July/August 2014 Teachers' Guide


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100-Day Challenge:
Print out a certificate for your students who complete the challenge.pdf

The completed practice sheets continue to pour in. If you haven't tried this with your students, you can still start now. As one teacher said, "The 100 days of practicing has inspired my students to more than I thought each was capable!"

We will continue this challenge in the upcoming year, and students may start at any time. Check out the students who have played for 100 days at http://www.instrumentalistmagazine.com/100%20day%20challenge.php

Summer Music Ideas

There are so many exciting musical opportunities in the summer. Encourage students to explore a variety of musical performances. Some options are marching bands in 4th of July parades and outdoor performances by bands and orchestras - either local concerts at parks or bigger venues where major symphony orchestras hold summer programs. Nearby music camps often open performances to the general public.


2014-2015 Schedule of Composers
There will be also be profiles of composers and pianists.
September: J.S. Bach
October: Haydn
November: Holst
December: Tchaikovsky
January: Liszt
February: Berlioz
March: Britten
April: D. Scarlatti
May/June: Grieg
July/August: Copland

Annual Composition contest will be announced in January.


Answers to July Puzzles
Puzzle (page 13)
1. cafe
2. edge
3. badge
4. ace
5. decade
6. egg
7. gab
8. feedbag

Quiz (page 14) 1.a 2.b 3. various answers including jazz, rock, country, blues, etc 4.b 5. various answers 6. c



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