May 24, 2017

PARENT NOTES

SLIDE SHOW: Still taking class photos for year end concert Presentation.

Your help is appreciated - small close up groups, whole classes or individuals!
Your creative poses too

PARENT NOTES

THIS WEEKEND IS OUR PLAY A THON!!


Sat. MAY 27 PLAY-A-THON FOR ALL students 

Collect your pledges to  KEEP MATT STRONG
 aim for  $100  worth of pledges.- our goal is $5000.
 FIVE pledges of $20 will do it. There is a prize for largest pledge amount!

 LOCATION: Shoppers World  STAPLES COURT
(south entrance beside Staples on Steeles Ave.)



PLAY-A-THON SCHEDULE:

Wear your MATT t-shirt, bring instrument, all concert music, and labelled music stand.

11 to 12 :ADVANCED STUDENTS :  arrive 10:45 
     
12am to 1pm MATT Alumni : Raechel and Mckenna Thompson DUETS 12am to 1pm

1 to 2pm  BEGINNERS arrive  12:45
                 Intermediate ensemble and solo players

2 to2:20pm   Kevin Ni Rosebud FLUTE

2:20 pm to 3:30 INTERMEDIATES arrive at  2:10 Play 2:20 pm toll 3:30 pm   
     with INTERMEDIATE SMALL ENSEMBLES

3:30 pm to 4pm Northern Lights Ensemble:


"Celebrampton" event O CANADA by MATT  ADVANCED STUDENTS
Intermediates may audition for the 2 or 3 spaces available to join in! 
Saturday June 10 at 11:15 am  in  Rose Theatre Square

A few have not yet  confirmed attendance -do so right away!

Arrive by 11:15 am to set up. N. B. Streets blocked off for the market .
Wear MATT t -shirts and sun block. Bring O Canada Music and clothes pins
More info to come!



MATT YEAR-END SHOWCASE  June 13, 2017 6pm at Holland Christian Homes
All students perform. Invite your family and friends!

June 6 rehearsal 5pm - all stay for the duration- till 7pm
June 13 CONCERT 4:15 arrival / set up/ tuning 4:30 to 5:30 rehearsal
                                   6pm Concert 
 
LOCATION : Holland Christian Homes: 7900 McLaughlin Rd. Plan to before  start time.
Parking is difficult- car pool if possible. 
Make your travel arrangements today! Notify Yogita if you need a ride.


2. Concert dress: purple MATT t-shirts with colorful or black skirt/pants, dress shoes
3. What to bring: music stand with name on it, instrument
4. Music to bringFolder, containing only concert music - hand in all other items before .


Year end SPECIAL  EVENTS
  1. Tuesday June 6 Dress rehearsal  5 pm to 7pm arrive at 4:45 -at Holland Christian Homes 7900 McLaughlin Road . Arrive early. Parking is sometimes challenging.
  2. Tuesday June 13:  Final Concert at HCH  (4:15 arrival 6pm concert).
  3. Tuesday June 20:  Year End Party  at Ms Currie's home 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. Joanna, Lilly, Joah, Aaron, Jeremiah. 
                                                       

 1.CONCERT: O  CANADA! Practice the correct Bowing for the beginning:
                                                  "down--- up-- up down!"  Learn your notes for the swhole song!
     

2. CONCERT  FINALE :PALLADIO:  Write in note names , practice the hard bars. Thsi week we work on the second half. Make sure you have reviewed and learned the FIRST HALF from this week's class

 3. CONCERT:  Long, long ago:  ALL lines to be learned well , from memory, 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 Note naming in Palladio:                                        
 Read your staff lines and spaces 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 - 

    Practice each item below at least 3 times per week:

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

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

5.SCALE of F - (for PALLADIO) :practice reading and playing all notes on your F scale handout, including added higher notes.

6.CONCERT FINALE PALLADIO! ALL students  play at end of concert
Write in note names if needed Work on perfecting one bar at a time- then add the next bar

7. CONCERT OPENINGAll students play O Canada- practice all parts at home

8. SMALL ENSEMBLES for CONCERT - Practice to perform for class !! and CONCERT: DUETS 
                                                   Jonathan,/Nathan. : Judas Maccabeus
                                                               Jordan /Aaron /JohanR :  Blue Bells of Scotland

CELEBRATE AT " CELEBRAMPTON" with MATT " O CANADA!!

May 16, 2017

PARENT NOTES

GREAT NEWS- CONFIRMED TODAY!!

Advanced students have been invited to
PLAY O CANADA for "Celebrampton"
Saturday June 10 at 11:15 am  in  Rose Theatre Square

ALL students will want to attend this very special MATT  FIRST!
Confirm your attendance with Yogita this Tuesday.

