CAUTION!! MUSIC MIGHT...

                                                               CAUTION: 

                    MUSIC MIGHT CAUSE SUDDEN OUTBURSTS OF
                                                       JOY
                                                            CREATIVITY
                                                                   ENERGY
                                                                      HAPPINESS
                                                                          KINDNESS 
                                                                               EXCELLENCE
                                                                                     FUN !!!

          HOPE YOU ENJOYED  SATURDAY'S CONCERT!
                                             Thanks for coming!

                                      
    homework this week:

Beginners: 
              FIRST private lessons: Hope you got some good tips!
      Practice every day for your private lesson AND your class! 
                    THAT'S HOW YOU GET GOOD!

                                              BEGINNERS:
1. Scale of D: long bows.          
    then again with these rhythms on each note:


2. TWINKLE -long bows- smooth, beautiful sound         
           (A) Mississippi Hot Dog - upper half of bow, use elbow 
          (B) Run Pony - long, short short full and half bows
          (C) Misissippi Mississippi middle bows


 3. TUESDAY Class : REVIEW  "Long, Long Ago" Line 1. and LINE 2
                                          USE HANDOUTS FOR THIS SONG
                                                                                                                                                       
               
Wednesday Beginner Class: Loren Vidri 

                                                                              INTERMEDIATE                                       
                                
1. Scale of D, Scale of C Every day!


2. ALL FOR STRINGS: REVIEW #165 
ONCE MORE FOR EXCELLENT READING: any of these that you are not yet GOOD at:                                    168, 170, 171, 176, 177, 178, 179,  180, 181
                        NEW: 183 Happy Blues
                         NEW: THE BOWS ON THE BUS- FIRST TWO PARTS

3. REVIEW: MAMBO-  LEARN Up to LETTER C: 
      TO PREPARE: Play Scale of C- NO SHARPS
       Start on YOUR LOWEST C and go to your highest note on A or C string 

                                                         
ADVANCED

                                          BRING YOUR CHART TO CLASS 
                                          PRACTICE FIVE DAYS A WEEK

            GOALS:  PERFECTING AND DEVELOPING THE  FEELING  of each piece- with expressive long and short bowing, dynamics, long and short notes, etc.

                                     ADVANCED ORCHESTRA CONCERT REPERTOIRE:
            

  LESSONS this week- PICK A PART TO ASK YOUR TEACHER"S HELP WITH                                         NEW: Land of the Silverbirch
                                    Sine Nomine : scale first
                                    Londonderry Air                                  
                                    La Paloma perfect violin 2 soli  
                                    Queen of Sheba: work in sections to play up to speed
                                    Brandenburg: find and learn hard bits  
                                    Mozart: scale first- light style                               
                                    Brother James Air- c major section to bar 29
                                    Billy Tell: ALL

        ~THINK  BEAUTIFUL SOUND then GO FOR IT!!!~

ROSE CONCERT ALERT!!

 CONCERT ALERT!! 

Don't miss hearing some beautiful orchestra favorites  - Saturday February 13, 8pm.
Rose Orchestra and Rosebud Youth Orchestra
in the beautiful Rose Theatre, downtown Brampton
Sign up and pay Tuesday: Adults $20, children up to 4 children - all for $10

To receive your year-end Certificate you must attend at least one Rose/Rosebud Concert this year. This is a very good choice! Hear the William Tell Overture, Leia's Theme from Star Wars, and many more beautiful classics!


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SOUND BYTES FROM ADMINISTRATION

Feb 4, 2016

If you ordered a music stand, please make sure to pick it up this week and bring your $20.

There are still a couple beginners who need to schedule and confirm their private lesson times.  Please make sure to contact me!

The February calendar will be available next week.  Sorry for the delay! 

WELCOME MISS YOSHI!!!

A big welcome to our new violin/viola teacher Miss Yoshi!!
She will be teaching some of the beginners - starting Wednesday!

Miss Yoshimura was raised in a small town in rural Ontario.  She moved to the city to go to school in Toronto where she completed her Bachelors of Education.  She also attended the University of Western's Honors Music Education Program.  Her students are encouraged to learn to appreciate music and she strives to teach her students the joy of learning and playing music. 

Miss Yoshi plays with Miss Currie and myself in the Rose Orchestra.  We look forward to seeing you at the concert on Saturday!!


