June Master Classes and Summer Practice Challenge

June has arrived and with it our last two weeks of the 2014-15 year!  Just a reminder that we will have our last regular lesson this week, so don’t miss it!!  Next week is officially our last week before the summer hiatus and we will be wrapping up with one final master class session….and a little bit of an ice cream celebration!   Here is the schedule for that master class week, choose and email the time that works best for you along with a second choice if at all possible:

Monday, June 8, 2015 4:30-5:30pm
Ayveree
Rowan
Rose
Grace
Hope
Malcolm
Theo
Annaliese
Katie
Ryan
Jessica
Fern
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6-7pm
Brayden
Xola
Judah
Briseyda
Gabriel
Vian
Harris
Sophie
Jack
Kate
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5-6pm
Brennan
Ethan
Simone
Patience
Nadaya
Mytchal

SUMMER PRACTICE CHALLENGE

We are all looking forward to a beautiful summer break (yes, I am, too!!!) but it is important that we keep up with a bit of practicing!  I am hoping for a fantastic summer of rest and refreshment, both for myself and my students, but I hope to see all those skills everyone worked so hard at this year to stay sharp!  So, I have a summer practice challenge for you….one that I hope will be easy!  This practice challenge applies to the weeks that you are either home or staying somewhere with a piano….if you are out camping, enjoy the time outdoors.  Here is the challenge:

Simply.  Play for your breakfast!  Now your parents might know the phrase “sing for your supper”…this is a little take on that and it is simply this, you must earn your breakfast by playing the piano before you eat in the morning.  Our summer schedule is all over the place.  We never know from one day to the next just what we might get up to or where we might go.  But one thing we do know for sure, we are going to eat breakfast first!!!  So here is my challenge to you:  Each day when you get up, you must go to the piano and play some of your pieces and technique for at least 10 minutes in order to earn your supper.  That way, no matter where your day might take you, you have nourished both your musicianship and your body!  Easy-peasy!

Have a wonderful and refreshing summer!  See you all once again in September!