Scale Olympics Leader Board:
These students have earned 1/4 Gold Medals:
Flutes: Kyah, Payton, Madelyn, Audrey Zdenek,
Clarinets: Nykerria, Akeilah,J'Stasia
The following students have earned a Silver Medal:
Flutes: Anna Grace, Jasie, Madelyn
The following students have earned a Bronze Medal:
Flutes: Anna Grace
Trumpet, Trombones: ZERO medals earned
We are finding that many students are just not studying note names at all and are falling behind. Here is an easy and fun game that can help them with this. It can be customized to match the clef that their instrument plays in. HERE
Several students have struggled with using the metronome for Scales Olympics. There are numerous FREE apps available just type in the word 'metronome' and search or just type in 'metronome on Google and a usable one pops up immediately that requires no download.
It's "SCALE OLYMPICS" time!!!! Have you got what it takes to bring home the GOLD??? Click HERE for the details. This is NOT an optional event. All students will participate. Leader boards will be posted here and updated each day.
We have started learning how to play scales this semester -
Concert Ab (see)
Concert F (see)
Concert Bb (see)
Concert G (see)
Concert Ab Scale (listen)
Concert F Scale (listen)
Concert Bb Scale (listen)
Concert G Scale (listen)
Practice recordings of some of our upcoming Spring Concert songs. Students can use these to practice with at home.
Students MUST use the resources made available to them. Study guides, flash cards, access code in their book, tuner app and breathing exercises we have done in class need to be a regular part of the practice routine.
In the 'RESOURCE' section below, you will find links to flashcards that we have already given copies of to students. They REALLY need to be studying these EVERY night. If their's has become misplaced, please download a new set.
Some students are falling behind in their ability to identify certain music notation basics and rhythm reading skills. In the 'RESOURCE' section below you will find links to the study guides for notation and rhythm that we use in class. If your child has misplaced their copy please print a new one.
Here is a great tool to help woodwind and brass students with their new notes. Download this FREE tuner app for students to use during their practice time at home. Just click on the appropriate platform for your device.
If your child plays a woodwind or brass instrument, their lesson book comes with an access code to download the
Interactive Practice Studio on your computer and/or ipad. You
will need a microphone (many computers have a built-in
microphone) in order use the Recording feature of this
There are videos that introduce new concepts that are great for
review or if your young musician missed class. There are also
recordings of accompaniments to play along with. These
accompaniments are especially helpful for beginning and
developing students that are trying to build endurance. It's like
having a band in your computer! See below for a link to the Interactive Practice Studio and links for mobile apps for Apple and Android as well.