PRIVATE LESSONS for BEGINNERS THIS WEEK!!! DON"T MISS OUT- 
You'll get great coaching with a fun teacher!

 PLEASE Speak to Marilyn to plan your time slot

THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK 


BEGINNERS

TUESDAY CLASS : BRING THEORY SHEETS #3 & 4

MUSIC STANDS ARE REQUIRED EVERY WEEK FROM NOW ON!


Recognize anyone?

Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros, paid us a visit ,
and presented a donation to MATT
Thank you Councillor Medeiros!


1. Scale of D: long bows.          
    then again with these rhythms on each note:

2. TWINKLE -long bows- smooth, beautiful sound         
           (A) Mississippi Hot Dog - upper half of bow, use elbow 
          (B) Run Pony - long, short short full and half bows
          (C) Misissippi Mississippi middle bows


 3. TUESDAY Class : REVIEW  "Long, Long Ago" Line 1.
                                          USE HANDOUTS FOR THIS SONG
                                                                                                                                                       
               
Wednesday BeginnerClass: Loren Vidri 




                                                                              INTERMEDIATE                                       
                                
1. Scale of D, Scale of C Every day!


2. ALL FOR STRINGS: REVIEW #165 
ONCE MORE FOR EXCELLENT READING: 168, 170, 171, 176, 177, 178, 179,  180, 181
                         Each one should be played three OR MORE times this week!

3. REVIEW: MAMBO-  LEARN Up to LETTER C: 
      TO PREPARE: Play Scale of C- NO SHARPS
       Start on YOUR LOWEST C and go to your highest note on A or C string 

                                                         
ADVANCED

                                          BRING YOUR CHART TO CLASS 
                                          PRACTICE FIVE DAYS A WEEK

              YOU are learning some very lovely and fun pieces- and beginning to sound excellent! Do YOUR VERY BEST to learn your part well - your contribution is important!

 Suzuki song practice- 
                         your  careful study on solo (lesson) work brings much progress.

                                              ORCHESTRA CONCERT REPERTOIRE:

                                         Aim for CLEAR articulation of rhythms 
                                    Sine Nomine : scale first
                                    Londonderry Air                                  
                                    La Paloma perfect violin 2 soli  

                                    Queen of Sheba: work in sections to play up to speed
                                    Brandenburg: scale first, Baroque bowing styles:  
                                    Mozart: scale first- light style                               
                                    Brother James Air- c major section to bar 29
                                    Billy Tell: ALL

                               HAVE A GREAT WEEK of PROGRESS AND IMPROVEMENT

                                                   PLAY, SMILE and.... SHINE!

SEE the REWARDS of PRACTICE!!


SOUND BYTES FROM ADMINISTRATION
January 28, 2016
musicatthetowers@gmail.com

Parents need to sign up this coming week for tickets for the Rose performance. It's going to be amazing!!

BEGINNER LESSONS:
We are making progress with the beginner lessons!  Please stay tuned.  We are expecting lessons still to be able to start the week of Feb 8th!

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Beginner parents:
We would appreciate if you could be present in class tomorrow for a special presentation by Councillor Medeiros at 430pm.  

Please bring your money if you ordered a music stand.

Please sign in (this week only) with Administration and confirm your private lesson time!!

THANKS!!
Marilyn

MATT Parents

Music stand order goes in this week. Sign up today with Marilyn.

Beginner lessons - see Marilyn to discuss your available times.

Up-coming event, February 13! "Classic Romance"
a program of audience requests.
INCLUDING the Rosebud Orchestra-Try not to miss this one!

Valentine's Day Weekend at the Rose Theatre.
Save The Date! Order your tickets starting Tuesday Feb.2nd!

Remember to sign up for Theory Lessons.

                                                                               Matt Parent--Patrenella
HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

ALL STUDENTS are REMINDED TO BRING YOUR CHART TO CLASS 

BEGINNERS

TUESDAY CLASS : FILL IN and BRING THEORY SHEETS to class next week 


1. Scale of D: long bows.          
    then again with these rhythms on each note:

2. TWINKLE -long bows- smooth, beautiful sound         
           (A) Mississippi Hot Dog - upper half of bow, use elbow 
          (B) Run Pony - long, short short full and half bows
          (C) Misissippi Mississippi middle bows


 3. TUESDAY Class : REVIEW  "Long, Long Ago" Line 1.
                                          USE HANDOUTS FOR THIS SONG
                                                                                                                                                       
                   

4. Wednesday Class :  PLEASE BRING YOUR MUSIC STANDS NEXT WEEK  IF you have ordered one, please bring payment . They will be available for you to pick up.
(a)Review all of above :Scale of D,
(b)TWINKLE with all BOWINGS 

 (c) ALL of Long Long Ago -with measured full and half bows.



