TIME CHANGES for NOV 25 EVENT

Nov. 15, 2017
PARENT NOTES 

 1. INTERMEDIATE STRINGS and CHORAL STUDENTS, 
Re: Sat. Nov 25th  PLEASE NOTE the time changes for Saturday: 
 arrival :9 am performance 10:30 am  further details below

Please NOTIFY Yogita immediately if you cannot attend the Nov 25th Sat morning event or any special rehearsal .

TUESDAY Intermediates :  2 Special Thursday Rehearsals :

 Nov. 16th - THURSDAY, 5:15: combined Tues./Thurs classes. 
                                          Strings only:  
                                   Concert Song, Beethoven 9th, Pizzicato Magic!                                                                Bring Santa Claus.. and Jingle Bells music as well
 Nov.  23- THURSDAY 5:15 Combined Strings with Choral Students .

                         Santa Claus is Coming to Town , Jingle Bells , Doh a Deer 

2. ROSE ORCHESTRA CONCERT ticket DEADLINE : Nov. 23rd. 
for Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 pm Concert at Rose Theatre
          ticket DEADLINE : Nov. 23rd. Adults $20 , up to 4 children incl. -$10.
                                  this one is the MOST Family Friendly of the year! 
                                                DON"T MISS OUT!

Here's what's happening at the Dec 2 Rose O. Concert:
  • MATT Advanced Students  Intermission Performance
  • 7pm. Instrument petting Zoo for children
  • Children's Choir
  • Music from Home Alone, and Polar Bear Express
  • Treats and other surprises!
Parent Reminder:  MATT students are required to attend one Rose O concert each year, an important part of their music education, and to earn their MATT Certificate  

3. THEORY CLASSES: Some changes may be made where classes are very small- Yogita will inform you if you are affected.
 Workbooks are available from Yogita :cost $8.00. Please bring EXACT change, or bring $10 in bills and donate $2 to MATT! 

4. T-shirts : T shirts not already available will be arriving for Nov. 21, 22, 23rd pickup

5. Advanced Students Blouses/ shirts. A special dress shirt /blouse is worn for our Rose Theatre concerts. Please make sure you have spoken to Heather Norman / Susan Dal Dosso about your child's attire, by Tuesday next week.




UPCOMING MATT PERFORMANCE EVENTS

1. Saturday November 25INTERMEDIATE STRINGS and CHORAL STUDENTS :
 9:00 am arrival at Charolais Blvd Door- 10:30 am Performance
Wear MATT t-shirts, dress shoes, pants/skirt.

 INT. STRINGS PLAY Santa Claus is Coming to Town , Jingle Bells , Doh a Deer
  Concert Song, Beethoven 9th, Pizzicato Magic!

 CHOIR  with STRINGS: Doh a Deer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town Jingle Bells
CHOIR ALONE When children join hands and sing, Hymn to freedom ,plus other Carols

2. Saturday Dec 2ADVANCED STRINGS:7:00 pm arrival Rose Theatre
 ROSE ORCHESTRA INTERMISSION CONCERT-
Dress shirts from last year- new Advanced students must be fitted for this special attire.

3 .Friday December 8: 
ALL MATT STUDENTS play : ANNUAL SHOPPERS WORLD MALL CONCERT 7:30 pm
ARRIVAL TIMES: at CHAROLAIS BLVD DOOR: 
                                                 6:45 pm Advanced Strings
                                                  7pm: Intermediate Strings 
                                                 7:15 ALL Choral and Strings Beginners

                                                     



HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

BEGINNERS  NB: BRING COMPLETED PRACTICE CHARTS TO CLASS -
                                  requirement :4  practice sessions per week.
1. REVIEW DAILY :Repeat 3 to 5 times each :
               a). Review: correct bow grip, sitting position, instrument hold. 
               b). Music alphabet: abcdefg  repeat abcdefg etc
               c). Name your strings

2. String Cycle- TWO rhythms: "Mississippi Hot dog" middle bow
                                                     "Run pony" :  on each string - long short short

.  Remember  that your elbow will change levels for each string

3  Complete.last week's THEORY HOMEWORK SHEET- Read and fill in the 2  questions carefully.
1. Your Clef sign and 2.  lines and spaces Name your lines and spaces from the bottom up.


