3rd-5th Grade Strings


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Dear Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to #PandaNation 2022-2023 school year! As the strings teacher at Vineville Academy of the Arts, I am excited to offer Grades 3rd-5th the chance to play violin, viola, or cello.

 

Grades 3rd-5th Grade Strings Instruction is offered as follows:

Grades 3rd-5th grade strings classes meet twice weekly during the school day.  Students may play violin, viola, or cello.  Returning students who wish to switch instruments can only do so with approval of the teacher. .Students must remember to bring their instrument on their class day. Music will be provided for home practice, and practice resources will be available on Canvas.  Students must practice at least three times during the week at home.  Parents are expected to connect to Ms. Baser via Remind once the code is available. Parent are expected to assist students at home. More advanced students will be invited to participate in the Panda Philharmonic. The Panda Philharmonic prepares challenging music and participates in additional performances such as GMEA District 11 Honor Orchestra and LGPE.  Performance attire is all black for the Panda Philharmonic.  Additional information will be sent home once members are selected.

 

Please note: You cannot play a string instrument correctly with long nails; therefore, students CANNOT wear artificial nails or have nails that extend beyond the fingertips.  Students must adhere to this rule in order to remain a member of the Panda Strings Program. I would also request students do not wear perfume, cologne or scented lotions, as some individuals have asthma. Thank you!

 

School instruments are available at no charge.  Parents fill out an instrument loan form and are responsible for repair/replacement costs should damage occur. 

 

String Classes for Grades 3rd-5th are anticipated to begin the week of August 15, 2022. The schedule will be given to your student’s teacher as soon as it is available. Attached is the permission slip for Vineville Academy of the Arts Strings Program. This form is due no later than Monday, August 15, 2022.

 

Student Responsibilities:

Bring your instrument on the days you have class.

Practice at least 3 times at home each week.

Take care of your instrument at school and at home.

Come to class ready to learn and do your best.

Do not wear fake nails or have fingernails that extend beyond the fingertips.

Keep up with missed classwork.

 

Parent Responsibilities:

Connect to Ms. Baser via Remind when the code becomes available.

Utilize the materials provided on Canvas for home practice.

Provide a practice space at home and make sure your child practices three times during the week.

Complete loan paperwork in ink with accurate contact information.

Make sure your child brings their instrument on the day they have strings class.

Make sure the instrument is transported safely and kept in a safe location at home.

Make sure your child is not wearing fake nails or has fingernails that extend beyond the fingertips.

 

Reasons to be removed from class:

Behavior that does not follow the Panda Pledge

Treating instruments in an unsafe manner.

Repeated failure to bring the instrument on the day you have class.

 

The permission slip for Grades 3rd-5th Strings (is DUE by Monday, August 15, 2022)

 

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