C19 Update: Classes have been canceled until May, or as soon as regular, public schools open.
In the mean time, keep practicing! Standards of Excellence and Simply Strings exercises can be found on Youtube. I will also try and post some links to learning games, like this one:
Theta Music trainer ear training games. Fun and Free.
Please feel free to email me some suggestions to post.
Remember: on time, every time, with all of your supplies -- instrument, stand and book.
Our concert is on Friday, May 15th at 7 pm. Families and friends are invited to attend. The concert will begin at 7, but students need to arrive by 6:30 pm.
Please do not arrive before 6 pm. 6:15 is perfect:)
Also: there is no class between 4-6 on the concert day -- do not come between 4-6!!!!! (I've done my best to warn you, that's all that I can do :)
All students should be in "concert dress": white top, black bottom. Please see our home page photo for examples.
Please bring a finger-food dessert to share at our pot-luck reception following the concert.
Both desserts and students should be dropped off to the back office rooms between 6-6:30 pm. There will be a dessert room where you can drop-off your treats. Students will be warming up and rehearsing in the office rooms with their class. Parents and guests, please wait in the Sanctuary for the concert to begin. Students will leave their instrument cases in the back office rooms during the concert.
All students are expected to stay for the entire concert in respect for all of our performers. Please do not ask for an exception.
Free Music School will not be meeting on
Friday, February 21st or
Friday, April 17th
We understand that some students may have school breaks on different dates. Please email us to let us know if you will not be attending on any other dates: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: 1-2 absences due to vacation/illness is understandable. Music is a team activity and we need all students there, every week. Students who miss more than 2 sessions MAY be excused from attending our program. If your student has other commitments on Fridays, please remove yourself from our program so we won't have to dismiss you for non-attendance. The price of admission is commitment.
Almaden Hills United Methodist Church will once-again be hosting a Winter Warming Center for house-less women in need. In support of this outreach program, Free Music School will be changing our meeting room. Starting on January 27th, we will be meeting in the office rooms: the same rooms that we used before/after the concert. We will make sure the students know where there classes will be. For the safety of all of our students, we ask that parents not enter the office building for any reason (except for an emergency, of course, or to tell Mrs. Love is something seems "amiss.")
As always, there will be no bathroom facilities available for students, siblings or parents. PLEASE use the restroom before you come to class. Also, please inform anyone who might be picking your student up that they should not be entering the building. Thank you for your support in keeping our students safe.
Please email or call Saturday-Thursday: 408-226-6962 or email@example.com
We cannot take questions on Fridays unless it is an emergency (please let us know immediately if you see anything potentially unsafe at FMS.) Thank you.