Arrive by 11:15 am to set up. N. B. Streets blocked off for the market .
Wear MATT t -shirts and sun block. Bring O Canada Music and clothes pins

Sat. MAY 27 PLAY-A-THON FOR ALL students 
Collect your pledges to  KEEP MATT STRONG
 aim for  $100  worth of pledges.- our goal is $5000.

PLAY-A-THON SCHEDULE:


ADVANCED STUDENTS /  arrive 10:45 play 11am to 12pm
     
MATT Alumni  Raechel and Mckenna Thompson DUET 12am to 1pm

BEGINNERS arrive at 12:45 Play at 1pm till 2 pm,
             with assistance of  Intermediate ensemble and solo players
 N.B.     Confirmation of attendance with Yogita is required

Kevin Ni FLUTE: 2 pm to 2:20 pm 
INTERMEDIATES arrive at  2:10 Play 2:20 pm toll 3:30 pm   
     with INTERMEDIATE SMALL ENSEMBLES

Northern Lights Ensemble3:30 pm to 4pm

 -in STAPLES COURT (south entrance beside Staples on Steeles Ave.)
We ask every student to
 FIVE pledges of $20 will do it. There is a prize for largest pledge amount!




SLIDE SHOW: We need photos of individuals and groups in each class for a concert slide show- If you can help, Please bring your phone or camera and we can set up some great shots!

MATT YEAR-END SHOWCASE  June 13, 2017 6pm at Holland Christian Homes
All studentsa perform Invite your fmaily and friends!

1. Location of June 6 rehearsal 5pm and June 13 CONCERT 4:30 arrival / 6pm Concert is Holland Christian Homes, 7900 McLaughlin Rd. Plan to arrive no later than start time. Parking is difficult- car pool if possible. Make your travel arrangements today! Notify Yogita if you need a ride.


2. Concert dress: purple MATT t-shirts with colorful or black skirt/pants, dress shoes
3. What to bring: music stand with name on it, instrument
4. Music to bringFolder, containing only concert music - hand in all other items before .


Year end SPECIAL  EVENTS
  1. Tuesday June 6 Dress rehearsal  5 pm to 7pm arrive at 4:45 -at Holland Christian Homes 7900 McLaughlin Road . Arrive early. Parking is sometimes challenging.
  2. Tuesday June 13:  Final Concert at HCH  (4:30 arrival 6pm concert).
  3. Tuesday June 20:  Year End Party  at Ms Currie's home 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. Joanna, Lilly, Joah, Aaron, Jeremiah. 
                                                       

 1.CONCERT: O  CANADA! Practice the correct Bowing for the beginning:
                                                  "down--- up-- up down!"  Learn your notes for the swhole song!
     

2. CONCERT  FINALE :PALLADIO:  Write in note names , practice the hard bars. Thsi week we work on the second half. Make sure you have reviewed and learned the FIRST HALF from this week's class

 3. CONCERT:  Long, long ago:  ALL lines to be learned well , from memory, 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 Note naming in Palladio:                                        
 Read your staff lines and spaces 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 - 

    Practice each item below at least 3 times per week:

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

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

5.SCALE of F - (for PALLADIO) :practice reading and playing all notes on your F scale handout, including added higher notes.

6.CONCERT FINALE PALLADIO! ALL students  play at end of concert
Write in note names if needed Work on perfecting one bar at a time- then add the next bar

7. CONCERT OPENINGAll students play O Canada- practice all parts at home

8. SMALL ENSEMBLES for CONCERT - Practice to perform for class !! and CONCERT: DUETS 
                                                   Jonathan,/Nathan. : Judas Maccabeus
                                                               Jordan /Aaron /JohanR :  Blue Bells of Scotland


                                                                                

       Advanced: 
                           DETAILED Practice charts required for start of class every week 

       1. CONCERT opening:  O CANADA  Also for  June 10 event 

       2.CONCERT: Intermezzo from *Cavaliera Rusticana - study, name notes and learn ALL
           *Watched  it on YOU TUBE YET? Get ON it!!

       3.Scale of G - TWO octaves
        CONCERT: Besame Mucho - Continue to work on : ALL, with correct repeats,
                                - remember to work on HARD parts most!

       4.. CONCERT: Grieg "Holberg Suite": Gavotte practice style changes 

      5. Scale of F major.  2 octves plus all notes above  in 1st position
          CONCERT FINALE :PALLADIO 
          Learn 16th note bars one at a time- slow, then quick, till they become fun to play!

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


               "MUSIC is a MORAL LAW. IT GIVES SOUL to the UNIVERSE.." 
                                                                                                  PLATO 5th century, BC