Welcome to 2018-2019 at The Studio!

We’re celebrating two years in business!

Well, how about that? We’ve beat the odds and have made it through two years in business!

Let me tell ya, there have been a lot of challenges and, quite frankly, some times that I thought we wouldn...

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Life is full of drama…

Drama in the news, drama in politics, drama at church, drama between competing businesses, drama between teens…

Let’s face it: Drama is everywhere! It’s a part of the fabric of our lives and, like it or not, we have...

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Why you should be here…

OK, so today I was enjoying my first day off in about 6 weeks (ya, it’s summer theatre season and my life’s really NOT my own – it belongs to about 25 kids who are doing our summer theatre shows!)… but I digress!

In the midst of enjoying ...

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All Good Things…

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.

Yes, all good things, but at the same time, though the process of growth and improvement is a force that compels us all to not remain static...

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Five “To Do’s” Before Piano Lessons

I subscribe to a daily e-newsletter that provided tips, best practice info, and other interesting things to enhance piano teaching...

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What’s best for kids?

So, what IS best for kids? I’ve been at this teaching thing now for nearly 30 years...

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Being a Musician at Christmas…The Santa “Clause”


I recently came across this picture on Facebook… It was posted to the Kansas City Symphony Chorus Facebook page and it brought a giggle to me!

Now most people that know me know that I’ve sung with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus for som...

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Why do we do it?

CAST OF A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

So, the other day I was talking to the parent of one of our theatrical productions cast members and the conversation went something like this…

“So, I’ll bet you’re going to be glad when this is all over n...

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That’s a no-no!

There are very few things that we take more seriously than making sure that we are teaching our students to act ethically and professionally in their pursuit of the performing arts...

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The Old Adage is TRUE – You Get What You Pay For!

Recently I was asked by a prospective client why music lessons are so expensive. I responded by asking them what they believed was a fair and reasonable price. Their answer was somewhat surprising!

First, they explained that they are home...

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