We are looking forward to our Spring Recital performances for music students - "Joyful Noise." Students who are deemed ready by their teachers will participate in sharing a selection which highlights their progress and development as Chara musicians. Performances will be held at Friendswood Friends Church on Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd and 23rd. Be watching for future newsletters regarding specific performance schedules.
Keyboard or Piano?
Many piano students begin their studies on a keyboard for many reasons, including lower cost, decreased space requirements, and because it allows time to determine student interest before investing in a standard instrument. However, as children approach the end of their second year of study, playing on an adequate device becomes imperative. A piano is an acoustic instrument, involving action and resistance on the keys to achieve tonality, articulation, and dynamics. An actual piano is always the top recommendation if possible. Good used pianos are available from many sources. If a full acoustic instrument is not possible, weighted digital pianos are a good alternative and can be adequate for continued learning, providing a closer feel and sound to acoustic instruments.
Before investing in a new instrument, whether digital or acoustic, determine the following:
How committed is the student to lessons?
Can the family commit to having the instrument tuned regularly?
Is the cost affordable?
Is transportation an issue?
The goal is allowing students to study on the best instrument possible within the parameters for your family.
Returning Christmas Materials
Just a reminder to all our music families regarding borrowed Christmas music books. Please be sure to return any Chara music materials to your child's teacher during January lessons. If your student would like to keep any borrowed books, simply let your child's teacher know and a $10 fee will be added to your tuition account.
The Intersessional Break on February 8th - 13 is for DANCE CLASSES ONLY and does NOT apply to music lessons. Music lessons will continue as scheduled in February.
February 20th 6:00pm & 21st 3:00pm
Cinderella On Stage
Cinderella, is a balletic re-telling of the classic fairytale story of a young girl and her journey from servant to royalty! Come see Cinderella and the Prince, as their worlds collide through the help of fairies, mice, and a few other friends. Friendswood Contemporary Ballet is thrilled to bring together four professional local dancers and 30 aspiring dancers alongside our cast in this beautiful tale of dreams coming true.