It's almost summer! In a few weeks, our kids will be out of school and ready to soak up some sun. For the studio, that means it's time for creative summer projects!
This year I'm offering three really exciting options:
1. Art and Composing
Students who choose this project will have the opportunity to create a work of art (painting, poem, short story, animated video, etc.) and then compose and publish a piece of music inspired by their artwork.
2. Composing with Technology
Have a tech savvy kid? This will be an awesome chance for those students to explore music producing software. Students who choose this option will learn the ins and outs of using Garage Band to compose a original song with as many overlaying parts as they would like to try putting together!
3. Creating a Piano Game
This project was inspired by one of my students who made up a bunch of rules to one of our piano games and made it SO MUCH FUN! Students who participate in this project will create their very own piano game to share with the other students in the studio.
Can you believe it's already time to start thinking about summer?
This summer I've got a few fun projects up my sleeve, so keep an eye out for more information and registration details. These will all be add-ons to regular lessons.
This year's offerings:
1. Get Creative Projects
These creativity based projects are always a hit! If you're kids are interested in composing, art, audio-visual, writing, or anything else creative, these projects will be a great fit for them.
2. Crash Course
Have a kid who loves playing pop music or wants to learn to play from chord charts and lead sheets? This summer I'll be offering a crash course in chord playing to give them an extra boost.
3. Magical Music Club
I am sooooo excited about this one! Piano lessons can be an isolating activity, especially when your teacher comes to your house. There are not a lot of opportunities to interact with other students.
This summer music club changes all of that. Students will participate in special activities in their lessons and collaborate with other members on games, activities, and composing. Think of it as a virtual club.
The theme this year is Harry Potter, so it's bound to be full of magic!
Keep an eye out for more details on each of these offerings in the weeks to come.
Do you find yourself losing invoice emails?
Do you wish there was a centralized place you could go to check your balance and pay your bill?
Having trouble remembering the details for the latests recital?
Want a quick and easy way to cancel a lesson or request a reschedule?
Introducing the Student Portal!
Basically, the Student Portal is your account with Mallory's Music Studio. You can log in to check you balance, pay your invoice, see notes on this week's assignment and details for upcoming events.
You should be receiving log in information in your email shortly. You can log in right here on the website on the "Student Portal" page. Please let me know if you have any questions!
I hope that this will be helpful for all of you!
So many of your students have a done a great job working through your 100 Days of Practice or 40 Piece Challenges!
For those of you who have kids who have completed a challenge, we have 2 options to choose from for the grand prize. Both are going to be fun evenings out with me, Ms. Dawn, and the other students who have completed their practice challenges.
Option 1: Pasadena Art Night
Friday, March 9, starting at 6pm
Meet up for "Muse-ique" at the Paseo Colorado Promenade between 6:00 and 6:30pm, we'll listen to the live music and students can do kid-friendly art projects, then we will walk to city hall to enjoy the music there and maybe catch a shuttle to the kids space museum if we have time. Should be wrapping up by 8. Fell free to stay as long as you like, or leave when you need to. The Paseo's address is 300 E. Colorado Blvd. Please RSVP by March 7th.
Option 2: Pasadena Community Orchestra Concert
March 16th 8:00-10:00pm
We will meet out from by 7:45, and will sit up in the balcony together.
Where: First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd, 91107
The orchestra is performing Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Franck, & Prokofiev
Please RSVP by March 14th
For those of you who have competed a practice challenge, I will also be handing out paper invitations. Please RSVP by the above dates with your choice of outing.
Thanks for putting in so much hard work this year!
It's already time to start thinking about the recital! Mark your calendars for April 22.
We will be having four shows this time around starting at 1, 2, 3, and 4pm. Please let me know ASAP which show you prefer as we are capping each at 30 students!
The recital will be held at our regular location:
Pasadena Central Library
285 E Walnut St.
in the Donald R Wright Auditorium
Please remember that the library prefers that we leave the parking lot open for library patrons. There is plenty of street parking, and the University of Phoenix lot is usually open an free on the weekends.
This is a great performance opportunity for students and an awesome way for them to show off what they've been working so hard on!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
I was born into a family of musicians, and began studying piano with my father at age 4. Along the way, I’ve also studied cello and voice, and I’ve performed with many different ensembles and bands. I opened my mobile studio in the Pasadena, CA area in 2012. I have a passion for teaching preschoolers, pop, show tunes, and composing. When I’m not teaching, you’ll probably find me in the kitchen.