PHOTO DAY NEXT TUESDAY!

PARENT NOTES

1.TUESDAY, February 12. PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SESSION All MATT students will be photographed during classes. Wear your favorite school clothes- colors are good, avoid red

2. BEGINNERS PRIVATE LESSONS: IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Beginners Private lessons are now underway. Watch the MATT calendar closely for Week 1 or week 2 designation. Some weeks there are NO private lessons (not labelled week 1 or week 2) eg see Family Day week- no lessons- not labelled week 1 or 2 in calendar

Each family received a copy of our Absence Policy. An eight hour advance notice must be given if unable to attend due to illness. Without this notice, the teacher’s full fee must be paid by the parent.

3. THIS Saturday Feb .9th :FREE “Instrument petting zoo” . Invite your friends and school classmates to this fun and free event, before the Rose Orchestra concert THIS Saturday Feb .9th.. Arrive between 6:30 and 7 pm . and try our some instruments for fun. In the Rose Theatre lobby. Flyers to give out to your friends are available in MATT classes.

4. NEXT ROSE ORCHESTRA CONCERT: “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” March 23, Hear a young violinist play a classic showpiece, and many other famous pieces which YOU can learn some day! Order tickets now till Feb 28 only

HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

BEGINNERS: Practice charts filled in daily FOUR times per week . Bring chart to class!

Review:

D scale-long bows and with one of the rhythms below each day

Twinkles: long bows and with one of the rhythms below each day

our rhythms : run pony, mississippi hotdog, mississppi mississippi, I stop and you stop

REVIEW this Week:ALL of LONG, LONG AGO : Line 1 , 2 and 3 and 4 with repeats seen on handout

READING MUSIC :THEORY ASSIGNMENTS

  • #1 The Staff

  • #2 High and Low

  • #3 The Grand Staff

  • NEW THIS WEEK :#4 MEMORIZE YOUR lines and spaces: always from bottom up:

    cello: BASS - F- clef: 4 spaces ACEG: All Cows Eat Grass ;

    5 Lines GBDFA Great Big Dogs Fight Always

    violin: TREBLE- G- clef 4 spaces FACE- spells FACE

    5 Lines EGBDF Every Good Boy Deserves Fun

bring to class for marking

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INTERMEDIATES:

Practice charts filled in daily FIVE times per week . Bring chart to class!

Scale of F major- F natural to F natural NO #s, ADD Bb

PIRATES of the CARIBBEAN bars 1 to 26

  • Scale of D major , then Fandango- careful counting

  • Scale of G major , then March in style of Corelli- careful tuning

  • in same key, G major: Largo bars 1 to `26

NEW: in same key, G major : MARCH from SCIPIO bars 1 to 10

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ADVANCED:

Practice charts filled in daily FIVE times per week . Bring chart to class!

Review: Session 1 music: Canon, Deep River, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

New January pieces:

Danny Boy - ALL- FOLLOW BOWINGS- CELLO SOLOS

Rondeau - ALL-practice DETACHED bowing , legato (smooth) section b. 40 - 52

Pirates of the Caribbean - learn to bar 76 FOLLOW BOWINGS

Au Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy- review carefully to bar 36.

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

  1. —Jamie Paolinetti

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