4. " 0-1 string cycle "  Review carefully the correct placement of first finger- Review HOW to find your first finger spot correctly

5. NEW Hand out- How to play all the notes of the D Scale
6.  Review  "TWINKLE" LINE 1 D D A A / B   B  A___/                                                                                                                   
                                                    0 0  0 0  / a1 a1  0___/



INTERMEDIATE
       NB: BRING COMPLETED PRACTICE CHARTS TO CLASS -
    requirement : 5 practice sessions per week.

   FOR Nov 25th Santa event: 

1. Jingle Bells- learn with short notes- for happy effect! 

            
2. "Here Comes  Santa Claus" .
  (a) Practice playing to the end 
  (b) Write in notes names for ALL notes of the song.
3. CONCERT SONG AFS #75 very smooth bowing
                                             
4. Pizzicato Magic   

5. Beethoven's Ninth - Practice- bar 21 to the end  

                                  Violas and cellos- learn your melody bar 13 &14

6. Doh a Deer: D scale 

                      
ADVANCED CLASS

 ***BRING COMPLETED PRACTICE CHARTS TO CLASS 5 sessions per week

1. NEW or Review: "Variant on English Carol" -learn for next Tuesday


2. G scale: Eleanor Rigbycellos: learn  important bars- 4, 26, 28 to 31
                                                                                    new bass notes bar added

    ALL: Work on your  Melody Bars. 
            :Practice Spiccato bowing for short notes- strong bounced bow
                              

3. D scale Jingle Bells Hoedown-
                 Review ALL- find tough parts and repeat repeat till very comfortable

                                                               
                Mark in notes and finger numbers with pencil where needed.                              
   
4. D scale Andante Cantabile:ALL  work especially on:
                                                  CELLOS: bar 43 to 57
                                                  EVERYONE: bar 58 to the end
                                                  ALL:  REVIEW all of your hard bars . 
                             Cellos switch to bass part : bar 59 to 64


5. G scale Blue Tango:  Practice the whole piece! Play with PASSION!

Learning an instrument is worth your best efforts-
ONCE LEARNED, YOU HAVE  IT  FOREVER!

ON THE PATH TO PERFORMANCES

November 8, 2017
PARENT NOTES 

PARENTS OF INTERMEDIATE STRINGS: 
Now TWO Special Thursday Rehearsals for Nov 25th Event

Tuesday Intermediates Students:
  TWO Combined Intermediate Strings rehearsals are now scheduled during Thursday class time. Please be sure to mark them in your calendar:
1. Nov. 16th - THURSDAY, 5:15: combined Tues./Thurs. String music only;  
                                   Concert Song, Beethoven 9th, Pizzicato Magic!
2. Nov.  23- THURSDAY 5:15 Combined Strings with choir .
                         Santa Claus is Coming to Town , Jingle Bells , Doh a Deer 
Your attendance at these rehearsals is important. If there is an important reason that you cannot attend, please NOTIFY Yogita .

1. Week 2 THEORY CLASSES START for Intermediate and Advanced students Tuesday Nov 14, Wed. 15th and Thurs. 16th in the LUNCH ROOM Arrive 5 min. early. Attendance will be taken each class.
New Theory students must purchase from Yogita - All For Strings Theory Workbook 1, cost $8.00. Please bring EXACT change, or bring $10 in bills and donate $2 to MATT! 



3. T-shirts : T shirts not already available will be ordered in time for Nov 21, 22 and 23  pick-up.


Beginners Class 

UPCOMING MATT PERFORMANCE EVENTS

1. Saturday November 25INTERMEDIATE STRINGS and CHORAL STUDENTS :
 10:00 am arrival at Charolais Blvd Door- 11 am Performance
Wear MATT t-shirts, dress shoes, pants/skirt.

 INT. STRINGS PLAY Santa Claus is Coming to Town , Jingle Bells , Doh a Deer
  Concert Song, Beethoven 9th, Pizzicato Magic!

  CHOIR  with STRINGS: Doh a Deer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town Jingle Bells
CHOIR ALONE When children join hands and sing, Hymn to freedom ,plus other Carols



2. Saturday Dec 2: 7:00 pm arrival
ADVANCED STRINGS: ROSE ORCHESTRA INTERMISSION CONCERT-
Dress shirts from last year- new Advanced students must be fitted for this special attire.

