First Day Handouts
I want to welcome you and your child to another year of music! Although it make look and feel a little different than in the past, I’m still thrilled to be partnering with you as your child continues their musical studies. We have so much to look forward to this year!
Now that the students have moved beyond the beginning stages of learning, you will find that our class will also evolve as well. While there is still so much to learn, the skills that the students have developed will allow us to tackle more challenging and fun music. You will notice your child begin to sound more like an experienced musician! Choosing music means your child is more likely to go to and graduate from college. Choosing music means choosing to be around other high-performing academic-minded students. Choosing music is choosing success!
But choosing music isn’t just good for the mind — it’s good for the soul. The pandemic has left many children feeling isolated and alone, and music is not only a way for them to express themselves, but it’s a way for them to connect with their friends and fellow music makers.
Although your child is growing up and maturing, it’s important to remember that they still crave your support and praise. Kids this age still need guidance when making important decisions, even if they don’t always want to admit it. Take time to encourage your child in their musical studies. Let them know how proud you are that they have made a commitment and stuck with something. Listen to them play, and praise them for their efforts. Encourage them to talk about what we are doing in music class. Your interest can make all the difference in the world and will help set the stage for an amazing year.
Lastly, I want you to know that we are committed not just to creating a great experience, but a safe one as well. We have been researching and following the latest protocols in terms of safe music making and are committed to doing whatever is needed to ensure the safety of your child.
Please know that my door is always open as we partner together to provide a nurturing and educational environment for your child. I am just a phone call or email away.