Practice chains are up and running. Students get to add a bead to their chain for everything they accomplish: pass off songs, Piano Maestro (3 stars), games passed off in Music Learning Community, memorized songs, etc.
Took me awhile to figure out where and how to hang these, our dog already ate one (horrors!) So now the door to my piano room is kept shut when he is in the house. He was in so much trouble!
Each student painted their own star at the group lesson in Sept.
This is Reid, he kindly agreed to be my first performer for this year. Song: Buzzing Bee. Everyone will get opportunities :) We had limited time at his lesson to get this recorded and I've seen him play this really well. When someone is recording you it suddenly becomes a performance - stress sets in and it feels different while playing it. That's why I'm going to be doing this, it just gives the students more experience with dealing with those nerves. Thanks Reid for being such a good sport!
I'm curious to see if anyone is looking at these blog posts. If you are now reading this please leave a comment at the end of this blog post (just a "hi" will do if you aren't feeling wordy!) Students who had a parent respond here will get a treat at next week's lesson :) thanks so much!