Strings Program

Welcome to the Spring-Ford Elementary Strings Program!

Mrs. Sunny and Mrs. McGranahan hope you find our website informative and help you gain more knowledge about practicing, expectations and lesson schedules.

Lessons

Lessons: Each student will receive a small-group lesson once a cycle. Each lesson is a half-hour and students are excused from class. However, all students are responsible to make up any missed class work.

Practice/Expectations

Practice/Expectations: In order for students to meet their full potential and to have success in strings, it is suggested that they practice 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. We ask that students fill out the practice log located in the front cover of their lesson book and have a parent sign it. Practice logs will be checked each week.

Practice Tips:

  1. Use a stand for proper posture.
  2. Designate a specific time and place.
  3. Set a goal for each practice session. “I will be able to play the notes to exercise #2 correctly.”
  4. Speak the note names and finger numbers to each song.
  5. Circle questions, problems, or areas of difficulty.
  6. Practice slowly; you’ll play better.

Communication

Remind: We have discovered a really handy app to help your child remember their instruments for lessons! To receive text or email notification as to when 4th Grade lessons are, please follow the pdf instructions below for the following schools. Your cell phone number will be kept private -- it will never be seen by anyone. This is a great reminder because it is so easy to forget the cycle day during a busy morning when you are getting ready for school! You may unsubscribe whenever you like if you change your mind. This is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged if you would like to sign up!

Send the following message to the number 81010:

  • Brooke Elementary : @brookeele
  • Evans Elementary: @evansmusic
  • Limerick Elementary: @limstrings
  • Oaks Elementary:@oaksel
  • Oaks Cellos: @cellosday2
  • Royersford Elementary: @stringrofo
  • Spring City Elementary: @2pringcity
  • Upper Providence Elementary: @upperprov

Email: Please always feel free to email us with questions and/or concerns.

Performance Opportunities/Concerts

Performance Opportunities/Concerts

All beginning strings will participate in the 2019 Spring Concerts

  • Spring-Ford String Jamboree Rehearsal: (4th-12th graders) April 24th
  • Spring-Ford String Jamboree (4th-12th graders) Concert: April 25th
  • Royersford: May 3rd
  • Brooke: May 9th
  • Limerick: May 15th
  • Upper Providence: May 15th
  • Evans: May 17th
  • Oaks: May 16th
  • Spring City: May 29th

Contact Information

Remind: We have discovered a really handy app to help your child remember their instruments for lessons! To receive text or email notification as to when 4th Grade lessons are, please follow the pdf instructions below for the following schools. Your cell phone number will be kept private -- it will never be seen by anyone. This is a great reminder because it is so easy to forget the cycle day during a busy morning when you are getting ready for school! You may unsubscribe whenever you like if you change your mind. This is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged if you would like to sign up!

Send the following message to the number 81010:

  • Brooke Elementary : @brookeele
  • Evans Elementary: @evansmusic
  • Limerick Elementary: @limstrings
  • Oaks Elementary:@oaksel
  • Oaks Elementary: @cellosday2
  • Royersford Elementary: @stringrofo
  • Spring City Elementary @2pringcity
  • Upper Providence Elementary: @upperprov

Email: Please always feel free to email us with questions and/or concerns.