Mary WilliamsPiano Studio

Atlanta Music Teachers Association

I Can Barely Contain Myself!

Halloween is rapidly approaching! And aside from it being my birthday, it's a time for everyone to enjoy themselves, no matter how young or old they may be.

While I am readying myself to be a member of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a group of my closest friends, children are showing up to lessons dressed slightly differently than normal.

Policeman Piano Player
Officer Bennett reporting for duty!

Okay. So aside from dressing up and forgetting who we are for the evening, there is something very important happening on Halloween on the Atlanta area piano scene. The Atlanta Music Teachers Association is holding its annual Romantic Competition and Festival. This year, four students from my studio will be competing against others in their age group. The amount of work it takes to get to the point of performing for a competition is intense, especially considering these students are all in elementary school.

Asena, Ava, Grace, and Mikalah will all be showing off all their hard work on Halloween day. They are playing so beautifully that if you close your eyes and just listen, it's very easy to forget that their median age is eight and a half. Thank you, girls, for making me proud to be your teacher!

...Stay tuned for results...

Meanwhile, this week when you enter my home, please excuse the massive amounts of fabric and foam piled in the corner. I've been very busy!
Crafty Piano Teacher
Myself and friend, Sarah, crafting our costumes.