Overscheduled Piano Students

arioso7: Shirley Kirsten:

This ties in with piano practicing and challenges therein.

Originally posted on Arioso7's Blog (Shirley Kirsten):

Here’s a snapshot of overloaded kids FOLLOWING lessons: (Friday Afternoon)

MOM: “Shiloh, Get ready for swimming. Your towel is folded into your knapsack…. Math Club reminder. Your cubic folder is on top of your cups. (athletic protector), and grab your Ukelele for choir. (The private school purchased 150 ukeleles, so each over-booked kid got one)

“Honey, your fanny pack has three snacks separately wrapped and labeled. They should last you until Ian’s mom swings by for soccer. Grab your cleats, shin guards, and uniform, please.

“Benedict’s dad should be parked behind the goal posts to take you both to horseback riding. Pack the saddle and riding boots.

“And put your snorkeling gear on top of your dresser for tomorrow, before Swim Meet and Soccer Play-offs.

Lila, the older sister, had tennis lessons, breast stroke, harmonica ensemble and miscellaneous. Mom doubled on all instructions, hardware, software, everything short of making sure…

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About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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One Response to Overscheduled Piano Students

  1. OMG! I’m exhausted…

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