Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"10 Proven Ways that Music Makes You Smarter"

Here's a link to an interesting article I thought I would share:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blog Award!

This is my first time receiving a blog award! Thank you to Vanessa from for picking me for this award. If you haven't seen Vanessa's blog, you must check it out. She is full of creativity! I am truly honored to have been chosen to have a blog with substance.

(The rules for accepting this award are...
•Thank the blogger who awarded it to you.
•Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words.
•Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance.)

5 words- Music, Fun, Smiles, Laughter, Learning...

10 blogs with REAL substance...
Oops- that's 11... oh well! ;)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Jammin' In July 2010

Don't forget- July is On Your Own Month!
Let’s have fun, make and accomplish musical goals and celebrate!

All students who accumulate a minimum of 20 points will earn
an invitation to an ice cream party! The more points you earn the more ice cream and toppings!

20 points- 2 scoops of ice cream + 1 topping
25 points- 3 scoops of ice cream + 1 topping
30 points- 3 scoops of ice cream + 2 toppings
35 points- 3 scoops of ice cream + 3 toppings
40 points- 4 scoops of ice cream + 4 toppings

*Play a Game- 2 points for each individual game
(Play games that are in your current level or above. I prefer you play games you
haven’t done yet if possible. This is a time to challenge yourself!
You must reach the target score to receive the 2 points.)

*Learn new pieces On Your Own- 3 points each piece
(Hint: Learning new pieces on your own isn’t simply sight-reading.
You want the pieces to be to a point where you can pass them off.)

*Complete a Musical Project- 5 points each
Compose a song
Create a Rhythm Ostinato
Create a musical game
Complete and earn 5 new music badges
Learn every piece in a new piano fun book

**Have a different project in mind? Email me for approval

Make sure you print out the sheet to keep track of everything on the summer newsletter.