Summer Vacation is over. I hope that everyone has fully enjoyed this special time of the year. And now – let the new school year begin!
Music lessons will start the third week of school – the week of September 12th. All students from last season have been given priority for registration until September 1st. Registration is now open to all.
You may start by going to REGISTRATION & INFORMATION REQUEST
It’s now time to register for the coming year!
It’s that time of year again. Time to transition form the carefree summer holidays to the new schedule of school. Mornings are rough in every household. Sometimes students come to their lessons with it all – every music book needed – as well as their assignment book! And, other times they arrive wrinkled and with no books.
It’s possible to train your troops to work in tandem for a smooth, synchronized morning. It will definitely help them to have an organized and smooth progress in their studies.
1. Prep the Night Before
The key to morning efficiency is in what you can do ahead of time.
Establish a morning routine for your kids, and encourage them to check their backpacks before bedtime to make sure homework and books are packed – especially music books the night before their lesson day. Perhaps have them put an alarm on the calender of their MP3 player or phone.
2. Reward Consistency + Practice
It’s really tough to get yourself ready while trying to get someone else ready, too. One strategy is to get up a half hour before your kids, but there’s another way: make it into a game!
Announce to your children that whoever’s ready for the school bus gets a sticker on a “morning routine chart.” Once they’ve reached five stickers, reward them with a small but irresistible prize — like music control in the car for the week!
3. Bundle Books
Prevent the panic of being halfway out the door only to realize you have no idea where all of the books are. Put all essential items in the same spot every time that they are finished. It’s preferable to have a special bag to keep the books in whenever not actively using them. This keeps them all together and handy for “grab and go” when they were unfortunately forgotten in the previous night’s backpack check.
Here is one Mom’s strategies to use music to help her ADHD child succeed. Click on the following link to read more.
Learning an instrument helped my son increase his attention and boost his performance. Here’s how you can use music to give your ADHD/LD child a leg up, too.
Here are some ideas to encourage the student musician.
Free to Fail, but Not to Quit.