Parent Information

 

Concert FAQs

PRACTICING AT HOME
Your child needs to practice the minimum (from 75 to 150 depending on the group) minutes required a week at home.  Each student has a practice chart where they log the amount of time they have spent practicing each day.  Here are some things you, as a parent, can do to help.

*Provide a quiet place for your student to practice
*Remain nearby during practice times as often as possible
*Schedule a consistent daily time for practicing
*Praise your child's efforts and achievements (even during the beginning sounds of playing)
*Encourage your child to play for family and friends

MORE MUSICAL GROWTH
To further enrich your child's involvement in orchestra and the arts you can also:
*Help your child build a personal music library
*Expose your child to a wide variety of music, including concerts and recitals (this is an extra credit opportunity as well)
*Remind your child to bring his/her instrument and music and shoulder rest daily to class
*Private lessons will become available after school at the district rates.  For more information click
here

PLEASE DON'T
*Use practicing as a punishment
*Insist your child play for others when they are unwilling
*Ridicule or make fun of less-than-perfect playing
*Apologize to others for your child's weak performance

PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE SENT HOME PERIODICALLY SO YOU CAN SEE YOUR CHILD'S PROGRESS IN ORCHESTRA!  YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT ARE APPRECIATED!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Wharry