“The true beauty of music is that it connects people.”

  1. LAST Rose /Rosebud concert is April 27. Order tickets now- till April 6th

  2. MISSED PRIVATE LESSONS REMINDER: Please be sure to follow the MATT Absence Policy guidelines to avoid paying full cost for a missed lesson.

3. Session III has begun. Fees are now PAST due. After date, March 21, a $10 late fee will be charged .

4. CHANGE in MAY MATT CALENDAR: PLAY A THON date is changed to May 25th 11 to 3pm at Shoppers World (by Fabricland) Each class plays their June concert material in this MATT Fundraising event.-times to be announced. Pledge sheets will be distributed April 23 and 25th in class.

. This event change is to avoid conflict with the Victoria Day holiday weekend. You will receive the new calendar via email. All other MAY calendar info will remain the same.- private lessons are ON that week.

5. Ensembles : . HERE is the COMPLETE rehearsal schedule: (FOUR rehearsals for each group).: Please note: there is ONE rehearsal not in a regular WEEK 1 or 2 (see bolded dates)

6. WEEK TWO ENSEMBLE STARTED MARCH 5, then March 26, Apr 23 , May 7

4:35 - 5:05 QUARTET 

     Mia, vln /Lillian, vln, /Sarah vla, / Layla  cello-  5:15 class) 

5:30 - 6 pm QUARTET

        Nathan vln.1 /Leila , vln 2,/ Sofia M. vln 3/ Johann R cello 

WEEK 1 ENSEMBLE STARTED MARCH 19, then April 2, April 30 and May 21

4:40 - 5 -5:10 QUARTET:

    Jordan vln 1/ Rashad vln , Aaron vln. /Matthew cello  (Matthew - 5:15 class)   

5:25 -5:55 TRIO:

          Samantha, vln 1 /Kaylen, vln 2/Rochelle, vln 3:  wk 1- (Samantha has 6:15 class) 

7 TUESDAY and THURSDAY INTERMEDIATES and ADVANCED students: You will be playing at our Sponsorship Event Tuesday April 16th. Arrival at Towers will be 5 pm . Your exact performance time TBA

8. WELL DONE, MATT STUDENTS!!: see last week’s post and photos of MATT Intermission Performance at Brampton Beast Game! Lots of fun for students and Parents alike!



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


Method book STRICTLY STRINGS: We have begun to read music while playing. Homework: Learn all of line 1 page 17.

Sign your name neatly in ink inside the front cover.


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

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


  • #1 The Staff

  • #2 High and Low

  • #3 The Grand Staff

  • unfinished for some :#4 Your CLEF bring to class for marking




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


1.. scale of G major: Largo bars 1 to `26 with all bowings -slurs are important

4. in same key, G major : MARCH from SCIPIO : learn the whole song with correct bowings and counting

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

PIRATES of the CARIBBEAN bars 1 to 26

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

7. Review Trumpet tune in “Learn to play in an orchestra” book


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

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

NEW : Amazing Grace- cello solo. Work on notes and counting for Tuesday’s class

Gabrielle’s Oboe: violin SOLO learn all

Danny Boy - ALL- FOLLOW BOWINGS- CELLO SOLO parts-learn well

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

Pirates of the Caribbean - learn to the END with BOWINGS

Au Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy- NEW : bar 43 to end.

The true beauty of music is that it connects people. —Ron Ayers