PARENTS' NOTICE BOARD

WARM WELCOME TO OUR TWO NEW ASSISTANTS:
AKILAH ANDALL: New Admin Assistant-will take over in September from Claudia
KAPIL KHURANA: is doing Marketing for the MATT program over the summer months, sponsored by our OTF Grant
We are very pleased to have them both with us!

CONCERT JUNE 16: REMINDER

Most of you now know that we will be holding ONE CONCERT June 16th at 5 pm.
This is due to the Towers Management kindly providing chairs to accommodate us and our audience.
4 pm rehearsal for all students
Doors will open at 4:45 for our guests.

HELP NEEDED FOR CONCERT
EVEN MORE CHAIRS!!
If you happen to own 4 collapsible chairs, we need about 20  for students to sit on at the side during concert.
This does not add extra people - just helps to stage the concert more easily. Please bring them to the 4pm rehearsal. Our volunteers can help load and unload them if needed. Please tell Claudia if you will bring some.
THANK YOU!

Parent Teacher Discussions: CONTINUED :THIS WEEK June 3 and 4, Wednesday and Thursday,  Parent interviews during your child’s private lesson time. Claudia has arranged the schedule. I look forward to sharing thoughts re:child's progress,your suggestions etc. 
For Beginners and others who have lessons on Tuesdays:
 IF you could meet with Andrea on Wed June 10 after 4:45 or June 11 after 3pm please let Claudia know .Otherwise we will have to have a phone interview- not ideal!

YEAR END POOL PARTY
Thank you to the parents who have offered to help with arranging for FREE PIZZA for the year end party.

The last MATT class/Year-end Party will be Tuesday June 23rd. All students attend at 4pm, then gather for pool party, and refreshments,
at Ms. Currie's home, very close to Towers. Details to follow. 

Possible Performance: Classic Car show in Mall parking lot-June



THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK

BEGINNERS

PRACTICECHARTS TO BE FILLED IN FOR FOUR/FIVE  DAYS PRACTICE

CONCERT PIECES ARE IN RED

1.     VIVA LA VIDA: YOUR FIRST SHEET MUSIC!
ALL STUDENTS: Use our repeated rhythm in 2 bar segments, watching to change notes in the music as required. The notes move up one or down one, on either the D or G string.

 CELLOS: YES Misha’s Dad is right –you are missing the first 20 bars-which I will give you Tuesday. However, those bars are very similar to the ones you have, and will come before the ones you have, so work on your music lots and get to know it well!

2.  Review note reading thoroughly every day- NOTE READING –AFS BOOK
  #32 page 19. Continue PAST  #35 AS FAR AS YOU CAN GO!
Page 33; CONTINUE PAST 110 and 111 on G string notes

3. Review Twinkle(A)  Long Bows, Miss Hot dog and (BI STOP and YOU STOP  eg “D D rest D A A rest A”
    

4. Review Lightly Row- short short long. etc.: half bows for short and whole bows for long:

INTERMEDIATES
CONCERT PIECES ARE IN RED

1.     SKATERS WALTZ Continue working up to bar 52 quarter note melodies -very smooth bowing
2.     SAHARA CROSSING - work on your hard parts: especially :violin/viola bars19 to 25 and cellos bars 41 to 51

3. VIVA la VIDA  practice Practice through the whole piece HAVE FUN WITH IT! Listen to it on YOU tube  Use correct up and down bowsfor your rhythm on open strings  AT  FROG of bow. 

4.  POMP and CIRCUMSTANCE YOUR concert piece

ADVANCED
CONCERT PIECES ARE IN RED
1.     SONATA by SCARLATTI: Practice each eighth note bars separately, with perfect tuning and smooth sound.
This week we will play it with Kalpi, so be sure to know your part well!


2.     VIVA LA VIDA Continue through the whole piece- HAVE FUN !!

3. Continue learning Bach Air- aim for very smooth long in tune eighth notes

       4.  BACH BRANDENBURG- ALL!!

       5.  Continue perfecting the notes and melodies of  MAC PHERSON.

        6. TRIO by Mya, Balaaj and Zoe!!

                                              
            


PARENTS' NOTICE BOARD

Most of you now know that we will be holding ONE CONCERT June 16th at 5 pm.
This is due to the Towers Management kindly providing chairs to accommodate us and our audience.
4 pm rehearsal for all students
Doors will open at 4:45 for our guests.

