CONCERT WEEK INSTRUCTIONS

PARENTS NOTICE BOARD

TUESDAY CLASS:

FOR CONCERT rehearsal of Pomp and Circumstance
at 5pm Tuesday  please note the change of timing:
Intermediates arrive EARLY at 4:45, Advanced STAY till 5:15

 We ask that you please do your best to be there for this rehearsal.

 
2.ALL STUDENTS
- Before Tuesday CLASS
 
(a) Have your stand labeled with YOUR NAME on it
 
(b) Have your concert music in folder/binder
in CONCERT ORDER (see program below)

CONCERT PROGRAM
Fri. June 24th , 2015

O CANADA     ....................................................Advanced class

Beginners
 
 Twinkles: Long Bows,and Mississippi Hotdog. .........W.A Mozart
             Lightly Row    .............................................................. traditional
                                    acc. by some advanced students
 
 
Intermediates
 
            There's Music in the Air ........................................................Root
            Happy Blues .........................................................................Frost
            Sahara Crossing..................................................................Meyer
 
 
 Advanced
 
            Contredanse..................................................................Hotteterre
    Student Trio:  Mya Norman,violin; Balaaj Zafar,viola; Zoe Bakker, cello
                                                           


            Fiddle Dance......................................................................Fletcher
            MacPherson's Lament...................................arr. Marshall/Phillips 
            Minuet............................................................................Beethoven
            Air on the G String......................................................... J.S. Bach
  Advanced and Intermediates
            Pomp and Circumstance........................................................Elgar
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FRIDAY'S
 
"OTF Celebration Concert"  FRI April 24th in Party room:

1.arrive at 4:15 for one hour rehearsal before concert.
 
2.Wear your MATT t-shirt, with dress pants/skirt shoes
 
3.WHEN YOU ARRIVE, IMMEDIATELY:
  • put up stand
  • unpack instrument
  • leave instrument cases/jacket, etc. neatly in kitchen area
  • sit down and wait for tuning and instruction
                                      this week's HOMEWORK
 
ALL STUDENTS: Work carefully to learn all music for concert.

ALL STUDENTS Continue work on new music :
Beginners AFS up to # 18 p. 51
Intermediates: Skaters Waltz -up to bar 33
Advanced: Scarlatti Sonata up to bar 10, Brandenburg Concerto - all

                HAVE A JOYFILLED WEEK OF MUSIC SHARING!!!
 


ONWARD! THREE WEEKS to April 24th CONCERT!

 
PARENTS' NOTICE BOARD
 
April 24 Concert at the Towers
Please BE SURE to sign with Claudia
to confirm your child's attendance.
OUR  CONCERT DRESS:
We wear  MATT t-shirts - BLUE and GREEN with black.
 IF you could wear plain blue or green pants/skirt with t-shirt,
this would be a lovely look.
Perhaps just keep this in mind for future shopping trips.
We "dress up" a little,
in honour of our guests, and sponsors in audience.
 
Thank you.
 
PHOTO REHEARSAL
heads up
We may be going to PAMA Art Gallery for our June 2 classes-
for photo shoot in concert attire.
more on this later.
 
MATT CONCERT ATTENDANCE at ROSE THEATRE
May Final Concert :"PIRATES! " Saturday May 2, 8pm.
with music from movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
by Rose and Rosebud Orchestras
please pay Claudia for your tickets by Tues May 21
reminder- attendance at one of these concerts is required
for your year end MATT Certificate
Rates: Adult $20, group of 1 to 4 children for $10 total
 

HOMEWORK this week
 
BEGINNERS

FOR APRIL CONCERT: 2 songs: Lightly Row, Twinkles
(book note names #50,p.13)
practice for perfection!

