Thank you for a FANTASTIC 3rd year! I am so proud of all the students and what they have accomplished. It will be such a joy to hear them play their compositions at the recital!
If you have any friends interested in music classes, the best compliment is a referral. Fall classes are now open for enrollment to the public. Classes fill up quickly, so share the music love!
Finally, continue your child's music education with Bridge or Presto. Enroll now on the IMS website!
If you choose to move to private lessons, be sure to give your new piano teacher the Connections book and introduction letter for a smooth transition.
Parents come next week for Station Day! Please have your child ready to play their composition for me during our Celebration Station meeting. We will meet briefly to celebrate your child’s progress and make sure they feel comfortable for the performance.
Homework: pp. 36–37 Students answer theory questions straight from their "Magic Keys" song.
We had fun this week completing the Theory Quiz and practicing for the recital. Remind your child to practice the following:
Do you know the lesson of the bamboo?? It is no coincidence that our 6th and final semester is called Orange Roots. This is not the end of your child's musical journey, we’ve built the roots for them to continue to grow every day in every way as a musician! By now, your child has attended at least seventy-five classes: 3,675 minutes of classroom instruction. You've found babysitters for siblings so you could be in class on parent week. You've arranged schedules and meal-times and errands so your child could get to all seventy-five classes on time. You set up a daily practice plan and played with your child and assisted in hundreds of hours of practice. You helped with homework. And now something wonderful is finally happening: your child is learning some serious music theory, performing some fantastic songs, and even composing and transcribing their own music. Finally, your bamboo has sprouted!