A Note From Miss Kayla
We’ve made it! Congratulations to all of our young musicians for making it to the year-end recital! Don’t forget to RSVP to the Music Studio Party on May 6th, so we can all get together to meet one another, sing some karaoke, and celebrate all of the hard work that has gone into this year!
Our new season begins on July 15th, so make sure you register to save your spot, as we are opening registration to the public this month.
Before the summer, we will be talking in class about our musical goals for the new season! Think about what you want to achieve through your music lessons next year. Perhaps you’d like to register for Festival, or challenge yourself to take an RCM exam! For your next lesson after the recital, prepare a list of 3-5 musical goals and bring them into class. We will discuss your goals, and make a plan to achieve your goals!
This month, we have an exciting new addition to our music program! We are receiving a brand new piano for our music room! It is a beautiful, acoustic upright piano, and we are very excited to give our students the opportunity to play on a real instrument!
April 30- May 4- No classes (recital week)
May 2- Music Recital
May 6- Music Studio Party
May 18-21- No Classes (May Long Weekend)
Musical Fun Fact:
There is a “sea organ” in Croatia that plays music like an organ when the waves crash in and out of it!
How do I care for my child’s costume?
There’s nothing else quite like a dance costume—it carries the excitement of performances yet to come, and of course, there are all those sparkles! For many children, wearing a costume brings out the confidence and poise they’ve been working so hard on in class, and it is one of their most favorite parts about dancing on stage. Taking good care of a dance costume is key to keeping it in tip-top shape for such an important task.
Because dance costumes are made from specialty fabrics, they can’t be treated like regular clothes. From stretchy lycra-blended leotards to the embellishments of sequins and beading, costumes are made from finicky materials that require a little extra attention. Taking care of your child’s costume is simple if you keep these three guidelines in mind:
- Always store a costume on its plastic hanger (inside the garment bag) unless otherwise specified by your child’s teacher.
- Make sure your child doesn’t eat or drink while wearing a costume. This helps prevent irreversible damage that can be caused by the dyes and enzymes in food and drink.
- If possible, do not wash your child’s costume. Most costume fabrics do not wash well! If you must wash or spot-clean a costume, use cold water and wash it by hand with a gentle detergent. Never use bleach because it will damage the fabric’s dye and elasticity. Hang the costume to dry (never put it in the dryer).
We also recommend that you remind your child not to wear their costume at home before the performances. While it may be tempting to dance around the living room in all that tulle, there is also the risk that the costume will catch on something and rip, or that food or drink could accidentally spill on it. Save the dress-up until after all of the performances are complete!
If you ever have a question about the best way to store or care for a specific dance costume, don’t hesitate to ask your child’s teacher or Miss Tara. We are always happy to help!