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Wednesday
Jul232014

Discipline Tips | by Ann Taylor & Brian Reeves

WAYS TO GET A CLASS QUIET

Ann Taylor

 

  • Sing “do” on any pitch (they will join in)
  • Have them echo clap
  • Sing scales using hand signals
  • Start singing a round – split into parts
  • Have a responsible student take roll
  • Plan breaks during the rehearsal
    • Do the “rain forest”
    • Sing “My Bonnie” sit or stand on all “b’s”
    • Echo clap, Echo sing
    • Break into groups and do rounds
    • Tongue Twisters
    • Buddy back rub
    • Exaggerate text by “Tasting every bit of the word”
    • Have them imitate body movements (non-verbally)
    • Examples:  Touch toes, roll shoulders, etc.

 

 

DISCIPLINE

Brian Reeves

 

There are many, many ways to establish discipline.  You have to do what fits your personality.  It is easy to scoff at the old adage “Don’t smile until Christmas” but there is truth in that.  What you let go in September will be unbearable by April.  The kind of April you want needs to be set up in the fall.

Wednesday
Jul232014

Solo/Ensemble Sign-Up | by Ann Taylor

SOLO/ENSEMBLE SIGN-UP

 

You may participate in two of the following ensembles.  You will be expected to attend one rehearsal per week.  These practices will be held before and after school.  Alternates will be selected for each group.

 

            Mixed Double Quartet

            Boy’s Double Quartet

            Girl’s Sextet

            Girl’s Double quartet

 

Choose the ensemble event/events that you want to participate in.  Put down the names of people that you wish to be in your group.  I prefer for Cecilian choir members to have Cecilian ensembles….Concert choir members to have concert members.

 

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SOLO-SIGN UP

            Yes I want to take a solo and I agree to practice one session per week.  If you are taking private lessons, it is not necessary for you to have a separate practice time.  We do need to know if you are taking a solo.

 

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