Give Thanks for Music

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Nancy and I wish everyone a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving this unusual year. Our own Thanksgiving will be small; just the two of us and my 93-year-old mother. We look forward to “zooming” on the day with family around the country.

We appreciate the sentiment of this image, “Give thanks for music.” May a melody or two— or three or four or more— be part of our holiday time to comfort, sustain, and inspire.

With all best wishes throughout the season,

Randy and Nancy Faber

27 Responses to “Give Thanks for Music”

  1. David Andruss November 25, 2020 at 11:19 am #

    Thank you, Nancy and Randy! May I offer a little improvisation on one of those little melodies in observance of the holiday…?

    https://www.facebook.com/DavidAndrussMusicalExcursions/videos/1222348164506211

    Warm regards from Germany!

    • Teresa November 25, 2020 at 5:01 pm #

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, Nancy and Randy!
      Thank you for all you do to share music around the world!
      Sincerely,
      Teresa

  2. Jeff H. November 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

    Bless the both of you for all that you have brought the world. Your “Scale and Chord Book” book series is pure genius and has forever enriched the lives of those who see how powerful those books are!

    Gobble, gobble!

  3. Diane Osborne November 25, 2020 at 12:43 pm #

    Thank you for your kind message. Wishing you the best and a most relaxing holiday with your loved ones. I am grateful for getting to share your music with my students.

    • Theresa November 26, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

      Happy Thanksgiving to you! Your love of music and teaching has always been such an inspiration!

  4. Margaret Canfield November 25, 2020 at 12:51 pm #

    Thank you for all you do, Nancy and Randy, for piano teachers and students.
    Have a great Thanksgiving giving our great God praise for His presence in our lives. We have lost much but still have much to be thankful for.
    Music is a gift that cannot be taken away.

  5. Mauricio Pedroza November 25, 2020 at 12:58 pm #

    I’ve been attempting to learn to play the piano for over 30 years. Now, finally at age 43 I am playing Christmas carols, with my wife and kids singing along.

    I have no words for the joy that you have brought to me and my family with your Adult books and Christmas for Adults.

    My sons are learning with Piano Adventures as well, it is a joy to hear them play Christmas duets…being their school’s principal and offering affordable piano lessons using Piano Adventures has been an amazing gift

  6. Rafaela De los Santos November 25, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

    Thanks. Have a wonderful day. Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings.

  7. Kris Pichelman November 25, 2020 at 1:01 pm #

    I give thanks to you and your wonderful piano method! Because everything is so clearly explained and the books are coordinated with each other I’ve been successfully teaching my piano students over Zoom since the end of March. May you have a safe Holiday season as well. Blessings!

  8. Loretta Pritchard November 25, 2020 at 1:06 pm #

    Thanks so much for your warm & uplifting Thanksgiving message, AND for all you do for teachers, education & music in general.

    When the pandemic first hit this past spring, we (Ellis Piano in B’ham., AL) were able to continue to sell our books via curbside service. 99% of our teachers who jumped into virtual teaching were Faber teachers! All I did for weeks was run (by my own feet!) Faber method books out to the front of our store, & was thrilled to get to do so! Can’t keep those Faber teachers down!

    I wish you both, and your precious mother, a most blessed Thanksgiving!

    Sincerely,
    Loretta Pritchard

  9. Lisa Ammirati November 25, 2020 at 1:11 pm #

    My teaching career is owed to your amazing educational series!! I’ve raised the most amazing students as musicians and professionals. It all starts with a terrific and solid foundation, of which we could never ask for more out of your piano series! After 24 years of teaching with your series, I’m just as excited as ever to show the songs over and over again to new students!

    Hugs from Canada!!

  10. Pamela Henley November 25, 2020 at 1:15 pm #

    Dear Nancy and Randy, I am thankful for YOU! In these difficult times your incredible talents through the Faber Piano Method has made such a difference in my student’s lives during Covid. We learned together how to make Face Time work, shared our love of music and BOTH grew.
    My Best from Sarasota!!

  11. Judith Heltman November 25, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving Nancy and Randall Faber. Thank you for the beautiful Thanksgiving wish. As a Piano Teacher and my students, we are thankful for our families stand friends and all that you both do for us. Your Holiday music is “making spirits bright” during this unusual time and all year long.
    Thanks again

  12. Jill November 25, 2020 at 2:33 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving from Ontario Canada! Ours was last month of course, and it was just my husband and I. Didn’t get together with the parents/siblings etc. which was sad.

