Strings at Holy Cross Academy
Dear Amazing HCA Parents and Students,
I hope everyone had a great first week of school last week and is ready to jump back into strings this school year! Thank you for your patience with our late start this year; I was out of town all of last week and we had to figure out some important details for this year. There are so many incredible opportunities new for this year, and I hope all of you are excited to get started!
When submitting tuition online, please enter "MOREMUSIC!" for a $50 tuition discount. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the strings program at HCA!
And a few important dates:
Next Monday, September 9
- I will be visiting each homeroom for a short performance, introduction to strings, and a short Q&A. If you are planning to participate in strings this year at HCA, please bring your instrument to school or request a fitting! The wonderful people from W.M. Mason will be at the school at 10:30 with every size instrument to make this process quick and easy!.
Wednesday, September 11
- This will be our first strings class of the year. We will be meeting as a single large group to welcome new students, divide up into small groups, and play a few review pieces!
Wednesday, September 18
- This will be our first day of group classes. By this date, at the latest, it is essential everyone has the correct size and fit for their instrument. Barring any calamities, we will stick with these groups through the school year!
Class Plans and Practice Charts
Based on suggestions from the parent survey, I will be providing weekly class plan and practice charts via email to help with home practice. I will try to keep the website current as well, but website work takes a huge amount of time, so may be updated less than every week.
Overwhelmingly, you indicated that video recordings of my playing are most helpful for home practice, so I will be providing as many resources as possible to help make home practice even more successful this year. I want to extend a huge thank you to all the parents who completed this survey!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time!
Best wishes and happy practicing!
Drew Robertson, Violin/Viola