Practice Panic

We have begun our adventure in music-making once again. To me, September 1st is the real New Year’s Eve. The new school year, new friends, new games, new stickers, new school supplies, new fresh crisp books. So what happens with the shininess wears off the newness of returning, and the reality of practice and routine hits. Are you having practising struggles? If so, you’re not the only one. Summer vacation and holidays have a great deal of freedom with little focus and structure. Practicing requires both structure and focus, and this change can create some panic with the associated feeling …

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A New Look

(Okay, I’m totally in MYC mode, just humming the SB2 “A New Look” song right now. ) You’ve probably already noticed that I’ve updated my website to give it a new look. I discovered that many people were accessing my site from a phone or tablet, so I decided to make it look smoother. Please let me know what you think.

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Time is Ticking to get into new classes

I can’t believe it’s already September.  I wish you and your family a wonderful long weekend.  Parents often ask me what students learn in class,  or sometimes they favor one aspect over the other.  Here’s a small clip of a round we sing in Sunbeams 3.  These students are amazing, not only singing in the round, but also putting up with me placing them next to people singing the opposite part.  🙂 http://musicnora.ca/Downloads/Grandfather Clock Trim  Grandfather’s Clock by Nora’s Sunbeams 3 class. Recorded by Christine Kirkland.

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