I hope this message finds all of you well and coping with our new challenges. We are moving through uncharted waters, and I want to keep the lines of communication open between us.
Please feel free to contact Ms. Munday with any questions or concerns that arise.
As school is still in session, although not at a physical place, this brings up a very specific challenge for a performance class, such as Orchestra. After much thought, Ms. Munday feels the best way to address this is for each student to practice, on their own, for at least 30 minutes per day. Many already do this, and they will continue! Many, however, are not able to manage daily practice because of their classes and activities, and this time at home opens up practicing possibilities to those students.
Parents are important to this assignment. Please encourage (nag) your child to accomplish this. Ms. Munday has asked the students to practice the scales and solo they will play for their jury/final in May. They need to fill out a Google form on Classroom by Tuesday telling Ms. Munday the name and composer of the solo they have chosen. After next week, they will be directed to upload a video of what they have worked on to Classroom so I can see their progress.
Make sure they have their instrument at home to practice. There is also lots of music at school for all instruments, solos and etudes, if your student needs that. Ms. Munday will be at school Monday morning if anyone needs to get their instrument or needs help with finding music.