Zagaria Vocal Academy L.L.C.is pleased to announce it’s November 2015, Student Of The Month Award winner – Michael Maroney of Reading MA. Michael is an online piano student from the metropolitan Boston area who has been studying for almost three years exclusively with Jeffrey Zagaria. Michael and Jeffrey have been meeting online using Skype once a week for a private lesson since Michael was 13 years old. Michael is being awarded the student of the month for his continued commitment to excellent piano playing.
Michael has recently been studying professional sheet music including “Fur Elise”, “The Entertainer”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “The Little Drummer Boy”, as well as other popular songs. He has considerably increased his playing accuracy with a metronome at several tempos, improved his dynamic control, as well as an improved ability to articulate difficult phrases in songs such as “The Entertainer”, “Fur Elise” and “Sleigh Ride”. Furthermore his finger speed, flexibility, stamina and strength have recently improved through several professional level exercises.
Michael has also displayed excellence outside his piano studies. He has earned High Honors academically both last year and this year. Furthermore, Mike is on the track team and is a shot putter, plays on an indoor tennis team at Woburn Racquet Club, and plays on the Reading High School tennis team. Michael rounds out his activities volunteering at Reading Elementary School mentoring young children with the supervision of a teacher.