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STUDENT CONCERT | 04 Dec 2020

  Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Cindy-Joy Smith | Concert

I am so excited to announce our upcoming student concert on 04 December 2020!

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MORE INFO BELOW


DATE: 04 December 2020
TIME: 18:00 for 18:30
COST: R25 adults; R10 children (ages 5-12)

PROGRAMME:
18:30 | Student Concert
19:30 | Picnic & Social with LIVE background music
20:00 | Carols by Candlelight*

*You are welcome to leave before the carols, during the social. However, please do not leave DURING the student concert; let's support ALL the students who have worked so hard this year.

TO BRING:
- Picnic Basket with snacks & drinks
- Blanket
- Warm Jackets (we will be sitting outside)
- Music Books!!!

PAYMENT:
*Please note that payment is due by 01 December. Please pay via EFT (with the correct reference) OR in cash.

CAPITEC
Aria Music Studio
1460185763
Reference: Performer'sName+Concert (eg. JohnConcert)

*Please send proof of payment to fun@ariamusic.org OR 076 522 2663



IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION:

All attendees and performers will be required to complete a simple questionnaire upon arrival. Please note that those who are displaying Covid symptoms (or those who have been in contact with any positive cases within a 14-day period) will not be allowed entrance. We apologise for the inconvenience.




What to do when morale is low

Friday, February 19, 2021 by Cindy-Joy Smith | Uncategorized

Schools have reopened, and I've picked up a pattern this week amongst my students: many School-going students' morale seems to be low, and I suspect it has to do with being back at school.

We have all been through some tough and unusual times over the last year; please don't underestimate the effect this may have had on your child.


Suggestion:

In these first 2-3 weeks of school, don't nag your child to practice. Instead, encourage their creativity by allowing them to express their feelings on their instrument. Tell them to go make their emotion sounds, and let them experiment and explore.

Playing a musical instrument can be so healing in this regard, and you don't have to be able to play well to do this. Simply sit down to your instrument, and play around with the sounds. This will help your child gain an idea of musical expression whilst also giving them an outlet.

If your child doesn't want to practice their actual songs in these 2-3 weeks, encourage them to just do a small part of the song. I will be pleased, and they will get stickers, even if they can just play 4 bars well.


Let's take the pressure off, and get the fun back😊❤️ Music isn't a chore; so let's work together to ensure it is something your child will be able to make good use of for the rest of their lives.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

Monday, February 1, 2021 by Cindy-Joy Smith | Birthday Message

Happy birthday to Mijanke Londt (6yrs) and Mia Kriek (9yrs)!

I look forward to being part of your journey in this year ahead.