Prep 1 Blog

September 22, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #2 Week of September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #1 Week of September 11, 2017

April 28, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #11 Week of April 24, 2017

ALL SINGERS – VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: Offsite Rehearsal THIS WEEK! BOTH Tuesday and Thursday classes will be meeting at Los Altos United Methodist Church (655 Magdalena Ave. in Los Altos) during their normal rehearsal times. Please see the map that was sent home this week (on paper) for where to meet.  Recitals are coming! Tuesday’s recital is scheduled […]
April 21, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #10 Week of April 17, 2017

Prep 1 Tuesday, Jazmine It was lovely to have everyone back together this week! Before we get into the review of the lesson, I want to take a moment and underscore how important it is to support our singers in coming to class prepared each week.  Prep 1 doesn’t have any materials or anything to bring with them, but it […]
April 15, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #9 Week of April 10, 2017

Prep 1 Tuesday, Jazmine We had another week full of music making and fun in Prep 1!   This week we continued working on our inner listening skills by singing “Little Peter Rabbit” – a song where we ‘take away’ a word each time we sing through the lyrics.  This supports the singers in having to internalize the song and […]
April 7, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #8 Week of April 3, 2017

Prep 1 Tuesday, Jazmine We had another week full of music making in Prep 1!  This week we continued working on our inner listening skills by singing “Little Peter Rabbit” – a song where we ‘take away’ a word each time we sing through the lyrics.  This supports the singers in having to internalize the song and sing it ‘in […]
April 1, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #7/Week of March 27, 2017

Prep 1 –  Tuesday, Jazmine It was another wonderful Tuesday full of music making at Cantabile!  We started this week by reviewing the song and dance for “Bow Wow Wow”.  Then, after some warm ups, the singers were able to decode the rhythm to “Bow Wow Wow” by identifying if each beat had one sound (a “ta”), two sounds (a […]
March 25, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #6 Week of March 20, 2017

Prep 1 –  Tuesday, Jazmine It was another wonderful Tuesday full of music making at Cantabile!  We started this week by working on our “inner listening” skills with the song “Little Peter Rabbit”.  By removing words phrase by phrase, this is a great exercise for internalizing a piece and being able to ‘hear it’ inside without singing it ‘outside’.   […]
March 17, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #5 Week of March 13, 2017

Prep 1 –  Tuesday, Jazmine It was another wonderful Tuesday full of music making at Cantabile!  We started off by singing our new welcome song, “Buenos Dias” and I was so impressed by how quickly the singers have picked it up!  Then we dove straight into scarf warm ups and “I love to sing and play”, and we discussed how […]
March 11, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #4 Week of March 6, 2017

Prep 1 –  Tuesday, Jazmine We had another wonderful week in class together!  We started off by learning a new welcome song “Buenos Dias” and its accompanying partner dance.  Then we reinforced independent singing (on “sol” and “mi”) with “Hickety Tickety Bumble Bee”.  After some scarf sound warm ups, and “I love to sing and play” for our warm ups, […]