Welcome to your Horace Mann Weekly Report Blog!
Here you will learn about all that we have covered with your wonderful children during the week. This blog is updated weekly. Please check periodically for the updates.
Please note: NO REFUNDS are issued after the program has started and no make ups or pro-rate are offered if a child misses a class.
JANUARY 18, 2018 -- We had a fun and productive second session! The students worked on the new song in the curriculum book, 'Jingle Bells'. We are impressed how quickly the students are learning the materials! Some were able to play by memory at the end of the class! We also reviewed the previously learned song, and the children got to perform for the classmates.
JANUARY 11, 2018 - Today it was our first class. It was great meeting all your wonderful children.
The kids got to meet their instructor, Natalie, as well as their classmates. Each child has received his/her keyboard and materials. (By the way, the materials fee ($55) is due by the next class. Please refer to the flier.) The children were learning how to operate their keyboards, installing the batteries and headphones. They also placed the music stickers on the keys, to help them learn the curriculum songs. Each student received also a curriculum book and the teachers explained which songs they will be learning this semester. Each child wrote his/her name on their keyboards and materials, so as to avoid confusions. Kindergartners started learning their first song in the book, "Mary had a Little Lamb" and the older kids started learning "Ode to Joy".
Please remind your children to take good care of their equipment as it is sensitive.
Please keep in mind that since this is a group class, and every student learns at the pace of the group, it is expected that some children may be faster than others in learning. In this group class we all work as a team, so the faster students get to help their study partners.
We do offer private, one-on-one music lessons in the comfort of your home. So, we suggest to continue your children’s training with one of our outstanding instructors so they don’t have a long gap between lessons, and therefore hinder their progress.
Thank you very much.
Oksana and Staff
Please watch this TED Ed video on YouTube to understand the importance of music lessons:
Original video is posted on TED Ed - Lessons Worth Sharing!