Keep Up-To-Date with the Student/Parent Portal

  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | parents

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The O'Connor Music Studio features fully functional parent/student portals. These are a great way to share information with you, save time, and add value to your lessons.

The student portal provides you with:

  • Student’s calendar with upcoming lessons and events
  • Student’s repertoire
  • Student’s practice log
  • Family’s account and invoice information (only visible to parents/adult students)
  • Access to your download library and a list of borrowed items
  • View student's attendance
  • Track student's practice time and leave notes or questions from the practice session
  • Add and track their repertoires
  • View their email history
  • View Mrs. O'Connor's contact information
  • Keep up-to-date with studio news

Students can also join and cancel lessons based on the OCMS studio cancellation policy.

Using the student portal is completely optional, but highly recommended.

How do I join the Student Portal?
 
To join the student portal your teacher will send you your login information. Once received you will be able to access the student portal and all of its features.

How do I cancel a Lesson?
 
To cancel a scheduled lesson simply click on the lesson or event in your calendar and click “Cancel Attendance”. You can optionally leave your teacher a note about why you are canceling in the provided “Note to Teacher” dialogue box.

How do I register for an Open Lesson Slot?
 
To register for an Open Lesson Slot click on the event or lesson on the calendar as select “Register”. A dialogue box will appear asking you if you “are you sure you want to register for this Open Slot?” Click “Yes”. If the lesson or event you are trying to register for is a recurring event, choose the dates you would like to attend.

Check your email for information about logging in!

What a Surprise!

  Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS

I got an email out of the blue this afternoon telling me that I was one of the top piano teachers in Fairfax.  I almost deleted the email as spam.  I'm so glad I didn't!


O’Connor Music Studio

O’Connor Music Studio provides Fairfax-area piano students with high-quality instruction tailored to suit individual needs and learning styles. The dedicated instructor brings over 40 years of teaching experience to every lesson. She specializes in teaching the piano, organ, and electric keyboard to students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. O’Connor Music Studio emphasizes music theory, performance skills, ear training, history, composition, and more.

Source: 18 Best Fairfax Piano Teachers | Expertise

Reading the Notes on the Treble Clef

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | theory

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 This is the high notes' answer to "All About That Bass (Clef)". 


This video teaches the lines and space notes of the treble clef.



The Cool Bass Clef

Saturday, September 16, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | theory

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An educational parody of Meghan Trainor's music "All About That Bass" that teaches the notes of the bass clef. 






 Learn the notes of "The Cool Bass Clef" by watching this cool animated video. Music by Karl Hitzemann. Animation by Bill Belongia. 


The song originally appeared in Music K-8 magazine, Vol. 22, No. 3.     



Fun Local Event!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | local event,

Invite your friends & neighbors!

Food Trucks, live entertainment, moon bounces, obstacle course, glow-in-the dark sports games, balloon sculptures, face painting, glitter tattoos...and more!

About 1 mile from the O'Connor Music Studio, off route 50 at 12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

Invite your friends and neighbors! We're going to have a blast! And as part of this fun evening, we're having a Pender's Got Talent Show (similar to "America's Got Talent" Show but with Pender's very own judges and MC!)