The Music Staff

The Music Staff The Music Staff
Offering private music lessons (piano, violin, viola, cello, classical guitar

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This is so cool!

This is so cool!

Franz Liszt's writing desk. ❀

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This is so true!  Your piano skills will be enjoyed forever!

This is so true! Your piano skills will be enjoyed forever!

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Stairway to Heaven. 🎢😍😍

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Because Music is Life. 🎢

Happy "World Piano Day", everyone!

Happy "World Piano Day", everyone!

Happy World Piano Day!

And don't forget that our 9' Steinway Model D piano will be in concert on Sunday, April 10th for a performance of piano trios by Brahms, Arensky, and Higdon with UVA Wise Music faculty members Peter Ryan, piano, and Dave Eggar, cello. Professors Ryan and Eggar will be joined by Symphony of the Mountains Concertmaster Sean Claire on violin!

Event details can be found here:

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Dear Musicians and Composers,

If you want If you want to promote your music on our page then please inbox us. 🎢🎢

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Time for some Monday Morning Motivation from MU!! 😎❀


Interesting way of thinking about it!! πŸ€”πŸ˜Žβ€οΈ

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What music has been making things better for you lately?? πŸ€”β€πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆ

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Cool way of thinking about it!! πŸ€”πŸ˜Žβ€πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆ

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No regrets. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Žβ€πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆ


Future ODU Monarch music majors and music minors: It is the perfect time to complete your music performance audition application for the Diehn School of Music! The 2020-21 undergraduate music major/minor audition dates are:

October 31, 2020 (apply by 10/24/20)
January 9, 2021 (apply by 1/2/21)
January 30, 2021 (apply by 1/23/21)
February 15, 2021 (apply by 2/8/21)
March 20, 2021 (apply by 3/13/21)

Go to for information about our undergraduate programs.

For information about admission to the ODU Master of Music Education degree, see

Contact us at [email protected] for more information. We look forward to seeing you at ODU!

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The Importance of Kids Making Music Right Now -
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The Importance of Kids Making Music Right Now -

During the COVID-19 pandemic β€” a time of hardship and uncertainty β€” music has become a universal language for families across the




Online lessons are a new experince for many teachers and students. Here are 10 reasons why they are beneficial during the COVID-19 crisis.

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A musical smile for Friday.....thanks to Carnegie Hall for sharing.....


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We had a great time at the Annual TMTF Play-A-Thon, raising money for music scholarship. The Music Staff alumnus, Jeremy Roberts, started the day of music with an arrangement of "Greensleeves."
Ideal Piano Footrests are now available for teachers and parents. $49 each or less.
I wish we were closer so I could re-learn to play my piano and hear your concerts!! How fun is all that!!??
Tonight's the night for THE recital of the summer! Come listen to Benjamin Littlejohn and Derek Johnson play jazz, classical, and rock! 7 pm The Music Staff
"Bears, Colors & Squares" summer camp for ages 2 - 5! Dates and time coming soon . . . :)
So glad to have "Laura" run TMS's Office! She is wonderful!
Bravo to all the students who participated in the Bland Scholarship Competition yesterday sponsored by local Lions Clubs! Two winners represented The Music Staff: BENJAMIN LITTLEJOHN won 1st place with a Grieg Nocturne (Western Branch Lions Club), and WADE GARRETT won 1st place with the Khatchaturian Toccata (Portsmouth Lions Club). They will both compete at the District level on March 15th at Smithfield High School. Both are students of Mary Ann Medlin. Good luck to you both!!!
. . . another worthy CD is Lenny Marcus Trio "Peace for Beethoven". These jazz musicians take Beethoven standards to an all new "jazz" level!!!
If you missed The Lenny Marcus Trio, you missed a great one! Find their music on iTunes or check out their most recent CD's (Lenny Marcus "The Jazz of Beethoven"
The Lenny Marcus Trio in Concert: Lenny Marcus, piano; Rick Eckberg, bass; Larry Scott, drums. Wow! This concert (February 9th) was awesome! It was sponsored by the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum.
Benjamin Littlejohn, student of Mary Ann Medlin, performs with Rick Eckbert on bass during the Master Class!

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