The Holidays are quickly approaching, so here are a few reminders of upcoming events:
No regular lessons during the week of November 5-9, however, Make-Up Lessons may be scheduled on November 5-6. Please check with your instructor to confirm time and day, if necessary.
Enrichment Sessions are next week, November 7-8, where we are focusing on rhythm in composing with the title "We've Got Rhythm!" The students had an assignment from the last group class and are to bring this melody with them so we can put a rhythm to it. As always, they will be given an opportunity to perform for one another, and they earn a lot of PIANO Points toward our contest by performing and attending these sessions. We are looking forward to another great time together! Please check the times for your Enrichment Session and confirm with your instructor this week.
OhioMTA Recital at the Wood County Library on Sunday, November 4th, 2:15 pm. A great, FREE opportunity to see other pianists perform of all ages! Teachers from the surrounding area bring students to perform for one another. There are two other recitals like this throughout the year - February 3 and April 14. More ways for students to earn PIANO Points for attendance at a concert!
Holiday Performances will be held December 7th at Come to the Stable, and December 17th at the Sterling Home. Registration for the performance of your choice is available online. Please sign up as soon as possible to allow us to plan appropriately for these events and help set a goal for performance. Both are fantastic opportunities for our students to share their music with the community. At Come to the Stable we provide background music for those looking around at the nativity scenes at Bowling Green Alliance Church. The Sterling Home is set up as a recital for the residents at the nursing home.
Finally, a plug for putting this date on your calendar NOW. Our year-end recital weekend is a very big deal for our studio!!! The Top Ten Honors Recital and Awards Night will be Friday night, May 10, and Spring Recitals on Saturday morning, May 11, 2013. We are scheduled again at St. Marks Lutheran Church for this event celebrating our students' accomplishments throughout the year.
It has been a week now since our last Enrichment Class. During this class we were focusing on listening, to be able to help us write and identify melodies in music. We worked on interval ear-training, singing songs to help us identify these intervals, and playing such games as Four Corners (listening) and Race to the Note (writing). Students also performed their prepared pieces for each other. The students left with an assignment to play "by ear" at their following lessons the songs we sang together. They are also to create a melody before the next class, and this melody has specific directions on their assignment sheet.
In addition, we came across a fun website called "Blob Chorus" to help improve listening skills. We hope you will explore this and have fun listening carefully!
We would like to welcome new students Mary Scherer (voice & piano), Erik Schempf, Ramiro Lafuente, Rodney Lafuente, and Hannah Mathey to our studio. We are looking forward to getting to know you better this year!
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