Sunday, December 16, 2012


The Piano Lab is open before and after school for your convenience.
The piano recital is tomorrow during 5th block.
Please practice on the grand ( you have permission)

Sunday, December 9, 2012


The Piano Lab is open before and after school for your convenience and.....practice.

The piano recital will be next Monday 12/17 during 5th block.

Delta, Chamber & Women's
Those who didn't complete scales in time to get piano repertoire, will be asked to play 3 major scales along with the cadence patterns for their final piano grade.

Others will be graded on their progress.

Beginners........JINGLE BELLS!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012


The Piano Lab is open for practice before and after school.

VC beginners:  You should be looking forward to "Jingle Bells".  I you'd like a copy to take home, you will find them on top of the green box in the Piano Lab.

Other pianist:  The recital will be one of the last 5th periods the week of exams.  Are you ready????
You now have permission to practice your pieces on the grand pianos.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


The Piano lab is open before and after school for your convenience. 
Please come in and practice.

VC Beginners:  Everyone did get to "Rockin Intervals" last week.  You should look ahead.  That will be your next performance test.

Acts with piano accompaniment:  Your music should be double sided, hole punched and placed in the Showcase notebook on my desk before your rehearsal time. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012


The Piano Lab is open before and after school for your convenience.
We will begin piano this week.  Please practice before your session.

Beginners - "Rockin Intervals"

Intermediate and advanced students -  need repertoire now.  If you don't already have rep., please see me.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


The Piano Lab is open before and after school for make up tests and practice.

VC - You should review melodic 2nds and 3rds. 
Delta - Most of you need repertoire which will be distributed after the concert

Vocal Fall Concert - The Earl Reece Theatre - Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30 pm 
 admission is $5.00
Please sell tickets. Let's have a full house

Concert procedure:
You will not leave school on the day of the concert.
We will will have 5th period in the theatre and rehearse until 6:00 pm
You will return to the choir room for dinner
Call to be dressed in your robe and seated in the choir room - TBA


Ladies - no earrings or hair accessories that can be seen from the stage.  If you wear hair accessories, they should match the color of your hair.

Nothing should show under your robe but your flesh tone leg and enclosed toed black shoe
You may wear casual clothes under your robe if you'd like as long the above requirements are met.

Men - Wear a collared white shirt, black pants, black socks and black shoes.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


The Piano Lab is open before and after school daily.  Come on in!

VC Beginners - Please look ahead to "Aura Lee",  the Grand Staff and Rockin' Intervals
Delta:  I'm waiting for you to check off your C cadence and G major scale.

All other classes:  major scale check offs are due and you may check them off before school.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


The Piano Lab is open for practice to all piano students before and after school.
Come on in!

VC Beginners - I hope you've looked ahead to "Aura Lee" and beyond
Delta - I'm looking forward to hearing your C Major cadences and G major scale and cadences.

Chamber  and Women's - You should be completely checked off at this time and ready for repertoire.
Women's members coming from VC -  I'll give you until after All-State to finish your check offs.

Sunday, September 30, 2012


The piano lab is open to you before and after school.  Please come in and practice.

Recital credits for (Company at the state fair) are due Monday

Some review and some look ahead to LH C position.
The EQ for the week is:

What are the differences between LH and RH C position?
Please practice Aural Lee and move ahead. 

Delta - Please be able to perform the cadence pattern for the C major scale during your session this week.

Continue to check off those major scales.

All-State reminders
All classes

  Rhythm, rhythm, rhythm!!  Please practice sight-singing and rhythmic exercises.  You're almost there.  Don't forget scales.  In addition to performing correct notes, rhythm and text in your Italian Art song, style, dynamics, overall musicality and stage presence is important.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


The Piano Lab is open before and after school.  You're invited to practice.

VC Beginners

You will be tested on "Ode to Joy" this week at your next session. 

You will be tested on C, G & D major scales and the #1 cadence for each scale
For those who are ready for repertoire (see me ASAP)
For a perfect score please present:
  • correct notes
  • correct fingering
  • correct rhythm
  • appropriate posture and hand and arm position
  • a steady tempo
Chamber and Women's Rep

Please check off all scales as soon as possible
I'm still waiting for you in the mornings and afternoons (Piano Lab)
For those who are ready for repertoire (see me ASAP)

Sunday, September 16, 2012


         The Piano lab is open before and after school daily.  You're invited to come in and practice.

         VC Beginners:
  • Please look ahead to "Ode to Joy" pg. 9,  and "Aura Lee, pg. 10. Copies are in the green box in the piano lab.
  • Please be ready to check off Major Scales C, G & D.
  • If you've completed those go on to A,E & B

            VC/Delta, Chamber & WR
  •  The sooner you check off all scales, the sooner you'll get individual repertoire.
  •   Remember the fingering is the same from C to E...B has different fingering and the rest of       the scales will continue to be different.
  • The cadence fingerings never change, regardless of key.

  •  Review Relative Minors
  •  We will talk about primary chords (Tonic, Sub Dominant, Dominant)