How quickly November is blowing by! Group Lessons are schedule for November 22, 24, and 25. Our Christmas Drop-In is December 6 at Dollarhide's.
Adult Students.....check out the Piano Players Club, Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 10AM hosted by Bill Dollarhide and Barry Frost. The event includes piano playin' (of course), discussion, and FUN! I hope you can join them at Dollarhide's, 41 S.Palofox, Pensacola, FL!
What in the world is a "drop-in" you ask?!? Drop in Dollarhide's on Saturday, December 6 between 10AM and 12PM and find out!
Summer is quickly winding down and I so enjoyed having a great group of summer piano students!! Students learned several patriotic pieces, attempted Rhythm Cup Explorations, and improvised sounds from around the world. Fall Lessons will begin the week of September 2, 2014. I will be sending out the studio policy and registration/info forms next week. You can also view my studio policy on this website under Lessons.
I look forward to having all my students back in the Fall and welcoming some new faces as well!
Lights!! Camera!! Action!! The “Let’s Go to the Movies Piano Celebration” takes place THIS SUNDAY, May 18, 2014 in the Olive Baptist Church Choir Rehearsal Room @ 2:00 PM. The address to the church is 1836 E. Olive Road. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Be sure to invite your family and friends. Awards and reception will follow immediately after the performance. Also, there ARE make-up lessons May 19 through May 22 where we discuss the performance, summer practice schedule and goals, and what to expect in the Fall!
A run-through was not possible last week due to storm damage in the church but we will make do! Students should dress as a movie character or as a movie star. A professional photographer will taking pictures before and after the performance. Be sure to bow before and after you play. You may sit with your family. While I am introducing you, please be getting in position to play. Please do not take pictures while students are playing piano as it is distracting. Take as many pictures as you would like during the awards presentation and after the performance.
Students need to bring the following:
DIRECTIONS: From Pace, take 90E to Pensacola. Take a left on University and go about 1.7 miles. After you pass Johnson Street, take the first entrance into the church lot. You will wind around to the right and the road curves back to the left into the parking lot. The Music Suite is located to the right of the awning. The building is labeled. Come through the double doors and take a right. This is the foyer to the Choir Rehearsal Hall. Take another right into the Choir Rehearsal Hall.
From 1-10: Exit onto Davis Hwy. Go north and get to your left. Take a left onto Olive Road. There are three entrances to get into the church parking lot. Take the third one (It will be the one right after the red house) Turn into the parking lot and drive towards the awning. The Music Suite is located to the right of the awning. See above directions!
Thank you for a wonderful year! Registration forms for Fall go out this week!
OK! We have lots of things coming up! I'm waiting to see what we will be doing about the run-through Friday, May 9, 2014. My church was badly damaged during the floods in Pensacola last week. Many people are working to help clean things up.
Summer Lesson Registration.....most of you have let me know what your plans are for the summer. There is still some room for lessons on Wednesdays. I will be sending out registration forms for the 2014/2015 Piano Year next week. I'm doing some updates!
Let's Go to the Movies..........Sunday, May 18, 2014! Please invite your friends and family to attend. I'm very excited about it and will have movie tickets for you to give out as invitations!
This Saturday is the Pensacola Music Teachers Association Sonata Contest 2014. It will be held at the University of West Florida Fine Arts Department.
Sunday, May 18, 2014, "Let's Go to the Movies..." will be presented by the Bright Stars of Turner Piano Studio!
Registration will begin for Summer and the 2014-2015 School Year on May 1.
Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to starting a brand new piano year in 2014. Students, please think about what your goals are for this upcoming year! Sonata Contest is March 15, 2014 at The University of West Florida and Student Day is April 5, 2014 at Pensacola Christian. Many of you are doing well on your 30-Piece Challenge. Others need to kick it up a few notches. Our Spring Celebration theme is An Afternoon at the Movies. Be thinking of your favorite movie themes!
I did something a little different this year. Instead of having a big formal recital, I decided that we should try something a little less stressful. I called it a Christmas "Drop-In" where my students could come by and play at our local music store, casual or formal, within a two hour time span. Not all my students are pictured, nor did all my students perform, but I wanted to add less stress to this time of year. May have to do this again.....next year!
Jacksonville, FL- This photo is from the Florida State Music Teachers Conference I attended back in November. These music teachers sure have a good sense of humor! I was honored to represented District One as President of the Pensacola Music Teachers Association. It was also a pleasure to perform Darius Milhaud's Scaramouche with my friend and fellow colleague, Ed Varela.
I am excited to report that I received my Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano Certificate through the Music Teachers National Association! This accomplishment signifies my commitment and dedication to professional growth and excellence in music teaching.
I am really getting excited about the Pops Celebration Concert that will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 6:15 at Dollarhide's Music downtown Pensacola. The older students will be accompanied by a rhythm section that I am calling The Zebras! The Zebras are: Kerri Turner: Keyboard, Eddy Hattabaugh: Drums, Bill Jackson: Sax, and Jordan Gainey: Bass. Student pianists will perform songs by Christina Perri, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Billy Joel, Matt Redmond, and others! The Zebras will perform couple of jazz selections by Horace Silver and Dave Brubeck. My younger students are performing some really cool bluesy, jazzy pieces that are sure to knock your socks off! The performance will be on live streaming that evening.
This is information about lessons, my wonderful students, and what goes on in the studio!