Friday, 30 August 2013
It's that time of year again!
Soon it will be time to welcome back all of my students! Yup - every single one of them except for the two that have moved away, have chosen to come back for lessons. I'm so excited about this because that doesn't happen very often!
Wishing Clara well, who moved to Ottawa... hope she has found a wonderful teacher to continue her studies with. Also moving farther afield is Alan - good luck in your new school.
Both of these students have been with me for many years and have done so well. I hope you both continue to enjoy playing the piano.
It's back... the Fall Challenge is BACK!
As you can see below, my wall is decorated with thermometers - one for each student.
(Yes, there are 28 thermometers - and possibly a few more will be added yet)
There are four divisions:
Red - Beginner
Blue - Beginner 2
Green - Intro - Level 2
Purple - Level 3 and up
This is a results based reward system. For each tune, scale, theory work assignment completed to my satisfaction, the student receives a sticker. It takes 3 stickers to earn a ballot into a draw for a prize at the last lesson in December. The more ballots you earn, the more chance you have to win!
And everyone gets fudge at the end of it anyway.... so lots of fun. The kids love to see all the stickers add up.
I think these little fellows are kind of cute... hope the kids like them.
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!