My adult student Laurence has broken my student all time record of the highest score for Grade 5 theory – scoring an amazing 99 percent!
He has just given me the most amazing home made card with a picture of a 99 ice cream on the front. Inside it says:
“Hi Anne, I’m growing fonder than ever of 99s! Sorry it took a while testing the ingredients, but the final dessert you served up was a beaut, simply cool, and much more than expected. It really has to be graded five star.
Many thanks, Laurence.
P.S. Hope this isn’t too cornety.
Oh Laurence, groan!!! And I think you had something to do with the result yourself……
I am very excited by my newly upgraded website, and many thanks to Neil at http://www.nonamenoslogan.co.uk/ for all his design skill in setting it up. The VIP area now has its own forum for students, parents and friends. If you would like the password to gain access to it, please ask or email me.
Good luck to all my students, who are sitting exams on this Friday, 4th July.
It’s a very special day as we are having a private visit from the ABRSM examiner. Just a reminder to all candidates: come in through the front door to the main house as we will be waiting in the old part of the house. There will be a chance to warm up too.
I hope you are all raring to do – I am looking forward to it, and there is going to be some great music played with a varied repertoire. I’m having the piano tuned on Thursday, so it should feel fabulous to play.
Today my piano was expertly serviced by Jim Titterington and Maurice Peck. Thehammers were reshaped after years of wear and tear, it was regulated, tuned and voiced and given a really good clean out. It’s as good as new again now! Here are the master technicians in action:
I shall be breaking up for the Christmas and New Year holidays a little early this year – the final lessons of the year will be on Saturday 14th December. Lessons will be starting IN THE NEW STUDIO on Monday 6th January 2014!
Here are the latest pictures of the new studio and waiting room, which is almost ready to move the piano into! I am very excited:
We are all set to go in the new temporary teaching room. Thanks to Gilberts Piano Transport – the people I would always recommend to move a piano in an expert way: http://www.pianoremovals-manchester.co.uk/
The next move will be back to the newly built studio, hopefully later this year. The temporary teaching venue is only about a third of a mile from the present one, and there is ample parking. I’m looking forward to teaching looking out over the fields!