Welcome to SPMA’s Guitar Project at Crocker Riverside!!!
BY: SACRAMENTO PREPARATORY MUSIC ACADEMY
GUITAR/UKULELE PROJECT 2018: CROCKER RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY
STUDENTS 3RD GRADE TO 6TH GRADE CAN JOIN THE UKULELE GROUP AT 3:15PM
STUDENTS 4TH GRADE TO 6TH GRADE CAN JOIN THE GUITAR GROUP AT 4:00PM
SPMA HAS GUITARS & UKULELES FOR STUDENTS IN THE PROJECT TO CHECK OUT
ALL INSTRUMENTS ARE FREE TO CHECK OUT, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN HOT CARS ETC. PLEASE RETURN AFTER SESSION OR WHEN YOU’RE DONE WITH SPMA INSTRUCTION. THE INSTRUMENT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO USE FOR PRACTICE, AND TAKE CARE OF WHILE IT IS CHECKED OUT TO YOU. PLEASE REPLACE ALL DAMAGED OR LOST INSTRUMENTS IMMEDIATELY.
Beginning Guitar 101 (4th, 5th, 6th Grade)
Beginning Ukulele 101 (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Grade)
Course Description: Students take a 45 Minute Class every week for 10 Weeks. Beginning instruction on the guitar & ukulele with emphasis on the fundamentals of music as well as basic chord technique and accompaniment figurations. Course includes beginning Music Theory, Rhythm, Blues, and introduces chord progression though song.
AT SAC PREP MUSIC ACADEMY: Guitar Project Tuition is $250 for a 10-week Session of Guitar Project but….
The 10 WEEK SESSION AT CROCKER RIVERSIDE Scholarship Tuition Rate is: $156.25 + Ca Tax
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THE CLASS, TUITION MUST BE PAID ONLINE VIA PAYPAL.
NO ADDITIONAL STUDENTS WILL BE ADDED AT THE FIRST CLASS.
THERE ARE NO MAKE UP CLASSES FOR MISSED CLASSES.
(ONLY 16 SPOTS AVAILABLE IN EACH CLASS.)
[No classes on school holidays or breaks. Schedule subject to change per Crocker Riverside & or SPMA Director: Ben McClara]
CLASSES ARE ON TUESDAYS
SESSION 1 – WEEK OF JAN 9TH THROUGH WEEK OF MARCH 13TH 2018
TBA – SESSION 2 – WEEK OF APRIL 3RD THROUGH WEEK OF JUNE 5TH 2018
[SPMA Summer 18’ Session Begins the week after the 4th of July – 2018]
SPMA Understanding: Effective practicing is good!
Regular practicing is a path towards self-discipline that goes way beyond music — it’s a skill that has hugely positive ramifications for personal fulfillment and lifetime success.
But…self-motivated discipline isn’t exactly first nature for most kids, so it’s up to families to help create positive, engaging and fun ways to practice as a path towards self-motivation. Having a goal for each practice session is essential, whether your child is practicing for five minutes or a couple of hours each day.
“Set goals, hold yourself accountable to them and create a practice log you can be proud of!”
Have a premeditated plan.
By having a plan, you are able to maximize time, juggle lots of different music and prevent “aimless practicing, mindless playing, or playing the same old song over and over again…”
As a parent “leading practice,” your aim is to be directly involved for 5 to 10 minutes of the practice session, & might be to help your child really work through just one or two bars of music. Encouraging them to “try again, that sounded pretty good… see if you can make it sound better.”
Good practice is intentional practice. One set of hyper-focused, intensive work… And then it’s break time if you’re having trouble coaxing your child into practicing, try doing it at a different time of day.
“Instead of packing up the guitar or ukulele after each day’s practice, we leave the instrument out all the time (albeit in a safe place), so that as our daughter goes about her day, she can pick it up and play whenever she likes.” — Mother of an SPMA Student.
“By age 10 or 11, the child needs to learn that what you put in, is what you get out, &
what your parents put in, you don’t get out.” – Father of an SPMA Student.
Children under the age of 10 must be “told,” to practice. It is the sole responsibility of the parent should students not practice everyday single day. For the Beginner, 10 focused minutes is perfectly acceptable. Students nearing the end of a 10 week session should stretch their practice time: 15 to 20 minutes during the 6th week. Experienced students should practice 40 to 60 minutes, 6 to 7 days a week, to advance their musicianship & maintain skills.
Benjamin J. McClara – President & Artistic Director
Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy
A Nonprofit Public Benefit Organization 501(c)(3) Tax ID-81-0754644
2420 N Street Suite 145, Sacramento CA 95816
916-207-5678 or 916-382-2770