This website is supplemental material
for subscribers of the student magazine, Clavier’s Piano Explorer. It includes additional information for students, including links to music mentioned in the issue and quizzes, as well as suggestions for teachers.
To our subscribers,
We are very sad to announce that due to the significant decrease in subscriptions this year, the July/August issue will be the final print issue of Piano Explorer. (Subscriptions expiring in May, will be sent the July/August issue.) We will be producing a few final pdf versions for the fall 2021 issues that will be available for free download on our website this summer. (www.peforkids.com)
The 100-Day Challenge will end with the July/August issue. To be included in the final list, names must be submitted by June 1.
If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].
2021 Composition Contest Winners
Congratulations to everyone who participated and sent in wonderful pieces! Hundreds of students sent in compositions about chickens, ducks, roosters, sheep, cows, spooky barns, and much more. As always, it was difficult to pick just a few, but we are pleased to announce the 2021 winners.
1st Place: Haunted Farm by Juliet Dickerson, age 8, Teacher: Dan McCurry
2nd Place (tie): The Rooster Dance, by Michael Papadopoulos, age 7, Teacher: Jeffrey Miller
2nd Place (tie): The Duck, by Maxwell Stordahl, age 9, Teacher: Jessica Olson
3rd Place (tie): Blue Butterfly, by Alice Polusmiak, age 9, Teacher: Sergei Polusmiak
3rd Place (tie): The Really Creepy Barn, by Tommy Nelson, age 8, Teacher: Jessica Olson
Honorable Mention: Barn Cat Hunter, by Jillian Williams, age 10, Teacher: Jessica Olson
1st Place: The Pecking Order, by Gabe Stordahl, age 13, Teacher: Jessica Olson
2nd Place: Farm Memories, by Noah Antonio, age 17, Teacher: Tammy Prenot
3rd Place (tie): Ranch Hand Blues, by Rachel Lane, age 14, Teacher: Dan McCurry
3rd Place (tie): Barn Cat Rag, by Foster Hoover, age 11, Teacher: Connie Brown
Honorable Mention: A Farm Over the Mountain, by Nathanael Lane, age 17, Teacher: Dan McCurry
Honorable Mention: Rooster Blues, by Jack Oakman, age 13, Teacher: Dan McCurry
Honorable Mention: Spring Colt, by Holden Courson, age 16, Teacher: Susan Hutson
Editor’s note: Judging was completed by an outside panel, without looking at student or teacher names. Creativity and relation to the contest theme were the among the primary judging considerations.
100 Day Practice Challenge
The final 100-day list will be in the July/August issue. All names must be submitted by June 1 to be included. We hope that everyone who has participated in this challenge over the years will keep up the great work!
(Downloadable practice chart, and Certificates of Completion for teachers to print are here as well.)
Note: we will send an email confirmation when we compile the list each month – this is usually in the last few days of the month.
There will be additional shorter profiles of composers and musicians throughout the year.
Schedule is subject to change.