WE ARE HAPPY TO AVOID THE INCONVENIENCE OF HAVING TO COME AND GO TWICE THAT DAY.

 It’s ALL about helping the children experience the fruit of all their (and YOUR) work this year!


Parent Teacher Discussions: THIS WEEK May27/28 Wednesday and Thursday, we begin Parent interviews during your child’s private lesson time. Claudia has arranged the schedule. I look forward to sharing thoughts re:child's progress,your suggestions etc. 
For Beginners, a Tuesday time will be arranged where necessary.



YEAR END POOL PARTY
Thank you to the parents who have offered to help with arranging for FREE PIZZA for the year end party.

The last MATT class/Year-end Party will be Tuesday June 23rd. All students attend at 4pm, then gather for pool party, and refreshments,
at Ms. Currie's home, very close to Towers. Details to follow. 

Possible Performance: Classic Car show in Mall parking lot-June



THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK

Beginners:

PRACTICECHARTS TO BE FILLED IN FOR FOUR/FIVE  DAYS PRACTICE

1.     Review note reading thoroughly every day- NEW NOTE READING –AFS BOOK
  #32 page 19. Continue to #35
G STRING notes : G A B see page 33 in your book-

2.. Review Twinkle Long Bows, Miss Hot dog and I STOP and YOU STOP  eg “D D rest D A A rest A” etc.
    

3. Review Lightly Row- short short long. etc.: half bows for short and whole bows for long:

Intermediates:

1.     Skaters Waltz: Continue working up to bar 52 quarter note melodies -very smooth bowing
2.     Sahara Crossing- work on your hard parts: especially :violin/viola bars19 to 25 and cellos bars 41 to 51

3. Viva la Vida: practice Practice the correct down and up bowsfor your main rhythm bar 1 OR bar 13
the rhythm on open strings  AT  FROG of bow. 

4. Pomp and Circumstance- YOUR concert piece

 Advanced


1.     Sonata by Scarlatti: Practice each eighth note bars separately, with perfect tuning and smooth sound.
This week we will play it with Kalpi, so be sure to know your part well!

2.     VIVA LA VIDA Continue through the whole piece –counting melody lines carefully rhythms and melodies are repeated. to be ready to play Tuesday

3. Continue learning Bach Air- aim for very smooth long in tune eighth notes

       4.  BACH BRANDENBURG- ALL!!

       5.  Continue perfecting the notes and melodies of  MacPherson.

                                              
             YOU ARE DOING SO WELL –KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!



PARENTS' NOTICE BOARD

OKAY EVERYONE-HERE”S A NEW TWIST
We have just learned that actually we can seat 110 people legally in our room. Someone was misinformed (including us!) Anyway before you get too far with your invitations for 7:30 pm. Let’s just put a hold on the TWO concert idea.
As yet we haven’t mentioned this revelation to our Management staff.
There are still only 47 working chairs, so we would have to find a way to add 60 more in order to have 2 guests per person at the concert. Please do feel free to make your comments to Claudia about all this. We have heard from a few people about their unhappiness with TWO concerts.

 4 pm rehearsal for all students

Parent Teacher Discussions: In the next TWO weeks, appointment times to be planned ahead during private lesson time for Intermediates and Advanced, please share thoughts re: child's progress, your suggestions etc. 
For Beginners, a Tuesday time will be arranged where necessary.



YEAR END POOL PARTY
Thank you to the parents who have offered to help with arranging for FREE PIZZA for the year end party.

The last MATT class/Year-end Party will be Tuesday June 23rd. All students attend at 4pm, then gather for pool party, and refreshments,
at Ms. Currie's home, very close to Towers. Details to follow. 

Possible Performance: Classic Car show in Mall parking lot-June



THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK

Beginners:

PRACTICECHARTS TO BE FILLED IN FOR FOUR DAYS PRACTICE

1.     Review note reading thoroughly every day-

2.     REVIEW  this week. #27 to # 30 Watch each note carefully to see how LONG it is and WHICH note it is

3.. Review Twinkle Long Bows, Miss Hot dog and I STOP and YOU STOP  eg “D D rest D A A rest A” etc.
    

