Wednesday, September 24, 2014

VC Beginners:  Please memorize the keyboard and letter names for your next session.

RC3:  Great job on the relative minors test.  Those of you who didn't make the score you wanted should see me immediately for tutoring.

RC 4:  I enjoyed your relay race today.  "Scout's Pants"  beat the "Winners, ironically. It was just a game and I look forward to seeing your progress Friday during the quiz!

Remember to keep practicing your vocal scales.  If you don't have a piano, you may use this.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

VC:  Piano finally begins this week!!!
Advanced students:  Please bring your most recent repertoire.

18Voice - Congratulations!! All of you completed your scales by the due date.

Other members of Chamber:  If you are yet to complete your scales, this should be the first thing on your agenda.  I'm available for check-offs in the Piano Lab  before and after school.

RC 3 & 4:  We will complete relative minors and you will have a quiz this week.
RC 4:  Thanks for your help in the Piano Lab!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014


I'm so excited about our advanced piano group.  Thanks for sharing your lovely pieces with me yesterday.  I enjoyed them very much.  All piano groups will begin after the break.

I have Alfred piano books on sale for $5.00 each.  They are missing the cover, but the books are in tact.
You will have access to our new books in of charge.  This is an option, only if you'd like to buy one.

CC - 18 Voice has completed their major scales and cadences before the due date which is tomorrow 9/12.  You promised, and I'm holding you to it.  I'll see the rest of you in the morning!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

All classes:
I'm looking forward to hearing your performances of your art song this week.

Here are some helpful tips:

Know what you're singing about
Emphasize beginning and ending consonants
Pay special attention to dynamics
Hold notes for the entire duration, ex.  "amar" in "Sebben crudele"
Memorize breaths and perform them the same consistently
Record yourself and critique
Have someone video you singing and critique
Sing live in front of your family and/or friends
Practice walking confidently

Select students will perform in 5th period daily

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Congratulations to all of the National Anthem Sing-off Winners!!
I'll be looking forward to hearing your various renditions.

CC and RC
I'm also am looking forward to your completion of major scales (piano) this week.

VC: Be prepared to sing your major and minor scales along with your solo.