June 19, 2016

Take a Bow!

Several students performed in the TMTA State Convention All-Star Festival this weekend.  To qualify for entry into this Festival, students had to receive either a Superior with Honor or Superior Rating from their participation in a previous Richardson Music Teachers Festival. Not an easy task!

Congratulations to the following students who won Medals.
So proud of them!

  • Alex B. - Gold Medal 
  • Amber M. - Gold Medal 
  • Brianna V. - Silver Medal 
  • Faith T. - Gold Medal 
  • Santiago R. - Gold Medal 
  • Yang V. - Gold Medal 


            May 27, 2016

            A Great Honor

            I was greatly honored this month to receive the Teacher of the Year commendation from my esteemed colleagues of the RMTA (Richardson Music Teachers Association). 

            This professional organization is comprised of an amazing group of musicians and teachers who are diligent to assist students in reaching their full musical potential. I look forward to many more years of working alongside these wonderful music professionals!

            March 5, 2016

            Winning Students

            This year the Allen Long Piano Studio had 30 students who entered the Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate Testing Program for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 testing sessions. All 30 students passed their exams.  

            Gold medals were won by students scoring 98 or higher.  Twenty two students earned gold medals.  
            • Aidan N.
            • Katie Lynn E.
            • Nirvan S.
            • Kylie H.
            • Lily K.
            • Maheera D.
            • Nanditha S.
            • Daniel R.
            • Fletcher K.
            • LiLian D.
            • Vishalya S.
            • Aythan H.
            • Brianna V.
            • Lily V.
            • Pablo R.
            • Nguyen L.
            • Yang V.
            • Faith T.
            • Ryan D.
            • Santiago R.
            • Amber M.
            • Caleb S.
            Silver medals are awarded for students scoring 94 to 97.  One student earned a silver medal.  
            • Corey H.
            Bronze medals are awarded for students earning 90 to 93.  Two students earned bronze medals.   
            • Katie N.
            • Alex B.

            Hats off to our medal winning students!

            November 24, 2015

            Amazing Performances!

            Each year, the RMTA Fall Festival rotates its repertoire requirements in order to cycle through different historical styles of music. This year the required music was taken from 20th and 21st century repertoire.



            The following students received Superior with Honor ratings last Saturday at the RMTA 2015 Fall Festival:
            • Alex B. - Skipping Rope Op 89 No 17 by Kabalevsky.  This was Alex's second performance in a Richardson Music Teachers Association Festival.
            • Amber M. - Song of the Calvary Op 27 No 29 by Kabalevsky. This was Amber's first performance in a Richardson Music Teachers Association Festival.
            • Brianna V. - Scherzo Op 39 No 12 by Kabalevsky. This was Brianna's first performance in a Richardson Music Teachers Association Festival.
            • Faith T. Hurdy-Gurdy by Shostakovich. This was Faith's first performance in a Richardson Music Teachers Association Festival.
            • Ryan D. - Clowns Op 39 No 29 by Kabalevsky.  Ryan also received his 30 point trophy.
            • Samuel X. - Jumping Op 39 No 15 by Kabalevsky. Samuel received his 15 point trophy and performed in the evening's Honor Recital.
            • Santiago R. - Slow Waltz Op 39 No 23 by Kabalevsky. Santiago received his 15 point trophy and performed in the evening's Honor Recital.
            Congratulations, Students! Well done!

            September 4, 2015

            Music Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did for You

            Read Tom Barnes’ wonderful article  about how your parents decision to have you learn music produced some incredible effects on your mind.

            Children's Music Workshop

            August 27, 2015

            Thumbtack Best of 2015 Award

            We have just been informed that the Allen Long Piano Studio has been ranked as one of Thumbtack’s Best of 2015 in the Lessons category. We are thrilled to be honored among others listed on the Thumbtack website. Click here to go to the Best of 2015 and scroll down until you find us - #6.