At the Studio

events at the piano studio
Winter - Spring 2014
Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King Holiday. Piano lessons will continue as normally scheduled. Please notify me if you need to cancel this lesson.
Saturday, January 25
Mini-Recital devoted to Beethoven's symphony of Peace for all humankind, Symphony No. 9 with the Ode to Joy last movement. Ludwig von Beethoven is our composer of study for this year. Everyone in the studio is encouraged to attend! Students will perform either a version of Beethoven's Ode to Joy or a classical era piece either from their memory list or from their recent study.

4:00pm to 5:30pm.
313 Merrimac Street.
Monday, February 17
Winter Vacation. Studio Closed.
Tuesday, February 18 to Saturday, February 22.
Winter Vacation: Workshop on Improvising with Heart and Soul.
Sunday, March 16
Mini-Recital on the music of Ludwig von Beethoven. For students studying the music of Beethoven and his contemporaries. Required for students who will be performing in the master class with pianist Gabriele Carcano on Saturday morning, March 29.

4:00pm to 5:30pm.
313 Merrimac Street.
Saturday Morning, March 29
Piano Master class with Gabriele Carcano. 6 students from our studio will participate in a master class with young, up and coming Italian pianist Gabrele Carcano. All students are encouraged to come to watch and listen. This master-class is in lieu of our Saturday morning individual lessons and is sponsored by your teacher.

10:00am to 11:30am.
Walter Clay and Julia Farwell Carriage House, High Street, Newburyport.
Saturday Night, March 29
Piano Recital by Gabriele Carcano featuring Beethoven's piano sonata Opus 31, no. 2 "The Tempest". Sponsored by the Newburyport Chamber Music Society, this concert will be performed in the gorgeous private recital space built by Walter and Julia Farwell-Clay. Featuring the piano music of Beethoven in an acoustically perfect intimate space, this concert is in conjunction with our student's study of the solo piano music of Beethoven and Classical period music.

Student discount tickets are offered.

Walter Clay and Julia Farwell Carriage House, High Street, Newburyport.
Friday April 11
Honor's Mini-Recital (for student's only). This special event is for any student who has learned a piece to the best of their ability and is ready to perform this piece for others. Only previously recorded pieces are eligible and requires permission by your teacher.

6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Monday, April 21 through Sunday, April 27
Spring Vacation. Studio closed. Piano lessons will resume as normally scheduled on Monday, April 28.
The Month of May
Sight Read for Glasses Project. May is National Sight Saving Month and the perfect time for a sight reading challenge! This month students will pledge a quarter for every day they sight-read a piano piece. Students will repeat their sight-reading pieces at their piano lessons and we will keep track in the studio. This project will be dedicated to improving your student's sight-reading ability. And then at the end of the month, your student's pledges will be given to our local Lion's Club that specializes in helping area low income families receive the eye care and glasses that they need!
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day. The studio will close for the Memorial Day Holiday. Lessons continue as normally scheduled on Tuesday, May 27th.
Saturday, June 14
End of Year Recital at Northern Essex Community College. We will divide into two recital groups and share a group lunch in between!

10:00am to 2:00pm.
Music Building, Atrium rooms, First Floor, TC103A and B.
Saturday, June 21
Last scheduled lessons of the school year.
Sunday, June 22
Joint Senior Recital in honor of Lia Fitzsimmons and Gabrielle DeConte. Students will honor Lia and Gabrielle's high school graduation and a combined 17 years of piano study.

Time TBA
Boxford, MA.
Monday, June 30
Summer lessons begin. For those who wish to have one, two or more lessons during the month of July, please sign up for lessons on either Monday or Tuesday afternoons.

313 Merrimac Street.



In and Around

Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Penny Lazarus Piano Studio - Play Me I'm Yours EventPlay Me I'm Yours Event. In celebration of their 75th season, the Celebrity Series of Boston is partnering with British artist Luke Jerram to bring his public piano installation, "Play Me I'm Yours," to the city from Friday, September 27 through Monday, October 14, by setting up 75 pianos throughout Boston, making them available for anyone who wants to play to sit down and start hitting the keys. This will be the first time the project-which has been featured in cities all over the world such as London, Sydney, Paris, New York City, Sao Paulo, and Barcelona-will be appearing in Boston.

Friday, December 20, 2013.
Caroling with Pianos Event.
Penny Lazarus Piano Studio recital at the Custom House Maritime Museum
The last Piano Caroling event was at Jonathan Jalajas's House in December 2008.
7:00am to 9:00pm.
Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Penny Lazarus Piano Studio event - Chamber Music ConcertMasterclass and Concert with the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival Pianist Gabriele Carcano.
Carriage House, High Street, Newburyport.
10:00am to 11:30am. Concert 8:00pm at the Carriage House.

Photo: Signe Frick with Pianist Myriam Avalos in a masterclass on Spanish Music during the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival in 2012.
Penny Lazarus Piano Studio event - Chamber Music Concert