Piano Studio of Diane Densmore

SAWS Festival: A Quick Recap

October 16, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed the SAWS Festival in Ellensburg this past weekend! It is always fun to reunite with teaching colleagues that come to the Festival each year, and to meet some new teachers as well.

This year's Piano Clinician, Jane Reed, presented an incredibly inspiring and motivational teacher workshop on Friday, and I have many new ideas that I am excited to implement in the studio.

On Saturday I had the privilege of teaching one Performance Class of 15 students and three one-hour Master Classes with three students each hour. I love the challenge of teaching students that I have never met before, and consider it a wonderful opportunity to hone my teaching skills.

Throughout the day, I was continually impressed with the care the parents and teachers have taken to nurture each child's playing ability while also cultivating each child's character development. Each and every student was polite, respectful, appreciative, attentive, and able to work happily with excellent focus and concentration. It is heartwarming and encouraging to see so many confident and capable young children.

Watch for future posts about valuable lessons learned at the Festival!



October 12-13, 2012 – 33rd Annual Washington State Suzuki Festival!

October 2, 2012

Every October the Suzuki Association of Washington State (SAWS) invites students and teachers from all over our state to a two-day festival at the beautiful Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg. Students and their families attend on Saturday, for a day filled with lots of exciting and motivating classes for students of all ages and abilities, as well as opportunities to make new Suzuki friends. I am looking forward to attending the Friday teacher workshop, and I am excited that ...

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Fall Schedule

August 27, 2012
I am looking forward to having everyone back in the studio again the week of September 10th. The lesson schedule for 2012-2013 is being mailed out to studio families today. The lesson times are also posted on the Studio Calendar on this website. The calendar also shows times that are open for new students.
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