Studio News - April 2019
PRACTICE THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
Managing deadlines: You have a recital coming up, so how do you prepare your pieces? Planning ahead is very important! Set a deadline ahead of your performance to have your piece performance ready. Then go backward through time to set smaller goals along the way. As you meet each goal, you will be that much closer to being ready!
SPRING RECITAL SCHEDULED
The Spring Recital will take place Saturday May 4 at 2:00 in the Chapel at Church of the Redeemer in Hyde Park. The students have chosen their recital piece(s) and are (hopefully) hard at work getting them ready.
While students are not required to perform for memory, they are encouraged to know their piece(s) well enough that they could choose to play for memory. This ensures fluent, musical performances that we can all enjoy!
Our final Group Class of the school year is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm. This will be a time for the students to play their recital repertoire for a friendly audience before the recital. Please let Miss Shelley know if your child(ren) will participate, either by registering on the website calendar or contacting the studio.
POINTS FOR PRIZES
Students earn points for the following tasks. $1 in Music Money will be given for each 20 points earned. Once $5 in Music Money is collected, a gift card of the student's choice will be given out (Amazon, Target, or Graeter's). At the end of the school year, any extra "dollars" can be used to "purchase" gifts at the appropriate amount.
One point each for:
-Binder and all books brought to the lesson
-Assignment sheet filled out and signed by parent or student.
-Practiced entire assignment at least 4 days in a week
-Theory work completed
- Practiced entire assignment 7 days in a week
- Research assignment completed
- Attended a Group Class
- Performed in a public event
- Attended a professional concert – bring the program and tell Miss Shelley about it!
- Learned a new song on your own – it must be fluent!
- Transposed a piece on your own
- Started a new level