2023 Recorder and Strings Continuation Form
With Covid 19 being more under control in Australia, I look forward to a successful 2023 where we can have even more opportunities to perform again. These performance events are invaluable as your child is gaining many life skills as well as feeling a sense of achievement and pride.
If you would like your child to continue their learning journey next year, please respond by COB, Thursday, 1 December to be considered.
Once accepted the music levy payment of $20 needs to be paid by Friday 9th December to secure your child’s place in the program. If there are financial reasons where it is not possible to pay by this time, please see Siva or Mrs Atkins asap to make other arrangements for payment. This needs to be done prior to 9th December.
Once accepted the music levy payment of $200/$250 needs to be paid by 24th January to secure your child’s place in the program. If there are financial reasons where it is not possible to pay by this time, please see Siva or Mrs Atkins asap to make other arrangements for payment. This needs to be done prior to 9th December.
I look forward to another fantastic year teaching your child.
There are substantial findings recently that shows ‘learning and performing music actually exercise the brain – not merely by developing specific music skills, but also by strengthening the synapses between brain cells…What is important is not how well a student plays but rather the simultaneous engagement of senses, muscles, and intellect. Brain scans taken during musical performances show that virtually the entire cerebral cortex is active while musicians are playing. Can you think of better exercise for the mind/brain? In short, making music actively engages the brain synapses, and there is good reason to believe that it increases the brain’s capacity by increasing the strengths of connections among neurons.’ — From “The Music in Our Minds,” Educational Leadership, Vol. 56, #3; Norman M. Weinberger