STUDENTSpotlight

Our students are exceptional. In order to highlight the phenomenal work and progress of the students, we want to share it with you.  

SubhangiMohapatra

Subhangi joined the studio only over the summer; she is doing a fantastic job and making great progress! While this video features "Ice Skaters" from the Faber series, Subhangi's favorite piece to play on the piano is "Sunburst Waltz" (also from the same arrangers)!

 

After having entered the Piano Studio at Joe Kenney Enterprises during the summer, Subhangi has now entered 9th grade; and, although summer was great, Subhangi is excited to be studying math again.

When she is not in school or playing the piano, Subhangi indulges in listening to music. Says the budding pianist, "I am a fan of artists such as One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fifth Harmony, and Little Mix. Occasionally, I listen to Rihanna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Drake, Halsey, and Selena Gomez. "

 

Additionally, Subhangi enjoys doing cross country/track and field. When asked about the gameplan with the sport, Mohapatra responded, "I started cross country and track in 7th grade and plan to continue it my whole high school career."

With everything on her plate, Subhangi only had two words when we inquired about her favorite food: "Chicken parm".

Congratulations on being selected as the Student Spotlight, Subhangi!

NEW Release Alert: 

Coming off the highly successful release of Forth in October 2020, Joe Kenney has released the first two singles off his newest collection of solo piano improvisations. Listen to the latest single to drop, Reflection, No.1: Overcome 

Joe Kenney wins a Bronze Medal at Global Music Awards for new album, Forth. 

The Global Music Awards, highly respected for their esteemed panel of judges and for reviewing submissions from across the world, selected Forth as a Bronze Medal Winner for its merit as an album release.

Forth receiving airplay on 85+ radio stations in US and Canada

The fourth studio album from Joe Kenney has been featured on hip-hop shows, jazz shows, and more; a big win for the crossover album and its bid to reach widespread listeners across multiple genres. 

Forth Debuts in Top 300 on CRC report; Several Stations report album in top 5 of rotation to NACC 

Highly anticipated for the masterful blending genres, the features of six highly decorated Philadelphia-area vocalists, and the leveraging of multiple musical markets, Forth has had impressive results on the airwaves since the Oct. 23 Release. The album debuted in the top 300 in the Community/College Radio Charts, and several stations reporting to the North American College and Community Radio Charts have listed Forth in the top 5 of their rotation. 

All's Not Lost (feat. Laura Lizcano) releases with glowing review from The Key/WXPN.

All's Not Lost, The soulful and jazzy release co-written with Philadelphia vocalist/lyricist Laura Lizcano, debuted with a warm write-up by The Key's Melannie Jay: "All's Not Lost" truly succeeds as a collaboration between a gifted instrumentalist and vocalist." Read the full feature here.

NeonMusic (UK) Premieres Another Side

Another Side (Feat. Joy Ike) was premiered with a glowing review by NeonMusic. "The song is emotive but also spiritually uplifting, as it makes you look at your own life with fresh eyes. The lyrics shine through the musical styles, which are seamlessly stitched together." Check the full review here.

Another Side selected as "XPN Philly Local Pick of the Day"

On-Air personality Helen Leicht selected the new release from the upcoming album as the "Local Pick of the Day" on Friday, 5/22.