April 20, 2017                                         
PARENT NOTES

CLASS TIME PARENT MEETINGS Tues. May 2 and Wed May 3 : 

PARENTS: Book your time to be present, during your child's class, 
at this important meeting 
re: CURRENT MATT BOARD  INITIATIVES- which involve all of us!


Sat MAY17 EVENTS to COME: Pencil in Saturday May 17 for a possible MATT fun - fundraising event, now being planned. 
Tues and Wednesday May 2 and 3 CLASS TIME: PARENT MEETINGS with Board members are being planned to introduce this idea and others! Book your time and plan to be there

IMPORTANT MATT DATES: 
  1. June 7 Dress rehearsal  5 pm to 7pm
  2. June 13:  Final Concert  (4:30 arrival 6pm concert).
  3. June 21:  Year End Party  4-to 6 pm

   ________________________

HOMEWORK !!




  Beginners:  

DETAILED PRACTICE  CHARTS REQUIRED FOR START OF ALL CLASSES ALL homework listed below must be practiced during the week- at least 2 or 3 times each.


THEORY  Homework hand out. - .BRING your completed homework sheets this week
        This work is there to help you with your  reading and performing progress

 1. Music READING : AFS Review #30, NEW  #32 F#-   read, and learn well- 
     NEW for Homework: #33, 34 , 36 and 38- Mary Had a Little Lamb!

2. CONCERT  FINALE :PALLADIO:  write in note names find your rhythms, practice playing those bars You are going to love this piece!
                                   

 3. CONCERT:  Long, long ago:  ALL lines to be learned well , with correct short and long bows

                
  4 D scale- Listen for perfect tuning of notes; Check sitting /standing position, bow grip, straight bow, whole bows

 5 CONCERT: Review Twinkles : To play in JUNE CONCERT Long Bows
                                           Mississippi Hot Dog- middle bow  
                                           Run Pony  full and short bows

 REMINDERS to help with Theory  HOMEWORK:                                          
 Reading your staff notes from bottom line up:
Violins: 5 lines: Every Good Boy Deserves Fun.  
              4 spaces : F A C E 

Violas: 5 lines:  (FACE +G) OR Fat  American  Cats Eat  Garbage    
             4 spaces: Great Big Dogs Fight

Cellos and  Bass: 5 lines: Great Big Dogs Fight Always
                                 4 spaces: All Cows Eat Grass
                        

   

       Intermediates: 
                         DETAILED Practice charts required for start of all classes - 
    all of the homework items below must be practiced at least 3 times per wee
     

1.. SCALE of F - for PALLADIO :practice reading and playing all notes on your F scale handout, including added ones.

2.   CONCERT FINALE PALLADIO!   THIS WEEK CLASS,  is PALLADIO CLASS! Be ready :
Write in note names if needed Work on perfecting one bar at a time- then add the next bar

3. O Canada- next week- class study

 4AFS Book: # 165 - A: violin 1 B: violin 2,  viola and cello 

 5Scale of G
 6. CONCERT Heart and Soul: ALL
                                        
 7.. CONCERT MARCH. Pr. of Denmark -ALL 
              REVIEW with careful counting and military precision!  

8. .. ENSEMBLES- Practice !! :Possible CONCERT DUETS , if well prepared!
                                                   Jonathan,/Nathan/Johann J. : Judas Maccabeus
                                                               Saige /JohanR :  Blue Bells of Scotland

                                                                                

       Advanced: 
                           Practice charts required for start of class every week 

       1. O CANADAEvent Audition piece learn it to perfection!! 

       2.CONCERT Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana by  Mascagni: ALL - to be carefully practiced
                 Watched  it on YOU TUBE YET?

       3.Scale of G - TWO octaves
       4CONCERT Besame Mucho - Continue to work on : ALL, with correct repeats,
                                           Dal Segno and Da Capo-
          

       5.. CONCERT Grieg "Holberg Suite": Gavotte For Orchestra BALANCE :Work on special rhythmic bars in correct style and dynamic 
          

      7. CONCERT FINALE PALLADIO scale of F major. 
          Learn 16th note bars one at a time- slow, then quick, till they become fun to play!

