Wednesday, September 27, 2023 by Maria Peterson | Uncategorized

Dear Students/Families:

I hope you enjoyed your summer and are finding your way back to the routine of a new year!  It has been so nice to see all of you back in the studio and the year is off to a great start!  We are working with your children and reviewing after a long summer off and especially encouraging them to get back into a routine of practicing.  Even when there is limited time at home it is still possible to get a lot done in just 5 or 10 minutes if working on a small section of their piece.  And don't forget, we all love an audience!  So, encourage playing their piece for family members and friends.  

I want to thank you all for making Brianna and Kael feel so welcome their first few weeks of teaching here at the studio.  We are all enjoying having them join our family :)

If you have any questions or need advice for helping your child at home - let us know!  We look forward to having families join us in December for our Holiday Activity Week!

Enjoy the beautiful Autumn season and stay healthy!



  Tuesday, July 11, 2023 by Maria Peterson | Uncategorized

Hello Parents and Students!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!  Mine is off to a great start and we are so busy at the studio.  We've been cleaning, organizing, accumulating new music and materials, interviewing candidates for our teaching positions and of course, teaching our summer session!

Summer is definitely a time to take a break from the routines of the regular year and enjoy more time with family and friends.  But I also find it a great time to catch up on projects that I have been putting off or haven't had time to start or complete.  I love how it feels each September when I face the new year with a clean plate, ready to jump back in.  Continuing our piano practice offers us that same feeling of being ready and able to jump back in to lessons in the Fall.  So, make sure to use those rainy summer days productively - listen to the music of your favorite composer, read about their lives, go see a live concert - research some new music and of course, practice that piano!

Wishing you all a healthy, happy and safe summer!

Warm regards,



  Saturday, December 31, 2022 by Maria Peterson | Uncategorized

Reflecting back on the last few months of this year, I am so happy that life seems to be back to a normal, albeit a new normal.  Having all the students in the studio has been wonderful and I am so grateful that my little studio has been able to weather this storm, thanks to my teachers, my students and of course, all of our wonderful families!  We have gone through many changes here the past few years and I am sure there will be more to come - but I have learned with a healthy balance of hard work and love, anything is possible.  Music has always been a healing, transformative presence in my life.  The process of learning how to play piano has been one that has taught me invaluable life lessons.  It is my hope that this also rings true for you and your children in the New Year and beyond.