Monday, April 27, 2015

FAQ About the Extra Special Summer Classes and Why Our Students Should Be a Part of It All!

This Summer, we will be holding some pretty special Summer Classes that all of our students should attend!

During our regular half hour lessons, we learn to play music games, do ear training, practice rhythms, go over musical symbols, learn new scales and arpeggios, review old songs, learn new songs, compose.....We cover so much!  

But to help everyone really grasp these important concepts, we are going to spend time this summer practicing music theory concepts, rhythms and beats, and composing in fun, exciting ways.  And the best part...We are going to do it together with our friends!

FAQ # 1  Will there still be regular music lessons?
Yes!  Rachel and I will still be teaching our regular lessons throughout the summer.  These classes are in addition to our regular lessons.

#2 What will the classes cover?
In June, we will be teaching the class Mind Craft, which will focus on playing music theory, ear training, note reading and rhythm games to help us really remember all of those important concepts.  Everyone could use practice reading notes!

In July, we will be Dancing with the Stars!  This class will focus on exploring music with our whole bodies as we do choreographed dances to current pop songs as well as a few classical pieces.  We will learn a new dance routine at each class.  This will help our students grasp rhythm and beat which is extremely important for musicians!!

In August, we will be Musical Ninja Warriors as we train ourselves to compose and create original songs and lyrics.  Every creative musician needs to explore creating new sounds and combinations of tones and rhythms.  

#3 When will these classes be held?
Every Wednesday morning from 10 am to 12 pm in June, July and August.

#4 What is the tuition?
Well, the more classes that you sign up for the more you save!
1 session is $80 per student
Choose any 2 sessions and it is $155 per student
Choose all 3 sessions and the tuition is $230 per student.
Remember this is for 2 hours of musical instruction every week!

#5 Can we invite our friends and family?
Yes, definitely!  These classes are intended for students up to about 12 years old. No prior musical experience necessary.  Please tell your friends and family about these classes!

Let me know if you have any questions!
Ms. Tonya

Monday, March 9, 2015

This Summer Enhance Music Skills with Special Group Classes!




This Summer Enhance Music Skills with Special Group Classes!



Wednesday mornings 10 am -1 2 pm

Session 1  June 3, 10, 17, 24 : 
Mind Craft  - Play music and music theory based games to craft minds into those of true musicians!


Session 2  July 8, 15, 22, 29: 
Dancing with the Stars!!!  - Music and dance go hand in hand.  We will join the 2 together as we explore rhythm and beat with our whole bodies.  The goal is to learn a new song and dance each week!


Session 3  August 5, 12, 19, 26:
 Musical Ninja WarriorsTrain your self to be a composing ninja!  We will break all boundaries by composing and creating original songs and lyrics


Choose any 1 session - $80 per student
Choose any 2 sessions - $155 per student
Choose all 3 sessions - $230 per student

All classes:  minimum 4 students, maximum 10 students!

Sign up now to hold your spot in the classes of your choice!!

Contact: Ms. Tonya (916) 812-2875 www.stringskeysandmelodies@gmail.com

Monday, January 19, 2015

2015 Spring Calendar


Spring 2015 Calendar
Strings, Keys, and Melodies
 
Saturday, February 14, 10:30 am:  Performance at Windsor Elk Grove Care and Rehabilitation Center,
9461 Batey Ave., Elk Grove, 95624
 
Saturday, March 28, 2 pm: Performance at The Meadows Assisted Living,
9325 East Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, 95624
 
Spring Break – No Lessons- March 30 – April 3
 
Spring Recital, Saturday, May 16, 2 pm:  Performance at Camden Springs Retirement Home, 8476 Sheldon Rd. Elk Grove, 95624
 
 
 
TBA Party for Mission Music Winners

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cookies and Coffee Night

Cookies and Coffee Night

Do you ever ask yourself:

·        How do I get my child to practice?

·        How do other parents get their children to practice?

·        How many days/minutes should he practice? What should he practice?

·        What if my child wants to quit?

·        Can I cheer for my child at practice or at recitals like I cheer for her at their soccer games?

Here is your chance to meet other parents who believe in the importance of music in their children’s lives!

Find answers to these questions and everything you need to know about the World Music Theme and Incentive Game for the new year.

Eat cookies and drink coffee!

*Parents only – preferred. 

Choose a date and RSVP to Ms. Tonya:
Monday, September 29, 7:30 pm
Or

Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 pm

Monday, August 18, 2014

Events Calendar for Fall 2014

Strings, Keys and Melodies Calendar
Fall 2014

Labor Day, Monday September 1 – Monday Students – we will be available to teach on this day but please let us know if you need to reschedule

September:  Start World Music theme for the new school year and Mission: Music, a fun activity driven incentive game for the entire year.  Everyone will get their own map and track their way around the continents!

Saturday October 25 – 2 pm Retirement Home Program at Camden Springs, 8471 Sheldon Rd., EG 95624

Thanksgiving November 27 & 28 – Thursday and Friday lessons will be rescheduled.  The rest of the week will have lessons as usual.

Saturday, December 6 – 2 pmWinter Recital at The Meadows, 9325 East Stockton Blvd., EG 95624

December 22 – January 2 – Winter Break – no lessons

January 5 – Regular lessons resume

Policy Reminders:
Tuition is due the first lesson of the month.

Make up lessons – please call in advance if you can’t make it to your lesson.  If you do not call then we are sitting here waiting for you!  If you call ahead, we will do our best to set up a make up time for you.
Questions?  Please contact Ms. Tonya 
or Miss Rachel

Monday, January 20, 2014

Spring 2014 Calendar

Spring 2014 Calendar
Strings, Keys, and Melodies

Saturday, February 15, 2 pmPerformance at Windsor Elk Grove Care and Rehabilitation Center,
9461 Batey Ave., Elk Grove, 95624

Saturday, March 29, 2 pm: Performance at The Meadows Assisted Living,
9325 East Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, 95624

Spring Break – No Lessons- April 14 – 18

Spring Recital, Saturday, May 10, 3:30 pmRecital at The Valley Hi – North Laguna Library,
7400 Imagination Pkwy, Sacramento, 95823

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fall 2013 Calendar

Strings, Keys, and Melodies Calendar
Fall 2013


Labor Day, Monday September 2 – Monday students – we will be available to teach on this day but please let us know if you need to reschedule.

Saturday, October 19 – 2 pm Retirement Home Program at Emeritus at Laguna Creek, 6727 Laguna Park Dr, Elk Grove

Thanksgiving, November 28 & 29 – Thursday and Friday lessons will be rescheduled.  The rest of the week will be lessons as usual.

Saturday, December 7 – 3:30 pmWinter Recital at the Valley Hi – North Laguna Library, 7400 Imagination Parkway, Sacramento

December 21 – January 5 – Winter Break, No lessons

January 6 – Regular lessons resume


Policy Reminders:

Tuition is due the first week of the month.

Make up lessons – please call 24 hours in advance if you can’t make it to your lesson.  If you do not call then we are sitting here waiting for you!  Our schedule is very full so make up lessons are not guaranteed (unless we are the ones who need to reschedule) but we will do our best if you call ahead. 

Questions?  Please call Ms. Tonya (916) 812-2875

Miss Rachel (916) 544-2414