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Sunday 5 April was supposed to be our big recital day. The Mini Mozarts had learned their piano parts, we had worked on singing the songs, the Praise Piano students had prepared 6 beautiful pieces incorporating violin, cello, flute, saxophone and vocals, and then the big lockdown came :(
We intend to perform this recital as soon as we can, but in the meantime, I want to share how the students sounded a month ago after just three rehearsals. I am super excited about how they will sound when they finally get a chance to perform this recital on stage.
In January, they will start working on Music For Little Mozarts Book 2 and the Music For Little Mozarts Recital Book. I am excited to see which class will be the next class to complete Book 1 :)
I was touched by the enthusiasm of the students as I shared the goal of Operation Christmas Child. Many asked if they could bring iPhones and Tablets for these children, but I didn’t think you parents would want to fund that, so we stuck with school supplies, toiletries, socks, dolls, balls and other small toys :)
Special thanks to Joe, who took time to fill out the coloring sheet and the note for the recipient of his shoebox gifts. That was so thoughtful :) We don’t have a student named Joe, so I am assuming he is a sibling of one of our students, and I am delighted that he got involved!
Miss Lisa delivered our boxes to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Odenton, and she also put a track on some of the shoeboxes so we can find out which country those boxes go to.
The students were on a challenge to see which “lesson day” could bring the most items. I am proud to announce that the winner is.... drumroll please.....TUESDAY with a whopping 58 items. Woohoo! Tuesday students will get to spin the “Operation Christmas Child Wheel” this week at their lesson, and claim their prizes.
Nineteen Etudes Music students joined 70 other students from around the county to perform in 4 recitals at the Annapolis Mall Movie Theater. I am so proud of every one of our students who took part. They sounded great!
Special shout out to Gavin, Major and their families who came out to support their fellow students and to get an idea of what the event is like. I am expecting you both to be performing with us next year!
This month, most of the Mini Mozarts students are finishing up the “black keys” songs, hence lots of performances of Old MacDonald. “White-Key Songs, here we come!”
We have just completed the first month of lessons for the Mini Mozarts students. We have been learning about high notes, low notes, dynamics, quarter notes, quarter rests, two-black-keys, three-black-keys and playing on fingertips. We covered a lot this month. Take a look!