                                                                              INTERMEDIATE
                                        
                                          PRACTICE FIVE DAYS A WEEK and....
                                                    bring chart to class!

              Practice your Suzuki song regularly

1. Scale of D, Scale of C


2. ALL FOR STRINGS: REVIEW #165 
NEW this week:167,, 168, 170, 171, 176, 177, 178, 179,  180, 181

3. REVIEW: MAMBO-  LEARN Up to ONE BAR before C: 
      TO PREPARE: Play Scale of C- NO SHARPS
       Start on YOUR LOWEST C and go to your highest note on A or C string 
                                                         F Bb and C are VERY low 
                                                

4.  ROSA LEE: Scale of D- 2 sharps F# and C# as usual  . LONG smooth bows

                                            

ADVANCED

                                          BRING YOUR CHART TO CLASS 
                                          PRACTICE FIVE DAYS A WEEK

              
1. Suzuki song practice 

2. Brandenburg: scale first, Baroque bowing styles:  first section to bar 43
3. Mozart: scale first- light style bars 75 to end. Last 3 unison bars- exactly in tune
4. Sine Nomine :scale first, intro to bar 61; ;dynamics: FULL BOWS --> FULL SOUND
5. Brother James Air-c major section to bar 29

6. Continue work to perfect details in the following re: NOTES, RHYTHMS, BOWINGS and DYNAMICS.  
                                    Londonderry Air 
                                    Billy Tell- review last section- especially dynamics at the end
                                    La Paloma perfect violin 2 soli  all melody parts
                                    Queen of Sheba: work on tricky bits

                           
           LET'S ALL FOLLOW AN EXCELLENT PRACTICE ROUTINE THIS WEEK.
                                        NO QUESTION, IT ALWAYS PAYS OFF!!!
                         

SOUNDING AMAZING!


SOUND BYTES FROM ADMINISTRATION
January 24th
musicatthetowers@gmail.com

HANDOUT SUMMARY:
     Two handouts were distributed this week.  If you missed the handouts, please see admin at class.

1     Letter to MATT parents - we have NEW spaces for lessons.  This allows us to be more flexible with lesson times and to have lessons free of distractions and disruptions!  How exciting!!  Violin studio - for Cecilia's students - 440 McMurchy Ave.  Cello studio - for Marilyn's students - 430 McMurchy Ave.  Lessons have already begun at these locations. There is parking available.  You can reach these locations through the tunnels.  If you have any challenges, security can assist you. (I could reach my studio through the tunnel without the use of a fob from 85 Charolais - class building)
  • Theory - Theory room is located between the party room (where class is held) and the lunch room (down the hall).  We will accommodate 6 students maximum per time slot. Please stick with your allotted time! Hopefully theory books will be available on Tuesday at a cost of $5.00.  Also available will be the Alfred's Advanced Rudiments Workbook at a cost of $15.00 for those who have completed the AFS Book 1 Theory test.  Since students will be moving between buildings, students will need to sign in and out of theory lessons so we know they received their required time.
  • For security, we suggest parents remain with the student outside the studio until their lesson begins.  Parents are welcome to remain in the studio with their student or return at the end of their lesson.  Please - NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE STUDIOS OR THE THEORY ROOM!!
2    Parent's Corner @MATT letter - We look forward to another successful year at MATT!! We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our parents and caregivers who so generously gave of their time and expertise.  You put your heads, hearts and hands in all that we do and build our MATT community.  Thank you!
     Thank you Akilah for your warm, wonderful contribution to MATT!  We wish you continued success in your new endeavour and we look forward to seeing you and your son at class and continuing to work with you as a parent volunteer.
     Welcome Marilyn!  Marilyn McKay has assumed the administration role here at MATT.  She will continue to be our cello teacher.  Please feel free to liaise with her on Tuesday or Wednesday at class or via email at musicatthetowers@gmail.com or via text or voice at 647-286-9359.

PLEASE remember to contact administration (Marilyn) for any questions or concerns that don't need to be directly addressed by our terrific leader Ms Currie.
REMEMBER to let administration (Marilyn) know if you have to miss a class!!

