October 12, 2018 | Challenge

Week 2 Challenges!

Hi Everyone!

Below are some challenges for you to try out this weekend.  See you Monday, and don’t forget–we will rehearse at Thimmig Elementary this Monday!!

October 10, 2018 | Review

Week 2 Review Videos

Hi everyone!  Below you will find our review videos for Week 2.  We are making great progress!  As always, please feel free to email me with questions or concerns.






October 3, 2018 | Review

Orchestra Academy Week 1 Review

Hi everyone!

We had such a great turnout on Monday!  It was a bit chaotic to deal with tuning all of the instruments and rosining bows that had never been rosined, but we got through it and the kids did wonderfully.  Below are some review videos for each of the instruments:






Stay tuned for the challenge videos coming later this week!

September 26, 2018 | Announcements

Informational Meeting

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who was able to come out to the informational meeting tonight.  I am so excited to get started with the Orchestra Academy!  If you weren’t able to make it, below is the informational letter that I handed out.  It should answer most of your questions.  If you have any other questions, please feel free ...

September 17, 2018 | Uncategorized

Why the Orchestra Academy?

Why are we starting the Monday Orchestra Academy? This picture about sums it up.  When I moved to this district 7 years ago, I found out that there were no orchestra programs in School District 27J.  I remember turning to my husband and saying, “One day, I am going to change that.” Then last year, our district announced that we were going ...

September 15, 2018 | Announcements

Welcome to the Monday Orchestra Academy!

Welcome to the Monday Orchestra Academy! I am so excited to begin this program and offer an orchestra program for 27J students. Starting Monday, October 1st, we will be having orchestra rehearsals at Turnberry Elementary from 11:30am-1:00pm.  Student families are responsible for providing an instrument since I have neither the resources nor the space ...