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General Music Policies

  • Classroom policies / expectations are what helps our classroom environment be safe and effective for ALL students.


    Online Classroom Policies

    My policies on expecttions and behavior are as follows for online instruction:

    1.) Please make sure you are muted unless you have been called on to speak

    2.) Please use the chat box to ask questions or answer questions

    3.) Use the "raise hand" function to ask for teacher help or attention

    4.) Be respectful of your classmates and others

     

     


    In Person Classroom Policies

    My policies on expectations and behavior are as follows for in person instruction:

    1.) Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat - when we have students interrupting other students, it can hinder the flow of our lesson!

    2.) Keep hands, feets and objects to yourself - this one is pretty self explanatory. Personal space is a must!

    3.) Just do it - If I ask you to do something, just do it.

    4.) Be safe! - I always want my students to be safe and look after them like they are my own kids

    5.) Be respectful and responsible - this is helps ensure we are maintaining a healthy classroom environment for ALL

    6.) No food, gum or drinks - Water is acceptable but other than that, we should avoid these things. Exceptions are : if the class has earned a treat fron me or we agreed upon a food day prior. Because there is musical equipment, we need to keep the room as clean as possible.

     

    Speaking of parties... Behavior goals!

     

    I keep track of classroom behavior every class. Classes can be rewarded through two different programs: Treble Keepers and Class of the Week. Treble Keepers is simple - earn enough points on the board to beat me and you get a sticker. A set number of stickers gets the students a reward. Class of the Week is weekly, and I pick my best class of the week and chose to reward them.

     

     

     

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Band / Guitar Policies

  • Band is open to all students grades 4 - 8. Returning students get preferential seating and then recruitment is open to 4th and 5th grade. If after that all seats are not filled, recruitment opens up to 6th grade, then 7th grade, then 8th grade.

    There is a $40 rental fee for instruments - this covers the usage of the instrument, music, reeds, cork grease, valve oil, slide grease, cleaning clothes, strings, picks, drum sticks, practice pads, etc. Payment plans can be arranged, just contact me!


    Online Classroom Policies

    Students are expected to:

    1. be on time to their lessons!
    2. Practice 20 minutes daily! Practicing is the homework required for this class.
    3. have a positive attitude by participating, concentrating, and being attentive at all times.
    4. Do their coursework via Schoology and Microsoft Teams

     


    In Person Classroom Policies

    Students are expected to:

    1. be on time to their lessons!
    2. have an instrument at each rehearsal and weekly lesson that is in good working condition, and includes all necessary accessories (proper mouthpiece, more than one good reed, valve oil, tuning slide grease, mutes, etc.).
    3. have their own assigned copy of the music being prepared for each rehearsal and weekly lesson. Students will be held financially responsible for school owned music lost or damaged.
    4. have a pencil at each rehearsal and weekly lesson in order to mark music neatly according to the teacher’s instructions. Mark parts neatly as other students may use school owned music in the future.
    5. Practice 20 minutes daily! Practicing is the homework required for this class.
    6. use the makeup lessons only when it is necessary; during an exam or some other part of class they can’t miss. It is in the student’s best interest to attend the weekly lesson, and repeated absences from regularly scheduled lessons will not be tolerated.
    7. have a positive attitude by participating, concentrating, and being attentive at all times.
    8. use care when handling their instruments and storing them in cases. Students are financially responsible for the instruments they rent. Normal wear and tear on a borrowed instrument will be covered by the school instrument maintenance fee. Any other damage or loss caused by malicious or blatantly careless actions must be repaired or replaced at the student’s expense.
    9. not to play an instrument other than the one they have been assigned. Percussion instruments are to be played by percussionists only. Pianos may be played only with the permission of a teacher.
    10. being home their instruments as often as possible and bring them to every lesson. Students should not leave their instrument in school on Fridays.

     

    I keep track of these things on a chart for the students. Students are rewarded for every 10 blocks acconplished. A student can earn a full block by showing up to a lesson on time, with their instrument and music and being prepared to play their lesson material.  Being unprepared results in only half a block being filled in same thing with forgetting your instrument or music and with being late.