3 .Friday December 8: 
ALL MATT STUDENTS play : ANNUAL SHOPPERS WORLD MALL CONCERT 7:30 pm
ARRIVAL TIMES: at CHAROLAIS BLVD DOOR: 
                                                 6:45 pm Advanced Strings
                                                  7pm: Intermediate Strings 
                                                 7:15 ALL Choral and Strings Beginners

                                                     


HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

BEGINNERS

                     NB: BRING COMPLETED PRACTICE CHARTS TO CLASS -
                                  requirement :4  practice sessions per week.
1. REVIEW DAILY :Repeat 3 to 5 times each :
               a). Review: correct bow grip, sitting position, instrument hold. 
               b). Music alphabet: abcdefg  repeat abcdefg etc
               c). Name your strings

2. NEW Rhythm - using Eighth notesMississauga Hot dog
Review""Run pony" rhythm: half note, quarter, quarter/ on each string

3.   Review- "open string cycle"- 4 quarters on each string    Play 4 short bows on each string from low to high,  then from high to low.  Remember  that your elbow will change levels for each string

4. NEW: THEORY HOMEWORK SHEET- Read and fill in the 2 questions carefully.
1. Your Clef sign and 2.  lines and spaces Name your lines and spaces from the bottom up.

4. Review: Play Run Pony on each string- long short short


5. Review correct placement of first finger- Review HOW to find your first finger spot correctly
Then  PLAY " 0-1 string cycle "

6.  NEW   "TWINKLE" LINE 1 D D A A / B   B  A___/                                                                                                                      0 0  0 0  / a1 a1  0___/

NEXT WEEK: the D SCALE- USING ALL THE NOTES ON  D and A STRINGS


INTERMEDIATE
       NB: BRING COMPLETED PRACTICE CHARTS TO CLASS -
    requirement : 5 practice sessions per week.

   FOR Nov 25th Santa event: 
1. Jingle Bells- learn pizzicato, later short notes 
            
2. "Here Comes  Santa Claus" .
  (a) Practice playing to the end 
  (b) Write in notes names for ALL notes of the song.
 
3. CONCERT SONG 
                                             
4.. Pizzicato Magic   

5. Beethoven's Ninth - Practice- bar 21 to the end  
                                  Violas and cellos- learn your melody bar 13 &14

                      
ADVANCED CLASS

 ***BRING COMPLETED PRACTICE CHARTS TO CLASS 5 sessions per week

1. Scale of D 2 octaves. 

2. Scale of G 

3. G scale: Eleanor Rigby:: Work on your Special Bars. up to bar 14.
                               Practice Spiccato bowing for short notes
                              cellos: learn  important bars-4, 26, 28 to 31


4. D scale Jingle Bells Hoedown- Review all to bar 39
                            :NEW Bars 40 to 49- violin 1- learn in groups of 4 notes, then 8 etc.
                                                    others: strong pizz- play only top notes.
                             NEW Bars 66 to the end
                                                                       
                                           
                Mark in notes and finger numbers with pencil where needed.                              
   
5. D scale Andante Cantabile:ALL  work especially on:
                                                  CELLOS: bar 43 to 57
                                                  EVERYONE: bar 58 to the end
                                                  ALL:  REVIEW all of your hard bars . 
                             Cellos switch to bass part : bar 59 to 64


7. G scale Blue Tango:  Practice the whole piece! Play with PASSION!

GEARING UP FOR FESTIVE  PERFORMANCES:
Sharing Music is a Beautiful Gift to Give!!

"START UPS" Nov 7th : ENSEMBLE PROGRAM and Week 1 THEORY CLASSES

Nov 1, 2017             
PARENT NOTES 

1. Week 1 THEORY CLASSES START for Intermediate and Advanced students Tuesday Nov 7th in the LUNCH ROOM Arrive 5 min. early. Attendance will be taken each class.
New Theory students must purchase from Yogita - All For Strings Theory Workbook 1, cost $8.00. Please bring EXACT change, or bring $10 in bills and donate $2 to MATT! 


2. WELCOME TO OUR NEW ENSEMBLES! You start this Tuesday Nov 7th.
MATT is introducing a new optional, by invitation, ENSEMBLE program, to enhance the progress of our most dedicated students. They will receive additional instruction, and with practice ,will gain independence as young musicians, working together to make music!                  There is a moderate fee for this program, but it is 66% subsidized  by MATT.

4  to 4:30 pm :   TRIO – Sofija Paz Popovic, Rachael Ragbirsingh, and Jasjeet  Sidhu-
4:30 - 5 pm: TRIO - Nathan and Jordan Merisanu, Sofia Merrick 
5 - 5:30 pm  QUARTET: - Elizabeth Lawson, Leila Merrick, Mya Norman, Leah Tewari  
5:30 - 6 pm  DUET: - Aaron Merisanu, Rashad Merrick
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING EACH ENSEMBLE PERFORM

3. T-shirts : LAST CHANCE TO ORDER Samples are available for assessing size- order  NOW for delivery before Nov 25 event.

