New Baby – No Session Until Fall

Sugar Beat is skipping its spring term this year, as I’m welcoming a new baby (girl #3) in early May. The next session is the fall session, which starts in September. Registration for the fall session opens in June, so check back then for more information about dates and times (or call or email with questions). Also, look for our special newborn class, which will take place weekday mornings in the Fall!

To my existing students–it’s been a great year and I have so enjoyed your participation in our fall and winter terms. The Christmas recital was stellar, as always, and the Orff classes have progressed so much! I hope to have some examples of our musical work from the Orff open class posted on the videos page later in the summer, so please stop by again.

Piano Recital – A Video Clip

Sharing music with one’s peers is a vital part of piano instruction. When our students perform in one of our two yearly piano recitals, we record the whole concert and provide each student with a copy on DVD so they can review their performance (or just enjoy the memory). Here’s a brief clip of two recent performers that have agreed to share their playing.

Kiwanis Festival 2013

Congratulations to all those students who competed at the Kiwanis Festival of Music this year. I am so pleased and proud of you all. From the sounds of it, you all came away with great information and wonderful memories. I hope we will have at least as many of you performing again next year. A special mention goes to my student Adam Leung, who placed FIRST in both of his classes this year, and first overall for Grade 4 Sonatinas. Congratulations, Adam!

Registration for Winter 2013

Registration is now open for our Winter 2013 Term. Click here for the registration form. Register early to secure your spot!

 The Sugar Beat difference. What makes our classes so special? Read more about it here.

 Bring your friends and receive a discount! Registrations received in groups of 3 or more are all eligible for a 10% discount. Registrations must all be for the same class, and meet the appropriate age requirements. Or, bring a sibling for a 15% discount.

The Value of Music Education

Education in music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. Children have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training—training that prepares them to become confident young men and women. The joy of music should be central to the education of every child.

Richard W. Riley

COVID-19 Update: Piano Orff classes will not resume in 2020. Piano teaching continues via Zoom and will begin in-person in September for small numbers of students. Read our full update.