Congratulations, Bobby!

First, Important Dates:

  • April 26/27/28 – STUDIO CLOSED (1 of 4 for 2016)
  • Monday, May 16 – Makeup Class – 4:00 p.m. 1 Hour
  • Friday, May 27 – Piano Guild Auditions

Now, More Important Stuff:

Bobby earned a Medal at the Showcase Competition last Saturday. Way to go, Bobby!!

My First Piano Adventure

Robert M Sides at the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY hosted a clinic today featuring the following regarding “My Piano Adventures” arranged by the Faber Institute.

Explore the world of a 5 to 6 year-old, where fun motivates play, and play is the child’s magic formula for learning. Through songs, games, and engaging pedagogy for the young beginner, the My First Piano Adventure® course shapes the small hand for good piano technique, builds rhythm skill, and develops especially strong music readers.

We also learned about the new Piano Adventures® Player app!  This app is going to be aMAzing!  I can’t wait to use it.

Veena Kulkarni, Faber Piano Adventures Workshop
Veena Kulkarni, Faber Piano Adventures Workshop

Save the Dates!

  • Celebration Recital – Sat., February 14 – Arnot Mall, Horseheads
  • MAKEUP CLASS – Mon. March 16, 4:30 p.m. – 1 hour
  • Piano Showcase – Sat., March 21 – Arnot Mall, Horseheads
  • STUDIO CLOSED – March 24/25/26 (1 of 4 for 2015)
  • Piano Guild – Friday, May 29 – Cedar Arts Center, Corning
  • Celebration Recital – Sat., June 20 – Arnot Mall, Horseheads

Back to School Recital at the Arnot Mall

August Celebration

Robert M Sides hosted their fourth in a series of Celebration Recitals at the Arnot Mall today. Nine of our students participated with solos, duets (including a sister with a violin!), and even three vocalists! It was a blast. All the students did a terrific job and we had a lot of fun.

RMSides Celebration Recital at the Arnot Mall


Today, Robert M. Sides hosted their second Celebration Recital. Eight local music instructors participated. There was a mixture of instrumental as well as vocal performances, including duets and trios. Our studio had eight soloist and five ensemble performances, including a brother/sister duo, two sisters in a piano/violin solo, and even a piano trio, which ended the 3:00 p.m. show! Everyone did a fantastic job!

Click here for a list of our pieces and performers.

GOOD NEWS: There will be TWO performance opportunities at the mall this summer: June 21 and August 23. I will be asking around soon for those interested in either performance. Summer students: Mark your calendars now! 🙂


Important Dates

  • Robert M Sides Celebration Recital – April 12, 3:00 p.m.
  • Makeup-Class – Monday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Makeup-Class – Monday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m.
  • STUDIO CLOSED: May 6/7/8 (1 of 4 for 2014)
  • Piano Guild Auditions – Corning – Friday, May 30
  • Robert M Sides Celebration Recital – June 21, 3:00 p.m.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend any of the upcoming makeup classes. It helps with lesson planning and would be invaluable if there is a sudden change to a class day or time. Thanks!!

Reminders from our policy page:

It is our policy to close the studio four weeks during the year, with notice, and these closings are not paid for by the student and will not be rescheduled or made up. Make-up Classes may be scheduled occasionally due to inclement weather and/or upcoming events. Any student may attend. These group lessons will be one hour in length and will be spent working together on theory, rhythm skills, ensemble playing, as well as performance training. Other topics will be covered, depending on the needs of the group as a whole.