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Performing as a Teacher

Our Piano Academy recitals were this past Saturday, and they went so well! Even though recitals are a lot of work for me and the students, they are so fun. I absolutely love seeing my students perform. They often surprise me and surpass my expectations by how well they play. I was so proud of […]

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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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November Piano Recitals

We host four piano recitals per year at Utah Piano Conservatory: February, May, July, and November. Piano teachers work with and encourage students to prepare memorized, polished solos for recital performance. Performance in recitals is by nomination from piano teachers for students who are performance ready. This includes preparation in performance etiquette (entrance, introduction, performance, bow […]

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Piano Students Say It Best: What Does Sacrifice Mean?

    by McKenna Rammell, Assistant Director At Utah Piano Conservatory, we are dedicated to helping our students develop both talent and testimony. By focusing each month on a different virtue from our list of Virtues for Virtuosos, students not only learn piano, they also learn valuable character traits. This month our virtue is SACRIFICE. […]

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Don’t Wait for Carnegie Hall: Recognizing Achievement in Young Piano Students

By McKenna Rammell, Assistant Director I believe recognizing achievement early equals SUCCESS for piano students. Celebrating milestones means students gain confidence and are more likely to succeed at other life activities they choose. Many of us think the success of piano lessons comes after years of hard work: the”Carnegie Hall” moment. For instance, when a […]

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