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Having Fun, through Music.

We host a unique musical challenge every week. We want our students to develop important musical skills, learn to be creative, and hone their problem-solving skills. We also hope that this page, as it continues to grow, serves as a valuable resource space for parents. 

Listening Series
May 15-21, 2023

For the month of May, we will be exploring music of the Classical period.

This week we will be listening to the piano piece, "Fur Elise", by Beethoven. I'm confident that most of you will have heard the beginning of it, but the middle is a little less known! Please watch and listen to this video. 

Unlike the other challenges, the listening assignments are not optional. Music literacy is an important aspect of being a well rounded student-musician!

For students in the levels below RCM 1, answer these questions.

For students at the levels of RCM Level 1 and up, answer these questions.

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit either a video or written entry to the box on the right. The deadline for submission is Sunday, May 21st.

Those who participate with 5 points or higher will receive 2 extra stickers.

The top 2 submissions will receive a $5 giftcard of their choice!

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Submit a video or document of you answering the questions about the listening excerpt.

Due Sunday, May 21st.

3 points for Creativity

2 points for Attention to Detail

5 points for Accuracy

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Listening Series
May 1-May 7, 2023

For the month of May, we will be exploring music of the Classical period.

This week we will be listening to the iconic string ensemble piece "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Mozart. I'm confident that most of you will have heard bits and pieces of it, but this is your chance to hear it in context! Please watch and listen to this video. 

We highly encourage you to listen to the whole piece, since it is such a famous and influential piece of music, but you are only required to listen up to the 8:45 mark. 

Unlike the other challenges, the listening assignments are not optional. Music literacy is an important aspect of being a well rounded student-musician!

For students in the levels below RCM 1, answer these questions.

For students at the levels of RCM Level 1 and up, answer these questions.

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit either a video or written entry to the box on the right. The deadline for submission is Sunday, April 9th.

Those who participate with 5 points or higher will receive 2 extra stickers.

The top 2 submissions will receive a $5 giftcard of their choice!

Upload Answers

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Submit a video or document of you answering the questions about the listening excerpt.

Due Sunday, May 7th.

3 points for Creativity

2 points for Attention to Detail

5 points for Accuracy

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Listening Series
April 24-April 30, 2023

For the month of April, we will be exploring music of the Baroque period.

This week we will be listening to J.S. Bach's, "Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major". Please listen to this recording. This is Yo-Yo Ma's interpretation, and has 15 million views!

Unlike the other challenges, the listening assignments are not optional. Music literacy is an important aspect of being a well rounded student-musician!

Students should write a few sentences about their observations of the piece. These could include thoughts about the player's interpretation, stylistic elements that are representative of the Baroque era, how the piece made you feel, what it made you think of, or anything else you think is relevant to the piece!

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit either a video or written entry to the box on the right. The deadline for submission is Sunday, April 30th.

Those who participate with 5 points or higher will receive 2 extra stickers.

The top 2 submissions will receive a $5 giftcard of their choice!

Upload Answers

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Submit a video or document of you answering the questions about the listening excerpt.

Due Sunday, April 30th.

3 points for Creativity

2 points for Attention to Detail

5 points for Accuracy

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Listening Series
April 17-April 23, 2023

For the month of April, we will be exploring music of the Baroque period.

This week we will be listening to the aria "Lascia Ch'io Pianga" from the opera "Rinaldo" by Handel. Please watch and listen to this video. 

Unlike the other challenges, the listening assignments are not optional. Music literacy is an important aspect of being a well rounded student-musician!

For students in the levels below RCM 1, answer these questions.

For students at the levels of RCM Level 1 and up, answer these questions.

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit either a video or written entry to the box on the right. The deadline for submission is Sunday, April 9th.

Those who participate with 5 points or higher will receive 2 extra stickers.

The top 2 submissions will receive a $5 giftcard of their choice!

Upload Answers

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Submit a video or document of you answering the questions about the listening excerpt.

Due Sunday, April 23rd.

3 points for Creativity

2 points for Attention to Detail

5 points for Accuracy

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Listening Series
April 10-April 16, 2023

For the month of April, we will be exploring music of the Baroque period.

This week we will be listening to J.S. Bach's, "Invention No. 10 in G Major". Please listen to this recording. This is Andras Schiff's interpretation, and a personal favorite of ours!

Unlike the other challenges, the listening assignments are not optional. Music literacy is an important aspect of being a well rounded student-musician!

For students in the levels below RCM 1, answer these questions.

For students at the levels of RCM Level 1 and up, answer these questions.

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit either a video or written entry to the box on the right. The deadline for submission is Sunday, April 16th.

Those who participate with 5 points or higher will receive 2 extra stickers.

The top 2 submissions will receive a $5 giftcard of their choice!

Upload Answers

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Submit a video or document of you answering the questions about the listening excerpt.

Due Sunday, April 16th.

3 points for Creativity

2 points for Attention to Detail

5 points for Accuracy

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Listening Series
April 3-April 9, 2023

For the month of April, we will be exploring music of the Baroque period.

This week we will be listening to Antonio Vivaldi's Violin Concerto, "Four Seasons". We will just be focusing on the Allegro part of the "Spring" section. Please watch and listen to this video. The Allegro section is from 0:00-3:30, but feel free to listen to the whole piece if you're so inclined!

Unlike the other challenges, the listening assignments are not optional. Music literacy is an important aspect of being a well rounded student-musician!

For students in the levels below RCM 1, answer these questions.

For students at the levels of RCM Level 1 and up, answer these questions.

