BGSU has a series called the Young People's Concerts. Their first one of the season was called "GOING TAIKO" at Bryan Recital Hall (Moore Musical Arts Center at BGSU) on Saturday, September 24th. This was a Japanese Drum Ensemble and they often perform in the fall during harvest time. Students were able to play the drums and learn a Japanese dance. They are 45-minute programs begins at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. The next one, "SINGING SPOOKY" is on October 29th and you get to come in costume to sing spooky favorites! A special Halloween treat will also be provided. Admission to each event is $2 for adults and $1 for children payable at the center box office (opens at 10:30 am). Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Parents are encouraged to attend. Remember, our students earn 5 extra PIANO Points for attendance at an outside musical event. Just be sure to tell your teacher about it!
We had a great time at our Enrichment Sessions Wednesday and Thursday this week! Thank you, students, for coming well-prepared to perform for your group. And thank you to Peace Church for so graciously accommodating us. For our Little Mozarts class, this was the first time to play in front of an audience other than our families, so that was exciting for the students to share what they have been learning! We always have a door prize when the students come in, and then we perform for each other. Miss Angie and Miss Susan introduced many composers from the Romantic Era in a power point presentation, and Miss Kelsey associated the piano music to each composer by performing short sections of their works. Some groups had two games for this session - "Romantic Red-Rover"(don't worry - a non-vicious rendition!) where we answered questions related to the Romantic Era or its composers. The other game was a spelling game to see how well we can remember the unique last names of these German, Russian, Hungarian and Polish composers. We reviewed the life of Beethoven, learned about Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Gurlitt, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. Thank you to Miss Angie for preparing the special cookies at the end of our classes. Next week: back to regular lessons - keep up the good practicing!
Please confirm with your teacher that you are aware of the Enrichment Session days/times for the year. Each student has been assigned a group class and we want to make sure that will work for you. The schedule is posted here.
All students are preparing a piece to perform from the Romantic Era. An extra five points will be awarded to all who play by memory at the group!
This is a great educational magazine that touches on items of interest for the developing musician and is available for only $5 for a year-long subscription. It includes music written by other students, practice tips, famous composers' biographies, and even fun music-related games and puzzles that students enjoy. Please consider signing your student up today!
The summer piano lesson students performed at the Wood County Public Library on Saturday, July 30th at 11 am. This was a collaborative recital with duets, vocalists and instrumentalists! It was a great day filled with wonderful music. Rewards for practice minutes throughout June and July were also awarded.
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