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7/8 Grade Orchestra: This assignment is due on Sunday 9/29 by 11:59 PM. You are to send me the URL for your composition in an email. My email is livelyj@dearbornschools.org. The assignment is posted below. Create a 4 measure melody … Continue reading

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See the DSO for Free!

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is playing at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center this Sunday, September 22nd at 3pm! It is free! All you need to do is reserve tickets using the link below! Enjoy! https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=6311&prod=6310

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Where Do I Buy an Instrument?

Great question! First and foremost, check our local music stores. That way you can play an instrument before you buy it (or RENT it!). These stores often have clearance sections in the store and online. In the local area we … Continue reading

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Want to own your own Instrument?

This year we have many 2nd and 3rd year players at Unis. I have no doubt that some of them would like to own their own instrument. Before you fall in the trap of buying a bad instrument off of … Continue reading

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Method Books

For Middle School Only We use the Essential Elements Series – Book 1 in class. Students may buy the book that is for their instrument. For example, if you play trumpet then you should get the “Trumpet – Book 1” … Continue reading

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Conferences

I will only be attending the middle school conferences this time around. Please email livelyj@dearbornschools.org if you have any questions about your elementary student.

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Track Concert! 5-12 Graders!

All Instrumental students will be performing during the month of April.  Dates are listed below: April 23rd at 5pm: Orchestra Concert in the Unis Gym (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass players) April 30th at 5pm: Band Concert in the Unis Gym … Continue reading

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Ann Arbor Trip Important Info!

I have two announcements about the March 7th Ann Arbor Trip. I have no more room for chaperones! Thank you to those who volunteered! Please meet me in the main office at 8:45. The student spots have all been filled! … Continue reading

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Need Help Reading Your Notes?

If you are having trouble reading your notes here is a great website where you can practice! https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/note If you play Cello, Bass, Trombone, Baritone, or Tuba please change the clef to bass clef using the settings tab in the … Continue reading

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Track Concert Info!

Unis will be hosting two concerts in April. The first is April 23rd at 5pm. ALL Violin/Orchestra Students that I teach will be performing at this concert. The second concert is April 30th at 5pm in the Unis Gym. All … Continue reading

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