I hope you had as much fun as I did this semester. Instrument Day was a great way to celebrate our time together. Thank you for the opportunity to teach your children.
I would love to see all of you back to continue the fun next semester in Silver Buttons! Register here: http://www.infusingmusicstudios.com/store/c3/Registration.html
‘Audiation’ is the process of hearing and understanding music, even when no music is present. Those who develop the ability to effectively audiate learn to think in the language of music — pitch, rhythm, and harmony — much like they learn to think in their native tongue. This special skill is one possible explanation for Beethoven’s ability to continue composing music even though he had become profoundly deaf. Early exposure to meaningful musical experiences aids in the development of this important skill.
Optional home fun activity: Complete any activity from the White Horses semester that you did not already complete.
Next week is instrument day! I would love to have several people share an instrument or vocal talent! Of course, performing is optional, but we would enjoy hearing from you, your child, or another family member or friend. They can play an instrument (one of our semester instruments would be amazing!) or sing a solo (a song from this semester would be fabulous, too!). We welcome any and all performers!
If you haven’t done so already, please let me know what you are planning to share in class.
Did you know that playing a musical instrument on a regular basis can help alleviate stress? Playing an instrument can help lower your heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn lowers the stress hormone cortisol which helps us feel relaxed. Studies have also shown a correlation between playing an instrument and an enhanced immunological response that enables us to fight viruses more effectively.
Optional home fun activity: Do the Instrument Day activity on page 18 in your workbook.
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)
As a music educator of 25 years, my passion is infusing others with music!