On our first month of the new year, students are climbing high on their quest to understand articulation better. In our regular staff meetings, our team including John, Hayley, Ruby, and Bonnie all had different meanings for articulation! We all agreed that articulation is used to give a song meaning and help express it. This month students are exploring the differences between durational articulation and markings of force, and just how many different ways we can use a slur! Our featured comic books this month are "Tedd Tales" and "Fleas on the Keys" by Andrea Dow of Teach Piano Today. Exciting characters help younger students attack, connect, and jump their way across the keys.
A big welcome to William, Elliott, and Madelin on their first Wunderkeys piano lessons this week! They began learning patterns and counting with our Wunderbie finger friends on the piano, and took home some fun pattern & play based homework.
Students at Maestro Music embarked on an odyssey through the Land of Music this fall! Each month, students must complete four missions in order to achieve the month's quest. Every week students create a customized passport stamp representing the completed mission, and all those who complete the month's quest celebrate with a Student of the Month party!
This November, complete four missions to achieve the quest to Tempo Territory! Tempo is the speed or pace of the heartbeat. Check back next month to hear what new terms for tempo students have created!
Congratulations to Elise K, Amelia K, Dena L, Cassidy B, Helena H, Maria F, Lucy V, Josie H, Noa L, Avery L, Broden M, MacKenzie S, and Preston C for achieving all four missions in Melody City and becoming a Student of the Month for October.
The capital of the Land of Music is MELODY CITY. During the month of October, students will learn new intervals by sight and aurally, new pitches or mnemonics for the musical staff, distinguish between major and other tonalities and play related scales, and notate familiar tunes (such as "Twinkle Twinkle", "Hey Jude", or Beethoven's Fifth Symphony) by ear.
Congratulations to Elise K, Amelia K, Dena L, Cassidy B, Josie H, Tommy H, Avery L, and Broden M for completing all four missions in Rhythm Island and joining the Student of the Month club for September!