This Studio participates each year in the "Piano Guild Auditions" sponsored by the American College of Musicians. Auditions are held each year at Temple College, usually in mid-May. This voluntary activity is an opportunity for piano students to memorize a series of songs and to perform them for a Guild "judge" who assigns a score and provides constructive criticism for each song performed. Students may memorize as few as one or as many as fifteen songs. All auditions are completely private and confidential. The Piano Guild Auditions provide an essential element which encourages individual growth and achievement for the piano students who wish to participate each year.
The Studio also encourages each student to compose at least one composition each year in Januanry. A list of many different compositions are available. The first year, the student choses the notes and the teacher writes them down on music manuscript. The second year, the student choses the notes and the student is encouraged to write half of the notes on paper. The third year, the students choses the notes and the student is encouraged to write all of the notes on the music manuscript.