March    NEWS and NOTES      2015

 

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Frisco School of Music

& Performing Arts

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!

Shagun S.

Risha A.

Manav T.

Angelina H.

Cheyenne H.

Karen O.

Rachel S.

Wyatt K.

Logan S.

Carter S

Chloe K.

Alisha G.

Keaton P.

Nour B.

Evana R.

Sreshta G.

James B.

Sreyash K.

Aarya V.

Jacob C.

Luke N.

Kenny N.

Joshua B.

Rupak K.

Vinay K.

Rowdy P.

Smriti M.

Jasmine Z.

Prachi G.

Elena C.

Ava Z.

Keeli W.

Warren P.

Josh L.

Vivien D.

Addyson D.

Alexa K.

Lena B.

Grace M.

Domiano M.

Logan M.

Brenda S.

Eva S.

Natalia S.

Shiela P.

Stella M.

Hank R.

 

 


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 – 2 Spots

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Lizzy

Tuesday – SOLD OUT

Thursday - 2 Spots

Sunday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Kayla

Monday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Shirley

Monday - 1 Spot

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Avery

Thursday – 2 Spots

Friday – 1 Spot

Saturday – SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Jordan

Monday – Friday SOLD OUT

 

STRINGS:

Ms. Alexis

Monday - SOLD OUT

Tuesday - Limited Space

Wednesday - 2 Spots

 

Ms. Sabrina

Thursday 2 Spots

Friday - 1 Spot

Saturday - 1 Spot

Sunday - SOLD OUT

 

PIANO:

Ms. Katya

Tuesday – Wednesday

Limited Space

 

Mr. Gabriel

Monday – Friday SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Joanna

Friday – 2 Spots

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Drew

Friday - 3 Spots

Saturday - 1 Spot

Sunday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Lizzy

Tuesday – SOLD OUT

Thursday -  2 Spots

Sunday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. K.C.

Tuesday - Limited Space

Thursday - Limited Space

Friday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Kayla

Monday - SOLD OUT

 

Ms. Gayla

Monday - Limited Space

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Thursday - 1 Spot

Friday - 2 Spots

Saturday & Sunday 1 Spot

 

Ms. Adela

Monday – Wednesday

SOLD OUT

Thursday - 2 Spots

 

Ms. Shirley

Monday - 1 Spot

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Brian

Monday - 2 Spots

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - 1 Spot

Thursday - 2 Spots

Friday - SOLD OUT

Saturday- SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Jamie

Monday - Limited Space

Tuesday - 1 Spot

Wednesday - 2 Spots

 

Ms. Avery

Thursday – 2 Spots

Friday – 1 Spot

Saturday – SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Dominik

Wednesday & Thursday

Limited Space

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Jordan

Monday – 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 – Friday

SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Wes

Friday & Saturday - SOLD OUT Sunday - 2 Spots

 

Mr. Lane

Monday & Wednesday

Limited Space

 

Mr. Ben G.

Tuesday- Limited Space

Saturday - SOLD OUT

 

Mr. Ben M.

Wednesday - Limited Space

 

Mr. Alex

Monday - 1 Spot

Wednesday Limited Space

Friday - 1 Spot

 Saturday - SOLD OUT

Sunday – 1 Spot

 

Mr. CJ

Monday - Thursday

Limited Space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

Week of March 2nd

New Classes Begin At

Frisco School of Performing Arts

Register today

Dance - Art - Drama - Musical Theatre

 

 

March 9th - 15th

Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

 

March 16th

Teacher Of The Year

Student Nominations Begin

Pick up your nomination form in front

of the bulletin boards in the lobby.

 

Saturday March 21st

Master Class Make-Up Workshop

Register for a make-up workshop today

if you have missed a lesson or are

going to miss a lesson. Lessons missed due to "snow days" do not need to a Makeup.

 

March 23rd - 29th

Music Mania Week

Visit the last half hour of your

childs group lab class for a

special performance!

 

March 28th - 29th

Coffee House Performances

Watch your emails and lobby

bulletin board for your scheduled performance time.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Destin B.

$100 GIFT CARD WINNER

for your wonderful comments

about our school.

