Clavinova Festival 11.3.18

West Music hosts the Yamaha Clavinova Festival each year, and allows us to have a Clavinova keyboard in our studio for a couple of months ahead of time to prepare. The students pick a fun song that they like, and then we put it on the keyboard with cool sounds and a background track. Not only is it great fun, but it stretches the students to be able to play with the accompaniment track and stay together! I love preparing for this event because I enjoy creating the tracks and working with the students to make up  exciting arrangements of songs! 

Clavinova Festival 2018

Clavinova Festival 2018

Clavinova Festival 2018
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Linus and Lucy

Linus and Lucy

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Great Balls of Fire

Great Balls of Fire

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Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

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Let it Go

Let it Go

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Rock Band Recital 10.13.18

We love the Rock Band Recital because it gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills. Playing with an ensemble and keeping a steady beat is a skill that is important to learn! Many of our students are learning to play and sing at the same time, and this gives them a goal to work toward. They also learn how to read from chord charts and improvise around chords in the process. It is fun to hear the variety of songs that they choose to play- everything from worship music to pop and good ol' rock-n-roll. It's a lot of work to pull off, but worth every minute!