Introducing Beth Corry, teaching specialist at Sterling and Fairfax

Beth Corry is well known locally as an organist, and choral accompanist. She has also directed musical theater, taught general music and maintained a very successful teaching studio in South Carolina. In the spring of 2012 she joined the Jordan Kitts teaching team, offering private lessons at Sterling and Fairfax.

Beth still has openings in her studio, but don’t expect that to last long! “Beth is the best!” says one of her students.

We are offering a summer lesson special for June and July: 4 lessons for $99. If you can snag a lesson time with Beth while she still has openings it’s a real steal!
Contact us at http://www.jordankitts.com/lesson to reserve a lesson time.

Jordan Kitts provides piano for 2012 Gershwin Prize

For the second time in less than two months, Jordan Kitt’s answered the call to send a piano to the White House.

On Wednesday, May 9, Burt Bacharach and Hal David were honored with the presentation of the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The presentation was made to Mr. Bacharach and Mr. David’s wife, Eunice, by President Obama.

A star-studded line-up of international artists performed as part of the event. The roster included Sheryl Crow, Michael Feinstein, Diana Krall, Lyle Lovett, Mike Myers, Rumer, Arturo Sandoval, Sheléa and Stevie Wonder.

Jordan Kitt’s Music was honored and privileged to be asked to provide a Yamaha S6 Mark IV Disklavier Pro for this very special occasion in the musical life of our nation. The picture shows Stevie Wonder playing this piano.

The concert and presentation were filmed by WETA and  will be broadcast on Monday, May 21 on most PBS stations (including WETA) at 9:00pm ET.

Testing the Waters with Group Music Lessons

Have you wondered whether group lessons are right for your child? Will he or she like the class or be able to pay attention in a group?

I always try to reassure parents that young beginners, those aged 3 to 7 years old, actually thrive on a group learning environment. If you consider their world at this age, it is typically very social: learning through play and social interaction in preschool and kindergarten, play dates with friends or perhaps beginning to try out team sports. Why should music lessons be any different?

Piano LessonsHowever, if you still need convincing, summer provides the ideal opportunity to try group lessons with our certified Yamaha instructors for a short time at very low cost: the perfect opportunity to “test the waters” with your child!

Rhythm and Rhyme (4 and 5 year olds) provides a four week introduction to singing, rhythm, the solfege and keyboard skills. Parents and students will also get a “sneak peak” into some activities offered in Yamaha Junior Music Course in September.

45 minute class
4-6 students per class
Parent participation required

Young Musician Primer (6-8 years): A four week introduction to the keyboard and rudiments of music in fun group atmosphere. Students may continue in Yamaha Young Musicians Course in the fall.

45 minute class
4-6 students per class
Parent participation optional

All classes are bargain priced at $99 for 4 weeks. Offered in Fairfax, Rockville and Sterling. Register online at http://www.keyboardcenter.com or call 1-800-968-4807

Pat Keithly,
Teaching Specialist
Yamaha Instructor
Studio Manager