Saturday, May 22, 2010

Today was a fairytale

So I don't get out much. I just (yes just now) heard Taylor Swift's song "today was a fairytale"! SOOO GOOD! I don't know how to embed it into my blog so go look it up! Anyways, today was super fun, we actual watched ever after, so it WAS a fairytale, but mostly I realized I should go do something reckless because I only have about a month and a half (not even) until I am no longer a teenager! Yep, a bonafide real adult. Watch out world!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jon Schmidt

My mom hears about more things in Provo than I do. I believe this is due to her amazing stalking abilities she has acquired since being on facebook. However, at times I am grateful for her abilities because they allow me to have some good experiences.

The Piano Gallery in Orem does a monthly piano teaching seminar. This past month they had Jon Schmidt come and present, and if you're wondering who Jon Schmidt is, continuing reading and then go look up his music because it is pretty cool.

He's a modern pianist who writes his own music, but sometimes he takes classical pieces and changes them to sound more modern. He started composing music when he was fifteen (maybe earlier) and he wrote a song called "dumb song" out of inspiration from a tuna fish commericial.

But during the workshop he talked about a new way of teaching which was hard to grasp, but in talking to teachers there who had used it made a big difference for their students. It's all about using the ledger lines as landmarks and not naming the notes.

Anyways, it was a good experience and I learned a lot and met some really nice people while I was there!