Why is Practicing Important?

Not just because you have a quiz Monday....

3 pts. EXTRA CREDIT on your playing quiz: Watch the video to find the answer.

Playing music has found to increase the volume and activity in the brain's __________ _______?


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How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Lesson Plan for Friday 2/5/16

I will be out tomorrow attending the State Music Educator's Association Conference. Please read below for your homework assignment.

Orchestra 1

Run through your concert pieces, Perpetuoso and I Remember. Practice with your stand partner for the rest of the class time.


In-Class Playing Quiz on Monday 2/8/16 on the following measures in Perpetuoso


  • 1st violin - 91-99
  • 2nd violin - 99-107 (again)
  • Viola 115-118, 123 - end
  • Cello 107-115
  • Bass 99-107

Orchestra 2

Run through your concert pieces, Drifen and Brook Green Suite. Practice with your stand partner for the rest of the class time.


In-Class Playing Quiz on Monday 2/8/16 on the following measures in Brook Green mvt. 1


  • All of Movement 1 - work on intonation

Orchestra 3

Run through your concert pieces, Academic Overture and Hebrides Suite Mvt. 1 & 2. Practice with your stand partner for the rest of the class time.


In-Class Playing Quiz on Monday 2/8/16 on the following measures in Academic Overture


  • 1st Violin - 143-178
  • 2nd Violin - 107-125
  • Viola 143-178
  • Cello 178-210
  • Bass 135-157