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Click the link beneath the flyer to the right, in order to register forSUMMER Strings at Sperry!WHO? Students entering grade 4 - 6WHAT? Group string instructionInstrument? Provided!Books? ProvidedTeacher? Ms. Hill/ Ms. DoyleTimes? choose an hour - 5, 6 or 7 PMWhere? Sperry HSWHEN? July 11 - 21(Monday - Thursday, plus an informance from 5 - 5:30 on Friday, 7/22)Cost? $125 for 8.5 hours of instructionEMAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS: CHILL@RHNET.ORGRegister for band OR orchestra 2016-2017: EMAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS: CHILL@RHNET.ORG*The Lottery is now closed. Letters regarding the lottery will go out the last few days of school. School instrument rental forms will go out in the mail the first 2 weeks of September. The school instrument rental fee is $50.00 (financial assistance is available).Email me if you have any questions: email@example.comACQUIRING AN INSTRUMENTThere are three ways to acquire an instrument:1) rent from the school (limited quantities and instrument types)2) rent from an area music store3) purchase or borrow from other sourcesORIENTATIONAn orientation meeting will be held for ALL beginning instrumental parents and students on September 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sperry High School Auditorium. A reminder letter will be sent in August.INSPIRING ARTICLE!"Afghan teenager braves threats, family pressure to lead women's orchestra"
BOOK - Essential Elements for Strings 2000, Book 1 for your instrument by Allen, Gillespie, Tellejohn-Hayes
LINK - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_31?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=essential+elements+for+strings+book+1&sprefix=essential+elements+for+strings+%2Caps%2C199&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aessential+elements+for+strings+book+1
Rosin for the bow hair
Shoulder rest to support the violin / viola
Brands: Kun, Everest, Wolf, Zaret
Rock stop to support the bass/ cello
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE PROGRAM
SmartMusic Subscription - $40/ Year
The R-H 7th - 12th Graders use this application for assessments. Parents were very impressed with this program at the District Digital Learning Day.
Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU3-idBL76USmartMusic tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPwc-K54adk
Focused Practice. Instant Feedback. Documented Progress.SmartMusic is the award winning software used by music educators around the world to enhance their programs and provides a way to dramatically improve their students’ skills. Student practice is focused because they receive immediate feedback while listening to their performance and seeing the correct and incorrect rhythms and pitches onscreen. It also allows the teacher to provide students with the individual instruction and customized feedback needed to get better faster. Students are also able to hear their part in context with SmartMusic’s professional background accompaniment, giving them a pitch and rhythmic reference when practicing at home.
SmartMusic is purchased as an annual subscription, which gives your student access to the largest digital sheet music library with accompaniment in the world. Subscribers sign up for classes designed by their teachers, and receive practice materials tailored to their specific needs. This allows students to receive the individualized instruction necessary to improve at a faster pace.
SmartMusic is available to band, string, and vocal students of all ages and skill levels, and is supported on iPad, PC, and Mac.