December    NEWS and NOTES      2014

 

 

Contact Us

Frisco School of Music

9255 Preston Road

Frisco, TX 75033

 

214-436-4058

www.friscoschoolofmusic.com

 

 

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In This Issue

 

WELCOME!

To Our New Students!!!

If you are a new student and do not see your name on this list, check back next month!

Hrishitha N.

Sidharth I.

Praseeth K.

Manani S.

Lalith V.

Aysha E.

Alois M.

Harini R.

Alaishyah G.

Lauren S.

Jacqueline N.

Allyn J.

Maxwell C.

Alyzza G.

William J.

Joshua B.

Beck S.

Aubrey F.

Grace W.

Owen W.

Olivia F.

Addison F.

Becca J.

Dominic L.

Cadence R.

Taylor K.

Gavtham G.

Megan G.

Erin C.

Annaye C.

Jake S.

Leila C.

Oliver D.

 

 

 


 

 


Classes

Tuesday - Thursday

Ages 3 - 6

 

 

 

 

Teacher Availability

 

To inquire about openings, e-mail us or call the front office at 214-436-4058.
 

LESSONS OFFERED:

Mon-Thurs thru 9pm

Fridays thru 7pm

Saturdays thru 1pm

Sundays 2-5pm

 

 

Here’s a partial list of our current availability:

 

VOICE:

Ms. Katya

Tuesday – Wednesday

Limited Space

 

Ms. Joanna

Friday – 1 Spot

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Lizzy

Tuesday – 1 Spot

Thursday - 2 Spots

Sunday - 1 Spot

 

Ms. Kayla

Monday - 1 Spot

 

Ms. Shirley

Monday - 1 Spot

Tuesday - SOLD OUT

Wednesday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Jordan

Monday – 2 Spots

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - SOLD OUT

Thursday - 1 Spot

Friday – SOLD OUT

 

STRINGS:

Ms. Alexis

Monday - 3 Spots

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - 3 Spots

 

Ms. Sabrina

Thursday Limited Space

Friday - 2 Spots

Saturday - 1 Spot

Sunday - 2 Spots

 

PIANO:

Ms. Katya

Tuesday – Wednesday

Limited Space

 

Mr. Gabriel

Monday – 1 Spot

Wednesday – 1 Spot

Friday – SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Joanna

Friday – 1 Spot

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Drew

Friday - 3 Spots

Saturday - 1 Spot

Sunday -1 Spot

 

Ms. Lizzy

Tuesday – 1 Spot

Thursday - 2 Spots

Sunday - 1 Spot

 

Mr. K.C.

Tuesday - Limited Space

Thursday - Limited Space

Friday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Kayla

Monday - Limited Space

 

Ms. Farida

Monday - Limited Space

Tuesday – Limited Space

Thursday – Limited Space

Friday – Limited Space

Saturday – 1 Spot

Sunday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Debbie

Wednesday - Friday

Limited Space

 

Ms. Adela

Monday – 2 Spots

Tuesday - SOLD OUT

Wednesday – 2 Spots

Thursday - 2 Spots

 

Ms. Shirley

Monday - 1 Spot

Tuesday - SOLD OUT

Wednesday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Brian

Monday - Limited Space

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - Limited Space

Thursday - 2 Spots

Friday - SOLD OUT

Saturday- SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Daniel

Thursday - Limited Space

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. James

Monday - Limited Space

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - 2 Spots

 

Mr. Jordan

Monday – 2 Spots

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - SOLD OUT

Thursday - 1 Spot

Friday – SOLD OUT

 

DRUMS:

Mr. Alex

Friday - 1 Spot

Saturday - SOLD OUT

Sunday – 1 Spot

 

Mr. Rip

Monday - Thursday

Limited Space

 
GUITAR:

Mr. Gabriel

Monday – 1 Spot

Wednesday – 1 Spot

Friday – SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Wes

Friday - 1 Spot
Saturday - 1 Spot

Sunday - 2 Spots

 

