October Newsletter 2018

Post date: Oct 1, 2018 2:49:43 AM


Our incentive program this year is the Rock Star Challenge. Students will be earning “brag tags” that they can add to their “bling” necklaces and earn prizes as they reach different milestones. So far it has been a big hit. I do these programs to encourage the kids to become well-rounded musicians. We cover sightreading, rhythms, solo and group performances, theory, composition, listening, technique, analysis notereading, etc……. I think it’s important for their overall musicianship to be proficient in a variety of ways. In line with the “Rock Star” theme we will also be doing some contemporary music and have two pop music showcases this year in addition to our regular recitals.


Our first informal Pop Showcase Recital will be on Sunday, October 13th at 4-5pm. (Place TBD) This is an optional recital for those that have a “pop/jazz” piece ready to perform. We will have our bigger Pop Showcase (complete with lights and a combo band) in February of 2019.

Our Christmas Recital is scheduled for Friday, November 30th from 6-9pm (3 recital times will be available). This will be at Calvary Church in Roseville.


Due to the tight schedule this year, I am making a concerted effort to put any and all makeup lesson times available on the website each week (A makeup day is also offered the second Saturday of each month). If you know that you will have a conflict, you can simply go to the Music Teacher’s Helper Website https://moyermusicstudio.musicteachershelper.com/login and sign up for a makeup time for your student. You should also be able to cancel a lesson in this same way. If you ever have problems with the website, just email me and I will make the changes for you. Please, give at least 24 hours notice for changes when possible. This way I can list your canceled lesson time as a makeup time for someone else. Also, please don’t send your student to lessons if they have been home sick from school that same day.


There will be NO LESSONS from Friday, October 19th (MEA Weekend) through Sunday, October 28th. This is a planned break so lessons will not need to be made up from that week.

Students that have lessons on Halloween have the option to do a makeup lesson on Friday, November 2nd or Saturday November 3rd - times will be listed on the website.

Makeup lesson times will also be available on Saturday, October 13th from 9-12 – times will be listed on the website.


Should you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me. The best way to reach me is by text or email. Thanks for a great start to the new school year – I LOVE working with your kids!!!