6th Grade Strings Syllabus
~Be Kind & Respectful to everyone~
- Arrive On-Time (Come into the classroom, unpack, be seated & ready to tune)
- Follow Instructions
- Be prepared for class with the instrument, shoulder rest, music, & pencil (assignments, practicing, etc. are ready to go before class begins).
- Show Respect for the teacher, classmates, & all equipment.
- Will play only when instructed to do so.
- Understand that if he/she cannot play due to illness, injury, etc.…the director requires a note from the doctor, parent, or guardian.
- Understands that gum, food, drink, or candy are not permitted in any area of the music department
- Know that concerts & after school rehearsals are not an option they are required & graded
- Record your practice times for the week. They will be handed in each Monday morning
- Concerts & After school rehearsals are a required grade (Please Mark Your Calendars)
- Every day try to do your best!
Important Date: After reading over Mrs. Chaney's Syllabus & Website enter an electronic signature by: August 29,2019
- Other Dates are on my Calendar Page & the school Calender. Please mark your calendars early.
Required Material: A purchased or rented instrument, instrument supplies (Tuner, Strings, Shoulder Rest, Rosin, Cleaning Clothe, Music Stand For Home, nametags for cases)-Find a more detailed list on my web page.
Books: 6th-I Can Read Music by: Joanne Martin & Essential Elements Book 1 by
Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie, Pamela Hayes (Updated Version)
Summative Assessments: Technique Tests, Playing Tests, Performances & rehearsals, Written Tests
Formatives: Class participation, class preparedness, Practicing, Assessments
**Practice is very important at home from the Support of our Parents & Guardians.
For Students: “ You only need to practice on the days you eat.”~ Unknown
- Best Practice Recipe: Warm-up 3-5 min, Scales 3-5 min, Listening 3-5 min, Music/Goals to practice 5-10 min, Fun Music to end the practice session.
Rental Procedures: Please do not purchase an instrument online. Depending on the make, they are not usually good quality and fall apart easily.
- Recommended places: The Day Violin Shop (good quality for the price), Music Arts, The Music Loft, Fox’s Music, Brobst Music in Alexandria, Potters in MD (Better Quality).
*Please check my website for more ideas and information on the rental process & places.
Overview of Class:
- Basic positioning of how to hold the instrument
- Learn to play by ear/memorizing music
- Learn how to read notes & sheet music
- How to play alone and with others in an ensemble setting
After reading through All of Mrs. Chaney's information-Please sign electronically (student and guardian) by August 29, 2019