December 2020

 

NOTES FROM MELIA & JUSTIN

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Even though the holidays might look quite different this year, we hope you are finding ways to incorporate special family traditions and even create new ones. In this month’s newsletter, you’ll read about our favorite Christmas recordings by Black artists, how to practice over the holidays, and much more. Though we’ll miss seeing our students over winter break, we hope you can take time to relax, de-stress, and spend lots of time with those you love. Hopefully you can make time for a bit of music, too. Have a safe and peaceful holiday!

Gratefully,

Melia & Justin

 

CHRISTMAS SONGS BY

BLACK RECORDING ARTISTS

This month, we're keeping things short and sweet.

Check out four holiday tunes we just can't get out of our heads!

NAT & NATALIE COLE

"The Christmas Song" (1961 /1999)

OTIS REDDING

"Merry Christmas, Baby" (1968)

STEVIE WONDER

"What Christmas Means to Me" (1967)

MARIAH CAREY

"All I Want for Christmas Is You" (1994)

Find these songs and so much more on our Music of COLOR Spotify playlist!

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PIANO IN THE NEWS

Check out these competition winners, including a gingerbread grand piano!

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STUDIO UPDATES

No Lessons 'Til January!

Just a reminder that we have NO regular lessons from December 21 through January 3.

See you in 2021 starting the week of January 4!

PRACTICE TIP:

MAKING MUSIC DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Holidays mean changes to our normal routines and schedules. (But really, what is routine in 2020?). Even though consistent practice may not happen, music making can be a rich part of holiday celebrations! Share a song with family, have a sing-along with all your favorite carols, or put on your favorite Christmas piano album while you bake cookies.

Make music a part of all

your holiday traditions!

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Our Music Makers finished the Fall semester strong with two holiday-themed group classes. In addition to taking silly group photos, we listened to each other perform, shared fun facts about our favorite carols, and practiced our musical describing skills with pieces from our Music of COLOR playlist!

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