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Grade 6 instrument selection letter

Greetings to all, If you haven’t already done so, please complete the attachment and put it in my (Mr. Denroche/Band) mailbox in the office.  I collate your interests over the summer so we can have an informed meeting in September. … Continue reading

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Students should have: Essential Elements Book 1, 1″ three-ring binder, folding music stand

September, 2016 A reminder; students should have: – Essential Elements 2000 Book 1 method book for your child’s instrument – a 1″ three-ring binder or folder with pockets is ideal.  All the music your child will be getting over the year … Continue reading

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Play along tracks for Essential Elements Play along with the tracks from Essential Elements – what a fun way to practice!  

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Social and cognitive benefits of being enrolled in Grade 7 Band

Greetings to parents of Grade 7 students, In May of 2016 my wife, violinist Nancy DiNovo, was a speaker at a convention of crown prosecutors.  A musician – speaking to lawyers!?!  She was asked to speak on ways of dealing with … Continue reading

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Practicing at home

My wife’s violin teacher, Raphael Spiro, told her the definition of practice is “correct repetition”.  Here is how to make the best use of your time! – having regular practice times is best – 100 minutes per week is the … Continue reading

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