Category Archives for "Virtues for Virtuosos"

Regan S. – An Incredible Example of Hard Work

Work: exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something. This month’s Virtue for Virtuosos is hard work. As we go throughout our day, I’m sure we’ve all heard something along the lines of “It’s too hard,” “I want it now,” “Isn’t there something easier,” or “I can’t wait that long.” The principle and idea […]

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A Great Example of Persistence… Vivian F.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.” This month’s Virtue for Virtuosos is persistence. The dictionary defines persistence as “continuing in a course of action despite difficulty […]

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January Student of the Month: Fiona B

Congratulations to our January Student of the Month, Fiona B! Each month, we recognize one of our students who is not only a wonderful musician but who also embodies our monthly “Virtue for Virtuosos.” The virtue for the month of January is DISCIPLINE. There are so many extra-musical benefits that come from learning to play […]

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I Can Be Sensitive By…

Here at the Utah Piano Conservatory, we are dedicated to helping our students develop both talent and testimony. Each month we focus on a different virtue from our list of Virtues for Virtuosos. Through this focus, students not only learn piano, but they also learn valuable character traits at the same time. If you haven’t heard […]

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December Student of the Month: Ava R

Congratulations to Ava R, our December Student of the Month! Each month we like to recognize a student who is both a great piano student and a wonderful example of our monthly “Virtue for Virtuosos.” This month’s highlighted attribute is SENSITIVITY. We love how music teaches kids to pay attention to the emotions they are feeling […]

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7 Ways to Help Your Child Find JOY in Piano Practice

As a faith-centered Conservatory, we like to focus on a different “virtue” or character trait every month that piano lessons can help students develop. (We call them our “Virtues for Virtuosos”—gotta love the alliteration!) This month’s virtue is JOY! We try to talk about the virtue of the month at lessons whenever there’s an opportunity. […]

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