Gifts for Piano Players or Gifts from Piano Players
This entry was posted on October 7, 2015.
We Sell Gifts for Musicians, but Get Gifts from Musicians!
Each of our bag styles are used by both professional and hobby musicians as gig bags. So this holiday season, remember our Gifts for Musicians! Fill them with concert tickets. Between selling Gifts for Piano Players, mainly our Guitar, Violin and Piano Purse and Gig Bag Merchandise, we hold our Annual Youth Composition and Songwriter Competition for ages 10 thru 18. We find most students have had some piano background. Seeing the layout of all the notes or keys in black and white helps any musician visualize music theory.
While students send in their Compositions, Volunteer Judges review them for comments. So music gifts from both the youth and the professionals are connected to make the competition a successful exchange of inspiration. I would like to present 2 of our past Honorable Mention competition contestants: Theo Harsham, in the Junior Division, and Davis Zamboanga, in the Senior Division. Congratulations to them both on their accomplishments!
Theo Harsham is a middle school student in Newton, Massachusetts. He’s studied violin since age 3, and also plays piano and sings. His improvisation and composition skills have really taken off under the expert teaching of Beth Bahia Cohen. He studies world, classical and blues music. He also plays in two orchestras and a string and wind quintet group. He loves soccer and video games.
Davis Zamboanga: "My principal instrument is trombone, but I also enjoy playing piano and
guitar and, at 17 years of age, I am a composer and music theory activist seeking to find the Music of Life. My love for music is found in the fact that relationships between mere pitches can invoke a deep emotional response, resonating with the listener's soul. In addition, the process of playing music with a group has the power to connect and transform lives. Knowing this, someday I hope to use music education to reach children in underprivileged communities. After high school, I've thought about going to schools like Berklee College of Music in Boston or the Lionel Hampton School of Music in Idaho."
Find Gifts for Piano Players, their mothers and grandmothers at ViolettesbyBecky.com