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Student Highlight–Emily H

As we wind down our spring semester, Harmanny Music Education is taking the time to highlight students in the studio.

 

Today’s student is one who I know quite well, as she is my daughter! Emily and I have been working on her voice since the fall. She’s working hard to learn and better her voice, and she’s gotten more control and strength in her voice as she continues to work on it!

 

Emily is in 4th grade. Her favorite subject in school is math. Her favorite songs are “Dance Monkey” and “God is On the Move”. Her hobbies are singing and playing with dolls. Emily’s favorite thing about voice lessons is that “I get to do it with my dad.” What Emily enjoys most about music is “If I’m having a hard day, it makes me feel better.”

 

You can join Emily in strengthening and building up your voice, learning the piano, trumpet, beginning on the guitar or playing the ukulele! Or, if you’re looking for summer activities, Harmanny Music Education is offering an online as well as in person camp in June. You can find out about both here.

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Student Highlight– Derek M.

Harmanny Music Education has so many amazing students, and as we wind down our semester, it’s time to highlight them.

 

Today’s student highlight is Derek M. Derek has been taking guitar lessons since January and regularly putting in practice to get first place consistently on Tonara, the app used to track practice. All of that practice has led to growth as a musician. Derek is excited about music, and it shows in everything he does.

 

Derek is in 3rd grade. His favorite subject in school is math. Derek’s favorite song is “Legends Never Die”. His hobbies are video games, watching TV and soccer. Derek’s favorite thing about lessons is “learning songs”. What he enjoys most about music is “every time someone is bored, they have something to listen to.”

 

You can join Derek in taking summer lessons on piano, voice, trumpet, beginning guitar and ukulele. You can also join in the ukulele camp the week of June 27th. You can find out more about either here.

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Student Highlight– Olivia R.

As we wind down our Spring semester, Harmanny Music Education is overjoyed to highlight some of the awesome students in the studio.

 

Today’s student to be highlighted is Olivia R. She clearly loves music, is always smiling, and for our recital this past weekend, took on a huge challenge to play Surface Pressure and she did amazing!

 

Olivia is in 3rd grade. Her favorite subject in school is music. The reason she wanted to play “Surface Pressure” for the recital is because it is her favorite song! Her hobbies are soccer and piano. Olivia’s favorite thing about lessons are “learning how to play music I want to play”.

 

The interesting part for Olivia is that after playing a challenging piece full of rhythm like “Surface Pressure”, when we went back to her method book, the music we looked at was so much easier for her! We looked at what happens when you challenge yourself to get just a little out of your comfort zone. After you complete that challenge, other things seem so much easier. I’m really excited to see where Olivia continues to go in her musical journey!

 

You can join Olivia and other students this summer by joining the studio for summer lessons.  Also, a ukulele camp to be held the week of June 27th. More information is available here.

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Student Highlight–Dominic B.

Harmanny Music Education has many amazing and outstanding students. As we’re winding down our semester, it is fun to highlight just a bit about each student!

 

Dominic is currently my youngest student, but he is all personality and enthusiasm! He is sophisticated and wise beyond his years! It is what makes teaching him so much fun, because I never know what insight or saying he’ll have at each lesson!

 

Dominic is in Kindergarten. His favorite class in school is music. Dominic’s favorite song is “Too Late” by Cash Cash. His hobbies are swimming, everything airplanes, history and military. Dominic’s favorite thing about lessons is “when I learn a new song”. What Dominic enjoys most about music is that “music makes me happy”.

 

It really has been a lot of fun to get to know Dominic and help him learn and grow as a musician. He started lessons in January and it’s been fantastic to see his progress over the last 5 months!

 

You can join Dominic in being made happy by music. Summer lessons are available or June and July. You can find out more here. Lessons are available in person or online!

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Student Highlight– Elliot M

As we wind down our 2nd semester of lessons, Harmanny Music Education is taking time to highlight students and how unique and amazing they are! Today’s student is Elliot M.

 

Elliot M has been taking lessons with me since last June. He is such a blast to teach! He’s got a positive attitude, is excited about music, and usually has something quite philosophical to say at each lesson in regard to the song he’s playing, or something related to music! There’s never a dull moment, and it’s so much fun!

 

Elliot is in 3rd grade. His favorite subject in school is Science. His favorite songs are “Good Tonight” from the Bad Guys movie and “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons. Elliot’s hobbies are legos, reading, rock collecting and playing piano. His favorite thing about music lessons is that he learns something new every day (something the teacher can say as well!). The thing that Elliot enjoys most about music is that “there is music to match every mood”.

