Donovan Piano Studio Blog

Guild Success!

Last week I told you about the students who were attending the Guild Audiitons and what it took to prepare for an audition.  I am so pleased to announce that auditions were a great success this year. All 15 students ranked in the top 4 catorgories of scoring. Congratulations everyone! 

Guild Week

15 students from our studio will attend the National Guild of Piano Teachers audiitons this Saturday, May 14. Michelle Muir, Renee Muir, Jack Mottram, Scarlett Blum, Ana-Meeka Blum, Kerry Manuel, Clair Mulcahy, Liam Mulcahy, Daniel Gealow, Rachel Bucher, Catherine Vasilenko,Melham Antar, Dianne Sforza, Henry Hadley and Sophie DaSilveira.There is an enormous amount of work that goes into preparing for this type of audition and I am so very proud of each and every one of these students even before they attend..

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I want to thank all of you  who attended and performed in the Holiday Recital on December 5th . It was a smashing success! I was so proud of all of you for your hard work during such a busy time. ! You all looked and sounded  wonderful. Remember that the studio is closed Tuesday, December 22nd through Sunday, January. 3, 2016. Classes will resume, Monday, January 4th.Enjoy your vacation time but don't neglect your piano practice. Those of you who have Piano Maestro can work on your home challenges and everyone has pieces and work assigned.

Studio Holiday Recital

The 2015 Studio Holiday Recital is Saturday, December 5th at 6:00 pm. The recital will be held at the Nevins Memorial Library on route 28 in Methuen. Please read over the recital information page that I sent home last week. All participating students must return the permission slip to the studio with the $5 recital fee by December 3rd. I am looking forward to an evening of holiday music and wonderful performances. See you there!!


As November draws closer to Thanksgiving we are all so busy wiht holiday preparations that sometimes piano practice gets lost. Remember that our Holdiay recital is early this year, ( Decemebr 5th)  so you all need to practice extra hard to get your pieces "performance ready"  The studio will be closed from  Tuesday, November 24th to Sunday , Novermeber  29th. The Adult Piano group will eb attending a tour of the Mason and Hamlin Piano Factory this coming Wednesday, and participating in a  piano perfromance workshop.  

Happy November!

Happy November! It's hard to believe that winter is coming when it's 73 degress outside! I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful weather.  The Nov. 1st Halloween Piano Party was a huge success! 12 students attended. We made lighted ghost s, put together skeletons by correctly naming music intervals ( alhtough SOME skeletons were very wierdly put together !! haha) and ate graveyard pudding cups and witches hat cookies. Overall a great afternoon of fun and  music. .