Fall Performances- KMTA and Fall Recital

October was a busy month for the academy students!  Three students traveled to Richmond, KY at Eastern Kentucky University to participate in the the 2011 KMTA Piano Ensemble.  It included over 80 students from all over Kentucky.  They performed 3 selections in one of four different groups of performances.

Following the KMTA conference performance, students had their October Ensemble lessons and the Fall Recital.  All students prepared at least one piece to perform but most prepared two solos and two ensemble pieces.  The theme of the recital, of course, was Halloween and most of the music had Halloween titles or tonalities.  The recital was followed by our usual cookies and drink reception which was enjoyed by all who attended!  Check out the pictures of the  allstate and recital performances!

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Pianos on Parade-the Colt and Filly Parade, that is!

The 2011 Festival of the Horse Colt and Filly Parade was held on September 30, 2011.  This year there was definitely music in the parade…thanks to 4 of my students who rode the Music Academy “float”!  My husband designed two wooden shelves to anchor to each side of our truck bed where we anchored 4 of my smaller portable keyboards.  Traveling down Main Street and Broadway onlookers were entertained by music played by my students and occasionally myself.  Sometimes the keyboards just did it all by themselves!  It was a great evening and I want to thank the students and parents (especially the parents who brought their children and then WALKED the entire parade route passing out flyers!)  Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Festival of the Horse

I am hoping to have a “float” for the Festival of the Horse Colt and Filly Parade.  It will be on Friday, September 30th and the parade is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm.  You will need to come to Military St. to line up at around 6 pm.  I’ll have our truck decorated and there will be keyboards inside.  Perhaps we can learn to play one song together or at least everyone play one song of their own choosing as we move down the street. The parade goes rain or shine, but if it is rain, the keyboards won’t go…let’s hope for shine!  I will need some adults to walk beside the truck for safety and I’ll have flyers to pass out along the parade route.  We may even throw out candy!

I’ll talk to you more about it next week!!!

 

“10 seconds of Fame!”

Today, several of my students and their parents came to my studio to help make a TV commercial for the academy.

Rachel, Kayla, Tyler, Zach, and Elizabeth and their parents….thanks!  I was a bit flustered since the camera crew arrived 30 minutes before I was expecting him, but all went well.

I believe the commercials will run the week of the festival of the horse, but I don’t know exactly what times.  They will be on WKYT-TV.  I’ll try to find out the info before they air so you can set your recorders!

Thanks for coming by!

 

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Open House and Ribbon Cutting!

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 Open House- August 20, 2011-Before  and after the guests arrived!

Ribbon Cutting on August 22, 2011

Welcome to Nina Belle’s Music Academy!

My name is Nina Belle Durr and I have been teaching piano as an independent music teacher in my home studio for over 30 years.  A dream of mine has always been to open a music academy where I can teach more students and especially offer group lessons as well as other kinds of music lessons.

Nina Belle Durr, NCTM

2011 is the year for new beginnings!  While attending the KETS 10 (Keyboard Ensemble and Technology Seminar) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, I made the decision to seriously pursue this new venture.  Upon my return I immediately began looking for property and decided to lease space, re-name my business, join the local chamber of commerce and start building on my dream.

My new business is called “Nina Belle’s Music Academy”  (has a nice “ring” to it, doesn’t it!)  It is located on the corner of East Main Street and South Broadway in Georgetown, Kentucky.  I taught my first lesson in the new location on July 26, 2011 and I am currently working on signage, marketing, advertising, and setting up the space.  Currently I have 11 pianos/keyboards and am purchasing 4 more.

I will be offering piano lessons for individuals, piano lessons for small groups (maximum size-4), and general music classes for home school students (class size range 4-10).  In addition I will offering online computer theory lessons provided by musiclearningcommunity.com and ensemble classes.  As the academy grows, I may offer lessons in other instruments.

Come check out Nina Belle’s Music Academy!