piano, voice, violin/viola, accompanying, theory/aural skills, & composition lessons; ukulele classes

Here are some of the latest from Chrissy’s Studio!  For more frequent updates, visit our Facebook Page.

Music IS Changing Your Brain

Monday, November 30, 2015 by Chrissy Misso | STEAM

♪ Check it out: This Is How Music Changes Your Brain

This article was published about a year ago, but I "re-found" it when doing my graduate thesis research!  Active music students are increasing their grey matter (bigger brains!), growing their volcabularies, improving their memory, and more!



Science + Music: Guitar

Saturday, November 21, 2015 by Chrissy Misso | STEAM

I have been a fan of TED Talks for a long time, and this summer I learned about TedEd!  They are short lessons: about a 5min video with questions and forums directed at what you learn!

I found one about physics and guitar; did you know that everything you do to make different sounds on your instrument can be explained with science?!?

Check it out: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-physics-of-playing-guitar-oscar-fernando-perez


We've gone online!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Chrissy Misso | info

♪ ♩ « Hello Everyone! » ♩♪

We've gone online!  I will be utilising MyMusicStaff to do lots of things to help us keep up with each other!


Once you are signed up through the student portal, you can:

  • View the calendar of upcoming events, lessons, public events
  • View your attendance
  • View borrowed and downloaded library items
  • Track practice time and leave notes or questions that you have from your practice session
  • Add and track the pieces you have played or the books you've completed
  • View your number of make-up credits
  • View your teacher's contact information
  • Keep up-to-date with studio news
  • View the family’s account and invoice information (only visible to parents/adult students)
  • REGISTER for lessons! (here)

Please check the News tab for reminders, notes, cool things...who knows what may appear there!

We will be figuring some of this out as we go, but please email me if you have any questions/concerns!