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Grade 9 - We've been busy!

Students have been busy starting to learn the piano. Our goal is not to become piano experts in Grade 9 music - if that happens, great... but it's not our goal. Learning the piano is an essential tool for the multi-faceted musician. To understand many aspects of music, it is best to have a minimum understanding of the piano.

 Students practicing their melodies in class.

Students practicing their melodies in class.

Also, we have begun practicing for our performances next week. Students must perform something musical. It can be sung, played, hit or made digitally. The students are responsible to create their musical number whether they are covering a tune or composing their own. No small feat! They have taken this challenge and faced it with courage.

In this photo, here are 5 guys trying to learn "Somebody that I used To Know" as performed by the band - Walk Off the Earth. See the photo of our students' hands and below a reference to the original band's cover.

 Students learning to play a guitar with 5 people!

Students learning to play a guitar with 5 people!