August Members of the Month

Meet the Hawkins Family! Ashley and Karen and their three children Sam (13), Allie (10), Kaili (5), Eliana (2). These Busy Kids are very excited to become pianists and love sharing their new skills with relatives.

Q: What’s your musical background?

I (Karen) took piano lessons from age 6-12, but I kept playing piano in our church and for my middle school choir.

Q: Anything fun or unique you’d like to share about your family?

A fun fact about us is that we just found out that we are related to someone who fought in the American revolutionary war!

Q: How do you structure piano lessons/practice for your family? Any tips to share?

For us, we set  practice times at least 30 minutes in the main play area. It can get loud in there, so we use headphones sometimes to facilitate calm when other voices are competing for attention. To break things up a bit, sometimes we sing a song from the book Hymns for a Kid’s Heart and learn about the author. 20170216_164346

Q: How did you learn about Busy Moms/Kids Do Piano?

We learned about Busy Kids Do Piano from Facebook.

Q: Do you have any stories you’d like to share about your musical journey with piano lessons?

As our kids’ excitement with piano grows, they are sharing it with our relatives. It is exciting to see them enjoy music.

Q: What is your goal with having your child learn to play the piano?

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July Member of the Month

Meet Addison she is  8 years old. This past year she and her family attended the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Q: What’s your musical background?

Mom and dad played instruments during high school band but never learned piano.

Q: Anything fun or unique you’d like to share about your family?

We are a military family who currently live in Maryland.

Q: How do you structure piano lessons/practice for your family? Any tips to share?

Our family home schools and needed to fulfill our music requirements.  We were so happy that Addison enjoyed her lessons so much that she eagerly practices independently. Continue reading “July Member of the Month”

April Member of the Month

Meet six year old Aadya from Cambridge, United Kingdom! She lives there with her dad, Vikas, her mom, Maha and her little sister, Akshara who is two years old.

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Q: What’s your musical background?

Music runs through entire family and generations. Whilst I’m  training in authentic indian classical dance, violin and piano, I have my my own youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/mahaviju/videos) where I display my performances that I give for various charity events in the UK.


Q: Anything fun or unique you’d like to share about your family?

My grand-father is a trained musician on percussion instrument like Tabla, he also performs Indian classical dance forms.  He also performed for Cambridge Asian Events in the UK.

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March Members of the Month

IMG_1034-2Meet the Clemons family who moved to small town in Minnesota a few years ago. Ben and Karyn have three children Olive (7), Ramona (6), Julius (3). Olive is currently enrolled in the Busy Kids program.

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February Member of the Month

Meet the LaClair family from Phoenix, AZ. Steph, Chris and Linus who will be turning 10 this March. Chris is on the road for work over 200 day of the year and isn’t always home for the traditional holidays. So, this fantastic family has started inventing their own unique holidays!

What is your musical background?

I (Steph) grew up surrounded by musicians. My grandmother was a jazz singer and my uncle was-and still is at age 65-a singer in a rock band. My brother joined the ranks and was the drummer for his band. Our house was often a hangout for my brother’s and uncle’s bands and my grandmother lived with us for a few years. My parents put in a “soundproof” room in the basement for the bands to practice. It was still extremely loud, but practice makes better!

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January Member of the Month

Meet the wonderful Williams family from Pennsylvania. This awesome family of 9 includes Mark and Kelley and their lovely children, Ben (20), Ann (19), Sam (16), Gabe (13), Jaden (10), Sarah (9), and Sol (7).

Q: What’s your musical background?

We grew up in Tennessee so the musical influence in our lives is rich and varied, from rock to worship and rap to bluegrass – we enjoy it all. Up until we started Busy Kids Do Piano, only the oldest three had taken any lessons, and only the oldest really connected with it, though everyone likes to play around on the piano and guitar and ukulele. Continue reading “January Member of the Month”

August Member of the Month

Meet Aradonis and her family from South Carolina! She is a veteran and currently a stay at home mom to Jax (3) and Em (1). She is a new member to the Busy Kids (and Moms!) Do Piano community. She has recently returned to piano lessons after taking a ten year break.

Q: What’s your musical background?

I started taking piano lessons when I was in 2nd grade. Continue reading “August Member of the Month”