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Blue Bugs Lesson #1

Lesson #1

What a fun lesson we had! Thanks, parents, for coming. The kids love it when you are here! Next week only students and homework comes.

Here are a few classroom reminders…

1. Be on time: If a student is consistently late, they will miss important exercises that will affect their musical training. (The key word is consistent, we are all human with stuff that happens, so just try your very best.)

2. Add your energy to class: Make sure you are participating right alongside your child. I can't do it all by myself. Well, maybe I could, but it's much more fun if everyone is having fun with me! Cell phones and side conversations are particularly good at derailing a class. This is the 45 minutes every other week that your kids get to have one-on-one time with YOU! Make every minute count!

3. Tuition is due today - please pay by midnight tonight to avoid a $10 late fee.

New Melodic Pattern

Today we learned ‘sol la ti do’ hand signs and notated them on the staff! We’ll be hearing, singing and signing this pattern a lot now. Remember singing our cadence patterns over and over again help us to sing in tune and aurally internalize the diatonic scale.

New Songs

Many new songs were introduced today. Within the next few weeks we’ll be learning complex skills and concepts from these songs. Things like: identifying rhythms and how to notate them, subdividing a beat, harmony using a round, recognizing a broken chord, playing and reading skips on the staff, and SO much more!

Our new songs from today included: Clickety, Clickety Clack, Can’t Bug Me, Old Paint, Rig-a-Jig-Jig, Johnny’s Haircut, How to Skip, and our new puppet show, Triumphant March. Every activity has a music lesson hidden inside and the exciting part is your student just thinks we are just PLAYING!! It's magical!

Have fun with reading this blog post on Old Paint! Also, we've added the coloring book for our Triumphant March. Enjoy coloring together!

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