Melody Stroth Piano Studio News
Winners at KMTA/STATE!!
I'm happy to report that we had several Honorable Mentions at State! The following students received an HM: Frank G., Ian K., Ellie K., Rishi P., Isaac W. and Cheryl W.
The following students received a I: Spencer D., Lisa J., Jonah P., Anna P. and Elayna R. Congratulations to all!
We have two winners!
Andy and Laura receive their trophies!
Cecilia has a trophy too!
More KMTA/State Honors!
The medal on the left is given to students receiving Honorable Mention, the medal on the right is given to students receiving a I.
Make up week is December 15-20. There are no lessons December 21 - January 4. Lessons resume January 5.
Master Lessons with John Bloomfield! An exciting opportunity!
Senior Director of the Golandsky Institute, NYC, is coming to Kansas
City as our Master Lessons Clinician!
February 14-17, 2015, Schmitt Music
This is a great time to consider Master Lessons with John Bloomfield, co-founder and senior
director of the Golandsky Institute during February 14-17. There are a limited amount of spaces available. Consult with me if this is something your child would be interested in. I would like to send in the enrollment within the next week or so. Fees are $40, $55 and $70 for 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons.
Mr. Bloomfield is excited to work with our students of all ages and levels, from beginning
students to those who are playing advanced literature, as well as teachers. He has a
wealth of knowledge and experience to share with us, and is a master at solving technical
John Bloomfield is a Kentucky native and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Furman University in Greenville, S.C. An award-winning solo and chamber pianist, he has been broadcast on Public Radio in New England and has been heard on the air in New York under the auspices of Ars Viva. He earned a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, after which he was a long-term student of Dorothy Taubman and Edna Golandsky. He has taught at Adelphi University and in the pre-college division of the Manhattan School of Music. In demand as a clinician and adjudicator around the country, he has lectured at a number of colleges and universities. He has been invited several times to teach in Taiwan and has been a featured presenter at the Breckenridge Music Institute, state MTA conventions, and the MTNA Conventions in 2005, 2009, and 2014. He was the keynote speaker at the 2007 MTA convention in California. He was guest artist at the University of Alabama in 2013. He traveled to Australia in 2014 to teach and present lectures on the Taubman Approach. Mr. Bloomfield maintains a studio in New York City, where he is also a performance associate at Hunter College and an adjunct instructor at Queens College. He travels regularly to Portland, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area to consult and give lessons. He is a co-founder and senior director of the Golandsky Institute, which he also serves as faculty chair.
Spencer plays in Jane Solose recital
Congratulations to Spencer D. for being chosen to play in Dr. Jane Solose's recital at UMKC. We heard a beautiful rendition of his Rachmaninoff Prelude!
Master Class participants!
Congratulations to Jonah P. and Laura A. for being chosen to play in the KCMTA Master Class with Dr. Jane Solose.
Everyone participating in KMTA or Fall Festival got a chance to play their pieces on Sept. 28.