Mr. Lane

Monday & Wednesday

Limited Space

 

Mr. Ben

Tuesday- Limited Space

Saturday - 2 Spots

 

Mr. Alex

Monday - 1 Spot

Wednesday Limited Space

Friday - 1 Spot

 Saturday - SOLD OUT

Sunday – 1 Spot

 

Mr. CJ

Monday - Thursday

Limited Space

 

Mr. Kye

Tuesday - Thursday

Limited Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

Saturday December 6th

 

Master Class Make-up Workshops

Did you miss a lesson? Make it up at the

Make-up Workshops.

 

 

December 8th - 14th

 

Music Mania Week
Join the last 30-minutes of your childs

Lab Group Class for a special performance!

 

 

Saturday December 13th

 

Band Blowout

Join us at Rock 101 in Little Elm to see our

Star Power Rock Bands perform along with

Guest Soloists performing with our Faculty Band!

Show starts at 4pm.

 

Friday December 19th

 

Angelina Ballerina

Nutcracker Sweets Show

Come see our little ballerinas at the

Christ Community Church (directly behind FSM). Show starts at 4:30pm. No charge to attend!

 

December 22nd - January 4th

 

Winter Break

NO SCHOOL

 

 

 

Congratulations

December Student of the Month

Emily Davey

 

 

Instrument: Voice • Rock Band

  Favorite Color: Dark Blue

  Favorite Food: French Fries

  Hobbies: Singing, Drawing & Reading

  How many Years in Lessons: 2 Years

  Favorite Bands: Adele, Michael Jackson

Favorite Song to Play: Animals by Maroon 5

Favorite thing about lessons at FSM:

My favorite part is when I get to sing

my favorite songs.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday December 6th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Preparation (Part III)

  These are a few of the questions you will ask yourself as you approach the year ahead and the music
  performances you will be participating in.
  Preparing for a performance: There are three areas that need to be considered in preparing for a

performance: the physical, the mental, and the emotional or affective.

 

  III. Emotional (affective) preparation

So, you have the notes and rhythms and phrasing down. You have the style and dynamics under control.

But how do you prepare for the affective,

the emotional communication?

When we play music, we are trying to communicate

and express the intangible. This applies to everyone who picks up an instrument and performs in front of

an audience. It applies because music is not just

about the notes and marks on the page; it is a living, dynamic, exciting expression that is as individual

and complex as you are.

The performer has a responsibility to bring out

the passion of the music in a performance. Both performer and audience will get only as much from

a performance as the performer has chosen to put

into the preparation, physical, mental and affective.


Preparing for the intangible:

There is more to preparation than the physical

aspects that we discussed above. You need to

develop an understanding of the intent of the composer. Start your research on the composer

and the work early in your preparation period.

Think about the style that is required. Is it a song? Should it be smooth and lyrical, or metrical and

more like a dance? Experiment with playing the

same phrase in different ways to bring the right

quality to your sound.

What emotion are you attempting to communicate

to the listener? Think about the emotional

development of the piece. Find the moment of

absolute intensity in your piece (the climax).

Determine how you reached that moment and

how long it lasts. Then find the lowest level of

intensity in the piece. Compare the beginning of

each section with these moments. How do they fit in? How is intensity achieved in each section?

Draw a diagram of the development of intensity

within each section and across the whole piece.

Use broad sweeps of lines to trace it rather than

a detailed diagram.

The most effective way to achieve the emotional

intent of the music is by playing each section and movement differently, until you find the most

effective way for you. It might not be the same for every performer, and this opens up the path for individual interpretation in music. Just remember

that physical and emotional interpretation rely on

a depth of knowledge of the music.

 

 

 

 

 


Meanwhile at FSM...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frisco School of Music            www.friscoschoolofmusic.com        Phone: 214-436-4058