Piano Studio of Diane Densmore

2013 SAWS Festival: Congratulations Amber & Isaac

November 2, 2013

I am so proud of Amber and Isaac, who both played beautifully in the Honors Recital at our State Suzuki Association Festival in Ellensburg the second weekend in October! They each earned the honor of performing in this recital by submitting a recording of themselves playing Minuet 2 by Bach--the graduation piece for Level 1--and attaining the very high standards of excellence necessary to "pass" or "graduate" Level 1. And yes, they got trophies!


Spring Recital

March 28, 2013
I enjoyed last Saturday's recital so much! I am so proud of everyone--students and parents alike. I continue to be amazed by how much my students are able to achieve with the love, support, and diligence of their parents. 

Video from the recital has been posted to the private piano studio group on Facebook. I have also uploaded recital video to YouTube for those of you who are not on Facebook or would like to share video with friends & family who are not on Facebook. The videos on YouTube are ...
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More Thoughts on "Tiger Mom" Parenting

November 14, 2012
If you have not read "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" I'm sure you have at least heard about it! Piano teacher Joy Morin has just shared her notes from a panel discussion of the book at the Ohio Music Teacher's Association Conference. Her notes provide a wonderful overview of the different observations and perspectives from the panel participants, who each shared their own views on what constitutes a healthy and effective approach to helping students achieve their maximum musical potential. ...
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