Summer can be a welcome break from the usual school-year routine and offers some unique opportunities for your private piano students. No school (or homework!) allows more time to experiment on the piano. Flexibility during the day also means you can alter scheduling and plan duet lessons or have a daytime piano camp. Of course, teachers always consider how to make piano lessons fun, and to help with that, we explore some summer ideas and resources.
For the past few months, the Pepper editors have listened to mountains of music to find the best choices for our Pepper Live events, and we’re looking forward to sharing all that new music with you. If you’ve never joined us for a reading session, we’d like to share our top five reasons for attending:
Our celebration of summer music festivals continues with a genre many don’t associate with beautiful scenery and fresh air: jazz music. Although a dark and intimate club setting is a wonderful place to listen to jazz, it’s also a blast to experience this quintessentially American art form in the great outdoors.
Why join the choir? Well, for one reason, you’d be in some very good company. Here’s a rundown of some former choir members:
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress authorized a brand-new flag – the Stars and Stripes — for a brand-new nation, the United States of America. Though President Woodrow Wilson established June 14 as Flag Day with an official proclamation in 1916, it was not until 1949 that June 14 was established as National Flag Day by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman. By the time Flag Day was officially established, some of our country’s most well-known patriotic music had been written.
On November 5th of this year, the classical music world lost one of its giants. Elliott Carter would have celebrated his 104th birthday today, most likely by attending a concert or composing a new piece.
When tourists visit southern California, their itinerary will more than likely include must-see sights and trips to Disneyland, Hollywood and one of the many beaches that typify Los Angeles. However, there is growing speculation that making a trip to Pepper Southern California may be trending positively within that list, probably somewhere in between Rodeo Drive and any MTV celebrity home.
J.W. Pepper acquired the print music division of Paige’s Music in April of 1990. Incidentally, both companies were established in the 1870s and have been family owned throughout their history.
Greetings from Paoli, Pennsylvania! If you’re thinking “Where the heck is Paoli?”, we’re about 25 miles west of Philadelphia and 25 miles north of Wilmington, Delaware. We are a Regional Marketing Center housed in the J.W. Pepper corporate headquarters. We benefit from the added musical talents and expertise of many corporate employees with whom we exchange thoughts and ideas.