 

Read her comments below:

 

Music school is run like a professional business. Their attention to detail from starting on time to overly communicating upcoming events, recitals, graduations, etc. is great. Son takes piano and voice and both teachers are exceptionally well trained, on time, give 110% during the lesson ( no one checking email and texting during lesson time). Frint desk staff are attentive and obviously well trained. There are known goals for the year and you can track if child is on the mark for meeting goals. Piano, especially, is well rounded. Theory is taught as comprehensive as playing. The teachers know what it takes to be well trained -- not just "play" -- and I'm confident if my son wants to pursue music in college & beyond his teacher can take him all the way to this level.

 

 

Destin participated in our survey to help better our customer service and was entered into a drawing for a $100 Gift Card.

Check your email & texts today to see if you received this invite to take the survey. Complete the survey and you are entered into the drawing for a $100 Gift Card. Drawing every month of 2015.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations

March Student of the Month

Lalith Vemulapalli

 


 

Instrument: Piano, Guitar, Voice

  Favorite Color: Red

  Favorite Food: Pizza

  Hobbies: Trampoline

  How many Years in Lessons: 2 Years

  Favorite Bands: Beethoven & Mozart

Favorite Song to Play: Centuries - Vocal

Favorite thing about lessons at FSM:

Learning new songs and playing instruments.

 

 

 

 

PET OF THE MONTH

 

Hi, my name is Bella!  
I love to sing to my mommy, Betty, when she gets home from working at FSM and FSPA. It's my way to tell her I love her and that I need to be fed yet again each day! 
I also like to think I can play drums by swatting my brother, Max, and sisters, Millie and Mimzy, (my mini-schnauzer playmates) any time I get a chance.

 

Do you have a pet that you’d like to submit for a future newsletter?  Send a picture of yourself and your pet, along with a description of how they teach you about music, to lessons@friscoschoolofmusic.com. 

 

YOU could be featured in an upcoming newsletter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random Practice Schedule?

 

What if we took the blocks of practice on particular tasks and broke them down into smaller segments on each task? For example, baseball players could hit three different types of pitches in an alternating fashion, instead of doing all of one kind in a row. Two breakdown options are a repeating order (e.g., abc abc abc…) or an arbitrary order (e.g., acb cba bca…). In either, the net result will still be 15 practice hits of each of the three types of pitches, exactly the same as the net result in the blocked practice schedule. The only variable that changes is the order in which the pitches are practiced. This type of interspersed schedule is called a random practice schedule

(also known as an interleaved practice schedule).

In a random practice schedule, the performer must keep restarting different tasks. Because beginnings are always the hardest part, it will not feel as comfortable as practicing the same thing over and over again. But this challenge lies at the heart of why random practice schedules are more effective. When we come back to a task after an intervening task, our brain must reconstruct the action plan for what we are about to do. And it is at this moment of reconstruction that our brains are the most active. More mental activity leads to greater long-term learning. In the blocked schedule above, the baseball players must only construct the action plan for each type of pitch once, at the beginning of each block. In the random schedule, they must construct and later reconstruct an action plan fifteen times for each pitch. Although a blocked schedule may produce superior performance during practice, study after study has shown that a random practice schedule consistently produces superior retention following practice a day or more later (i.e., the amount actually learned). This phenomenon is called the contextual interference effect.

How to use a random schedule in the practice room

Rather than spending long uninterrupted periods of time woodshedding each excerpt or section of a piece, pick a few passages you would like to work on and alternate between them. If you want to spend a total of 30 minutes on a particular excerpt, practice in shorter segments, continually returning to this excerpt until you have achieved your 30-minute goal. Experiment with lengths of time. If you are practicing excerpts that are very short, you may be able to switch between them at a faster pace than would be required for longer sections.

You can use a small alarm clock to time specific intervals or switch after each repetition.
Practicing passages in different rhythmic variations is a great

way of introducing contextual interference on a smaller scale. But instead of doing all rhythmic variations on a single excerpt before moving onto the next, do one variation on excerpt A, one on excerpt B and then return to excerpt A for a second variation etc. Technique can also be interspersed into the random schedule, instead of doing all of it in one long block.
The permutations are endless and the exact division of time is not important. What is crucial is that you are keeping your brain engaged by varying the material. More engagement means you will be less bored, more goal-oriented (you have to be if you only have 3 minutes to accomplish something), and substantially more productive. Most importantly, when you return to the practice room the next day, you can start from where you left off.

This type of practice sticks.

Articleby Dr. Noa Kageyama, www.bulletproofmusician.com, www.msidallas.com

 


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