N.B. -  For private lessons - you MUST bring your music books (AFS/Suzuki as directed by your teacher) AND a notebook for the teacher to write notes in for the student to review during practice!  Be responsible!  Be prepared!

BEGINNER LESSONS:
There have been some scheduling issues with the beginner lessons.  Please be advised more information will be forthcoming as soon as we get more teaching times available.  We cannot confirm lesson start dates or times at this point.  Please stay tuned!!


HOMEWORK THIS WEEK
PARENTS NOTES:

THEORY!!
Ampiire, our Tuesday/Wednesday Theory volunteer has begun this week. Already we are hearing some good results. This is an asset to your music performance.
Classes will be limited to 6 at a time, so please let Marilyn know your time choice as previously arranged and attend at that time.

FOR CECILIA'S STUDENTS and other Saturday theory students,  
Sydnie's Theory class WILL BEGIN NEXT LESSON CYCLE. Bring your AFS 1Theory book  until you 're tested and ready for the new one.

MUSIC STANDS

SOON BEGINNERS WILL BE GIVEN A BOOK AND WILL LEARN TO READ VIOLIN/VIOLA/CELLO MUSIC. 

FOR THIS YOU WILL NEED MUSIC STANDS.
 PLEASE LET MARILYN KNOW:
i. if you already have one OR

ii  which one you will purchase through MATT. 
There are two samples to choose from.

BEGINNER PRIVATE LESSONS
MATT is providing private lessons via scholarship fund, for all BEGINNERS, starting in February. This is important for each student to progress well. You will be required to participate consistently in these lessons to receive this assistance. 

BE SURE TO SIGN UP this week so we are able to arrange the schedule.


HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

BEGINNERS

1. Scale of D: long bows. 
    then again with these rhythms on each note:

          (A) Mississippi Hot Dog - start at middle, play in upper half of bow, use elbow 
          (B) Run Pony - long, short short


2. TWINKLE -long bows- smooth, beautiful sound 

 3. TUESDAY Class : NEW  "Long, Long Ago" Line 1. As below
                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                        LONG, LONG AGO
                                           Line 1 //:D____ D    E/   F#____ F#  G / A_____.
                                                                            
                
                                 violin / viola    (D0___ D0 D1/ D2____D2 D3/ A0_____A1 A0/ D2____) 
                                           cello     (D0___ Do D1/ D3____ D3 D4/A0_____A1A0  D3____) 

4. Wednesday Class Review: All of above with Excellent sitting/standing position 
               ALL of Long Long Ago -with measured full and half bows.

  
                                                          INTERMEDIATE
                                        
                                          PRACTICE FIVE DAYS A WEEK and
                                                     bring chart to class!

              Practice your Suzuki song regularly

1. Scale of D, Scale of C

2. ALL FOR STRINGS: NEW this week: #147,153, LOW C:155 ,156, 159. 
         161: C# and LOW C, 162 and 165 : violins upper staff- A line; violas and cellos- B

4. REVIEW: MAMBO- play Scale of C
      . Start on c and remember there are NO SHARPS: F and C are  low (2 on D and A for cello) LEARN Up to bar 8

5. NEW: ROSA LEE: Scale of D- 2 sharps F# and C# as usual  . LONG smooth bows

                                            

ADVANCED

                                          BRING YOUR CHART TO CLASS 
                                          PRACTICE FIVE DAYS A WEEK

              
1. Suzuki song practice 
2. Major scales to prepare for some of the pieces, especially those in f andc major

3.. Brandenburg: Rememberthe two Baroque bowing styles:  first section to bar 43
4. Queen of Sheba: Baroque style throughout. 
5. Sine Nomine: "dramatic" section from bar 91

6. Continue work to perfect details in the following re: NOTES, RHYTHMS, BOWINGS and DYNAMICS.  
                                    Londonderry Air review to 21
                                    Billy Tell- review last section- especially dynamics at the end
                                    Brother James Air- hard bits.solos
                                    La Paloma violin 2 soli, ALL: tricky bits, all melody parts
                                    Mozart: Clean clear texture ie. precise notes, intonation

                           
                      WHAT GREAT PROGRESS YOU ARE ALL MAKING!!!

                                    WORK HARD, PLAY EASY, SOUND BEAUTIFUL!