 OTHER homework: continue in AFS book up to # 16 page 16
reminder: Quarter (1 beat) notes- black notes get half bow
Half ( 2 beat )  -empty notes get a whole bow

 
INTERMEDIATE

There's Music in the Air #165, Happy Blues #183 and

Sahara Crossing, Pomp and Circumstance

OTHER Homework NEW - Skaters Waltz
 
ADVANCED

Student Trio- Contredanse: rehearsal at 4:45 performance 4:55, this week

new pieces - Bach Air
and NEW- Scarlatti Sonata-up to bar 10
Before class Tuesday
MARK BOWINGS IN PENCIL- FOUR EIGHTH counts  PER SLUR
this will mean: half the bar  down bow slur and half the bar up bow slur

for April  CONCERT:
Fiddle Dance, Mac Pherson's Lament, Beethoven Minuet,
Bach Air
O Canada, Pomp and Circumstance

 
ITS GOING TO BE A LOVELY SPRINGTIME CONCERT
Practice well so it will be easy and fun!

CONCERTS DOWN the ROAD!

 
 
It's hard to believe we are already entering our LAST TERM
of the MATT School Year.
 
THIS TUESDAY is the  LAST PAYDAY,
so BE SURE to make your payment to Claudia without delay.
 
 
OUR CONCERTS:
 
Please mark the following TWO dates into your calendars:
Parents are asked to do your best to have your child present at all of these concerts. Please notify us early of any difficulties with this.
 
1.  SPECIAL OTF Recognition CONCERT : FRIDAY April 24 t 5:30 pm
Rehearsal : at 4:15
ALL students will be involved in this concert.
 
2.TWO YEAR END SHOWCASE  CONCERTS,
TUESDAY, June 16, 5PM AND 7:30 PM,
ALL students are involved in  both of these concerts.
Last year we filled the seats of our room -
the Fire Marshall's room capacity limit must be obeyed.
Since we have grown, we will need to have 2 shows.
 
If you wish to invite your friends and family to attend, make your choice of time, and sign up early to receive tickets for your chosen concert.
No one will be admitted without a ticket.
 
HOMEWORK
 
ADVANCED: CHARTS will be checked this week- BRING YOURS!
Bach AIR through to the end. COUNTING 1+2+3+4+
For Minuet, MacPherson, Fiddle Dance, Ipanema and Pomp
Practice your "tricky bits"  -they WILL get to be perfect!                
Prepare to concert excellence level, and up to speed.
 
 
INTERMEDIATE:  CHARTS will be checked this week- BRING YOURS!
AFS :1. duets #181- practice-both parts! Will be heard in pairs
                                       2.Review and learn well: #165, 183
                                       3. Sahara Crossing- add bars 35 to 45 .
                 Review the first 35 bars and learn to play with full and smooth bows.
 
BEGINNERS: CHARTS will be checked this week- BRING YOURS!
               Use your middle bow tape to watch for correct Short/Long bows
                      Lightly Row-ALL
                      AFS Book:  learning A's and D's, QUARTER and  HALF notes :
                                       On page 15,  Review #5 to #7 ADD #8 to 10
                       Twinkles: Review all bowings we have done.
                    
HAVE A WONDERFUL PRACTICE WEEK!
 
                                      
                                     
                   

March calendar

Hello:

sorry calendar  is a little crooked! : ) its the only way I can get it in here : P
I have sent you copies by email and will bring a couple of copies for those who still need one.

The teacher contact numbers and private class times have been sent to all parents via email, let me know if you did  not receive.

See you all on Tuesdays : )

Claudia P.

March calendar


YOUR PERFECT ATTENDANCE-INFO for the next few weeks

A reminder to students and Parents:
PERFECT ATTENDANCE at classes(ANY kind)
 is your best way to stay on top of learning. (Also for MATT, your way to receive an honours Certificate at the end of June.)
 
AND along with that, in the case of learning to play an instrument,
your consistent practice routine is absolutely necessary.
AT least  FIVE, times a week, review carefully all materials we play in class!
 
 MATT is hiring good substitute teachers, while I am away for two Tuesdays, 
who will keep your learning fresh, and help you move forward. They will be using the HOMEWORK posted on this BLOG as the basis for your classes-
SO KEEP UP!
Claudia will be recording attendance- 
 HELP her and the teachers, as much as you can,
 by arriving on time and paying attention.
Individual Lessons will continue as usual, along with the Theory component.
 
DURING MARCH BREAK THERE ARE NO LESSONS OR CLASSES
 
If I can, I will forward to Claudia, some photos
from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Viet Nam!
 
