As of September 1, 2022, Michigan Conservatory's Highland/Milford Studio location will be closed. We welcome students looking for in-person lessons to make appointments at our Commerce Studio location by calling 248-535-1754. We are also offering amazing online classes through our new partnership with Outschool.com. Visit our online lessons section and sign up for French, Learn … Continue reading We’re Making Some Changes
Spring and Summer Book Clubs
While we, at Michigan Conservatory specialize in music, Ms. Michele also tutors French and Reading. Since so many students are catching up on their reading skills, Ms. Michele is offering a fun way to boost reading skills. Kindergarten-2nd Grade Book Club: Let's read The Bad Guys books! The Bad Guys comprise of a wolf, a … Continue reading Spring and Summer Book Clubs
It's a new year and time to make a fresh start. Our students, despite a difficult year, have been doing great! We're so proud of them. From mastering virtual lessons or changes to in-person lessons to performing at a community holiday concert to benefit local charities at Proving Grounds Coffee in Milford. Michigan Conservatory students … Continue reading Happy 2022!
Michigan Conservatory will be closed the week of July 11-18. We look forward to seeing you the week of July 21!
2021 Summer Master Classes and Introductory Classes at Michigan Conservatory
Introduction to Violin: (in person and virtual options open) Wednesday June 16 12pm-1pm. Have you or your child ever wanted to learn to play the violin? Now is your chance to try it out! Bring your violin, or borrow ours and learn the very basics of holding the bow, holding the violin and playing the … Continue reading 2021 Summer Master Classes and Introductory Classes at Michigan Conservatory
Michigan Conservatory Studio Re-Opens!
We are offering private, in-person lessons with a mask mandate and safety measures in place. We have openings on Thursdays and Fridays. We will open more days up as safety and interest all. Call to schedule your lessons now. We offer lessons in harp, piano, guitar, violin and voice. Individual art classes/lessons will be available … Continue reading Michigan Conservatory Studio Re-Opens!
We will be hosting an OUTDOOR recital on Saturday, October 24 at 2pm. All students are encouraged to participate. That said, this recital is not mandatory. It is our last chance to perform before next spring. Please sign up by calling or texting to Miss Michele. We will have a stage, a tent, a bonfire … Continue reading Recital Time!
Coronavirus and Lessons
At the time of writing this announcement, March 11, 6:41pm, one elementary school in Dearborn is closed and several universities have switched online classes. Here is our plan at Michigan Conservatory. Currently, whether at the studio or my home, we have been disinfecting the piano between each lesson. we've also been washing the floors and … Continue reading Coronavirus and Lessons
Music Puts Overwhelming Things Into Perspective
So many of my colleagues tell me that kids, particularly teens are more overwhelmed with things in life than ever. PSAT, SAT, college essay writing in their junior year, higher GPA demands, extra curricular, volunteer work, sports. It's all in an average day of the student trying to fight their way to the head of … Continue reading Music Puts Overwhelming Things Into Perspective
Piano: Trouble With the Left Hand
No matter how much you practice, the difficulty of your new music or even if you are, in fact, left handed, playing the left hand is difficult. I have taught for nearly 20 years and I cannot explain it. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE struggles with the left hand accompaniment. Don't give up! Instead, go … Continue reading Piano: Trouble With the Left Hand
Finding the Time to Practice
It doesn't matter how old you are. Young or old, working or retired, a kid in school or an empty nester, it's always the same dilemma, "finding the time" to practice. Parents blame electronics for why their kids haven't learned a song. Adults blame work. In all honesty, I've heard it all and it comes … Continue reading Finding the Time to Practice
Mathematics and Music Collide: Circle of 5th’s
It's nearly time to go back to school. While summer lessons focus on music for camp, theme music from movies or trying out new instruments, it's time to get back to the basics. As we review the concepts of music theory and why music works the way it does, here is a handy reference chart … Continue reading Mathematics and Music Collide: Circle of 5th’s