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November 2020 News

Dear musicians and families,
Halloween is coming! We will not be celebrating with a special themed video shoot this year BUT anyone who attends their private lesson or group class in costume this week will receive a candy prize! Home learners can submit a photo of themselves in costume and holding/playing their instrument to earn a prize as well - just contact me to pick it up at a later date.

Please support your/your child's home practice with our online Practice Video Tutorials. Students should play along with the videos 2x each week. Scroll down for the video links.

We are already learning lots of music, following this year's theme of "Storytelling." I am looking forward to creating our video projects for Peter and the Wolf and the Carnival of the Animals. Scroll down for the recording dates.

ART CHALLENGE: Budding artists are invited to submit a drawing of any of the following characters or animals to be included in our video projects! 
Lion, Tortoise, Swan, Elephant, Fish, Chickens, Wolf, Cat, Bird, Duck, Kangaroo, Hunters, Peter, Grandfather.
 
Musically yours,
~ Jennifer
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YouTube Practice Video Tutorials
Students should make use of these tutorials during home practice on a weekly basis. Musicians are encouraged to play along with the newest videos 2-3x each week, and to refer back to older videos when they are encountering a challenge with a particular song or passage of music.
Beginner Violin
Junior Violin
Junior Cello
Senior Violin/Viola
Senior Cello
Adult Violin/Viola
Adult Cello
Dates to Remember
October 26-30:     Wear a Halloween costume to your lesson to receive a prize! 
November 3-5:     Regular Rehearsal + Hallelujah/Kangaroo recording
November 10-12: Regular Rehearsal + Peter's theme/Wolf recording
November 17-19: Regular Rehearsal + Grandfather/Cat recording
November 24-26: Regular Rehearsal + Hunters/Duck recording
December 1-3:     Christmas Carols + Swan/Salaam Shalom
December 8-10:   Christmas Carols + Elephant/Aquarium
December 15-17: Christmas Carols + Tortoise/Lion/Hens&Roosters 

Note: All recording will take place in the studio, during regular rehearsal time. The sound will be recorded as a group performance. Musicians will then have the chance to record an individual video in the side room, mask-free as they will be alone in the room. Home learners should contact Jennifer to arrange a date to visit the studio and record all their parts in one sitting. Beginners will record the week of December 15th!
Do not attend a live lesson if you:
  • Are experiencing any signs of illness, including: fever, fatigue, dry cough, loss of appetite, loss of sense of smell or taste, body aches, shortness of breath, mucus or phlegm, small spots on hands or feet.
  • Have travelled outside the country in the past 14 days
  • Have been in close contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • Have been in close contact in the last 14 days with someone with a person suffering from acute respiratory illness or the symptoms listed above.

    If you are unable to attend a live lesson, simply contact Miss Jennifer to join your class remotely from home via Zoom! 
    Email: jennifer@belcantostrings.ca or text: 905-912-6125 
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