The Piano Room
A Music Preparatory for Pianists
Annual National Piano Playing Guild Auditions - Date and Location TBA; Auditions will be held in the Spring. Additional details can be found in our March newsletter.
Valentine's Workshop February 25, 2023; 4-6 pm. Come hear students' current musical selections, participate in exciting musical games and meet new friends! We will also break into teams to compose original Valentine's songs. Lots of fun to celebrate the month of love!
NJMTA 2023 Children Helping Children Performathon March 5, 2023; Time: TBD (Recitals run 11:00 am-6:00 pm) Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. This exciting event is an opportunity for students of all levels and ages to perform for both artistic enrichment and community service while helping raise money for Homefront's Mission, "Joy, Hopes and Dreams". Through this program, after school, weekend and summer activities and experiences will be brough to homeless children for tutoring, music, art, theater and sports. More information can be found at: https://www.homefrontnj.org/childrens-programs/ Please see Ms. Toni for more details if interested.
Piano Marvel Annual YouTube Competition Create a video of yourself performing a piece for a chance to win cash prizes, an iPad, or Piano Marvel merch! See Ms. Toni for more details if interested! This is a fun and creative event open to students 5 and up. Videos can be edited and include costumes, special effects, etc. to create an entertaining video! Registration opens December 1, 2022. Registration and Submission deadline is February 28, 2023.
SMEA 2023 Student Evaluation Program Saturday, February 25th or Sunday, 26th, 2023. Time: TBD The SMEA Student Evaluation Program is an opportunity for well-prepared piano students of ALL levels to be evaluated in an informal setting. Students shall receive positive and encouraging comments and suggestions from the adjudicator through a written evaluation as well as a mini master class conducted by the adjudicator. All students will receive a certificate for participating in the evaluation. Additionally, students may be awarded with one of the following: Gold Medal - memorized and performed with distinction. Silver Medal - memorized and performed with merit. Students who receive Gold Medals for a total of 5 and 7 years will earn a trophy. Those who have 10 years of Gold Medals will receive a plaque. High School Seniors with 8 or 9 years of Gold Medals will receive a plaque as well. All students who receive Gold Medals, trophies and plaques are invited to perform in an Awards Recital on Sunday, March 26, 2023. Time: 2:00 pm Location: TBA. Please see Ms. Toni for additional information if interested. Application deadline is February 1, 2023
Piano Marvel Christmas Challenge - The Piano Room is joining Piano Marvel in the 2022 Christmas Challenge. For every Christmas song that a student earns a golden ticket (scoring 96% or higher), we are helping those in need by earning donations towards three wonderful charitable organizations this Christmas Season. Experience the joy of giving as we work as a team to make a difference for disadvantaged youth.
Music-Fest Winter Carnival Recital - December 18, 2022; Time: TBA. Princeton University, Miller Hall. This concert will provide students an opportunity to try out their holiday songs before a friendly audience. Duets and chamber music are welcome. In the spirit of the season, each performer will receive a holiday gift and the chance to win a prize during the special raffle! Please contact Ms. Toni for more details if interested. Application deadline is December 5.
Halloween Recital - October 29, 2022; Time: TBA. Princeton University, Miller Hall. This concert invites students of all ages and levels to perform in front of a friendly audience. Duets and chamber ensembles welcomed. Students are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for the performance. If interested in participating, please contact Ms. Toni for more details.
Steinway & Sons Factory Tour - April 18, 2020. 8 am - 4 pm. Students and families are invited to join Jacobs Pianos of Shrewsbury for an amazing Steinway & Sons Factory Tour. All with have the opportunity to see the world's #1 all American hand crafted piano built right before your eyes! You will also enjoy lunch at the Steinway & Sons factory and see "The Vault"! There is limited seating, so please contact Mrs. Adams if interested in attending this rare and exciting event!
Monster Concert - January 19, 2020; 2:00 and 4:30 pm. Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center, Lincroft. This event gives students (ages 8+) the opportunity to perform in the 22nd Annual Cecilian Monster Concert, a grand piano extravaganza with 16 grand pianos performing on stage at the same time! Each performer will receive a medal and a certificate of participation. Due to the popularity of this event, students will be accommodated on the first-come, first serve basis so early registrations is encouraged. Please contact Mrs. Adams if interested for more details. Application deadline is October 15.
