Newsletter :: April 2012 214-436-4058 Ready To Get Started? In this issue *Guitar Lab *Music and Your School-Age Child *Where Is Your Teacher Playing? Welcome Our New Students Who Enrolled in March Sophia Chapman Eric Ruban Lauren Sperry Zoya Burney Tia Salins Akemi Tsutsmi Samori Cullum Belinda Burns Alec Vela Alexis Burnett Rose Pelayo Jed Dapiton Angel Herrera Lybbi Kendziorski Saatche Diaz Austin Harkins Kaylee Glasscock Christopher Vasquez Ryan Walker Derek Lenz Kendall Brooks Emeka Mgbokwere Alexandria Cigainero Renee Lucero Gautham Raju Shyam Raju Christopher Alvarenga Jonathon Lira Fabiana Rosario Zephan Salins Katelyn Roberts Louis Masquelier Alayna Masquelier Samone Cullum Samaya Cullum Hannah Krebsbach Adam Thomas Nick Lombardi Macy Sewell Ava Marchetti Bailey Rowe Julia Thienvanich Annabella Stevens Aadarsh Panda Jonas Apacible Leo Kovacs Fabiana Rosario Lexi Hanlon Jake Cullard Corinne Lorin Thank you for being part of our School! The Frisco School of Music Team What Happens in a Guitar Lab: News and Events Copyright 2012 Frisco School of Music Texas Music Teachers Association Frisco School of Music      ·      9255 Preston Road · Frisco, TX 75033      ·      214-436-4058 Music and Your School-Age Child Part Two: Just Press Play   Listening to a wide variety of music improves a child's ability to analyze and comprehend it. The early elementary years are the perfect time to expose kids to everything from classical to country. Most are open to experiencing many musical styles until around the third grade, when they start to prefer popular music. (Studies have also shown that kids in grades four and up prefer music with a faster tempo — so get ready to rock & roll if your child is approaching middle school). Fill your child's life with as much music as you can. Some ideas:       · Put a small stereo or boombox and a rotating collection of CDs in your child's room.    · A musical alarm clock or clock radio can help your child wake up musically. Many stereos have timers that let kids to drift off to music as well. And certain songs can serve as cues for your child (for instance, one song you always play or sing in the morning when it's time to get ready for school).    · Sample CDs from your local library. You can try different artists and styles without spending money.    · Introduce kids to songs from your own childhood or music you especially love.    · Sing in the car.    · Make or buy musical instruments and have them available in your child's play area.    · Cook to music, clean to music, and take time sometimes just to sit and listen as an activity.    · Try music-making computer software programs that let kids lay down their own tracks, just like a professional.    · Form your own family band with real or improvised instruments (spoons, makeshift drums, etc.). This is a good group activity for kids to try with friends.   Where Are Your Teachers Playing? Our guitar lab classes are for beginning guitar students. With only six students per class,  we focus on learning to tune the guitar,  reading music, melody playing, chords and strumming, basic skills and techniques, and ensemble playing. Students use a songbook plus a music workbook. Performance days are scheduled four times throughout the year. The teacher will assess the student’s progress and recommend private lessons at the appropriate time. Students bring their guitar to class (a student size acoustic or electric is fine). Contact the front desk for information on available class times. Classes meet one hour each week (Parents are invited in the last five minutes). Home | Work For Us | Contact Us Piano and Keyboard Lessons Violin and Viola Lessons Summer Music Camps Guitar and Bass Lessons Drum and Percussion Lessons The Bands Voice and Singing Lessons Flute, Trumpet and Saxophone Lessons Performing Arts Preschool Office Open December 27 to 29 and January 2 to 5 - 11 to 2 pm Christmas Break - Lessons Resume January 7th Music Registration Hotline - Phone Calls Only - December 26, 2 to 5 pm