December - Student Page


100-day Challenge
- keep working on your practice charts. You can still do this challenge.
Start at any time! Download this chart or make your own. pdf

Students who have completed the 100-day practice chart



November Issue
- student page
December Teachers Guide
Kids' Corner
Past Issues

 


Composer of the Month

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1840-1893

   

 

The Nutcracker, excerpts from the ballet:

"Dance of the Mirlitons"

 

 

"Waltz of the Flowers"

 

 

"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"

 

 

"Russian Dance"

 


The Flute

Mozart Flute Concerto No. 1, performed by Jean-Pierre Rampal:

 

Voliere, from Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals - Jasmine Choi 

 

Minor Scales

Listen to the opening of the third movement of Mahler Symphony No. 1. Can you hear the melody "Are You Sleeping?" in a minor key?

 

 


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