February 2014 Students of the Month
Teacher: Mrs. Allison Hall
According to his teacher, Joshua “is always working ahead of what I’ve assigned him. Since starting piano last fall he has already completed two levels of his Faber books and is beginning his third set this week! His theory is always completed and both it and his songs are done correctly and polished very well. He is very eager and willing to do anything that I ask him to do in his lesson.”
The 2013 BCCMS Christmas recital was Joshua’s first performance. He has also attended other Bryan music performances with his family.
Dori Conley, Piano
Teacher: Mrs. Rachel Jones
According to her teacher, Dori “gives 100%, whether a piece is easy or not. She always has a good attitude at her lessons, and always puts forth effort to learn her pieces - even the ones that give her more trouble than others. Not once have I seen her stop trying or give up when struggling to learn a challenging piece. She perseveres with a good attitude and is a joy to teach. She demonstrates not only technical ability and skill, but has also shown musicality as she advances.”
Dori regularly participates in BCCMS recitals, as well as the Rhea Arts Festival.
David Stultz, piano
Teacher: Dr. Sigrid Luther
David has participated in BCCMS recitals for several years, and won his category in the Rhea Arts Festival last year. He performs regularly in church on both piano and organ, frequently attends concerts of all kinds, listens to classical music as a favorite pastime, and has participated in the Baptist hymn festival. He is also planning to audition for the CMTA summer camp scholarship and perform in CMTA auditions.