       2. CONCERT ENSEMBLES.  Vivaldi group. preparing ALL for Concert performance 

                    
    "An orchestra, you know, it's a community. 
                                           It's a little world where you can create harmony."
                                                       Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Los Angeles Philharmonic

SETTING CONCERT GOALS FOR ALL

April 12, 2017  
PARENT  NOTES

1.ROSE/ROSEBUD CONCERT : LAST CALL this YEAR- for tickets: THIS week, Apr 18,19.
The Saturday April 29, "Blockbusters" Concert features familiar show tunes and classical hits as well. 
Give your young musicians the chance to see their instrument in action- Its inspiring!

2.Sat MAY17 EVENTS to COME: Pencil in Saturday May 17 for a possible MATT fun - fundraising event, now being planned. 
Tues and Wednesday May 2 and 3 CLASS TIME: PARENT MEETINGS with Board members are being planned to introduce this idea and others! Book your time and plan to be there


IMPORTANT MATT DATES: 
  1. June 7 Dress rehearsal  5 pm to 7pm
  2. June 13:  Final Concert  (4:30 arrival 6pm concert).
  3. June 21:  Year End Party  4-to 6 pm

   ________________________

HOMEWORK !!



PRACTICE  CHARTS REQUIRED FOR START OF ALL CLASSES 


  Beginners: 

THEORY  Homework hand out. - TWO pages .ALL students will be checked for completion

 1. Music READING : AFS Review #30, NEW  #32 F#-   read, and learn well- 
     NEW for Homework: #33, 34 , 36 and 38- Mary Had a Little Lamb!

 2. CONCERT:  Long, long ago:  ALL lines to be learned well , with correct short and long bows

                
  3 D scale- Listen for perfect tuning of notes; Check sitting /standing position, bow grip, straight bow, whole bows

 4 . CONCERT: Review Twinkles : To play in JUNE CONCERT Long Bows
                                           Mississippi Hot Dog- middle bow  
                                           Run Pony  full and short bows
                                           

5.CONCERT  FINALE :PALLADIO:  write in note names for next class, find your rhythms, practice playing those bars We will spend a lot of time on this this week!
                                   
 Reading your staff notes from bottom line up:
Violins: 5 lines: Every Good Boy Deserves Fun.  
              4 spaces : F A C E 

Violas: 5 lines:  (FACE +G) OR Fat  American  Cats Eat  Garbage    
             4 spaces: Great Big Dogs Fight

Cellos and  Bass: 5 lines: Great Big Dogs Fight Always
                                 4 spaces: All Cows Eat Grass
                        

   

       Intermediates: 
                         Practice charts required for start of all classes 
       1. ENSEMBLES- some students will change to duets :Jonathan,/Nathan, 
                                                                                                       Saige /JohanR : music to be assigned this week. Others continue practicing CONCERT music selections : see below.

       2AFS Book: # 165 - A: violin 1 B: violin 2,  viola and cello 

       3Scale of G
       4. CONCERT Heart and Soul: ALL
                                        
       5. CONCERT MARCH. Pr. of Denmark -ALL 
              REVIEW with careful counting and military precision!  

6. NEW: SCALE of F - for PALLADIO :practice reading and playing all notes on your F scale handout, including added ones.

7.   CONCERT FINALE PALLADIO!   THIS WEEK CLASS,  is PALLADIO CLASS! Be ready :
Write in note names if needed Work on perfecting one bar at a time- then add the next bar.

8. Ave Verum is beautiful, but we may or may not continue with it this year. Depends on other pieces being fabulous first!
                                                                                

       Advanced: 
                           Practice charts required for start of class every week 

       1. O CANADAEvent Audition piece learn it to perfection!! 

       2. CONCERT ENSEMBLES.  Not all students are ready for ensembles- Mya and Leah will join Vivaldi group. No worries- we are all working forward at different levels and paces. Some have fewer years experience. We will all enjoy listening to Vivaldi and playing all the other beautiful music together!

       3.CONCERT Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana by  Mascagni: ALL - to be carefully practiced
                 Watched  it on YOU TUBE YET?

       4.Scale of G - TWO octaves
       5. CONCERT Besame Mucho - Continue to work on : ALL, with correct repeats,
                                           Dal Segno and Da Capo-
          

       6.. CONCERT Grieg "Holberg Suite": Gavotte For Orchestra BALANCE :Work on special rhythmic bars in correct style and dynamic 
          

        7. CONCERT FINALE PALLADIO scale of F major. 
          Learn 16th note bars one at a time- slow then quick, till they become fun to play!