HALLOWE'EN FUN at MATT
Beginners Class 

UPCOMING MATT PERFORMANCE EVENTS

1. Saturday November 25INTERMEDIATE STRINGS and CHORAL STUDENTS :
 10:00 am arrival at Charolais Blvd Door- 11 am Performance
Wear MATT t-shirts, dress shoes, pants/skirt.

 INT. STRINGS Play: Santa Claus is Coming to Town , Jingle Bells , Doh a Deer
  Concert Song, Beethoven 9th, Pizzicato Magic!

  CHOIR sings Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Doh a Deer, other Carols




2. Saturday Dec 2: 7:00 pm arrival
ADVANCED STRINGS: ROSE ORCHESTRA INTERMISSION CONCERT-
Dress shirts from last year- new Advanced students must be fitted for this special attire.

3 .Friday December 8: 
ALL MATT STUDENTS play : ANNUAL SHOPPERS WORLD MALL CONCERT 7:30 pm
ARRIVAL TIMES: at CHAROLAIS BLVD DOOR: 
                                                 6:45 pm Advanced Strings
                                                  7pm: Intermediate Strings 
                                                 7:15 ALL Choral and Strings Beginners

                                                     


HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

BEGINNERS

                     NB: BRING COMPLETED PRACTICE CHARTS TO CLASS -
                                  requirement :4  practice sessions per week.
1. REVIEW DAILY :Repeat 3 to 5 times each :
               a). Review: correct bow grip, sitting position, instrument hold. 
               b). Music alphabet: abcdefg  repeat abcdefg etc
               c). Name your strings

2. NEW Theory:  "Run pony" rhythm: half note, quarter, quarter/ on each string

3.   Review- "open string cycle"- 4 quarters on each string    Play 4 short bows on each string from low to high,  then from high to low.  Remember  that your elbow will change levels for each string

4.NEW: Play Run Pony on each string


5. Review correct placement of first finger- Review HOW to find your first finger spot correctly
Then  PLAY " 0-1 string cycle "

6.  NEW   "TWINKLE" LINE 1 D D A A / B   B  A___/                                                                                                                      0 0  0 0  / a1 a1  0___/





INTERMEDIATES


                       NB: BRING COMPLETED PRACTICE CHARTS TO CLASS -
                            requirement : 5 practice sessions per week.

  
1. NEW SONG for November 25th: Jingle Bells- pizzicato 
             Write in note names 

2. "Here Comes  Santa Claus" .
  (a) Practice playing to the end 
  (b) Write in notes names for ALL notes of the song.
 2,AFStrings book: Review ALL of CONCERT SONG 
 3.AFStrings #79 learn both parts!
                                             
4.. Pizzicato Magic   REVIEW: up to bar 22 to 28. 
5. Beethoven's Ninth - Practice- bar 21 to the end  
                                  Violas and cellos- learn your melody bar 13 &14

                      
ADVANCED CLASS

 ***BRING COMPLETED PRACTICE CHARTS TO CLASS 5 sessions per week

1. Scale of D 2 octaves. Be ready to create a rhythm for the scale- have your rhythm ready!  Use 8th notes, quarter notes, half notes- even 16ths!

2. Scale of G 

3. D scale NEW PIECE: Ave Verum corpus : learn to bar 21 c#'s in tune!

4. G scale: Eleanor Rigby:: Work on your Special Bars. up to bar 14.
                               Practice Spiccato bowing for short notes


5. D scale Jingle Bells Hoedown- Review all to bar 39
                            : Bars 40 to 49- violin 1- learn in groups of 4 notes, then 8 etc.
                                                    others: strong pizz- play only top notes.
                                                                       
                                           
                Mark in notes and finger numbers with pencil where needed.                              
   
6. D scale Andante Cantabile: REVIEW all work on your hard bars each day with .Careful work on counting and accidentals (added sharps) to bar 42-  there are lots of repeated parts. Cellos special "Shifting spot: " 


7. G scale Blue Tango:  Practice the whole piece! Play with PASSION!

SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE TIP!
THINK about what exactly needs correction- you are developing your "science brain" 
as you discover  and solve your music problems!
 THIS KIND OF CONCENTRATION IN PRACTICE PAYS  OFF WITH SUCCESS !