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit either a video or written entry to the box on the right. The deadline for submission is Sunday, April 9th.

Those who participate with 5 points or higher will receive 2 extra stickers.

The top 2 submissions will receive a $5 giftcard of their choice!

Upload Answers

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OR

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Submit a video or document of you answering the questions about the listening excerpt.

Due Sunday, April 9th.

3 points for Creativity

2 points for Attention to Detail

5 points for Accuracy

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March Practice Competition!
March 6th-31st

Starting on Monday, March 6th, there will be prizes each week for the student who practices for the most amount of time in their category!

Each practice week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday evening at 10:00pm.

There will be three prizes each week, one for each category:

Beginners - Piano Adventures Primer level to 3a

Intermediate - RCM 1-4

Advanced - RCM 5-9

In order to participate, each student must fill out the practice forms with the amount of time practiced on each day of the practice week (Monday through Sunday). Parents must sign these forms to verify that the information is accurate and submit them by Sunday evening, at 10:00pm. 

Forms can be submitted by taking a photo and uploading it to the website!

The winners will receive the candy of their choice or a Starbucks Giftcard, and will get a shoutout on our social media!

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Form submission due dates:

 

Week 1: March 12th at 10pm

Week 2: March 19th at 10pm

Week 3: March 26th at 10pm

Week 4: April 2nd at 10pm

Prize:

Candy of Choice OR

$5 Starbucks Giftcard

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Weekly Challenge: Rhythm
November 22-November 28, 2022

In this week's challenge, you will be clapping or tapping this rhythm.

For students at or below Piano Adventures 2a, you will clap Rhythm 1.

For students at the levels of Piano Adventures 2b and up, tap Rhythm 2.

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit a video entry via Facebook messenger, Instagram DMs, or TikTok!

The winners will receive a Starbucks gift card!

10 Points for Accuracy

Starbucks Giftcard

Due Monday, November 28

Winner announced 

November 29.

Submit a video of you tapping/clapping your rhythm via Instagram or Facebook DM's 

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Weekly Challenge: Teaching Scales
November 8-November 14, 2022

In this week's challenge, you will be the teacher! Use your own words to describe the following musical concept, as if you were teaching your own student.

For students at or below RCM 2, you will explain and demonstrate what a major scale is and how to play it!

For students from RCM 3 and up, you will explain the above in addition to the types of chords that can be found within the major scale.

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit a video entry via Facebook messenger, Instagram DMs, or TikTok!

The winners will receive the candy of their choice.

10 Points for Accuracy

10 Points for Clarity

Prize: Candy of Choice

Due Monday, November 14

Winner announced 

November 15.

Submit a video of you explaining this concept viaTikTok, Instagram or Facebook DM's.

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Weekly Challenge: Rhythm
November 1-November 7, 2022

In this week's challenge, you will be clapping or tapping this rhythm.

For students at or below Piano Adventures 2a, you will clap Rhythm 1.

For students at the levels of Piano Adventures 2b and up, tap Rhythm 2.

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit a video entry via Facebook messenger, Instagram DMs, or TikTok!

The winners will receive a Bubble Tea gift card!

10 Points for Accuracy

Bubble Tea Giftcard

Due Monday, November 7

Winner announced 

November 8.

Submit a video of you tapping/clapping your rhythm via Instagram or Facebook DM's 

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Weekly Challenge: Notation
October 25-November 1, 2022

In this week's challenge, you will writing notes on the grand staff!

For students at or below Piano Adventures 2a, you will write each note in three different places on the grand staff.

For students at the level of Piano Adventures 2b and above, you will write each note in three different places on the staff using only ledger lines!

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit your completed worksheet via Facebook messenger or Instagram DMs!

The winners will receive a $5.00 Starbucks gift card!

10 Points for Accuracy

$5.00 Starbucks Card

Due Monday, October 31

Winner announced 

November 1.

Submit a photo of your completed worksheet via Instagram or Facebook DM's 

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Weekly Challenge: Rhythms
October 18-25, 2022

In this week's challenge, you will be clapping or tapping this rhythm.

For students at or below Piano Adventures 2a, you will clap Rhythm 1.

For students at the levels of Piano Adventures 2b to RCM 2, tap Rhythm 2.

For students from RCM 3 and up, tap Rhythm 3.

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit a video entry via Facebook messenger, Instagram DMs, or TikTok!

The winners will receive a $5.00 Starbucks gift card!

10 Points for Accuracy

10 Points for adding your own Dynamics

$5.00 Starbucks Card

Due Monday, October 24

Winner announced 

October 25

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Weekly Challenge: Famous Melodies
October 4-10, 2022

 In this week's challenge, I will give you the beginning of a famous melody. Your job is to finish the melody in your own way! The melody for today is the beginning of Vivaldi's "Spring" from the violin concerto, "The Four Seasons."

If you want to write out your composition, you can print off the sheet music and fill in the blank measures.

For students at or below RCM level 2, you will finish the melody by composing at least two more measures.

For students at RCM level 3 and up, you will compose 4-8 more measures. Bonus points will be awarded if you add some LH notes or chords!

If you need help, we will happily assist you during your next lesson. When you're ready, submit a video entry via Facebook messenger, Instagram DMs, or TikTok!

The winners will receive a $5.00 Starbucks gift card!

10 Points for Creativity

10 Points for Rhythmic Accuracy

10 Points for using Compositional Techniques discussed in class

$5.00 Starbucks Card

Due Monday, October 10

Winner announced 

October 11

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