Oh my goodness- I can’t believe it’s the beginning of a new school year! I personally as a mom am always so happy when summer comes: the (theoretically) more relaxed schedule and just switching up day to day activities. But once we start rolling into August and getting ready for school to begin, I am ready for the routine again. At the start of a new school year, I make new goals for myself, for my kids, for our family life. Here are a few ideas to think about as we get back into the “real” practice routine:
We do have a few updates with Music SO Simple. We wrote a welcome letter that will also be in your child’s binder at the beginning of the year, but feel free to take a look at it here. There are lots of great reminders of our policies and just good tidbits to know and remember.
Tuition rates are posted on the website. Fees for festivals, contests, and recitals will be billed at appropriate times, and I will send out an email at least a month prior to let you know of the charges.
Student of the Week will begin at the beginning of September!! Students chosen will be in the weekly newsletter with their picture, and they receive 10 music bucks, a certificate, and a yard sign! We choose students for many reasons! If you want more info on SOW, check out the blog we wrote here.
Piano Maestro and Sprout Beat are great iPad programs that has been around for a few years and are continually updating. We are going to begin incorporating them into lessons with appropriate students. To learn more about it, ask your teacher or check out their website.