Making a Difference with Music and You | October 2011
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"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank
Hi MMF! Family,
It's such a wonderful thing to enrich a child's life, and even the smallest gestures can make a difference. This newsletter is about providing you with ideas and opportunities that will enrich their musical experience and help you connect with them in a positive and life changing way.
The time for Christmas recitals is nearing and picking the right music for your private music students can make a world of difference. If students love the music that you assign them, they'll practice more. MMF! can provide you with quality arrangements of the classics. Below are a few student favorites and new additions. Our Studio Store will direct you to other great choices.
Free Sheet Music
Twelve Days of Christmas for Piano - New!
We Love You America for Piano - New!
Mexican Hat Dance for Piano Level 1
Camel Hump, Funny Bump for Piano Level 2
Snake Dance for Piano Level 2
Toccata in D Minor for Piano Level 3
Malaguena for Piano Level 3
Angels We Have Heard on High for Piano Level 3
Chopsticks for Piano Level 4
In the Hall of the Mountain King for Piano Level 4
Carol of the Bells for Piano Level 4
Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) by Mozart for Piano Level 5
Supporting Your Music Program with Your Printed Program
Sometimes giving the gift of music means doing what you can to keep your program going. Parents and staff often don't appreciate the value of music in the schools so printed programs are your chance to let folks know how valuable your program is. I have included three resources below. The first of which I wrote several years ago and have reprinted many times. You are welcome to do the same.
Appreciating the Value of Music Education
Music Builds Smarter Kids
Ten Reasons Kids Benefit from Music Instruction
I've enjoyed many wonderful hours playing with kids on the playground and many lunches in the cafeteria listening to knock-knock jokes and other funny stuff. It's a chance to connect with students and let them know you care. During those busier times, you can try to make eye contact with as many students as possible. A glance their way and a smile will let them know that you know that they are there and that you care about them.
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