Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 Fall Kickoff

Kicking off the new year our new theme was introduced! The Magical Lute; A MusicalQuest


Students will be on a quest in finding the missing lute with their practicing journey and completing challenges along the way!


We decorated our shields (now decorating the wall in the lab room) and played a getting to know you game.







Students shared their practice prop projects they did over the summer...

#1- Cookies for each song played over the summer.


#2- Panda Painting- time spent practicing


#3- Drawing- representing practicing


#4- Melted crayon art- for days practiced


#5- Music poster for each piece learned


#6- MusicLyric posters representing pieces learned.


#7- Poem- time spent


#8- Coin collection representing days practiced


#9- Coin collection representing days practiced


#10- Homemade blanket. Ties represent days practiced


#11- Original composition - time spent


#12- Piano Lego- time spent


#13- Planets representing practice

#14- Composition on app


#15- Piano Poster, adding definitions representing practice (will also come in handy during practice)


#16- Lego project



Great projects! Loved seeing them all!



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Performance Pizazz! Piano Summer Camp Highlight Video

This summer was all about Performance Pizazz! 

Conducting & Accompanying BASICS
Technique Secrets for EVERYDAY
Making Performances POP!

iBand FUN

Be sure to watch the highlight video to see how much we had fun making and sharing music together


To see the full iBand recordings click here.

2015 Reach Beyond the Stars Spring Recital

Students have been working hard Reaching Beyond the Stars!
Students have been completing mission assignments and advancing through the following ranks:
Crewman
Ensign
Lieutenant
Lieutenant Commander
Commander
Captain
Commodore
Admiral

A special thank you to parents, grandparents and any other family members and friends that make sure students are prepared for their lessons each week. I understand the process sometimes feels like a roller coaster ride at times and without you, your child would not be successful. You are the backbone to make sure things are done. Trust me when I say they will thank you later for the wonderful gift of music that  you have given them!

Recital Program





Getting ready to perform...
 


Imagine for a moment that you have the unique opportunity to go BEYOND the STARS taking your FIRST FLIGHTA WALK IN SPACE. Perhaps you will see the EASTERN or LUNAR ECLIPSE or maybe the MILKY WAY or HALLEYS COMET. Our mission has begun, better HOLD ON for the ride. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF!

Each of us is a RISING STAR, precious DIAMONDS IN THE SKY following a MOONLIGHT PATH. We are the SHOOTING STARS, the STARLIGHT across the SKY BLUE.

Continuing on our Journey to A WHOLE NEW WORLD. They say there is a MIST IN THE MOONLIGHTA RACE IN SPACE and STAR WARSA PLACE IN OUTERSPACE where MEN ARE FROM MARS and PART OF YOUR WORLD. Where there was a MOON LANDING and you BELIEVE YOU CAN FLY.

ACROSS THE STARS from EARTH TO MOON, to the TITAN OF JUPITER and THE WINDS OF NEPTUNE, there is SOMETHING LIKE A STARWe have NO LIMITS except the SKY! This is our MISSIONS END.


 Performing...


Celebrating a job well done... 



 


 A couple of the awards...






2015 Reach Beyond the Stars Rankings

Congratulations to all! 

Ensign






















Lieutenant 




























Lieutenant Commander





















Commander




Captain 






Commodore 

















Admiral 




Admirals who completed the bonus Practice Challenge