January Newsletter

From the studio of Mrs. Lydia Clute

Hello Everyone!

After a wonderfully refreshing holiday, it is absolutely delightful to have your children back in my studio again!

I wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of you for your efforts this past year. Being a “piano parent” is a big commitment, and I feel so fortunate to be connected with families who see the immense value of music. Learning to play piano can be a life-changing experience and I’m humbled that you have chosen me to be a part of this exciting gift that you continue to give your children

Please check out the rest of this newsletter for important dates, practice challenges, and some resources for composer biographies.

As always, you are welcome to ask for advice on making home practice work, for updates on your children’s progress or for any other musical assistance you may need.


Ms. Lydia


www.PianoCentralStudios.com l www.Facebook.com/PianoCentralStudios

864-350-8453 l la.apt3@gmail.com

Important Dates

  • Skillmasters Performance Class Week: January 18-22

  • Lessons resume Monday, January 25

Composer Reports

You and your child may be wondering the best way to complete composer reports, since we no longer send home magazines or composer biographies. You can find information about composers (and your child can pick whichever one he/she wants to read about) at the following websites and then write a 1-2 paragraph report about each composer:


*Younger students who are not able to write a whole report may either write 2-3 sentences or tell you what he/she remembers about the composer after you (or another parent) read(s) the biography to them.

100 Days of Practice

The challenge continues! Daily practice will be essential to reaching the 100 day goal! Many of you have reached the 25 day milestone and are close to 50. Keep up the good work!

Are you a Creature of Habit?

Beginning the week of January 25, you will start to see some funny creatures around your home. This is intentional, I promise! In each students' lesson, we will be setting practice goals together. The students will then take home a creature and place it somewhere in the house to remind them to meet their practice goal. It will be tons of fun and very beneficial!

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