Welcome! The Music Studio of Kathleen Krieger offers
Lessons & Classes in Piano & Keyboard for adults & children
in Worcester, Massachusetts, off Salisbury Street on the west side.
The latest news from the studio can be found here.
additional information, contact Kathy Krieger at (508)753-1721
you still postponing your dream of learning to play piano?
Why wait? Free consultation for potential students - see below for details.
One space available in the Fall Session of Adult Piano Class:
ask about the Higginson Professional Chord System®, a fun and easy way for beginners or those who played years ago and need a fresh approach to taking
up the piano again.
PIANO COACHING -
short term help on specific musical projects.
MUSIC THEORY- reading,
hearing & understanding music; for all instrumentalists & vocalists.
COMPOSITION - getting your great original piece down
FALL TERM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 3
LIMITED LESSON TIMES AVAILABLE: early afternoon only.
Call now to be placed on the Waiting List for Fall Term.
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EMAIL KRIEGER STUDIO
|ENJOYING PIANO LEADS TO MAKING MUSIC FOR LIFE!
TO YOUNG PIANISTS who performed on Sunday, July 2014. Nine players were applauded by a most appreciative audience at Notre Dame du Lac Assisted Living Center in Worcester, MA. The pianists also double as ice-cream
servers following the concert, as we all celebrated National Ice Cream Day!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PERFORMERS and KUDOS TO THEIR PARENTS!
Cox, Thomas Cox, Ekaavli Daga, Saaya Daga, Elizabeth DeMauro, Aarushi Pendharkar, Belle Severens, Joey Severens, & Clarisse
If you have a suggestion for a facility at which we should perform,
please let me know! We have performed for residents of:
Briarwood Retirement Community
Eisenberg Assisted Living Center
Holy Trinity Nursing & Rehab Center
Jewish Home for the Aged
du Lac Assisted Living
Oakdale Nursing & Rehab Center
Odd Fellows Home
Tatnuck Park Assisted Living
The Meadows in Rochedale
The Willows in Westboro
Music Together® for children birth to
age 5: Please note that the Krieger Studio is no longer a Music Together
Center - but we highly recommend it! CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE in Worcester, Holden, and Southboro.
Contact Mr. Dave for information on these music and movement classes. Click
on this link to visit Mr. Dave's website:
|IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED TOBI
|May 1994 - June 2013
I would be happy to meet with you
to discuss your piano future with you. Call to set up an appointment to talk about where you've been, where you would
like to go, and how best to get there.
For more information
Massachusetts Music Teachers Assn.
Music Teachers National Assn.
PRACTICING WITH A METRONOME - - - IS THERE AN APP FOR THAT? Yes, there are a number of metronome apps available. To read an
article with some recommendations: CLICK HERE.
KEYBOARD BUYING BASICS
I have available some valuable info on what to look
for when buying a piano. If you are interested in buying an acoustic - i.e. a traditional, non-electronic - piano,
or a digital piano or keyboard, feel free to ask to have these documents sent to you. The more you know before you shop, the
better! Call and ask
for my complete KEYBOARD BUYING BASICS guide ~ free, no strings attached. I just like people to be informed
before they spend their hard-earned money.
MOTIVATING PIANO PLAYING AND PRACTICE
some helpful advice on setting daily, as well as weekly goals as the focus of student piano practice at home.
To transform practicing into a rewarding activity, parents should encourage reaching daily musical goals.
For example, instead of saying that 30 minutes of practice is enough regardless of what is achieved, you might say, “Today
the goal of practicing is to play the first eight measures of your piece without any mistakes.” Whether reaching this
goal takes 12 minutes or 40 minutes isn’t important. What is important is that the child knows the musical goal of each
daily practice session and feels motivated to be as efficient as possible while practicing in order to reach that goal and
feel that sense of accomplishment. If the goal is playing the first eight measures on Monday, the logical goal for Tuesday
is to play the next eight. Pretty soon, the child will acknowledge the cumulative goal of the week: to play the entire piece
free of mistakes. This leads to more motivation, more effort during practice and most importantly, pride in what they have
Although this method achieves greater success,
it also requires more effort by the parents; it’s easy to look at the clock and monitor 30 minutes, but goal-related
practicing means setting daily goals for your children, monitoring the ease or difficulty your child experiences with his
music and setting new, more demanding goals. Don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you:
First, divide the week’s goal or teacher’s expectations into seven equal parts
and make sure your child understands each one. On some days, your child might choose to work toward two days’ worth
of goals, in which case, it’s wise to give them the option of skipping the next day’s practice session.
Daily goals should be attended to every day and should involve playing scales
or other technique-building skills; advancement on specific pieces can be more spread out, as long as the child continues
to move forward with the piece.
While it may be tempting,
don’t bargain with practice time. Although in trying to skip a day, your child may really mean, “I will practice
double tomorrow,” this sets the standard that practice time is negotiable.
Progress should be measured and appropriately altered each day (if needed) by analyzing the amount of effort,
frustration and completion/advancement in reaching the daily goals. Yes, this is more work than monitoring 30 minutes a day,
but in the end, this will be much easier than the agony of forcing children to adhere to the mandatory 30 minutes of meager,
It will also make everyone’s life
a little more enjoyable! SOURCE:
"How to Motivate Your Child to Practice" by Dr. Robert A. Cutietta. For the full article, see http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/how-to-motivate-your-child-to-practice/
Kathleen Krieger has more than 35 years experience teaching classical and pop piano to children and adults. She
holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Music Composition, with postgraduate studies in early childhood music education, music therapy,
psychology, and jazz piano. ~~~~~ Kathleen is a member of the Music Teachers National Assn. and the Massachusetts Music Teachers
Assn. ~~~~~ Lessons & classes are offered Monday-Thursday at her
home on Worcester's west side.
|OUR FAVORITE PLAYGROUND
|OUR FAVORITE PLAYGROUND
SUMMER / FALL 2014
July 24, 2014
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Thursday, August 7 ….. Last Day of Summer Term
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 3 .....
FIRST DAY OF FALL TERM
please call and confirm your lesson
day / time
ON OR BEFORE AUG 25
Sept 24 ….. Lessons end at 5:00 p.m.
Rosh HaShanah begins at sundown
Thursday, Sept 25 ….. No Lessons
Monday, Oct 13 ….. No Lessons
Oct 14 - 16 ..... Studio Class Week
students who participate in Studio Class will NOT have a
private lesson but will meet with their class instead
18 - 20 ..... Studio Class Week
Sunday, Nov 23 …..
Community Service Concert
3:00 p.m. at Tatnuck Park Assisted Living,
Thursday, Dec 19 ….. Last Day of Fall Term
Dec 20 – Jan 4 ….. No Lessons or Classes
Monday, Jan 5 ..... First Day of Winter Term
"To play a wrong note is insignificant.
To play without passion is inexcusable."
Ludwig van Beethoven ~
& Peaches are passionate about
enjoying the dog's life.
The Music Studio of Kathleen Krieger
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