Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Betsy Breaker | Uncategorized
On Friday, March 17th, Le Sueur native Luke Barnard will be giving a recital at the United Methodist Church in Le Sueur at 7:30pm. Luke is a former piano student of mine who is studying for his masters in music with a focus on music ed and vocal performance.
He has the opportunity to study and perform in Bulgaria with the Varna International Opera Academy and is giving this concert with a free-will offering to help fund this amazing experience. I'm am pleased to be accompanying Luke for the 25-minute program he has prepared with works varying from spirituals to German lieder to French and English repertoire. Luke has an amazing tenor voice and I know you won't regret taking time out of your Friday night to hear him.
As a pianist, collaborative performances such as these are just a treat. I've spent decades alone at the piano practicing and improving, so I welcome the chance to create music with such a gifted vocalist. Those decades have included a LOT of sight reading, a very valuable skill to practice because it enables me to learn music quickly. In this case I've got 25-minutes of music to prepare for next Friday - and I just received the first installment of music this morning with the rest coming soon!
I hope you can join us and hear where piano lessons may lead your kids!
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Betsy Breaker | Crunch! Club
Who: All students (please RSVP or register online)
What: Crunch snacks, friends, music and independent theory work - "crunching" as many theory pages as possible
Where: Betsy's Home Studio
When: Friday, March 3rd, 3:15pm-4:30pm
Why: Theory is the core of music study, it's the phonics and spelling tests of learning to read music. It's also a fact that theory is a whole lot more fun when there are snacks and friends involved!