Monday, August 10, 2015

New Group Classes! Plus Fall 2015 Calendar!

Fall Calendar 2015
Strings, Keys and Melodies

New Group Classes!
Dancing Like a Star – Explore dancing and moving to the music in order to become better musicians. 1 hr/wk $70/month
Choose between Tuesdays 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm OR Thursdays 4 pm – 5 pm

Sweet Melodies Choir – Learn proper singing and perform with a group.  Our choir will prepare special songs to sing at recitals and other settings! 1 hr/wk $70/month
Thursdays 5 pm – 6 pm

Recitals - Save these dates!
October 24, 2 pm at The Meadows Assisted Living, 9325 East Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, 95624

December 12, 2 pm at Camden Springs, 8476 Sheldon Rd. Elk Grove, 95624

Labor Day, September 7 – Monday students will be rescheduled during the week.

Thanksgiving – November 26, 27 – All Thursday and Friday students will be rescheduled.  Lessons will be held as scheduled Monday – Wednesday.

Winter Break – December 19 – January 3.  Lessons will resume January 4.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Students at Strings, Keys, and Melodies Complete the Sentence, "This Year I..."

A few weeks ago, I had my students think about what they had accomplished this year in their music classes.  I gave them a paper with the words "This year I..." written on it along with a stick figure.  Each of them took the time to think about what they had learned and accomplished this past year.  Then they colored the stick figure to make it look like themselves.

I taped the pictures on my front door.  The students and I love reading what everyone wrote and looking at their self portraits.  I wanted to share this with parents and readers so that you can enjoy what they came up with too!  

I am very proud of my students.  We really worked hard this year and made a lot of great music!

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

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