What people are saying about The Student Music Organizer
From Frances Balodis - M.Ed., ARCT, LCCM(Hon.), LCNCN (Hon.), RMT, MYCC
Founder Music for Young Children
This music “organizer” is useful for the student, parent and teacher. The teacher’s expectations can be set out clearly. This is an important communication essential!
The weekly lesson assignment pages give room for note taking by the teacher and also for the student to document their practice time. This actual practice documentation by the student can be very revealing, upon week-end review to student, teacher and parent. The staff at the bottom of each page gives an opportunity for the teacher to notate any special music points for the student to observe during the week.
As the student learns new repertoire the history of music reference guide at the back of the book can be highlighted to show the student where in time the composer lived – and the more detailed info on each period helps the student understand why their repertoire sounds as it does and why the structure is meaningful to the time period.
The musical reference dictionary is a quick reference for students and parents. If the student is taking exams it is also a useful compilation.
The scale, mode, triad and transposing is a true bonus – and all at once glance. The fingering charts are a very useful reinforcement for the fingering taught at the lesson.
This Student Music Organizer is a valuable tool for all music students, their parents and teachers.
Liliane Lalonde-McKennirey A.R.C.T., RMT
I use the student organizer because it is just that, an organizer which is all encompassing: for setting goals, favourite pieces, exam pieces, for festivals and recitals, special notes pages, weekly lesson assignment pages, for referencing musical terms and definition and for composing. Moreover, I love the space allotted for writing a note to parents at each lesson page and the space given for recording the student’s practice time. The latter is a testimonial to the lesson’s success as to whether a student practices well or not. I love this workbook/organizer and do not give a second thought to reverting back to the usual ‘staff’ book format.
Liliane teaches piano in the Ottawa area. She has also taught music in a private elementary school (k-8) and has completed her Master’s in Canadian Studies with a strong emphasis on music education.
Marilyn Maclagan A.R.C.T., RMT
The Student Music Organizer has become an essential part of my piano student’s library. As a teacher I find that I can write and organize my students weekly lesson and practice requirements quickly, effectively and in a logical order for daily practice. My students have learned to do their practice in the proper sequence e.g. technical warm-ups first etc. and have learned to record their daily practice time (which I suggest and adjust individually). This allows the students, parents and teacher to monitor the practice habits of the student. My students have improved and excelled using this organized approach to piano study.
Mrs. Maclagan is an accomplished pianist, accompanist and piano teacher. She has taught and performed in Orillia, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Markham and Barrie.
Edwina Douglas A.R.C.T., RMT
I like this book because you have everything you need right there! It is a good way of keeping track of favourite pieces, pieces performed in various competitions etc. The manuscript paper great for both exercises & ear training & sight-reading tips. I have used this book for both piano and voice.
Edwina is an accomplished vocal performer and teacher. Her students have won many awards for excellence in voice. She is also the founder of the award-winning Barrie, Ontario choir ‘Bravado’.