Music-Fest Winter Carnival Recital - December 14, 2019; Time TBA. Princeton University, Miller Hall. This concert will provide students an opportunity to try out their holiday songs before a friendly audience. Duets and chamber music are welcome. In the spirit of the season, each performer will receive a holiday gift and the chance to win a prize during the special raffle! Please contact Mrs. Adams if interested for details. Application deadline is November 1.
SMEA Fall Student Recital - December 8, 2019; 3:00 pm. Jacobs Music Recital Hall, Shrewsbury. Students are invited to play holiday music. Solos and duets are welcome. Please contact Mrs. Adams if interested for details. Application deadline is November 15.
Halloween Party - November 2, 2019; 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. Come join us for our annual Halloween party! Wear your Halloween costume and listen to students' spooky Halloween songs, go on a scavenger hunt and help your team build a scarecrow. Lots of fun games and prizes! Pizza will be served.
Fall Workshop - October 12, 2019; 1:00 pm. School's back!! Time to share some music and play fun games to welcome another school year! Pizza will be served.
Good Luck Workshop - August 25, 2019; 11:00 am. Come join us as we give our best wishes to Vivian as she leaves for college! Enjoy pizza, cake and a slideshow to honor Vivian's years at The Piano Room!!
Summer Workshop - June 29, 2019; 10:00 am. Come hear students' current musical selections and participate in musical games to celebrate the end of another school year! Welcome summer!! Pizza will be served.
Spring Workshop - May 19, 2019; 3:00 pm. Come hear students' current musical selections and participate in musical games to welcome the Spring season! Pizza will be served.
Holiday Workshop - December 22, 2018; 11-12:30 pm. Come join us as students share their holiday songs and spread festive cheer! Fun games and tasty food for all!
Halloween Party - November 3, 2018; 3:45-6 pm. Come and hear students' spooky Halloween songs, go on a scavenger hunt and help your team build a scarecrow. This Halloween workshop is sure to be a exciting one, filled with lots of fun activities!
Back to School Workshop - September 8, 2018; 2:00-3:30 pm. It's that time of year again! Start off the new school year with music, games and pizza!
Inter District Piano Day - November 20, 2018; Red Bank Regional High School. Pianists grades 7-12 at all levels of playing ability are invited to be a part of this exciting day devoted to all styles of piano music. It all happens November 20th with registration 9:30-10 AM, followed by a recital, master classes and of course pizza! Students may sign up to perform in the recital or master classes, if they choose. This year there will be 2 guest artists who will guide students in playing jazz chords, reading from a lead sheet, some new classical techniques and learning about careers for pianists. In addition, Jacobs Music is bringing the piano of Vladimir Horowitz on which students can perform. (Wow!!) Please contact Mrs. Adams if interested for details.
Summer Camp - Come join us for an exciting 2017 summer ensemble/duet camp! We will be learning one group piece and then I'll pair off students for additional duets. This will help strengthen note reading and rhythm skills, all while having fun! Classes will be held on the weekends, starting July 15th. Please contact Mrs. Adams if interested for additional details.
Piano Field Trip - May 6, 2017; 7:00 pm, Monmouth University Pollak Theatre. Come join us for a night out at Monmouth University, where the PIANO is the main attraction! Featuring young all star prodigies and Norman Seldin with Vance Villastrigo on Dueling Pianos! From Bach to Rock and Jazz to Ragtime, the keys will sizzle from start to finish!
Annual Piano Playing Guild Auditions - May 19, 2017; Auditions begin at 9:00 am
St. Thomas Episcopal Church Red Bank, NJ. Additional details can be found in our March newsletter.
Sounds of Music Recital - June 10, 2017; Princeton University, Scheide Hall . This recital will provide students another great opportunity to practice performing in front of a friendly and welcoming audience, gaining confidence and experience! Application deadline is May 15.
Piano Recital - July 1, 2017; 11:00 am Ocean Township Library, Terner House. (The Terner House is located in the mansion adjacent and connected to the Ocean Township Library.) "Books to Beethoven" - come join us for beautiful music to start your day! Selected solo and ensemble works to be performed by our talented students!