Congratulations! The Beginning Band students have successfully completed 8 weeks of lessons!
There are two things from our lessons that your children should have shared with you:
1. Progress Report #1: During the week of October 16, the beginning band students received their first “report card” in band. This was largely a self-assessment project for the students, and not surprisingly, they all “graded” themselves quite well! Hopefully, these report cards are hanging proudly on your refrigerator or other place of honor in your home.
2. Practice Journals have begun! In lessons we have been talking about how practicing is a necessary component of learning to play a musical instrument and read music. Students are being encouraged to try to practice 4 or 5 days a week for 10-15 minutes each time, for a total of 40 – 50 minutes per week. Parents are asked to REVIEW the practice journal and sign it before each lesson. I’ll contact you if there are any concerns about your child’s practice journals.
Finally, in this season of Thanksgiving, I’d like to thank you for all of your support and encouragement of your child’s music studies. I am grateful every single day that I have the opportunity to do the two things I love most: work with children and do music!
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.