Sunday, December 17, 2017

Week of 12/18

Ladies and gentlemen of the vocal dept:

Your exams will be performance based music checks.

Break a leg and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Week of 12/4

Vocal Students:  Everyone should be practicing and memorizing all Holiday Rep!!
Invite family and friends to the concert, Fri. 12/8 at 7:30 PM. 

The concert includes a silent auction and reception 

The Piano Lab is open before school this week.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Week of 11/27

Congratulations to those who passed the 1st All-State audition!!

The Piano Lab is open daily before and after school.

RC 3:  This link is for you.  Please practice identification and aural skills for P4 and P5. Please review 2nds and 3rds if necessary.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week of 11/13

The Piano lab is open daily before and after school for your convenience.

Congratulations!  The first round of All-State auditions are over!!!
Good Job!

RC 4:  I'm looking forward to your piano rep progress this week.
RC 3:  We are learning Major and minor 3rds.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Week of 11/7

The Piano Lab is open  most days before an after school for your convenience. 
Please see me if for special times.

RC 3:  Moe and Curly will have a test this week on M2 & m2. 

All classes: 
Please continue to study and practice all All-State skills. Auditions are Saturday, Nov. 11 at Woodland High School in Cartersville, Ga.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Week of 10/30

All classes:  Im looking forward to observing your All-State skills this week, including your solo.

Chamber and RC 4 Piano:  Progress checks this week.

Chamber and RC 4 Scales:  You should be sending me something everyday.  You must complete this basic requirement.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Week of 10/23

Ladies and gentlemen:  The Piano Lab is open daily before and after school for your convenience.

VC Beg:  We're getting close to Jingle Bells.  I hope you're looking ahead.  There are loose piano sheets in the box by my filing cabinet. Help yourselves.

Chamber and RC 4:  You have progress checks this week.

RC 3: Here are two links for you.  Please practice M2 & m2.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Week of 10/16

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone this week.

Congratulations to the VC and RC 3 students on a wonderful piano recital!!

Chamber students: You will have a check-off assessment this week.

RC 3:  We will continue discussing major and minor 2nds.

The Piano lab is open before and after school for your convenience.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


The Piano Lab is open before and after school for your convenience.

Beginning Pianist:  Please look ahead. We will be learning intervals (melodic and harmonic) this week.

RC 3:  We will finish testing on relative minors and begin intervallic studies.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Week of 10/2

Welcome back!!

We will resume groups this week.
Beginning pianist:  Please look ahead to the grand staff.

RC3:  We will review relative minors this week.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week of 9/18

Ladies and gentlemen:  The Piano Lab is open before and after school for your convenience.

Chamber and RC 4:  Scales are due Fri. Sept. 22nd.  Please send recordings, come in before school, or check-off during your class-time this week.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Week of 9/11

Ladies and Gentlemen:  Although there are no groups this week, please continue to practice.  I'll see you next week.

Chamber and RC 4 - your scale deadline is next Friday, Set. 22nd.  I accept videos --- show your face and then your hands.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Week of 9/4

Welcome back!!

I'm looking forward to seeing piano groups this week.

VC Beginners:  You should be practicing  Ode To Joy this week
VC Independent Learners:  You will have check offs this week

Chamber and RC4 - Please continue checking off scales.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Week of 8/28

Attention All VC Pianists!!

  The beginners are playing the theme to "Ode To Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. 
Please watch this video and write a one or two paragraph critique about what you've experienced. You're not responsible for this assignment until you've played "Ode to Joy" for a performance test.

I hope you'll enjoy this

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Week of 8/28

RC 3 - Please make-up test on sharp key signatures before Wednesday, 8/30.

RC 3 Men - get ready to perform the Maori chant in Kia Hora during 5th Block.

Chamber and RC 4 - Please begin checking off scales. You may also email your videos to

Make sure sure you show your face first and then record yourself showing your hands/fmgering.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Week of 8/21

The Piano lab is open daily before and after school for your convenience

VC:  Welcome to the Piano Lab!! I'm looking forward to seeing you this week.
If you've taken private piano lessons previously, please bring music to play for me.  We might be able to work out of one of your books.

