Prep 2 Blog

November 30, 2018

Emily’s Prep 2 Blog for Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dear Prep 2 Families, We have just one more rehearsal before our recital, which will take place at our usual class time on December 13.  It will take place in the Parish Hall at the church rather than our usual class room.  Please have your children arrive by 4:50 dressed in their uniforms. We will be having a potluck after the […]
November 30, 2018

Prep 2 Tuesday – Week of November 26

Dear Prep 2 Singers & Families, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was so nice to see the Prep 2 singers this week – and I can’t believe we only have two more classes left. To help your singer prepare for our Dec. 11th in-class Recital, please encourage them to focus on MEMORIZATION before our next class. Next […]
November 17, 2018

Emily’s Prep 2 Blog for November 15, 2018

Dear Prep 2 Families, I was glad to see your children yesterday, and to have a bit of indoor fun on a very smoky day!  I hope your children continue to feel ok, and that your families are keeping safe.  We were also very excited to welcome our new class assistant, Rosie.  She sings in Avanti, and is bringing her […]
November 15, 2018

Tuesday Prep 2 Blog: Week of November 12, 2018

Dear Prep 2 Singers & Families, I hope that everyone is well and taking care of themselves and their voices while the air quality is so poor. Prep 2 singers have been busy these last few weeks working on our music reading/writing skills and continuing to rehearse our performance pieces. You can help your singer at home by encouraging them […]
November 10, 2018

Emily’s Prep 2 Blog for November 8, 2018

Dear Prep 2 Families, This week’s class began our more conscious preparation for our recital, which is coming up soon!  I realized that we have only 3 more classes before our recital. If you have not yet ordered your child’s uniform, please do it right away. Here is the link for ordering:  https://www.merrymartuniforms.com/cantabile-youth-singers-los-altos-ca/ We started our class with our usual […]
November 2, 2018

Emily’s Prep 2 Rehearsal November 1, 2018

Dear Prep 2 Families, This week, we saw the score for Piglet’s Christmas for the first time, learned some new verses to the song, and learned a new rhythm.  Click here for a video of the song to watch and listen to with your child.  After warming up, we sang Today’s the Time for Singing, and reviewed the descant part.  […]
October 26, 2018

Emily’s Prep 2 Rehearsal Blog for October 25, 2018

Dear Prep 2 Parents, Because your children are learning so quickly this year, I am getting them ready to learn some more advanced concepts in rhythm and melody.  This week we learned about quarter rests, although it was clear than many of them already knew this.  A reminder:  next week’s class falls on the day after Halloween, and the children […]
October 23, 2018

Emily’s Prep 2 Blog for October 18, 2018

Dear Prep 2 Families, I continue to enjoy the strong singing skills in this class! This week, we reinforced our knowledge of Sol-Mi-La and Do. After our warm ups, we sang out theme song, To-day’s the Time for Singing.  In addition, we reviewed the descant for the beginning of the second verse.  We played a game we love, We are […]
October 12, 2018

Emily’s Prep 2 Class–October 11, 2018

Dear Prep 2 Parents, Welcome back to our blog!  We have a had a hiatus of a couple of weeks due to some transitions at Cantabile, and I am excited to share with you what your children have been doing! Your children have been working on a number of skills: Beat and Rhythm:  What is the difference? Identifying simple rhythms […]
October 10, 2018

Prep 2 Tuesday Week 5 – October 9, 2018

Dear Prep 2 Singers & Families, Can you believe that this week was our 5th class? The singers have already learned so much 🙂 Reminders: – Please be sure to order your child’s Cantabile uniform. Ordering information can be found in the most recent SCOOP newsletter – If you know ahead of time that your child will be absent, please […]