Nancy Hegarty, owner of Hegarty Piano Studio in Camino, merrily invites all younger and older members of the community to come over and sing Christmas songs with her while they shop at the Memory Lane Antique Mall at 460 Main Street in Placerville, where she will perform live Christmas music on the piano during Black Friday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hegarty has taught private piano lessons since 1987 to children and adults in Solano County and she is now opening a new studio in the area, to be closer to her recently widowed mother, Mary Ann Bohn, who’s been a Camino resident since 1980. She is now accepting new students to begin lessons as early as Jan. 1, 2014.
“Students are not born knowing how to practice — and yet that is where the real learning happens,” Hegarty said. “So I make it my primary responsibility to teach my students how to practice effectively and efficiently, which also includes teaching them how to motivate themselves to practice.”