CC:  Let's start checking off those scales

RC 3:  We will continue reviewing sharp key signatures and begin flat keys

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Piano Lab is open daily before and after school for your convenience.

Welcome to the Piano Lab!!

VC Students:  I will be teaching a week long unit on our national anthem.  

RC 3:  I'm looking forward to music theory - Review key signatures

Monday, August 7, 2017

Vocal Students

Please memorize  all Workshop Concert repertoire.
Work a little on your own and we'll have a wonderful concert this Friday evening.

The concert is at 7:30 and it's FREE!!!
Invite your family and friends and arrive early to get good seats.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Please go to for information about the Workshop Concert and syllabus.

Welcome VC!!!  JAMBO!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Week of 5/22

Good Luck, Seniors!!

Turn in all make work and recital credits before your exam.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Week of 5/15

VC Final Piano Test
Independent studiers - Tuesday, 5/16
Beginners - Friday, 5/19 

Chamber Seniors Final Piano Test
Tuesday, 5/16

Piano Recital
5/17 -  5th Block

Monday, May 8, 2017

Week of 5/8

Ladies and gentlemen:

Practice, practice, practice!!!

We will have piano progress check-offs this week.  You must have completed your piece by now and/or shown significant progress since last week to receive all points.

The piano lab is open daily before and after school for your convenience.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Week of 5/1

Pianists of VC and Chamber:  I'm looking forward to progress this week.  We will have check-off by the end of the week.

RC3 -  You wil have a quiz on major, minor, aug. and dim. triads this week.

The Piano Lab is open  daily before and after school  for your convenience.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Week 4/24

I'm looking forward to seeing VC for piano this week.
Our goal is to make to to G position before the end of the year.
Adv. students:  Please bring your music.

I will see RC 3 & 4 for theory.  We are in rhythm and melodic dictation mode.

The Piano Lab is open for your convenience before and after school daily.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Week 4/12

I'm looking forward to making great music with you tomorrow night.

Reminder:  Senior recitals are now over.  If you attended last week's recital featuring: Ryan Wolpert, Deja Watts, Emma Dowdy, Lily Kren and Roan Denton, the critiques are due this Thursday. To receive full credit (50pts.) they must be turned in by the end of 5th Block on Thursday, 4/20/17.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Welcome Back!!!
I hope everyone had a fantastic Spring Break!

The Spring concert is Tuesday, 4/18/17 at 7:30 PM

We'll be reviewing all music and blocking.  You'll need to do a little studying on your own.

The Vocal Department will present
Roan Denton, Ryan Wolpert, Deja Watts, Emma Dowdy and Lily Kren in their
Senior Recital, Thursday 4/13/17 in the Black Box Theater at 6:30 PM.  

The performance is FREE/recital credit

Monday, March 27, 2017

Week of 3/27

Recital Credits are due Friday for the senior recital on 3/24.

Recital Credit Opportunities
Free Performances!!

The Gospel Choir Concert is Thursday, 3/30 at 6:30  PM in the Black Box.

  Senior Recital - Kyla Hunter, Brynn McGlammery and James Fobes
on  Friday, 3/31 at 6:30 PM in the Black Box

Vocal Students are required to attend 2 performing arts events per semester. A senior recital or the Senior Soirée is required for the Spring semester and must be one of the two events attended. They are 50 pts. each.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Week 3/20

Chamber:  Senior recitals will be rehearsed during your class.
Seniors:  Be aware of your senior recital rehearsal schedule.

Tuesday, 3/21:  I'm looking forward to Chamber and RC4 vocal juries.

All choirs:  Please begin memorizing all concert rep.

Recital credits for Damn Yankees are due this Friday.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Week of 3/13

Lowe - I'm looking forward to hearing you today.  I hope you're practicing and keeping up with you're individual repertoire.