 

Elliot is definitely right on that. Music definitely can match our moods. And when you learn music, you can become more understanding of different moods and more empathetic. There is still spaces available for summer lessons, if you or someone you know is looking for piano, voice, trumpet, beginning guitar lessons. Or, if you’re wanting something a little more focused and intense, Harmanny Music Education is offering a ukulele camp for students who have finished 1st-5th grade. The camp will be the week of June 27th from 9:30-11:30 AM. You can find out more about both summer lessons and camp here.

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Student Highlight- Luke P

Luke P started taking lessons with me after the recommendation of his neighbor Blake. It’s been great working with Luke and helping him learn music. He’s always ready to dive in at his weekly lesson, and even though he doesn’t say too much, I can tell by his playing that he’s excited to make music!

 

Luke is in 3rd grade. His favorite subject in school is math. His favorite song is the Formula 1 Theme Song (he’s playing it at the studio recital this afternoon!). His hobbies are video games, soccer, baseball and cars. His favorite thing about lessons is learning how to play songs.

 

This afternoon at 3 central, Harmanny Music Education will be having a studio recital. It will be livestreamed on Facebook. Check out all of the hard work the students have put in!

 

If you want to join the students at Harmanny Music Education this summer, find out more here.

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Student Highlight- Samuel L.

After waiting a few years to start while watching his older brother Caleb take lessons, this year was Samuel’s first year to start with piano lessons. He definitely likes to have fun at his lessons, be silly, but when it is time to focus, Samuel does just that. He’s a joy to work with and encourage!

Samuel is in 3rd grade. His favorite subject in school is religion. His favorite song is “Green Hill Zone” (from Sonic the Hedgehog). His hobbies are piano, Cub Scouts, playing Minecraft, playing with his friends. His favorite thing about lessons is being able to perform for other people.

Samuel and a majority of my students will have that opportunity to perform at the studio recital at 3 PM. It will be live on the Harmanny Music Education Facebook page. All of the students performing have put in a lot of hard work and I’m so excited to see them shine and share their hard work and talents with others!

You can also join in with Harmanny Music Education students, whether in person or online this summer by taking lessons or participating in the ukulele camp the week of June 27th. For more information about summer offerings, click here.

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Student Highlight: Blake K

In getting ready for our recital on Saturday, as well as winding the year down, Harmanny Music Education is giving a highlight to students!

 

Blake has been taking piano lessons for 3 years. He is diligent about practicing, always willing to try new things, and has grown as a musician and a person because of piano lessons. It’s been so much fun to see!

 

Blake is in 4th grade. His favorite subject in school is science. His favorite song is “In the Hall of the Mountain King”. His hobby is building legos. His favorite thing about lessons is learning new music. The thing that he enjoys most about music is that it makes him happy.

 

Music does so many amazing things for each individual that learns it. Yes, it challenges and pushes them, but it is also fun and enjoyable. I’ve seen all of this happen for Blake as he has diligently worked to learn music.

 

You can be like Blake and all of my other students who are enjoying the challenge and fun of learning music, by joining us this summer for summer lessons or ukulele camp. You can find out more here. Check out another highlight of a student tomorrow!

 

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Student Highlight- Olivia S

Olivia S is a wonderful student! She’s always cheerful when she comes to her lesson, always agreeable and willing to try anything I ask her to play. Just by looking at her during her lesson, it’s clear that she enjoys music and enjoys learning to play the piano. So here is a little more about Olivia!

 

Olivia is in 3rd grade. Her favorite subject in school is science. Her favorite song is “Astronaut in the Ocean”. Her hobbies are piano, soccer, basketball and swimming. Olivia’s favorite thing about lessons is “I like making cool songs sound good.” When asked what her favorite thing about music is, she said, “Everything! It’s fun!”

 

You can join Olivia in making cool songs sound good. Harmanny Music Education is scheduling summer lessons, as well as having a ukulele camp the week of June 27th. You can find out more about both here.

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Student Highlight: Caleb L.

Caleb is a student that I’ve had for many years. He’s a naturally gifted musician, who also plays the trumpet! He’s a student (as all of my students are!) that make teaching easy and lots of fun!

 

Caleb is in 7th grade. His favorite subjects in school are computer science and math. When asked about his favorite song or songs, he said, “There are too many I like to pick a favorite.” (Just like his teacher!) His hobbies and interests are piano, trumpet, Boy Scouts and cooking. His favorite thing about music lessons is “learning to play songs I like”.

 

This was Caleb playing the “Superb Mario Medley” for Harmanny Music Education’s online recital last spring!

 

You can join Caleb in taking lessons from Harmanny Music Education by signing up for lessons this summer. You can find out more by going to the Summer Lessons page and finding out about lessons, as well as the ukulele camp that Harmanny Music Education will be offering the week of June 27th. Lessons are either in person or online.