Lessons for 2014-2015 begin August 25th

Plans are getting underway for scheduling lessons for the 2014-2015 academic year at NBMA.  Remember that you can register online at  NBMA.   Check back soon for more information!


Piano Camp 2013

Piano Camp 2013 is completed.  Check the pictures below to see how much fun  we had!


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Please click 2013 Piano camp registration form to download and complete the registration form.

Happy New Year!

The first semester of lessons at NBMA are now “music history”! We had  wonderful Christmas Celebrations on December 17 and 18  and I’m looking forward to a new semester with new goals, new music and some new students!

I hope you have had a great break with Christmas and other things since we last saw each other.  Lessons will resume on Monday, January 7th.  Please note that in January there will be NO LESSONS on MLK Day, Monday, January 21st.

Remember to check your emails and reminders that I send out to keep up with announcements.

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First Day of the NEW YEAR of teaching!

Today started for me with my usual jazzercise class at 9 am.  Then it was home to drink my 2nd cup of coffee and get ready for lunch.  And then…….it was off to my studio to prepare for my first day of the new year.  Lots of folders to put together and check on music and keyboards, etc.  My 2 hours of prep time today was filled to the last second.  Then the classes began:  My adult student, Brenda came first at 2:30, then a new student, Cailey came with all smiles.  Next was my  first group of the week with three smiling young ladies, Ava, Emma, and Olivia. Elizabeth arrived before I had finished the group so we got started right away.  Then after Elizabeth came Abby and finally Briana!  All of the students were ready to start and had great attitudes for the year.  Most were given new pieces to begin work on for the fall recital.  After my last student left, I had paperwork to complete and clean up so I didn’t leave the studio until after 8:30!  Fava’s never tasted so good!  Now on to day two!

Registration for 2012-2013 Piano Lessons begins soon!

Very soon, you will find the updated studio policy and registration information for the 2012-2013 piano lessons.  I am in the process of making a few changes and as soon as I finish I will post the new information on the website as well as email the information to my current students.  Please note that I am hoping to get everyone registered by the 1st week of August so that I will know how many openings I may have to offer lessons to new students. Stay posted!

2012 Summer Piano Camps – June 4-15

The first EVER piano camp I have taught was grrrrreat!!! Four students were enrolled from age 5-9. I had 2 wonderful student assistants  and my college age son who is beginning his junior year as a music education major at Transylvania University helped three of the days.  I am posting a lot of pictures of the camp so check back in for more. On Monday June 11th week two began with  a new group of students. Both weeks have been so much fun.  Enjoy the pictures I have so far!


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The first week of piano camp was a great success!  Four students camp every day and we learned so much and had so much fun.  I had a wonderful student assistant (one of individual students who is starting high school this fall) and my son also came and helped a couple of days.  Our end of the week celebration was enjoyed by parents on Friday.  Thanks to all who helped make the week so much fun!

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Week 2  begins on June 11th (that’s tomorrow!)  I have four officially registered and look forward to another great week.

Due to insufficient registrations, week 3 has been cancelled.

Postlude to Piano Camp

If you would like to continue your group lesson experience this summer, I plan to offer a continuation class on Monday and/or Tuesday mornings in July from 11 am- 12 noon.  These will begin the week of July 2nd and continue through July 24th.  They will be designed to continue in the book “Way Cool Keyboarding for Kids”.  We will briefly review what was learned during piano camp and then continue with the note reading and learning to play melodies and chords with both hands.  Some off keyboard activities will also be included to enhance the learning experience.  The cost for this 4 week session will be the same as my regular group classes- $96.  Please let me know at the end of your camping experience if you would like to enroll in this short session to continue the piano experience of your child this summer. I will also need to know which day will work better for you, so I can determine which day to offer the group class or if both days will be offered. (A minimum of 2, maximum of 4 students is required to offer the class.)  Looking forward to this possibility  for July!


In addition to SUMMER PIANO CAMP I am also currently scheduling for summer lessons.  Please the info below for information and contact me ASAP!  Thanks!  Nina Belle Durr

Summer Piano Camp! Deadline to register is approaching!!

I have students registered in each of the three weeks of camps but still have some openings in each week.  The maximum  enrollment is six (6)of students per camp . Please contact me ASAP so that you can get information and reserve your spot. The $60 registration fee WILL apply to the full camp tuition of $120.  If you pay in full for the camp with your registration fee by May 18th the camp fee will be discounted $5.00.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Please click the link pdf 2012 NBMA Piano Camp reg. form, print and complete the registration form and return to my studio.  Also contact me if you are interested in beginning individual lessons this summer or want to start a group class.  I teach ALL ages and levels. Thanks so much!  Nina Belle Durr

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