Parents attend next week.
Showtime for next week is the New World Symphony. Please send a video of your child playing the New World Symphony. We will also enjoy playing it in class as an ensemble!
We learned the A minor scale and cadence. It's fun to play because it "feels like" the G major scale and cadence but is in the A position. We also practiced drawing a bass clef (F clef). Your child is learning so much!
Your child can now unband all of the Orange flashcards.
Homework: pp. 18–21 Students draw brackets and repeat signs where appropriate for "Monsters".
Russian Sailor Dance
This song is ALWAYS a student favorite. Another great repertoire piece that reinforces ABA form, improvisations, and provides a study in legato and staccato themes. But it's the the accelerando at the end that will have your student BEGGING to practice it all the time!
Are you looking forward to continuing your child's complete musicianship training with the Presto class? Presto is an accelerated musicianship and piano skills class for children ages 7–12. Presto is a 2-year course that will reinforce concepts and skills learned in Let's Play Music while progressing with additional instruction and skills needed for success in the student's piano and music education going forward. If you aren't considering Presto, have you already found a private teacher for when your student graduates from Let's Play Music? It is best if you can meet in person with the teacher before the summer break to help the new teacher get to know your child's progress while its still fresh. Here is a great post on our Let's Play Music Blog with tips on how to interview and what to look for in a private teacher.