May Student of the Month

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The May student of the Month is Sasha Veltri. She was nominated by her piano teacher, Jon Cocio. Sasha enjoys playing tennis, piano and chess. She has family in both the USA and Russia. She has traveled to over 20 countries worldwide. Sasha speaks both English and Russian fluently. She enjoys learning about the medical field since her father is a retired physician. Her dedication to learning piano and the constant support of her ...

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May Teacher of the Month

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Our teacher of the month of May is Sandy Ehlke. Sandy has taught with PLIYH since 2005. Before teaching piano full time, Sandy was an elementary school teacher in Hillsborough County. Sandy goes above and beyond when it comes to her students and part of the PLIYH family. We are all very lucky to have Sandy as our teacher and our friend.

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April Student of the Month

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The student of the month of April is Wesley Griffith. He was nominated by his piano teacher, Betsy Kelberlau. Wesley is a very talented piano player. He is motivated to practice and to learn new things. He sight reads well but still practices during the week. He has a knack of picking up music quickly but has good skills to go along with that. Betsy says “Great job, Wesley!”.

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April Parent of the Month

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The parents of the month of April are Frank and Natasha Veltri. They were nominated by their piano teacher, Jon Cocio. Frank and Natasha consistently sit by their daughter’s side to help guide her while she practices daily. They are very supportive and involved in her piano instruction. Natasha also plays piano and is a great asset to her daughter’s learning. Both Frank and Natasha are a very important part of why Sasha is doing ...

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Chicago May Parent of the Month (2014) – Hilleory Pippenger

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Hilleory Pippenger Parent of May 2014I am very happy to announce that Hilleory Pippenger is our May Parent of the Month. Hilleory came to our school in 2008 and has two wonderfully talented children in lessons. She was nominated for the award by her family’s long time instructor, Tatyana Miron. Tatyana nominated Hilleory because she says she is very kind, sweet, and friendly. She has a very nice ...

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Chicago May 2014 – Teacher of the Month – David Hayes!

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Dave Hayes - Teacher of May 2014Our May Teacher of the Month is David Hayes! Dave was nominated for the award by his student Eleanor Pontikes. Dave has been a PLIYH Piano and Guitar teacher since January 2005. He has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Guitar from Columbia College and is an accomplished songwriter who has released several albums and is ...

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May 2014 – Chicago Students of the Month – Taylor and Chandler Patterson

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Patterson Girls - Students May 2014Our Students of the Month for May are Taylor and Chandler Patterson!
Taylor and Chani were nominated by their piano teacher, Shaun Flynn. The girls attend the Lab School and have been playing piano for about two years. In addition to playing piano they take ballet. Taylor and Chani participated in their first YPA last fall. Both girls earned Blue Ribbons for their performances ...

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