PLC Dive Deeper Challenge

The new incentive is up on my wall.  Students will Play (15 pieces), Listen (15 Classical music), and Create (3 improvisations or composition).  We’ll keep track on individual tracker sheets and then as bubbles (stickers) on my ocean wall with our SCUBA divers.  Doing these three things (PLC), students start at the yellow level and progress deeper to orange, and then blue.  Prizes are given at the completion of each level (Texas donut, $2 bill, or something fabulous).

These activities will take us to 99!  To reach 100, students will need to attend a live concert (Utah Symphony, Utah Chamber Artists, Temple Square/Assembly Hall, etc.).  Reaching 100 should be a prize of its own, but students will receive an iTunes gift card or equivalent.

Let the diving begin!img_3879

Ice Cream Champions Named

The results for the summer Activities for Ice Cream incentive are in.  Each student earned 8 scoops so each will receive their favorite half gallon (or equivalent) of ice cream the week of Labor Day!  Sarah is the grand champion, earning 14 scoops, and will receive a gift card for earning the most scoops.

Students were able to watch online performers, practice with more purpose, compose, race the clock with BEA’s keys matching staff notes on the piano keys, know major key signatures, major and minor five-finger patterns, etc.  I’m so happy for their progression of skills!IMG_3678

Keyboard Gymnastics Celebration


Before the auction, recital, and awards ceremony.

Everyone completed all of the events:  performance, sight reading, theory, ear training, and technique.


Congratulations to the Gold, Silver (2), and Bronze all-around medalists:  Damon R., Sarah B., Quinn W., and Drew W.


Students earning 15-point Federation Cups:  Ben, Drew, Lainey, Trevin.


Preparing for this recital took a lot of time!  Each student had five ribbons, a certificate, and more certificates from Federation festival.  Glad they enjoy the process and the reminders of their achievements.