That being said, this is your March/April Newsletter. It contains the following:
This week, April 7-11, marks the end of the "third quarter" at Katherine's School of Music! Only nine weeks of lessons until summer (not counting this week). Each student (except for my two new students!) will be receiving a progress report in lessons this week using the same form as last November. Parents, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for all of your support at home. I can see it in every student who comes into the studio--I hope you're proud of your child's skills as I am!
Next week, April 14-18, is Albion's vacation week--that means vacation from lessons at Katherine's School as well!! Enjoy your time off :-)
I am hoping to have our end-of-year recital in late May/early June at Gotta Dance! Some families have already mentioned days that will not work (thank you!!), and I would also like to hear feedback concerning Saturday and Sunday afternoons in late May and early June: are any of these days possible for a recital? I will try to have the recital date solidified within two weeks from now so any comments or requests for dates/times should be communicated as soon as possible. I'm really looking forward to it!
At our last Master Class, we had performances by almost everyone in attendance and practiced sharing specific, positive feedback with each other. Afterwards, we had a listening/music history activity in which we learned how to tell approximately when a piece of music was probably composed by listening for various key aspects. Here's a copy of the "Time Table" we used to sort our music.
April is Jazz Appreciation Month--my favorite "themed" month of the year! This month's master class (on April 26th from 10am to noon) will be focused on Jazz. Some ideas I have for the class include: activities around Jazz form and improvising, a quick overview of Jazz history (with a focus on piano and flute) and of course Jazz listening or a Jazz video. It's going to be a lot of fun and very informative for all ages. :-)