Don't put that instrument under your bed just yet...
Make a plan now to practice during the summer. You all worked so hard for so many months to make beautiful music let's keep it up. I have a bunch fun ways to make practicing a game this summer, just enough to not get rusty. Scroll through these videos every once in a while - I'm sure something will catch your eye...
Let's Take a Moment to Reflect
There is a little breathing room now that most of our concerts are about to be over and its time to take a look at how each of us has performed this year. Here is a quick questionaire to help....
How do you rate on the ORCHESTRA CHAMPION scale? Answer the questions below:
Instrumental Lessons (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings)
Grades: Rising 5th thru 8th
Time: 45-minutes (7:45 A.M. – Noon)
Students continue to progress through their course of study using the Measures of Success lesson book and supplementary material. Among other things, lessons will focus on proper breathing, articulation, and technique. Students will participate in 45-minute small group lessons two days a week (M/W or T/Th). Groups will be created according to both instrument and student competency levels (Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced). Current band teacher recommendation will be requested for ability level groupings.
Meets: 45-minutes two times/week for 3
weeks: 6/24, 7/8, 7/29
You can register at the link below.
I hope this is helpful. You want to keep fresh, with reminders no bad habits!
Congratulations for making it to the second half of the year! You have accomplished your first concert of 2019, you are reading notes that are no longer labeled and you are working hard developing a more mature tone. What obstacles are you having difficulty overcoming? How are you trying to work through them? Has anything REALLY made a big difference for you? Please share your good and bad experiences below in the comments...
it's your friendly neighborhood string teacher here, everybody knows that there is a need to reach out sometimes and talk through our strengths and weaknesses. Here is a safe place to get help and the support you need when you need it!