Play Music on the Porch We Did!

A big thank you for all who participated in our piece of the worldwide event, “Play Music on the Porch Day 2020.” We enjoyed Beethoven, Sibelius, Alicia Keys, Scott Joplin, and “Popular” from the musical, “Wicked,” just to name a few. And donuts, of course!

This great idea originated in 2013 when founder Brian Mallman said, “What if for one day everything stopped….and we all just listened to the music?” The idea spread faster than imagined and is now celebrated every last Saturday in August in more than 70 countries. With the help of social media, we have been able to enjoy music on many porches throughout the world. One of our videos even got reposted on their official Instagram!

Here’s to a new tradition for the Susan Leavitt Piano Studio – see you on the porch in 2021!

Published by Susan Leavitt

Music has been a huge part of Susan's life, from her first "performance" at age four, plunking out the melody of a favorite hymn by ear in church, to now, entering her thirtieth year of teaching piano. She began taking formal lessons at age seven, and continued on, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance/pedagogy from Brigham Young University. She has been a member of numerous choirs, as a director, singer and accompanist (piano and organ), performing throughout the community, as well as serving musically in her church. She was the accompanist for award-winning choirs at Cherokee Trail High School in Denver area’s Cherry Creek School District from 2015-2019, performing in Chicago and New York City, and assisted in their preparation for singing at Carnegie Hall. Most recently she joined the Parker Chorale. Susan is a member of Music Teachers National Association, Colorado State Music Teachers Association, and Aurora Music Teachers Association, for which she currently serves as president. Several of her students have received regional recognition and awards. She loves teaching all aspects of the piano, as well as theory, music history, composition, and the joy of all kinds of music. One of her favorite activities is to take students to hear great piano performances. Besides music, her favorite things are spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, quilting, gardening, traveling, and daily walks with the family labrador retriever, Rocky.

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