Here is a great article on the art of practice. It talks about how to focus and how much is enough! Take a look. It can be a good guide for students of all ages (including myself!)
This past school year has been the most exciting and most successful yet with my vocal studio. I'm thrilled to recap our year really quickly.
There are many achievements and I'm sure I'm leaving some out.
Students gave quite a few performances in the community this year. We made several trips with studio members to our local Ronald McDonald House here in Lexington, KY to sing for families that were staying there. It has been a great chance to nurture our performing skills and share our talents with others.
Olivia was accepted and will begin as a student of the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA). These auditions are very competitive and very selective, so we are very proud of Olivia. I know she will continue to impress us in the future.
Four high school students were selected as members of the KY Senior All-State Choir. One student was named to the KY Junior All-State Choir.
I had three of my seniors audition for non-major vocal scholarships for college. They were each awarded scholarships and the collective award total was $74,500! How fantastic!
I had 7 students compete in the district solo and ensemble festival in March. Four students received Distinguished ratings (1) and three students received Proficient ratings (2). All four students that were named Distinguished also advanced to the state level competition.
Three of those students chose to compete at the state competition with two of them once again being named Distinguished and one being named Proficient.
I'm so proud of everyone, and I'm looking forward to having fun during summer lessons and building and refocusing our efforts to build upon this success next year!