Students of Madelaine ~ Voice & Piano Zoom Recital:
Students of Kacie ~ Online Piano Recital:
The MMTA (Minnesota Music Teacher's Association) Piano Contest is a competitive solo performance event that includes memorizing and performing a piece from a repertoire list and getting scored by a judge. Students with the highest scores in the preliminary round perform in the finals round, and those with the highest scores in the finals round are selected to play in the Honors Concert.
Although there could not be an Honors Concert for the past two years due to COVID-19, a winners celebration video was made in recognition of winning students at each level (Hannah appears at 31:56).
This is Hannah's first year winning the Piano Contest Finals and second year winning the Preliminary Contest. In addition to competing in the MMTA Piano Contests, Hannah has also completed Theory Exam levels 3, 4 and 5 and has performed in the MusicLink Playathon at the Mall of America. She is also very involved in music at school, including being a flutist in Symphonic Winds and singer in Bel Canto choir, musical theatre and District 112's high school Garage Band program.
We are so proud of you Hannah!
Listen to Hannah's performance here:
Every winter, we hold holiday recitals and students also make appearances performing at some community events. Even though we could not have in-person performances this year, students are still bringing the joy of music into our homes this holiday season.
Eric started taking lessons at Chaska Music Studios in first grade. He took piano lessons for 8 years (with Mark), and violin lesson for 4 years (with Diana). He also played percussion in wind symphony for 4 years in CHS and drums in small band and Jazz band.
He will be attending the Carlson School of Management at the U of M this fall and is hoping to join the marching band.
"Music is an important part of his life. He continually plays piano and violin at home. It has been an absolutely wonderful experience at the studio. All the teachers he has had were fantastic and helped him to grow in every way musically and as a person....The studio has been an important part of our lives. We will miss you all. Thank you very very much for all the 12 years!" - Mom, May
Eric, we are so proud of your dedication to music and the person you have become! We are grateful to have had you be part of the studio and cannot wait to see what the future holds for you! Congratulations on your graduation!!!!!!!!
Sydney has been taking guitar lessons at Chaska Music Studios since 6th grade, studying Classical Guitar, Soprano and Tenor Ukulele with teacher, Matt. She graduated from Chaska High School this year and was involved in theatre, speech, weightlifting, and her school's GSA (president), while taking 4 AP classes her senior year and maintaining a high GPA.
Sydney will be attending MSU Mankato in the fall with plans to major in Communication Arts & Literature Education and minor in either Creative Writing or Studio Art.
Sydney, we will miss you, but we are so thrilled to see where the future takes you! We are so thankful to have had you be part of the studio. Congratulations on your graduation!!!!!!!!!!!