On Q Piano

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My name is Melissa (a.k.a. Mrs. Q) and I’m a piano teacher to 45 students.  I offer lessons in my studio and online via Skype.  This blog is a place for me to share the fun that we are having in our piano studio these days!

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Accelerated piano lab!

Posted by On Q Piano on October 14, 2018 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Accelerated Piano Lab

Our music room underwent a transformation over the summer.  I decided to rehome the piano that I inherited and learned on, which my grandfather bought for my grandmother in the 1950's.  That was a difficult decision but ultimately...

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Fundraising for North Brookfield Townhouse is still going strong!

Posted by On Q Piano on January 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The above pictures are from our performance at the North Brookfield library.  We earned over $40 for the townhouse that evening and 15 of my students showed up to play Christmas songs for the public!

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You're a Grand Old Townhouse

Posted by On Q Piano on December 1, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I've always been a believer in giving back to the community - trying to use our talents and God-given gifts to help others.  Maybe that's why this year, I'm more excited about our contest than any previous to this!  You may have guessed by my previous post that our contest this year is based on George M. Cohan.  W...

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Summer is almost over and fall begins!

Posted by On Q Piano on August 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

(above picture: taken after the final performance at Recital 2014...don't the kids look relieved?!)

I seriously cannot believe how quickly this summer went by!  My students continue to amaze me with how commited they are to learning.  This summer, several of them have been working on pieces from their favorite movies or bands.  There is nothing more motivating for practice th...

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On Q Piano students play at the North Brookfield library

Posted by On Q Piano on December 12, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We had the opportunity to play at the Haston Free (North Brookfield) Public Library on December 7.  The students provided background music playing their Christmas songs as families came in to write letters to Santa and make ornaments.  Two of our students even got their pictures taken for the Quaboag Current. 

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Piano Strong - Are YOU Piano Strong?

Posted by On Q Piano on November 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Mr. Q is the best!  Thanks to his amazing graphic skills and creativity we are able to do this incentive program for the piano students this year, based around the Boston marathon.


Each student has weekly goals that earn them 5 points on the Piano Strong route.  They must complete all 3 goals in order to earn the 5 point...

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Street Pianos Boston 2013

Posted by On Q Piano on October 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to the Celebrity Series of Boston, seventy-five uniquely decorated pianos were placed around the city from September 27 - October 14.  Since I heard about the Play Me, I'm Yours project I...

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