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Students of LMK Studios have a wide variety of performance opportunities popping up this Spring

Piano students are getting ready for our next studio recital, Saturday, December 9th.

Each student will perform two, memorized pieces. In addition to showcasing their piano skills, this year some students will play duets with their parents and siblings, sing, and share original music.

This recital is open to the public.

Updated: Nov 9

Calling all 5th, 6th, and 7th grade Swifties:

It’s safe to say: this is the ERA of Taylor Swift. What better way to celebrate her music than by singing her hits with a new group of besties?! From the casual listener to the fans who track down every Easter egg, we invite all Swifties to join us in the singing experience of your wildest dreams.

Sign-up for the Choir Here

Meet the Directors

Louise Kelly, LMK Studios Founder and lead piano teacher, will serve as the director of the TS Experience Choir. Louise has her Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from Vandercook College of Music, Chicago (2016). She directed Hillside School Choirs for 7 years before leaving to start LMK Studios. Louise is a songwriter herself and great admirerer of Taylor Swift. You can watch her play an excerpt from Taylor Swift's song"Lover" here.

The assistant director of theTS Experience Choir is Ellie Stankiewicz. Ellie has performed in countless musical theater productions starring in both leading and supporting roles. Some of her favorite shows include Kiss Me Kate, Wicked, and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Find out more about Louise and Ellie here.

About Rehearsals

The TS Choir Experience meets to sing on Tuesdays 5pm-6pm. Please have your singer there 5 mins early so we can start singing at 5pm.

We'll meet in the Fellowship Hall at St. Luke Church: 5235 Fairview Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Session 1: Nov. 14-Dec. 19. There will be no performance at the end of Session 1.

Session 2: Jan. 9-Mar. 19. Session 2 will culminate in a performance, TBD.

Space is limited, so sign up today! All singers must complete this sign-up form, as well as a waiver of liability. Instructions about tuition payments will be communicated on invoices, sent to each enrolled singer.

St. Luke Church is now the new home of LMK Studios. We had a good run at St. Andrew's for five years! We leave St. Andrew's with much appreciation for the time spent there and for their hospitality toward us and our piano families.

St.Luke Church

It's time to grow and expand, and that's just what we'll do at this new facility. The building where St. Luke's now resides used to have a school in it, so we are now leasing three classrooms that are side by side. We're hoping to add one more teacher to our two teacher roster and have all three classrooms humming tunes by 2024. We've got some other expansion ideas in the works, as well, and hope to offer more music opportunities to our students.

Despite all this change, some things remain:

  • Our schedule at St. Luke's is still Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. (Wednesdays and Fridays Louise teaches in her home studio)

  • Louise and Ellie will be teaching mostly half-hour lessons.

  • We will continue our annual Winter and Spring recitals, this time in St. Luke's Sanctuary.

  • We will offer extra enrichment/performance opportunities with the Downers Grove Music Club Piano Festival, to interested students who qualify.

Piano families will be as delighted as Ellie and I are by the new facility, which has been professionally painted in anticipation of our move in. They even cleaned the carpets and helped us move instruments. We are blown away by the hospitality of Pastor Holly and

Raina, the Parish Administrator.

St. Luke Church extends a warm welcome to our studio

You'll find our studio in the lower level of St. Luke's. Piano families should enter the building from the North Door. Go down the stairs and you'll find our studios there. There are plenty of areas where you can wait for your student during their lessons; in addition, Pastor Holly invites all families with small children to spend time in the nursery, which is full of toys.

St. Luke is located at 5235 Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove 60515

Here's a message for all piano families from the pastor at St. Luke:

Welcome LMK Studios, Students, and Families!

The St. Luke Family is absolutely thrilled you have joined us in the building and we look forward to meeting you. St. Luke is a small congregation that is ready and excited to GROW! We moved into this building right before the pandemic hit and have been working hard to remodel and update it so that everyone feels safe and welcome.

Worship on Sunday mornings is at 10:00 am in the sanctuary and ALL are welcome. You don’t have to be perfect or have it all together to join in. We strive to be a church where you can bring your joys and celebrations, doubts and fears all to the table of Jesus and feel loved. Currently, our children & youth programs are small, and we have eager staff, volunteers, children, and youth who are eager to meet you!

If there is ever anything I can do please let me know. In the coming weeks, we will have more information available to help orient you to the space and programming. For now, feel God’s love welcoming you into the space.

Peace and blessings,

Pastor Holly

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