 PLANNING A BEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR OTHERS: JUNE 13 CONCERT!



REFINING for PERFECTION

April 5, 2017
                                                PARENT NOTES

ROSE/ROSEBUD REMINDER: If you haven't taken your child to at least one Rose/Rosebud concert yet this season, it's time! The next concert April 29 is all about Broadway! Deadline for our low prices is April 18th. 
Give your young musicians the chance to see their instrument in action- Its inspiring!

IMPORTANT MATT DATES: 
  1. June 7 Dress rehearsal  5 pm 
  2. June 13:  Final Concert  (4:30 arrival 6pm concert).
  3. June 21:  Year End Party  4-to 6 pm

                                             ________________________




HOMEWORK !!



PRACTICE  CHARTS REQUIRED FOR START OF ALL CLASSES 


  Beginners: 

THEORY QUIZ this week! Know your lines and spaces!

 1. Music READING : AFS Review,  read, and learn well- #26
     NEW for Homework: 27, 28 29 30

 2.  Long, long ago:  ALL lines to be learned well , with correct short and long bows

                
  3 D scale- Listen for perfect tuning of notes; Check sitting /standing position, bow grip, straight bow, whole bows

 4 . Review Twinkles : Long Bows
                                           Mississippi Hot Dog- middle bow  
                                           Run Pony  full and short bows
                                           Mississippi mississippi

5. NEW  :PALLADIO: find your rhythms and practice playing those bars
                                   : write in the note names for as many notes as you can 

 
 Reading your staff notes from bottom line up:
Violins: 5 lines: Every Good Boy Deserves Fun.  
              4 spaces : F A C E 

Violas: 5 lines:  (FACE +G) OR Fat  American  Cats Eat  Garbage    
             4 spaces: Great Big Dogs Fight

Cellos and  Bass: 5 lines: Great Big Dogs Fight Always
                                 4 spaces: All Cows Eat Grass
                        

   


       Intermediates: 
                         Practice charts required for start of all classes 
       1. ENSEMBLES- be ready to play your ensemble this week. All students now have an ensemble piece to learn,. Write in your note names and learn your part well.

STUDENT CHALLENGE: We are looking for one or two well prepared  INTERMEDIATE ensembles to play in the June Concert. Work carefully on yours at home -if you would like extra time with a teacher outside of regular class, tell your parents and Ms. Currie .


       2.. REVIEW: Ave Verum by Mozart . Bars 1 to 10 Pencil in note names if needed.

              Continue to learn  notes, then add slurs for smooth and calm effect .

       3AFS Book: # 165 - A: violin 1 B: violin 2,  viola and cello 

       4Scale of G
       5Heart and Soul: NOW WORK ON ALL PARTS. Learn well, with correct bowing.                              Practice UP BOWS after 1/8 rests , and  correct slurs! 
                                        
       6. MARCH. Pr. of Denmark -to bar #26  
              REVIEW with careful counting and military precision!   

7,   PALLADIO!  16th note bars . (Write in note names if needed) Work on perfecting one bar at a time- then add the next bar.
                                                                                

       Advanced: 
                           Practice charts required for start of class every week 

       1. O CANADA: Event Audition piece learn it to perfection!! 

       2. ENSEMBLES. This week each ensemble rehearses for 15 min. Prepare to play for the class next ensemble day!! Learn your part well at home.


STUDENT CHALLENGE: -if your ensemble members are well prepared, and would like extra coaching for the concert, outside of class, let Ms. Currie know.

       3.. Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana by  Mascagni: ALL - to be carefully practiced
                 Watched  it on YOU TUBE YET?

       4.Scale of G - TWO octaves
       5Besame Mucho - Continue to work on : ALL, with correct repeats,
                                           Dal Segno and Da Capo-
          

       6.. Grieg "Holberg Suite": Gavotte For Orchestra BALANCE :Work on special rhythmic bars in correct style and dynamic 
          

        7. PALLADIO scale of F major. 
          Learn 16th note bars one at a time- slow then quick, till they become fun to play!
                                                
                                                    “Music is the universal language...” 

                     PRACTICE BUILDS YOUR MUSICAL and INSTRUMENTAL VOCABULARY: