KKMS 2016-2017 Band Handbook.pptx
It's that time of year when student's may need a little encouragement to practice.
INTERACTIVE PRACTICE STUDIO for Tradition Of Excellence Method Book for Band
As with any activity that requires a special skill, students must practice their instrument in order to achieve the best results. Here are some helpful tips for encouraging practice at home with your child.
"HELP" Home Practice Guide
Help to set up the best possible practice facility. The area should be well lit and free from other distractions and should accommodate a straight chair and music stand (siblings should never be allowed to touch the musical instrument).
Establish a regular time and routine for practice. Students should begin with some warm-up exercises (long tones and scales), move into the assignment and isolate difficult passages to be worked on. These passages can be played slower with different articulations to help resolve technical problems. Students should end practice time with a piece they know and enjoy playing for fun.
Listen enthusiastically to your child’s practicing. Recognize his/her effort and make positive comments. Remember, you are the audience your child will most appreciate.
Participate in our three-way partnership: Parent, student, and teacher working together to make band an enjoyable and lifelong experience.
Don't forget about Band Ninja Club offered one day a week for Band enrichment. This optional club allows students to work on more advanced music or receive additional help in necessary.
Martinez Ninja Club Tuesdays 7:15-7:55
King Ninja Club Thursdays 2:35-3:15
Keller Ninja Club Mondays 2:35-3:15
Scott Ninja Club Fridays 7:15-7:55
Days and times are subject to change.
Help is available by appointment. Thank you for supporting your child and Fine Arts Education.