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Volume 3 Number 1

January 2014

In this issue...
PAGE 2 Meet the student! Alex

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PAGE 3 Suzuki Quotes PAGE 4 Music I love

Studio Information
833 W Torrance Blvd. #202 Torrance, CA 90502 Join the Studio Facebook Page!: Piano-by-Melody/ 101320333248652 (424) 477-2076

Happy New Year!

New Year, new activities. A new feature of Piano by Melody will be parent enrichment classes held periodically. These classes are for the benefit of both parent and child. Take advantage of this free class! The first one is January 12th at 2:00. Another feature is for me! I will be attending more music/piano conferences and workshops. This is an exciting opportunity to pursue my commitment to lifelong learning. I hope these newsletters bring you joy, inspiration, laughter and information. As always feel free to email, text or give me a call with any questions, or plain old confusion with this newsletter or any other aspect of the studio! Enjoy!

Mission Statement
The primary mission of Piano by Melody is to instill a lifelong passion for music by not just focusing on notes, but by using heart to create beautiful tones/ sounds. Respect and compassion are valued between teacher, student and parent. Quality piano lessons create lifelong learners who will share their musical character with others.

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Meet the Student: Alex, Age 5 !

Favorite piece currently working on: Twinkle D Piece you wish to learn: Allegretto 2 What do you like about playing the piano: Playing duets. Any other instruments you play/enjoy listening to : Drums. Other favorite songs or composers/artists: Goodbye to Winter, Yellow Submarine.

Favorite book, show, movie: Book: Creepy Carrots; Show: Henry Hugglemonster; Movie: All the Cars movies If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it be: Alabama Chocolate or fruit flavored candy: Fruitflavored candylollipops Share any other fact(s) about yourself: I go to kindergarten in room 3 at Anza Elementary. I have a little brother named Lincoln.
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Suzuki Quotes ! Be inspired!


When love is deep, much can be accomplished.

There is no born genius. Education is the way to develop ability.

Parents who recognize their child's potential ability are good parents.

Great music develops and educates high sensitivity in everybody.

Parent who have smiling faces have children who have smiling faces.

If you have the spirit of a young child, you never age.

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Music I Love

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Have a listen to this collection of beautiful music. Links to the YouTube videos are on the studio Facebook page. Enjoy!

At Dusk for Flute, Harp and Cello Arthur Foote (1853-1937) Born in Salem, Massachusetts

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Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95, B. 178 Antonn Dvo!k (1841-1904) Czech

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Requiem, Op. 48 Gabriel Faur (1845-1924) Born in France

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Waltz in D flat Major, "Minute Waltz" Frdric Chopin (1810-1849) Born in Poland

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