Notes 88 Music Studio

 

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Notes88MusicStudio@gmail.com

Tel: 217-246-7958

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Recitals & Events

Fall Semester 2019

  • Begins August 19, ends December 16

  • Community Service Performance:  Sunrise Senior Living 3:00 pm - November 17

  • Pop & Jazz Recital - October 27 3:30 pm

  • Sonata/Sonatina Festival at Harper College - November 3

  • AIM (Levels 1-4) at Harper College - November 10

  • Christmas/Holiday Recital - December 8 at Church of the Holy Spirit  3:00 pm

Summer Session 2019

  • May 20 - 31:  Interviews with new students!

  • June 1 - August 10:  Flexible lesson scheduing with Ms. B and Mr. Davenport

 

Spring Semester 2019

  • Semester Begins January 7 - Ends May 16

  • January 27 - AIM (Level 5 and up) Theory at Harper College.

  • March 10 - AIM (Level 3-9) Performance at Harper College

  • March 25-29 - SPRING BREAK

  • April 7 at 5:00 pm - 4th Annual Studio Ensemble Workshop in the studio  

  • April 14 - Pop & Jazz Recital at Rolling Meadows Library 3:30 pm

Fall Semester 2018

  • Begins August 20, ends December 14.

  • Pop & Jazz Recital is October 28. DEADLINE to enroll is October 14.

  • Sonata/Sonatina Festival at Harper College is November 4.  DEADLINE to enroll:  October 14.

  • AIM (Levels 1-3) at Harper College is November 11.

  • Holiday Recital is at Church of the Holy Spirit on Dec. 2.

  • Please check again for updated events!

Summer Session 2018

  • Begins June 5, ends August 17

  • Flexible lesson scheduling is available Tuesdays through Thursdays from June 5 - August 17.  Students must commit to at least 5 summer lessons in order to keep their current lesson time, or be guaranteed a lesson time in the Fall Semester.  Students can choose to work on composition, A.I.M., Sonatinas for the Festival, duets, or "fun" pieces!

  • Piano Camp is scheduled for Wednesdays, July 18 - August 15 from 5:30 - 6:20 pm at the studio.

Spring Semester 2018

  • Spring Semester begins January 8 and ends May  25.  

  • 3rd Annual Studio Ensemble Workshop (a.k.a. Studio Jam Session) - May 20 at 7:00 pm.

  • Pop & Jazz Recital at Rolling Meadows Public Library on April 15 at 3:30 p.m.

  • A.I.M. evaluations at Harper College - Levels 5-12 Theory on January 28.  Levels 3-9 Performance evaluations March 11.

Fall Semester 2017

  • Fall Semester begins August 21 and ends December 15.

  • Community Service event: Performance at Sunrise Senior Living facility October 14 and 15 at 3:00 pm.  Sign up to attend either day!

  • Pop/Jazz Recital at Barrington Public Library on Sunday, October 29 - 3:30 pm

  • Sonata/Sonatina Festival (NWSMTA) at Harper College Nov 5.

  • A.I.M. Levels 1-2 and 3-4 Theory at Harper College Nov. 12

  • Holiday Recital is December 2 at 6:30 pm at Church of the Holy Spirit on Bode Road, Schaumburg.

  • Please check back for more events and dates!

Summer Session 2017

  • Flexible lesson scheduling is available Monday through Thursdays from June 1 - August 18.  Students must commit to at least 5 summer lessons in order to keep their current lesson time, or be guaranteed a lesson time in the Fall Semester.  Students can choose to work on composition, A.I.M., Sonatinas for the Festival, duets, or "fun" pieces!

Spring 2017 Events

  • 2nd Annual Studio Ensemble Workshop - April 22 and 23 - 3:00 p.m.

  • NWSMTA Pop & Jazz Recital at Rolling Meadows Library - April 30 - 3:30 p.m.

  • Spring Recital and Community Service Event - Sunrise Senior Living - May 6 and 7 - 3:00 p.m.  

Fall 2016 Events

  • Sunrise Senior Living on October 15 and 16 at 3:00 pm

  • Sonata-Sonatina Festival at Harper College Nov. 6, 2016

  • A.I.M. evaluations (MTNA) at Harper College Nov. 13, 2016

  • Recital on December 4, 2016 at Church of the Holy Spirit in Schaumburg, IL  3:00 pm  A.I.M. awards will be presented,  Studio Challenge winners will receive  tropies.

Spring and Summer 2016 Recitals

Our Spring Recital was May 16 and 17 at 3:00 pm at Sunrise Senior Living in Schaumburg.  This was also our community service event.

Students are encouraged to memorize their pieces but bring the music “just in case”.

We have lessons through June 1, then summer session begins. Scheduling can be more flexible during the summer.  Students who wish to ensure that they keep their time slot in the fall must schedule at least 5 lessons.  Many of you will want to continue lessons throughout the summer (except for vacation time).

During the summer, consider thinking “outside the box” of our usual lessons.  We might focus on the more creative aspects of learning music.  Instead of the usual lesson format, we would learn about musicianship by composing, improvising, playing “by ear”, and creating our own accompaniments (at the student’s level).  This will involve use of my keyboard with rhythm tracks, my synthesizer (for recording left or right hand part and creating another part with it) as well as other fun aspects of making music at the student’s level. Some piano students have asked about studying voice or guitar for the summer, and this is an option as well.

Students will also be encouraged to bring in pop music or other favorites they would like to learn.  I can suggest web sites for ordering “easy piano” versions: www.musicnotes.com and www.onlinesheetmusic.com are good.  Please check with me to be sure of getting the right level of music!

Please call 217-246-7958 to reserve your summer lesson times!

Christmas 2015 Recital

Christmas Recital 2015 at Church of the Holy Spirit in Schaumburg at 2:00 pm. A.I.M. awards will be presented; 100-Day Studio Challenge winners will receive trophies; Toys for Tots donations will be collected and donated.

 

Studio Challenge Winners - Fall 2018 
Studio Ensemble Workshop
Studio Ensemble Workshop
Pop and Jazz Recital
Sunrise Senior Living Recital
Pop and Jazz Recital