Thank you all for all your hard work, especially The parents who came in to help out. Your support helped make this success possible. We came back after the New Year and had fun doing lots of review work and playing games.
Here are few songs my students turned in for me when I told my students they can keep up with their practicing by sharing with friends and family.
Thank you Wendy Stevens for sharing this idea. They loved it! Here is the link which you can try next year.
Here is another student who turned in the last practice chart from last fall. Thank you!
Congratulations to those who participated on the branch recital sponsored by the Music Teachers Association of California San Mateo Branch, which took place in the Foster City Community Center, November 4, 2018. It was great opportunity for people to hear students from different music studios in the San Mateo county. A variety of piano and vocal songs were performed and everyone did a great job! One of my students was fortunate to have to opportunity to play an optional second encore piece at the end. Great job everyone!
| The P3 motto for piano success!
We all had a lot of fun learning with the right Halloween spirit! Harry Potter surely has it down! I can foresee a great future for these kids in making beautiful music and the “force” is still strong in these little musicians.
Music Math….students learn to count.
Students write Twinkle Little Star and get Halloween treats!
Learning vocabulary and chords. They are working so hard!
The practice wall is filling up and it is great to see how the minutes students practice are accumulating. They all know their hard work is paying off! You can download these practice charts here
Congratulations to those who have filled their accomplishment jars. Marissa and Ian were the first two students who have finished. Several other students who have finished and decorated their jars with stickers. Congratulations again!
This season’s theme is about believing in oneself and understanding the benefits of hard work and importance of practice. I’ve been working on elaborating more with this theme wanting to create a rich visual learning environment for students—anchor charts for easy access and reference, leveled charts to help students self monitor their progress, build on their intrinsic motivation, and simple jars for students to fill with little poms poms for each successful assignment. Students earn rewards and recognition for those who fill their jar to the top. It’s about acknowledging every success they’ve accomplished, no matter how small, in each lesson.
Beautiful Singing and Playing Sisters. It was so fun collaborating with Elizabeth Patterson who also taught them voice and also played as my student!
Video Links are posted below. Enjoy!