 

Mozart's Time Capsule

Ages: all

Sunday, November 19, 3:00

 

A hands-on workshop where students will visit Mozart's era and learn about social and political movements, art, architecture, and music for that time.

 

Christmas Carol Boomwhacker Band

Ages: best for 8-15, but younger and older students welcome if interested

Tuesday, December 19, 5:30 **stay for dinner & movie afterward while parents get some Christmas shopping done

 

Join our guest teacher, Heather Cooper, who teaches music at Canton Country Day School, for this special Christmas workshop! Boomwhackers are colorful pitched plastic tubes that form a pitched percussion instrument. In this workshop, students will form an ensemble (much like a bell choir) where they are responsible for certain notes to form a song. It is a fun way to practice reading musical notation, executing correct rhythm, and practicing working with in a musical ensemble. (Search “boomwhackers” on YouTube for some neat examples of rock songs performed on boomwhackers!)

 

Pizza Party, Movie, & Craft Night

Ages: all

Saturday, December 16, 6:30-8:30

Cost: $10/child

 

PARENTS: GET SOME LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING OR WRAPPING DONE WITHOUT THE KIDS!!! This piano Christmas party will take place directly following the Boomwhacker Band workshop. Siblings age 4 and up may attend. This workshop will be limited to 15 children. Sign up early to reserve your spot!!

 

 

Winter Yoga to the Music of Vivaldi & Schumann

Ages: 6-12

Sunday, January 21, 3:00

 

Stretch, move, and practice focusing & relaxation skills to the winter piano music of Vivaldi, Schumann, and others in this child-friendly beginner's yoga class. It will be hosted by our guest teacher, Karen Dhyanchand, who is an experienced music educator and yoga instructor! Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one.

 

Musical Games

Ages: 6-12 (must already be introduced to notes on the staff)

Sunday, February 4, 3:00


From Music Parcheesi, Musical Spoons, Music Bingo, Music Candyland, Music Jenga, etc.-- these will reinforce fundamental reading skills, rhythm skills, and basic theory knowledge in a fun, competitive atmosphere.

 

 

Celtic Music

Ages: all

Sunday, March 18, 3:00

 

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day while learning about the exciting culture, music, & dance of Western Europe!

 

 

Piano Explorers Club

Ages: best for 6-12

Sunday, April 22, 4:00

 

Students will review interesting material out of the Piano Explorers magazine. Topics vary between theory, composition, composers, musical techniques, and instruments depending on the issue. Kids will love the colorful magazine that is full of wonderful and stimulating information!

 

 

Supervised Rehearsals

Ages: all

Sunday, October 15, 4:00 Scales Olympics Rehearsal

Sunday, February 25, 4:00 Ribbon Festival Rehearsal

Sunday, April 29, 4:00 May Showcase Rehearsal

 

These practice sessions give students one extra opportunity outside of their lesson time to rehearse before a recital or competition. They will receive valuable feedback and get individual attention to work on any last minute fine-tuning of their performance piece while playing in front of a small group of their peers and an instructor.

 

 

 

 RECITALS & CONTESTS

Fishbowl Recitals

Ages: best for 6-13, but younger and older students welcome if interested

Cost: Pay admission to jump @ SkyZone: (4381 Whipple Ave, Canton OH 44718 **Please note change of location from years past) **Tentative**

April Date TBA

 

Held at SkyZone Trampoline Arena! Students will perform memorized songs in a party room then get to jump on the trampolines! These are less intimidating, casual recitals. Each time the student memorizes a song, the student will receive a paper fish to keep a collection of. The students choose fish from their collection that will get placed in a fishbowl and picked out at random for performance at this recital.

 

 

Community Service Recitals

Saturday, December 9, 7:00 The Inn at Whitewood Village Assisted Living Christmas Recital

3146 Whitewood St NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720

 

Thursday, December 21, 2:00 The Pines Nursing Home Christmas Recital

3015 17th St NW, Canton, OH 44708

 

Sunday, February 11, 2:00 The Inn at Belden Village Assisted Living Valentine's Recital

3927 38th St NW, Canton, OH 44718

 

June- TBA Akron Children's Hospital Piano-a-thon (Fundraiser for the John C. & Elaine Thompson Endowment for Music Therapy)

 

Contests

Saturday, October 21 Stark County Scales Olympics *$12 fee applies

 

Saturday, March 10 & 17 Stark County Ribbon Festival *$12 fee applies

**Other state & regional competitions are available to students-- ask your teacher for details

 

 

Other Recitals

Thursday, December 7, 5:30-8:30* Light Up Downtown Canton Recital **tentative**

Students perform inside a business (TBA) in downtown Canton. The

event spans 16 city blocks with Christmas fun for all ages and the lighting of the tree on the square!

 

December Date TBA* Christmas Performance- Pro Football Hall of Fame **tentative**

Students perform background music during a special event at the hall

 

Sunday, January 28, 3:00 Stark County Music Teachers Association Collaborative Recital

A great opportunity for students to play together in duets and ensembles

 

Saturday, May 5, 4:30 & 6:00 “Around the World” May Showcase Recital at the Cultural Center for

the Arts at 1001 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702

Our more formal end of the school year recital to showcase students'

growth throughout the year. This year's theme will celebrate cultural diversity on Cinco de Mayo with music from all around the globe!

 

July/August- TBA Outdoor Summer Fun Recital at Tuscora Park Ampitheater in conjunction

with the Stark County Music Teachers Association

 

 

 FAMILY FIELD TRIPS

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, November 11, 7:30 The Akron Symphony Orchestra performs the film score from Harry Potter

& the Sorcerer's Stone

 

Apollo's Fire Family Concerts

Sunday, January 28 “Papa Bach and His Kids- The World's Most Amazing Musical Family” at the Akron Art Museum

 

Sunday, March 4 “Wing It!- A Baroque Jam Session” at the Akron Art Museum

 

Canton Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 21, 7:30 The Canton Symphony Orchestra presents the fabulous Carmina Burana with the addition of special guests from the Neos Dance Theatre!