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Friday Performance Club this week!

Monday, October 30, 2017 by Betsy Breaker | Uncategorized

Our Keyboard Karate months always make for a quick turnaround into Performance Club the first week of the month! 

I contemplated not doing Keyboard Karate this year, but I love bringing the kids together for a mostly social event. We did learn about pentascales on Friday. The kids learned there is one half-step in a pentascale because they got to eat the filling out of one of their 4 Oreo cookies. By eating the filling and then reassembling the two cookies, the Oreo got smaller in height creating our Half-step. Then we put the Oreos in order of the pentascale steps (Whole, Whole, Half, Whole)! For several of the kids this was a first intro to pentascales, but we'll begin working on them in lessons this week and will refer back to our tasty Oreo lesson :-)

So on to this week! We have our Performance Club from 3:20-4:30 again, where students are encouraged to share anything at the piano that they'd like. I hope those who were first-time observers last month realized it's not scary and nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes and nobody laughs at you or even points them out! It's just fun to share music and hear what other students are doing.

Please RSVP via the portal (betsybreaker.mymusicstaff.com) or this email. Also, please let me know if you can help out by staying for the Club gathering this month. Siblings not taking lessons are welcome to come with you when you help out!

Thank you!

Betsy