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Important Information about Performance Classes, Christmas Break and New Years Break

By | December 8th, 2015|Announcements, Events, Parents, Students|

Performance Classes!

Christmas Performance Classes replace regularly scheduled lessons for the week of December 12-18, 2015.

The Giordano family has graciously offered to host our Christmas Performance Classes this year at their home located at 8650 Knox Rd., Clarkston, MI 48348.

Student have signed up for class at one of the following dates/times:
Monday, 2/14/2015, 4:30-6:00 PM;
Tuesday, 12/15/2015, 6:00-7:30 PM; or,
Thursday, 12/17/15, 6:00-7:30 PM.

Please note the start time of the class for which you have signed up and be aware of the travel time to our special destination and respectfully arrive on time.

Students should bring one dozen treats to share. These treats will be divided into individual gift bags and sent home with each student. I will also have a small gift for each student.

Performance Classes are always a good time, especially when we get to share our Christmas songs. The Christmas songs do not need to be memorized, so you may bring your book.  Also, we are also going to do our Rhythm Cup song together as a group!!!

Thank you! Miss Kristi

Christmas Break, New Years Break and Saving $$$

No lessons the week of Christmas!

December 21-25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Don’t forget your Friends/Family Concerts for Perfect Practice Achievement!

No lessons the week of New Years Day!

December 28, 2015 - January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Don’t forget your Friends/Family concerts for Perfect Practice achievements!

Want to save $10?

Avoid a late fee! Make your payment on or before January 1st, 2016!

Please make your January payment on time. If it is more convenient for you, you may make your payment at the Performance Class next week. You can always make your payment online, as usual. If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements, please let me know right away. Thank you!

Are You Enjoying Your Advent Calendars?

Have you decorated the tree? Made your own customized snowflakes? Completed a puzzle or two?

Perhaps you have missed a day or two. No worries! You can just go back to any date in the past to see what the animation was for the day! Look for the Green colored ornament with the date number and click it! Today’s ornament is Red. Future dates are in Gold colored ornaments.

Didn’t activate your code yet? You can do it now. If you can’t find the emailed code I sent you, please text me or send an email and I will resend it. I don’t want you to miss out! It is SOOOO awesome!

Welcome, Recital Details & Etiquette

By | November 9th, 2015|Announcements, Events, Parents, Students|

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

I would like to welcome all of the new students who have begun lessons at Kristi Balding’s Music Studio since our last post: Linsie, Emily, Megan & June! We are so glad that you have joined our studio group!

OUR RECITAL: ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LEARNING AND AWARDS CEREMONY

In my last post I asked you to add the Annual Celebration of Learning and Awards Ceremony (Recital) date to your calendars. I wanted to share the information again with even more detail as we are rapidly approaching the exciting event!

Our recital is on November 21, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church, 5790 Flemings Lake Rd., Clarkston, MI 48348.

Welcomes, Recital Details, Challenge Stats and Bonus Points!

By | October 16th, 2015|Announcements, Events, Parents, Practice Plan, Students|

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

I would like to welcome all of the new students who have begun lessons at Kristi Balding’s Music Studio since our last post: Lorelai, Randy & Olivia!

RECITAL DATE ANNOUNCED

I would like to ask you all to add the Annual Celebration of Learning and Awards Ceremony (Recital) date to your calendars. We will have our recital on November 21, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church, 5790 Flemings Lake Rd., Clarkston, MI 48348.

GREAT first week of September lessons!

By | September 11th, 2015|Announcements, Events, Parents, Practice Plan, Students|

THANK YOU!
I want to thank each student and each parent for a great first week of September lessons. Many of you have begun school this week and keeping your lesson on track was probably a challenge, but I appreciate your effort.

WELCOME!
I want to give a big welcome the newest students to the studio: Anna (piano and voice); Dana, Brendan and their mom, Carrie (all piano); Kristin (piano); and, Kayla (piano). Additionally, some of my current students have added another instrument: Lauren (added flute to piano); and, Sofia (added voice to piano). Welcome to one and all!

PREDICTABLE SUCCESS AND REDUCED STRESS
Who wants predictable success and reduced stress? We all do! The student, the parent and I, the teacher, do!

I know that adding piano practice to your school and home routine is very important to helping reduce stress in your home. To give a little incentive to “getting off on the right foot” for the school year, I have introduced a team Perfect Practice Challenge. I know that if you make practice a predictable part of each day, success will be the result. Each student will practice better, perform better, be happier about piano all around, and tension will be reduced at home.

Have you ever noticed that the nanny-type programs always make scheduling and planning a main part of the solution to the chaos and anxiety that is present in the homes televised? It is because children like to be able to predict what their scheduling will be and know what is expected of them. I encourage each family to put down on paper, or a calendar, what the scheduling will usually be for each child. Then, the stress will primarily come from the “unexpected events” that life brings us (and we know there can be plenty of those).

Having a “Team Challenge” encourages students to meet one another, cheer for one another and realize that their decisions have individual consequences, as well as affect others on the team.

For additional ideas for making practice and lessons easier, visit the Parents page!

PERFECT PRACTICE CHALLENGE DETAILS
The Perfect Practice Challenge is a team competition. The four teams are listed on the Students page. I will keep record of each students practice score for the previous week, then post the weekly results on the Students page. The Perfect Practice Challenge will run each week from now through the recital and awards ceremony in November (exact date of the event will be announced soon). The winning team will be announced at the recital and a party will be given for one winning team.

An individual will earn points for the team only when “Perfect Practice” is obtained. Perfect Practice is a minimum of five practices, following the printed practice plan instructions. Bonus points may be earned for specific “extra” opportunities. More details about those opportunities will follow.

Music Money will still be earned by the individual students for every practice they complete. I know how much they each enjoy being able to spend or save their money for items at the “Studio Store.”

BLOG
Instead of waiting to gather several ideas or announcements together and producing a newsletter, I am going to try to give information more frequently on this new blog page. I know that communication is important and I am going to try to be faster at delivering information that you might want or need through this avenue with links to/from Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. As always, if you have questions or comments, please contact me!

Warmly, Miss Kristi 🙂