Month: December 2015

Practice makes permanent.

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It’s that time of year to remind students to practice their instruments.  There are scales to learn and songs to perform, especially with concerts coming in January, March and May.  Remember to practice small sections slowly, until you can play them up to speed.  Then try adding music before and after these sections.  If you just practice the entire song over and over again, chances are you are going to mess up in the same place every time.  Practice does not make perfect, it makes permanent.   Don’t learn those sections (the hard ones especially) permanently wrong.  Take it in small sections and take it slow.  Once you learn how to play it correctly, you’ll have it up to speed in no time.

Good luck!  I know you can do it!

ps.  Don’t forget to go to your weekly small group lessons.

Percussion students

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All percussion students should be prepared with snare sticks, a practice pad and a bag to put their current and future sticks (soft mallets, etc).  You can purchase these at Leonard’s Music in Bedford or National Music in Woburn or any other music store of your choice.  Just ask for a “stick bag.”  Click here for the link at Leonard’s Music:

All percussion students need to practice their snare drum technique, so they are expected to have a 2 sided practice pad.

Click here for the link.

 

January Concert

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Our Middle School music department is delighted to be able to perform for you on January 28th at 7:00pm.  Keep the date open.  See you there.