“To play without passion is inexcusable!” Beethoven


Imagine the fulfillment that comes from music-making with your own skills!

Imagine the joy of making music with others and sharing it with your family and friends!


June 7, 2015

Dear Students and Families,

Ah, summer at last!  I hope you've had a great start to it!  I have the teachers' conference and my president-responsibilities behind me at last, so I'm eager to return to teaching and our summer theme, "The Art of Music," this week!  

Everyone will have music and art projects where we'll explore terms we use to create beautiful art.   Those in the camp will also have partner-projects to enjoy.
Note the dates in the side-bar when family and friends will be invited to share in our art and music shows.  

I heard thrilling performances at our teachers' conference: an amazing pianist from New York who played 15 huge pieces with power and excitement, and then treated us to a famous Latin song that she arranged herself.  Then a woodwind quintet (playing flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and French horn) performed with Dr. James Knight, the piano professor at Friends University,  an exciting work with fabulous sound.  I won't be able to help myself in sharing some of that performance excitement with all of you.  Not that you have to learn to play the way they were able to, but that you find some of the same excitement and joy in your own playing!!

For all the joy in music-study,

Mrs. Buxton