About the Studio
Kennedy Piano Studio, LLC
Dynamic Music! ~ “Where Music is Dynamic!”
The Kennedy Piano Studio is very active year round. During the school year, students participate in two studio recitals (Winter and Spring); studio piano parties where we perform for our peers and develop camaraderie in the studio; and MATFor’s (Music Appreciation and Theory Forums) where we play music games and learn about various elements of music and music history. Students also play duets and trios with partners each year for North DeKalb’s Ensemble Olympics, recitals, and the *Federation Festival, as well as concerti with the teacher.
We also participate in non-competitive auditions in the *National Federation of Music Clubs’ Festival Auditions. Students are also welcome to participate in competitive auditions if they desire, for example, the North DeKalb Bach Competition and Sonata/Sonatina Competition, and Local Auditions; as well as the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM’s) non-competitive audition, among others. We have the option of playing in the Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity’s Spring Recital and the Atlanta Music Club Young Performers’ Recitals throughout the year. Sometimes we take group outings to attend concerts and symphonies in Atlanta! For teen and adult students with busy schedules, we also offer Recreational Music Making (RMM) classes and lessons!
Besides taking lessons during the summer, the Kennedy Piano Studio offers several fun Dynamic Music! Summer Camps in Piano; Theory and Composition; Ensemble; Discovery and Acting (no experience necessary); Musical Theatre; and Patriotic Camp! We also participate in the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade and decorate our own float!
A combination of music, movement, singing, acting, playing percussion instruments using some Dalcroze-Eurhythmics and Orff-Schulwerk is employed to instill a lifelong love of music in students. We use “apps” such as Piano Marvel, and Faber’s Piano Adventures. We also use the current “methods” including but not limited to: Faber Piano Adventures; Alfred; Hal Leonard; Helen Marlais’ Succeeding At The Piano; Bastien; and Kevin & Julia Olson’s The Perfect Start.
Dynamic Music! is “Where music is dynamic”!