Welcome to Music at B.A.E.C!Teacher: Mrs. Heidi Betschart (Adomshick)"Music IS for a lifetime."Thought for the week: I try to post something to think about where music is concerned in this space. Until it's time for the next topic, please enjoy my video for our "Virtual Open House"!Important Announcements/Events:
With all the research that occurred over the summer regarding aerosols (water drops in the air we breathe out), masks, instruments, and players, we are moving all our lessons online until further notice. Currently enrolled elementary instrument students have been invited to join the Google Classroom for "Band". Please check your student's school email for the invitation and the link for scheduling can be found in the "Classwork" section of the "Band" Google Classroom.
ENROLLING FOR LESSONS - NEW Students
If your student in grades 4 or 5 is interested in playing an instrument but has NOT had a try-out, please have them schedule a try-out with me! My schedule is quite limited, so try-outs MUST be put on my schedule through my Google Calendar. I can only do try-outs when the students are in school and only 2 at a time.
For the parents...a brief summary of how our lesson program works...
There is minimal cost for a lesson book and supplies, depending on the instrument. Instrument rentals are handled through Volkwein’s Music in Robinson. Guitar, bass, ukulele, and piano instruments are best purchased through Guitar Center in Robinson or with my recommendations on Amazon.
What we teach in the BAEC instrumental music program:
Woodwind Instruments - Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Brass Instruments - Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone/Euphonium
Percussion (snare, bass, set, mallets, accessories)
Modern Band - Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Piano
If you're interested in venturing out to see local performances, there are many that are closed, but happening online right now. I encourage you to take the time with your students and explore some of our awesome virtual music venues and events! Facebook Live and YouTube are the two most common places to see performances right now.
DAILY SCHEDULEPlease remember that ALL schedules are subject to change due to our changing situation. Thanks so much for your cooperation and patience with this. Here is a sample of my general teaching schedule in the hybrid model.Monday & Tuesday (A group):9:05 - Kindergarten9:50 - 1st Grade10:35 - 2nd Grade11:15 - LUNCH11:45 - 4th Grade12:30 - 5th Grade1:15 - 3rd Grade1:55 - PLANNING2:45 - Remote Time (filming, check-ins, communication, Google Classroom updates)Wednesday - Online Instrument LessonsThursday & Friday (B group):9:05 - Kindergarten9:50 - 1st Grade10:35 - 2nd Grade11:15 - LUNCH11:45 - 4th Grade12:30 - 5th Grade1:15 - 3rd Grade1:55 - PLANNING2:45 - Remote Time (filming, check-ins, communication, Google Classroom updates)
Are you interested in how music has evolved over the past 50 years? Check this timeline out that Google has put together: Google's Timeline of MusicThanks for visiting and I am glad to be working with you and your student(s) over the course of the academic year! Also, thank you for supporting your students' performing arts education at that Burgettstown Area School District!Should you need to contact me, please use either of the following:Phone: x 241 (EC)
Last Modified on February 3, 2021