It's a Mystery Author Extravaganza! On Saturday, December 2nd, eighteen authors from the Sisters in Crime Chessie Chapter will appear at the Reston, Virginia, library, speaking about their new books and short stories published this year.
This is a fascinating beginner’s guide to Physics, perfect for anyone who is hesitant to dive into the world of math and science. We think the Smithsonian said it best: “What other book is used in both grade and graduate schools?” Thinking Physics is a rigorously correct, lighthearted, and cleverly designed Q and A book […]
Each year, May 25 is Towel Day. Do you know why? Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans carry a towel with them, as described in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for […]
At The Open Book, in Wigtown, Scotland, you can fulfill your dream of running a bookstore. The unique Airbnb flat costs just 57 USD a night, but it comes with a stipulation: renters also work at the bookshop on the first floor, doing everything that a regular bookshop owner might do in a regular, 40-hour […]
Our library is also an Official BookCrossing Zone. BookCrossing is the act of giving a book a unique identity so, as the book is passed from reader to reader, it can be tracked and thus connecting its readers. Look for the information label in the front of each book.
Hooray! I’m not sure if we’re getting any more readers from this but we’re definitely getting more book donations. Right now, we’re getting an average of 5 new books donated each day – faster than I can keep up with stamping and adding BookCrossing bookplates.
Inside the Practice Room: What works, what doesn't, what really happens, and how to fix it. Instead of the traditional obsession with how much practice students do, The Practice Revolution looks at how students practice in the first place. With over 320 pages of what works, what doesn't and why, it's the most ambitious, comprehensive […]
I have loved this version of Sleigh Ride since I first saw it on YouTube. When I found out it was available in sheet music, I rushed to amazon to buy several copies for myself, my son, my friend, basically everyone I thought could play it. Lots of fun to play and to hear.
Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Combining thoughtful revisions-particularly to chapters on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries-with exceptional media resources, A History of Western Music provides all the resources that students need in a text […]
The O'Connor Music Studio features fully functional parent/student portals. These are a great way to share information with you, save time, and add value to your lessons. The student portal provides you with...
I have ordered this book and CD combo for the music studio so parents can check it out to see if it would be useful for them to buy for home use. If any of the studio parents have this book already, please let me know what you think. Thanks! My copy came today and […]
O’Connor Music Studio provides Fairfax-area piano students with high-quality instruction tailored to suit individual needs and learning styles. The dedicated instructor brings over 40 years of teaching experience to every lesson.
With this concert-worthy duet setting of "Happy Birthday to You," pianists will delight audiences with inventive variations of the familiar tune. Some sections are driving and rhythmic, while others are inspired by Classical and Romantic styles. Powerful chords and brilliant octave passages create thrilling musical moments. Audiences will enjoy a number of other musical surprises […]
From Day 4, Daily Listening Assignment ~ June 4. In 1778 at the age of twenty-two, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed a set of twelve variations on the theme “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” (better known to us as the nursery rhyme “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”) for the piano.
Facts and trivia abound in this gentle expose of music history. From Bach's laundry lists to Handel's unexpected success in Italy, this provides a lively, involving format which treats musicians as human beings and which reads almost like an action novel in exploring their lives and approaches to music and its marketing.