The Piano Lab is open daily before and after school for your convenience.

Senior recital participants for April 6th should keep in touch with me.

Don't forget to keep practicing for your juries....  

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Week of 3/6

Congratulations on your performance at LGPE!
Great Job!

The Piano Lab is open before and after school for your convenience.

We will resume piano and theory groups after the Spring Concert on 4/18.
I encourage beginning pianists to look ahead.  Alfred piano sheets are available in the green box in the Piano Lab.  Help yourself.

RC 3 - continue your ear training using

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Week of 2/26

I'm looking froward to groups this week with VC, RC3 & 4.

We'll be preparing for LGPE on Thursday at Lassiter High School.
Please wear concert attire under your robes.

The PHS Gospel Choir will be performing at Floyd Middle School for their Black History Program on Tuesday, 2/28 at 6:30 PM.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Week 2/13

VC - Let's get those make-ups and re-takes done...

RC3 & 4 - Your class will have a quiz this week.
RC 3 - descending invervals
RC 4 - rhythm and melodic dictation

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Week 2/6

Soiree Participants:   I'm ready when you are...
Please have your music double-sided and hole punched.  I'm looking forward to hearing you

VC Beginners:  I'm still available for make-up performance tests.

The Piano Lab is open before and after school daily for your convenience.

Sunday, January 29, 2017





Plan to attend the meeting at CCCEPA next Tuesday evening, 1/31, at 7:00PM!
Online Classes Required for Graduation Offered FREE OF CHARGE
CCCEPA Parents/Students:
We have exciting news! Performing arts magnet students can now take required academic graduation credits online FREE OF CHARGE through Move On When Ready at Georgia Military College. This is a huge advantage for our students. In the past, magnet students who desired a minor (or double minor) had to plan for expensive online courses. That’s no longer the case. 
Georgia Military College will partner with CCCEPA/Pebblebrook to make this opportunity available for magnet students who need online classes to allow for a PA minor or double minor. Representatives from GMC will come to meet with our magnet students/parents on Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00PM in the Reece Performing Arts Theatre. You can sign up for the program that evening. GMC will return to Pebblebrook to give magnet students the required test FREE OF CHARGE on the morning of Wednesday, February 8. 
It gets even better! GMC operates on a quarter system, so it’s possible to begin courses as early as March! Quarters are shorter than semesters, so students can complete courses more quickly, including during the summer. 
CCCEPA Students and Parents 
PLAN TO ATTEND the informational meeting!
Tuesday, January 31 @ 7:00PM
Large Vocal Room – Betty Gray Bldg. 
Frank TimmermanDirectorCobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook
991 Old Alabama Road, Mableton, GA 30126 │O 770.819.2521*047│

Monday, January 23, 2017

Week of 1/23

Congratulations to CCCEPA Vocal Student All-State Members


VC - I am available for make-up tests.  Please take care of yourselves.

RC 3 - Tri-tones/notation and identification
RC 4 - Rhythm Dictation

Monday, January 16, 2017

Week of 1/16

We are in group mode. I'm looking forward to piano and theory groups.

RC 3 - Tri-tones - more to come this week/be prepared

RC 4 - We will begin rhythm dictation

More All-State Checks This Week
Rehearsal after school/Wednesday
2nd audition is Friday/Kell High School

All Vocal Students
Chichester Psalms

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Week of 1/9

I'm looking forward to groups and All-State rehearsals this week.

VC  & RC 3 - your groups may have slight changes.  Be aware.

The Black History Program auditions will be held Thursday, 1/12 at 4:30 in the large ensemble room.

Please practice All-State music!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Week of 1/4


I'm looking forward to seeing you and having a great semester!

VC - We will begin with reviewing the C Major Chord and learning G7.

RC 3 - Our focus will be on tri-tones and descending intervals.

RC4 - I will introduce rhythmic dictation.

The Piano Lab is open before and after school daily for your convenience.