4. Review Lightly Row- short short long. etc.: half bows for short and whole bows for long:

Intermediates:

1. Skaters Waltz: Continue working up to bar 52 quarter note melodies -very smooth bowing

2. Viva la Vida: practice Practice the correct down and up bowsfor your main rhythm bar 1 OR bar 13
the rhythm on open strings  AT  FROG of bow. 

3.. Pomp and Circumstance- YOUR concert piece

 Advanced


1.     Sonata by Scarlatti: Practice each eighth note bars separately, with perfect tuning and smooth sound.
2.     VIVA LA VIDA Continue through the whole piece –counting melody lines carefully rhythms and melodies are repeated. to be ready to play Tuesday

3. Continue learning Bach Air- aim for very smooth long in tune eighth notes

       4.     BACH BRANDENBURG- ALL!!

       5.     Continue perfecting the notes and melodies of  MacPherson.

                                              
           BEAUTIFUL MUSIC MAKES YOUR HEART SOAR –
              
                           MAKE IT SOUND AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU CAN!


PARENTS' NOTICE BOARD

DEAR PARENTS,
As you know we are growing a little too big for our concert space.(the party room) You may not know that we hope to be adding one class area in the fall- one more room  in which to hold lessons, classes and rehearsals. But as for concert space, there IS no bigger space at the Towers to use. We are not sure how this will be handled in future, possibly by holding concerts at a nearby location. But in the meantime we ask that you celebrate the growth of our program,
and help to make these concerts a huge success for all.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM IN BOTH CONCERTS.

We will finish the 5 pm concert at 6, share refreshments, and then leave, to return by 7pm to prepare for the
7:30 concert, refreshments to follow.

TWO Year End Concerts -Tuesday, June 16th

 4 pm rehearsal for all. Concerts: 5 pm and 7:30 pm

TICKETS FOR CONCERTS
Please decide which time you would like to invite your family/friends to attend. Please sign Claudia's list for tickets for that time. First come, first served.

All children will perform both concerts.
Refreshments - Parents will be asked to organize and provide light refreshments for your guests after concerts.
Once tickets are assigned the refreshments can be planned.


Parent Teacher Discussions: In the next few weeks, appointment times to be planned ahead during private lesson time for Intermediates and Advanced, please share thoughts re: child's progress, your suggestions etc. 
For Beginners, a Tuesday time will be arranged where necessary.



YEAR END POOL PARTY
The last MATT class/Year-end Party will be Tuesday June 23rd. All students attend at 4pm, then gather for pool party, and refreshments, at Ms. Currie's home very close to Towers. Details to follow. 

Possible Performance: Classic Car show in Mall parking lot-








THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK

Beginners:

PRACTICECHARTS TO BE FILLED IN FOR FOUR DAYS PRACTICE

1.     Review note reading thoroughly every day- IF YOU CAN PLAY #25 –all open strings WITH NO MISTAKES, YOU ARE READY TO MOVE AHEAD
2.     NEW this week. #27 to # 30 Watch each note carefully to see how LONG it is and WHICH note it is

3.. Review Twinkle Long Bows and Miss Hot dog.
     Continue working on: I stop and you stop: DD rest D  AA rest A BB rest B etc.
NEW this week: Viva la VIDA concert rhythm –to be reviewed in class

4. Review Lightly Row- short short long. etc.: half bows for short and whole bows for long:

Intermediates:

1. Skaters Waltz: Continue working up to bar 52 quarter note melodies -very smooth bowing

2. Viva la Vida: practice Practice the correct down and up bows. for your main rhythm bar 1 OR bar 13
the rhythm on open strings  AT  FROG of bow. 

Then add fingered notes:bars 1 to 13,  violin 1 bars 13 to 20.

3. Review D and G scales with long smooth bows for perfect position, grip and tuning.

4. Continue learning the notes of MacPherson
    Review other concert pieces.

 Advanced

1. Viva la Vida: practice the rhythm on open strings AT  FROG of bow. 
                        Practice the correct down and up bows

 Then add notes:bars 1 to 13 violin 1 bars 13 to 20.

2. Sonata by Scarlatti: Practice each eighth note bar separately, with perfect tuning and smooth sound.

3. Continue learning Bach Air- aim for very smooth long in tune eighth notes

4.     BACH BRANDENBURG- ALL!!

5.     Continue perfecting the notes and melodies of  MacPherson.


           WOW!  FOUR MORE CLASSES TILL THE JUNE 16 CONCERT

                                    Have a great PRACTICE week!