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June 21 2009

Home-Schoolers: Registration is open for Fall

This message goes out to all the amazing home-school families in the North Atlanta area – it is time to start planning your fall curriculum (but you probably know that already!)

As a former home-schooler of 8 years, I know how overwhelming it can be to find the best teaching resources from the ocean of choices that are now available. ( I ended up going “cafeteria style” and chose what I felt were the best materials from a number of different sources.) But I know that, curriculum preferences aside, all home-school families have a common purpose and goal:

To develop in their children a true love of learning.

Talk about easier said than done! There is no simple formula – because there are no “simple” children. It is amazing to note the differences in even the closest of relations, namely brothers and sisters. How can kids from the same parents be so different from each other?? One thing is for sure – Our Creator knows everything there is to know about being CREATIVE.

I delight in teaching because of the very fact that my students are so diverse. It is a thrill and a challenge to find ways to make the most of their individual talents and to encourage them through difficult stages in the learning process.

If you are interested in having piano lessons as part of your home-school program. I would be honored to be chosen as your teacher.
Please fill out the student application form and I will be sure to get back with you in a timely manner.


pink pianoWritten by Julie Chapman - principal piano instructor for Piano Lessons with Julie.
Piano Lessons with Julie provides affordable piano instruction for kids of all ages and is convenient to Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Forsyth, Norcross, and Northeast Atlanta Georgia. You can find piano lesson rates and directions to piano teacher's home by clicking the links or just visiting the website - www.johnscreekpianolessons.com

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February 07 2009

Piano Lessons with Julie – Website Launches

Alpharetta Piano Lessons & Duluth Piano Lessons Websites Launched

We have launched two new websites to make sure that parents looking for affordable piano lessons for kids in the north Atlanta area will be able to find us easily. The two sites - www.AlpharettaPianoLessons.com & www.DuluthPianoLessons.com are sites designed to be easily found and used by piano lovers who are looking for piano instruction in the northern Atlanta, northeast Atlanta area near Alpharetta, Duluth, Johns Creek, Norcross, Cumming, and Forsyth townships.

These websites have pages for affordable rates for piano instruction, directions to Piano Lessons with Julie, and piano student applications which will be processed by and responded to by the staff at Piano Lessons with Julie.

We hope that you find the sites useful and will share them with your friends. They are part of our mission – to bring affordable piano lessons to kids of all ages in the north Atlanta area.

You can read the annoucement of the Alpharetta Piano Lessons site here; you can read the annoucement of the Duluth Piano Lessons site here.


pink pianoWritten by - principal piano instructor for Piano Lessons with Julie.
Piano Lessons with Julie provides affordable piano instruction for kids of all ages and is convenient to Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Forsyth, Norcross, and Northeast Atlanta Georgia. You can find piano lesson rates and directions to piano teacher's home by clicking the links or just visiting the website - www.johnscreekpianolessons.com

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February 05 2009

My Piano Lessons, Part I

Julie in fourth gradeOnce upon a time (1968) in a land far, far away (Glendale, CA) a little seven-year-old girl (that would be me) began taking piano lessons.

The lessons were very stressful at first because there was just so much to remember at once! Learning to read the notes on the page, and then to play the right key with the correct hand with the proper finger at the specified time…. Whew! That is pretty overwhelming for anyone. But especially for a kid.

It was hard for me, and I struggled. And because it was hard, it was not much fun. Now, I don’t care if you are 7 or 70, if something is not enjoyable, you do not want to do it any more than you have to. So I didn’t.

Week after week I went to my lessons and tested the patience of my piano teacher to its fullest. I do not remember how long it took me to finally make it through to the end of the Leila Fletcher Piano Course Book One, but I would not be surprised at all if I had won the All-Time-Slowest-Learner Award for my pitiful effort.

But then, something amazing began to happen. I actually got better! All those lessons finally started to sink in and in a few years I was able to have lots of fun when I played. My mom would get the music for songs that were popular at the time – songs by Simon and Garfunkel, Carole King,The Carpenters, etc. – and, after a bit of practice, I could play them well.  I could even show off a little and play Beethoven’s "Fur Elise" (the easy part!) for my friends.

For me, those early years marked the beginning of a lifetime of musical enjoyment. There is something magical about being able to make music – even  music as simple as clapping out a catchy beat or playing a fun and easy "Heart and Soul" or "Chopsticks" duet with a friend.

My goal as a teacher is to make my piano lessons as fun as possible as early as possible.  It is all about the kids and being creative in the ways that I teach so that they do not feel pressured to perform or to get things exactly right all the time. That is not reality! Kids respond to patient, relaxed guidance, and if there is any yelling to be done, the words should be things like, "Great job!" and "I am so proud of you!"

I love teaching kids, and if I do my job well, they will enjoy learning and always look forward to their lessons. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my musical beginnings- there is more to come in My Piano Lessons, Part II


pink pianoWritten by Julie Chapman - principal piano instructor for Piano Lessons with Julie.
Piano Lessons with Julie provides affordable piano instruction for kids of all ages and is convenient to Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Forsyth, Norcross, and Northeast Atlanta Georgia. You can find piano lesson rates and directions to piano teacher's home by clicking the links or just visiting the website - www.johnscreekpianolessons.com

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February 04 2009

Duluth Piano Lessons – website launched

Welcome to Duluth Piano Lessons

We launched this site so that people who live in the Duluth area, or in the Johns Creek area will know about a wonderful new resource for parents who are interested in having their kids take piano lessons – Piano Lessons with Julie.

Piano Lessons with Julie is a service that I started to provide affordable piano lessons for kids of all ages. Most of all the lessons are fun. You can find our rates and send an application for admission by visiting the piano student application page.

You can find Piano Lessons with Julie on these other sites as well – www.JohnsCreekPianoLessons.com & www.DuluthPianoLessons.com We are convenient to Duluth, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Norcross, Cumming, and Forsyth. We look forward to talking with you.

January 29 2009

Welcome to the Piano Lessons with Julie blog!

I’m Julie Chapman and I want to welcome you to the blog for Piano Lessons with Julie. It is my pleasure to give piano lessons to kids of ALL ages. I teach kids to read music, play the piano, and most of all it’s fun.

Please visit often. In the coming days and and weeks we will be building the site and adding articles.


pink pianoWritten by Julie Chapman - principal piano instructor for Piano Lessons with Julie.
Piano Lessons with Julie provides affordable piano instruction for kids of all ages and is convenient to Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Forsyth, Norcross, and Northeast Atlanta Georgia. You can find piano lesson rates and directions to piano teacher's home by clicking the links or just visiting the website - www.johnscreekpianolessons.com

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