Thursday April 18 Lessons – Erin P

Sounds like you all had a great, productive time with Emmett! Here are *his* notes for the week: Liam technical requirements are slowing down! Talked about relative minor, C major, Am hands together 2 octaves, G maj 2 octaves. Started to slow down for the end of scales, keeping consistent and EVEN on the way down. Focus on evenness. Dmin [...]

2024-04-19T17:14:42-04:00April 19th, 2024|

How music stimulates nearly every area of children’s brain

Do you ever wonder how to stimulate your baby’s or toddler’s brains and development? Check out this well informed advice, plus easy and affordable ways to reach that goal! Music has the incredible power to transcend language and culture, speaking to our souls in a way that words often cannot. For toddlers, this universal language of rhythm and melody holds [...]

2023-12-15T20:02:14-05:00April 19th, 2024|

RECITAL! Our First Post-Pandemic!

We are delighted to announce we are having our first recital since the pandemic.   It will be Sunday, May 5th from 12:30 onwards at the South-West Corner of Oakwood and Conway, in the parking lot.  The back-up date is May 12th, in case of bad weather.  Registration will be at the desk starting this week, and we expect to [...]

2024-04-17T13:17:27-04:00April 17th, 2024|

Tuesday, April 16th

Myles Xylophone --Review of C major scale, identifying the musical alphabet --up to p29 in the pno book** Great work!!! Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi --Chorus Beat: Same idea, but Right-Hand Lead*** --Work on counting the number of repeats in the intro->make sure the fill lands in the right place** Refresh Alfred Solo #2 (lines 1-6)** Jonah Joel [...]

2024-04-16T20:34:57-04:00April 16th, 2024|

Saturday April 13 Lessons – Erin P

Everyone's sounding great!! I love getting to hear about all your week's, brings a big smile to face working with all of you <3 Hakim *New* Lost Woods - get used to playing the melody with just the RH, I wrote in the fingering I like to use, but you had some pretty smart fingering choices that involved crossing over [...]

2024-04-13T18:37:48-04:00April 13th, 2024|

Saturday, April 13th

Jack Working on 8-counts: --Assign different instruments to different counts --Finishing with a crash --Adding different fruits on different numbers Nova Warmups (1min each) --8 on a hand --Singles; doubles; paradiddles --Roll exercise (apple-apple-watermelon-watermelon) *Alfred Solo #2 --First four lines** Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams: Lose Yourself to Dance **Building solos using Fruit Salad game overtop of steady bass drum [...]

2024-04-13T14:14:48-04:00April 13th, 2024|

Thursday April 11 Lessons – Erin P

WOW today I heard some lovely music! I'm very proud of the work each of you is putting in. NEXT WEEK MY COLLEAGUE EMMET WILL BE TEACHING YOUR LESSONS. I am very excited for this opportunity for another set of ears to hear your work and share fresh opinions. Liam Minuet in G -  Amazing progress for 1 week! Be [...]

2024-04-11T22:43:18-04:00April 11th, 2024|

Tuesday, March 9th

Myles Warmups (1min/ea): --Paradiddles (4 of each) --Flams, flam accents Xylophone --C major scale --identifying the musical alphabet --up to p16 in the pno book Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi --Chorus Beat: Same idea, but Right-Hand Lead*** --Work on counting the number of repeats in the intro->make sure the fill lands in the right place** Refresh Alfred Solo [...]

2024-04-09T20:18:00-04:00April 9th, 2024|

Saturday April 6 Lessons – Erin P

Great job everyone! Sounding so good and making some crazy progress! Hakim Raptors - up until star. Remember to play the notes staccato (bouncey and detached). A minor scale - based on C major scale notes, just starting on A E minor scale - based on G major scale notes, just starting on E. Don't forget your F#. Maria Viva [...]

2024-04-06T19:17:35-04:00April 6th, 2024|

Saturday, April 6th

Jack Listening and identifying fruits from the fruit salad game Playing along with My Back Pages --Trying to play different fruits in time with the song --Stringing together different fruit salads Nova Warmups (1min each) **keep thumbs on sticks--no boxing mitts --8 on a hand --Singles; doubles; paradiddles --Roll exercise (apple-apple-watermelon-watermelon) *Alfred Solo #2 --First four lines** Daft Punk and [...]

2024-04-06T13:31:49-04:00April 6th, 2024|
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