-- My teaching schedule for the month of April will be uninterrupted. Thursday students: we will have 5 meetings this month - please plan accordingly.
-- The Certificate of Merit results are in and I now have all the paperwork and certificates in my possession. I will distribute these items to students in the first weeks of April.
-- I am aware that the week of April 5-9 is spring break for many of my students. I plan to teach my normal schedule throughout that week. A few people have already communicated to me that they will be out of town and unable to make their lesson. It is not a problem if a student needs the week off for whatever reason, so long as this is communicated to me ahead of time.
-- Lastly, I am starting a new monthly program that is available to all students who have reached intermediate levels. It will be titled: “Ear Power”. Each month I’ll select a pop/rock/r&b song from a list my students helped me assemble and teach how to play the song. We will not be using sheet music for this project. Instead, it will be an exercise in learning to play by ear while also focusing on simple ways to chart out a song.
The inaugural song in this program, for the month of April 2010 will be:
“Hey, Soul Sister” by Train
Have a happy day,