Lincoln Music Teachers EXTRAVAGANZA

Friday, September 23, 2016 by Debra B Heald | Performance

What is Extravaganza? It's a super opportunity for students (with at least one year of lessons) to perform in a fun activity! It's held at Nebraska Wesleyan University January 7th and 8th. Approximately 15 digital pianos are placed on stage, and with TWO students per piano, each group has about 30 performers. 

We will work in the studio to prepare duets, and then your group will come together to practice on January 7th. The performance will be in the afternoon on January 8th. If you participate, the January 7th rehearsal is absolutely mandatory, and you must set aside the day until we know a specific practice time.

Please email, text, or call Mrs. Heald with any questions. It is hoped that nearly all eligible students will participate!

February 28th Performance Event at Grand Lodge at the Preserve

Sunday, February 8, 2015 by Debra B Heald | Performance


Rather than a lengthy recital event (in the past, studio recitals could last for 1 1/2 hours or more), Encore Studio is teaming up with Schoen Music Studio for a more casual performance opportunity. Students have the choice of five different times to perform, and each group will be limited in the number of performers. The entire performance of 5 - 10 students should be approximately a half hour. Please note the change in venue!

This is not a required event, but of course, we expect most students to participate. This is your chance to show off what you have learned so far this year. (Just like in sports, we don't just have practices, we also have a big GAME!) There is no fee, but, we will be taking free will donations to benefit Lincoln Music Teachers "Music Outreach Program".

Address: 4400 South 80th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516 (Just off Pioneer Blvd between 70th & 84th)

Students from both studios will sign up via "Sign Up Genius" site:

Grand Lodge Signup

If you are a newer student, this might be your one big "Performance" of the year. If you are a seasoned student, this is considered your "dress rehearsal" for the upcoming Federation Festival on March 28th. Either way, please remember you are PERFORMING! You are an ENTERTAINER! Residents who live at the Grand Lodge will be invited to listen to the performances. So make sure you dress accordingly - as dressy as you can manage, but for sure, no flip-flops, cut-off shorts, or yoga pants. Wear your nicest outfit.

Questions? Ask me at your lesson, email me (debencore@encore-studio.com) or call/text me at 402-499-0400.



Mrs. Heald was an excellent teacher. When my daughters were just starting she was so patient and kind with the little ones. As they continued she not only was their piano instructor but became a life-long mentor. We are looking forward to starting the next generation of our family with her. I highly recommend her!

Susan B

My son has been taking lessons from Debra for three years.  The first two years were in person and the last was online.  My daughter started taking lessons this last year online.  I was a little bit worried how online would go since she is only 6, but is has been great!  Debra is easy to work with and my kids say that she makes learning the piano fun!

Sara Y

Debra Heald is amazing piano teacher. She taught all three of my kids, and I have been taking lessons from her as an adult student for several years. One of her best strengths as a teacher is figuring out ways for everyone to be successful at piano. She is extremely knowledgeable about music and theory but also has a calm teaching approach.

DeeAnn W