 
HOMEWORK

BEGINNERS
 
DAILY WARM UP open -1 string cycle:  CHECK for perfect RH and LH
2. Scale of D- long bows and careful tuning
3. TWINKLES:
(a)Long bows . No bow re-takes

(b) Mrssippi hotdog: at middle of bow-R elbow mov't
(c) Run Pony:  LONG short short
(d)  Mrssippi Mrssippi short bow at middle with right elbow movt
 4. LIGHTLY ROW. Review Lines 1 and 2 as shown on hand out sheet
Bring stands to class and new Book "All for Strings"
NEW: You can ADD LINE 3 and then  4 -SAME AS line 2
Follow your line in the note sheet handed out in class:
          LINE 3: E  E  E  E   / E   F#  G__/F# F# F# F# /  F# G A___/
       vln/vla: d1 d1 d1 d1 / d1 d2 d3__/d2 d2 d2 d2/ d2 d3 A0/
     cello:     d1 d1 d1 d1 /d1 d3 d4__/ d3 d3 d3 d3/  d3 d4 A0

LINE 4: Repeat line 2 :A  F# F#F#/   G  E   E    E      / D   F#   A     A / F#F#F#___/ (SAME AS LINE 2)
           A0 d2 d2 d2/ d3 d1 d1 d1/ D0 d2 A0 A0/ d2 d2 d2___//
                                                A0 d3 d3 d3/d4 d1 d1 d1/ D0 d3  A0 A0/d3 d3d d3___/
 
NEW: READING MUSIC: ALL FOR STRINGS Method Book (AFS)
Take good care of the book-you are responsible for keeping it in GOOD condition.
  • All exercises read in class are to be reviewed at home For next week  review # 1 to 3 . You will continue on from there.
  • Bring your stands and books to class every week.

INTERMEDIATE

1.Scales: D and G- special attention  to perfect position and tuning.
2.Review AFS.:#165-There's Music in the Air
3.NEW DUETS #181 practice your part
4. Happy Blues #183:
5. Sahara Crossing - up to bar  34.
6. REVIEW Pomp and CIrcumstance-all- FOLLOW all BOWINGS
 
 
ADVANCED
 
1.Vibrato exercise DAILY slow with even pulses
2.Scales  TWO octave D, and G  Bass-one octave asc. and desc.
3. Bach Air : work carefully on the first section: bars 1-32- NEW this week Bars 25 to 32
4. Continue slow and careful work on Ipanema,
 for sections with accidentals (added sharps /flats- get teacher help)
5. All of MacPherson Vln. 2/vla. work in small quick sections at 37 and 45
6. Fiddle Dance : ALL work in chunks to perfect short difficult parts
7. Review Pomp and Circumstance
ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!!
And Check your e-mails !!

 

MAKING PROGRESS TOGETHER

THANKS TO ALL PARENTS AND STUDENTS
for your feedback on the ROSE CONCERT
Here are a few of your comments:
 
Favorite ROSE ORCH. Piece: FROZEN! (no surprise!)
Favorite ROSEBUD piece: Beethoven 5th

A few nice comments:

"This concert was very enjoyable-most pieces were upbeat and recognizable"

"Loved the show, especially the Frozen piece- perhaps hold the concert a bit earlier when young people play"

"My family enjoyed the whole experience of the Orchestra"

"We had  great time- even my husband enjoyed it!" ahem!

"Good experience- need to do more often"

Thank you for taking the time to tell us your opinion. These will be passed on to the Rose Board-they love to get feed-back!

Better late than never: I found some photos from 
 "Christmas with Santa" at the TOWERS see below:


HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

Intermediates : Scales of D and G- listen for excellent tuning
Sahara Crossing up to 18,   Pomp & Circumstance
AFS: 171, 179, 183 Happy Blues

Beginners: Scale of D, Twinkles long bows, and  3 rhythms, Lightly Row first                                                                        2 lines, short short long
 
Advanced :
WORK ON LONG SMOOTH BOWS in your pieces
VIBRATO, in rhythms
Scales- 2 octaves D and G
FIDDLE DANCE- up to concert tempo-drill small bits up to speed
MacPherson- smooth and long bows on melodies-drill tricky bars
Bach Air- solid timing in first section eighth notes learned thoroughly and in tune.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!