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Back to School Falooting

Back to school Falooting!!

It’s that time again (can you believe it?).. let’s get on a schedule.

 

Upcoming events include a “Mock Competition” in October and a beautiful recital in November.

 

I love seeing your shining faces (and your new school clothes).  Let’s have you parents remember that the flutists will be needing more water the day of their lesson.  Being stuck in a hot classroom all day dehydrates the body and starves the brain of what is needed for quick thinking… to play flute well we need both a hydrated body and a quick thinking mind.waterbottle

 

If your flutist comes to lessons directly from school, let’s try to have a quick snack, a bathroom break, and a drink first on the way if possible.  That’ll help them be prepared for the intense thinking session of their lesson.  It also helps me teach well because the student will be more attentive and able to focus.

 

Your schedule was sent to you on the email.  See you at your lesson!

 

Rebecca

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SUMMER!!!

Oh, summer is so great, isn’t it?

Here are some reminders for you about your summer lessons:

 

We can really get things accomplished with some pre-summer schedule planning.  For example;  if a daily and weekly schedule is thought out in advance we can avoid the “It’s already been a whole week?” question some students may find themselves wondering just before their lesson each week.

A great schedule is to make sure that breakfast and practicing are thought of as a connected thought.  If you have a household like mine, you may notice that trying to find time later in the day to get out the instruments just doesn’t seem to happen in the summer.  Things really get busy… and fun.  It’s easy to wear yourselves down to the point where dinner and bedtime are happening only 10 minutes apart!

1.  Practice before all other activities happen for you daily.

2. Make practicing a priority to the point where if friends or cousins call you immediately check to see if you have already practiced.  If you have, by all means, go ahead and have a blast at the pool.

3. Find time to perform at a get-together.  Whether you are just background at a reception or part of a full-blown talent show at the family reunion.  Try.  It will do your skills wonders.

 

Have a great summer!

***Don’t forget to schedule your lessons carefully as well.  Go to your Google Docs and you’ll find the summer teaching schedule for 2012.

 

Rules:

1. Make sure you have signed up for your summer lessons early.

2. If you need to make a change because of vacation, etc. make sure you do it at least 24 hours before your lesson or I won’t know you are coming or.. aren’t coming.

3.  A missed lesson in the summer (if your name is on the schedule and you just don’t show up) is simply a missed lesson.  You are charged for it.  So, please be careful.  Also, be respectful of me and don’t ask for make-up lessons for these circumstances.  I will say no and you might not like it.

4. As during the school year, pay on time.  It’s nice and easy when you do.  I have instilled the late fee for 2012: $5 per week late.

5. 2012 Summer lessons are the same price as the monthly school session lessons.

 

Love you all!

 

Rebecca

 

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Happy Spring Break!

Reminder:  There are no lessons this week due to my spring break. (April 1 – April 7)  Yeah!  Hopefully the sun will shine.  :)

 

Reminder:  The 100 day contest is almost over.  Did you win?  I need to hear from you on the 10th of April.

 

Rebecca

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Bridgerland Flute Festival FRIDAY

It’s Festival time!

Friday March 23, 2012

Mount Logan Middle School  875 N 200 E Logan.

 

4:30pm

4:30 Susie Hodson Accomp

Sophia Miles
Maddie Maners
Sammy Flansburg
Waseca Hodson

4:30 Kay Sweeten Accomp

Elizabeth Sweeten
Kenzie Clark
Kimber Jaussi

 

5:30pm

5:30 Alene Corbridge Accomp

Sienna Fuller
Zane Allen
Samantha Corbridge
Jenna Willets
Emilee Hamilton

 

5:30 Roger Cook Accomp

Allison Cook
Trae Fuller

5:30 Kay Sweeten Accomp

Rainey Gardner
Libby Gardner
Mikell Skinner
Savanna Petersen
Samuel Jenkins

5:30 Rebecca Fuller Accomp

Sam Johnson

Samantha Overly

 

Be there WAY early so you can find your performance room.  (20- 30 min)

Fill out your judging papers (3 or 4).

Find a practice room to warm up in.

Dress in nice, springy semi-formal

(dresses, skirts, for girls)

(boys- no levis or tennies)

 

Announce and perform both pieces the very best you know how to.  You’ll be great!