    God bless you on this special day of remembrance and Thanksgiving! Thank you Fabers and associates for ALL you do for us teachers and our students!

  13. Berta Boller November 25, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

    This year I’m giving thanks for music more than ever before. We have been sustained and strengthened throughout this trying year by an outpouring of musical offerings all over the globe. My lessons mean more, my playing means more, my singing (safe at home) means so much more. Thank you Randy and Nancy and the Piano Adventures team!

  14. Lorraine Murphy November 25, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

    How interesting! I just got home from purchasing your “older beginner” piano lesson book one, from Clark at Pritchard’s Music Store in Sarasota, FL and found your Thanksgiving greeting! We certainly must have the same “vibrations”!
    THANKSgiving to you, I am excited about starting this new student with your series.

  15. Cheryl Franklin November 25, 2020 at 2:48 pm #

    Musical Greetings, Nancy, Randy and all at Faber,

    I wish you a warm, peaceful, calm, delicious, musical and safe Thanksgiving! Thank you for all you do for our World.

    Happy Music,
    Miss Cheryl, Cheryl Teach Music

  16. Marilyn Burdett November 25, 2020 at 3:42 pm #

    I cannot thank you enough for all the inspiration and encouragement you have given on your website. I was thinking I would have to give up teaching this year until your last event and Piano Adventures.
    May you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday

  17. Dorifel Acoba November 25, 2020 at 5:29 pm #

    #givethanks
    Hi Dr. Nancy and Randall Faber I am grateful for all the music you made for all our student. You made all those books available for all of us who is teaching music online. We are just a messenger.

  18. Emily November 25, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

    Thank you so much for all your music and teaching.

    Two years ago, I’d never played a piano or known how to read music, and with your adult piano for beginners series I’ve been learning more every day. It’s been such a gift during this time! Warm wishes to you and your family.

  19. Jamie Barnum November 25, 2020 at 6:48 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving Nancy and Randall! Thank you for your investment into the world of music, and especially for your Beethoven series! I have been using the series in my regular lessons as well as on our Zoom piano parties – Happy Birthday Beethoven! Many blessings for a great holiday time! Jamie Barnum, Massena NY

  20. Katherine Ryan November 25, 2020 at 8:16 pm #

    Thank you for all that you do! As a young teacher, your method books have been an excellent guide and help! As I recover from having COVID, I’m confident that no matter how many negative circumstances we endure there are always many more things to be grateful for!

  21. Rebecca S. May November 25, 2020 at 9:02 pm #

    Thanks for all of your wonderful music for piano students! You are an inspiration!

  22. Anamarie November 26, 2020 at 12:49 am #

    Thank you for all you have done for us this year during the pandemic. The resources you have provided have made teaching online so much more attainable and enjoyable! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Faber Music!

  23. Adolfo Perez November 26, 2020 at 7:39 am #

    My kid loves your books! He has made incredible progress and I’m learning with him too. Thanks Nancy and Randy for all your do. Your music and teaching method have been a blessing in these difficult times.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  24. Roger Donoghue nick name( rogmusic) November 27, 2020 at 8:45 am #

    Thank you all very much for the Music i love it . It’s Great ,rogmsic 🎼 🎵🎶

  25. Bianca Patterson November 27, 2020 at 4:48 pm #

    I’m thankful for so many things, including:
    – my students and families, for adapting to online lessons and being bright spots in my week

    – my partner, for supporting me in my journey and for helping me create a dedicated music room in our house

    – content creators, for creating and sharing their content online – it has saved me a lot of time, and has made teaching even more fun for myself (and the kids!)

    – the Teacher Atlas, for saving me lots of time, money, and shelf space

    – TikTok (yup, that app), for connecting me to a larger community of music teachers, who share their experiences, humor, and more. I have learned so much in the last month of being on that app, than I did in 7 years of mandatory district PD

    – the surge of Zoom meetings and the normalization of webinars – I have been able to attend so many more meetings, webinars, and trainings during the pandemic than I have in many years. I not only have the time to attend, but I am also able to attend webinars hosted by/featuring some incredible educators, composers, and musicians that I otherwise would not have access to.