Friday, November 1, 2013

October Student of the Month

Every month during the academic year, I choose a special "Student of the Month". This award goes to the student who has gone above and beyond my regular expectations. This student maintains a positive attitude when corrected, comes to lessons always prepared,  and really shows improvement in their skill. I am careful to present the award to students who have actually done the work and earned the title.

Here is the studio blog write-up that my students and their families see:

Congratulations to Delaney for being my October 2013 student of the month.

Delaney has been working EXTRA hard for this month preparing several pieces for lessons as well as her Halloween piece. She sets a great example for other students with her positive attitude in lessons and her desire to improve her skill as a pianist. Great job, Delaney!

Delaney is in Middle School this year and is off to a fantastic start. In her spare time, she participates in competitive Irish Step Dance and has already won awards. Besides being a great classical pianist, she also plays French Horn and sings in chorus at school.
Delaney will have her photo on the wall of fame for the rest of the year and she will also receive a $10 Music & Arts gift card to spend on fun music or anything else she wants.
Want to be student of the Month next year? Here is what my students have to do-
  • Have a lesson rating of 5 for each week of the month
  • Have perfect attendance for the month
  • Have an encouraging spirit toward other students
  • Have a positive attitude in lessons


  1. This is a great idea for teachers! Kids love to see themselves online, especially when highlighted by someone else. I think this is a great motivation for your students. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I agree, we are doing the same thing for Teachers on

      Each month we feature different music teachers, I believe its equally important as featuring students!