 

Rebecca

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March Update

Formal Spring Recital THIS Week

When: Saturday, March 10 
What: Formal Spring Recital 
Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church 
Address: 85 East 100 North in Logan, Utah
Dress: Formal as possible
Time: 9:30am or 10:30am – 2 separate recitals, see below
More Info: Students will be performing 2 pieces, your accompanist has been assigned

***Please invite your family and friends.  It will be a beautiful recital!

9:30am (arrive at 9:00am for warm-up and tuning)
Samantha Corbridge
Waseca Hodson
Sophia Miles
Maddie Maners
Sammy Flansburg
Elizabeth Sweeten
Kenzie Clark
Kimber Jaussi
Rainey Gardner
Libby Gardner
Samuel Jenkins
Brett Miles
Savanna Petersen

10:45am (arrive at 10:15 for warm-up and tuning)
Sienna Fuller
Zane Allen
Kennedy Stuart
Jenna Willets
Emilee Hamilton
Samantha Corbridge
Sam Johnson
Mikell Skinner
Allison Cook
Kort Fuller
Trae Fuller

March Tuition

Please add $22 to your March tuition this week.  This includes both recitals and the festival fees.

Bridgerland Flute Festival

Friday, March 23 is the Bridgerland Flute Festival at Mount Logan Middle School.
Students must be prepared with 2 memorized pieces of contrasting style.
Dress is spring semi-formal.
You will be assigned a 1 hour time slot to perform it.  You must stay for the entire hour.
Arrive early, and do a great job.

See you there!
-Rebecca

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February 16 Announcements

Hi Everyone!

Reminders and announcements for this week are:

 

1. 100 Day Contest is still in full swing!  Keep going, you can do it!

 

2. No Monday lessons on February 20th (President’s Day), No Tuesday or Wednesday regular lessons either.

 

3. Flute Group Master Class Tuesday, February 21st

4:30pm: 12 and older

5:30pm: Under 12 yrs

Place: Rebecca’s Studio

Prepare: A memorized solo, theory, Suzuki Review

 

4. Sunday, February 26th is our date to perform for the 9:00am service at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Logan.  I need you to email me quick if you would like to be the performer.  You must have accompaniment and your piece must be soothing and beautiful.

 

5. March 10th (Saturday) is our Spring Formal Recital at the St. John’s Episcopal Church.  This recital will be split into 2 pieces.  You will either be at 9:30am or at 10:30am.

Dress is FORMAL as all get-out at this recital.  Memorization is required.

 

6.  March 23 (Friday) is the Bridgerland Flute Festival at Mt. Logan Middle School from 4 – 7pm.  You will only need to be there for one of those hours.  Times are TBA.

Cost for the festival spring recital is $22.00 this year.  This includes your accompanist for both times and your entry into the festival.  Students will be performing 2 pieces at both.

 

Questions?

 

I appreciate all you are doing to become wonderful people!

 

:) -Rebecca

Dress is spring semi-formal at the Bridgerland Flute Festival.

 

 

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Miss Piggy and Announcements

Announcements for January 16, 2012:

 

1.  Saturday, Feb. 25th is confirmed for the Graduation Concert at the SL Library Auditorium at either 10:00am or 11:00am.  Accompaniment will be provided by the SAU.  There is no charge to students for this concert, but they do have to “audition” to get in.  I will talk to you about that at your lessons.

* Video recording of student and accompaniment must be turned in the first week of February.  You must be at least to Handel Bourree in book 1 to participate.  You must have passed a level since last year’s recital (if you were participated last year).

 

2.  Master Class in February is on Tuesday the 21st.  

 

3.  There are NO regular lessons the whole week of February 20th.  But, I will still see many of you (twice).

 

Here’s a funny I think you and your kiddies will enjoy.  I grew up watching Sesame Street and Miss Piggy was always an interesting character.  Add her to the great Jean-Paul Rampal and we have a really fun video!

-Rebecca

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Master Class With Cindy

Here are the details you’ve been waiting for:

Master Class with Cindy Henderson is this Saturday, January 14, 2012.

The classes are as follows:

 

2:00pm

Sam Johnson

Sam Jenkins

Samantha Overly

Rainey Gardner

Savanna Petersen

 

 3:00pm

Jenna Willets

Allison Cook

Mikell Skinner

Libby Gardner

Sienna Fuller

 

4:15pm

Kenzie Clark

Kimber Jaussi

Elizabeth Sweeten

 

5:00pm

Emilee Hamilton

Samantha Corbridge

Sophia Miles

Waseca Hodson

 

*Dress is casual.

*Bring your flute (cleaned!), your performance music, and your lesson binder.

*Be early.

*Room 136 – go in front doors of Browning Center Bldg.  Turn right.  Go east down the long hall.  Room is at the end.

*Click here for a Map of  WSU.  You are going to the Browning Center for the Arts.

Need a ride????????  You can carpool with each other.  I have to be there the whole time, so I doubt anyone wants to come with me. (sitting for 4 hours straight)

Questions?

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