Shelly Wade Studios
FALL 2015 NEWSLETTER
Hope you had a wonderful summer! I've already heard from most of you but wanted to send some exciting updates and scheduling info.
First, we're taking on some new challenges this year! I know so many of you are worried about test-taking and school interviews, etc., so I've created some new elements of my program that will help them grow in other areas besides music. The first is a new practice system, which will help students practice 'focus' through music. I also want them to practice 'confidence' through more performance opportunities. (Whatever we practice, 'we get good at', so I want to make sure we are 'practicing' more than just music.)
I just need to know their specific needs may be in school, etc., so I attached a FORM
with just a few questions. Please fill it out, as it will help us to set goals and build a curriculum. (And it will help me a ton with scheduling.)
If you're signing up and haven't already sent in your lesson time requests, please list those in the FORM! After-school spots are running out.
Second, languages are really tough to learn without some type of immersion and motivation, so we will continue to compose and record songs, but this year, for a purpose!
This is the equivalent to having a partner when learning French, or studying abroad. You just have to do it.
(Music is a language too.) Students will have the opportunity to write and record songs or perform for in-need individuals, groups, charities, etc. They'll also be much more motivated and excited to practice and write, knowing they are helping someone! More than anything, I want to teach my students practice 'responsibility' and 'creativity'.
(Remember, 'what we practice, we get good at.'
- Not to mention, they can add it to their résumés as
'Charity Work' and 'A Published Song'!)
Third, I am dying for you to sing a duet with me on SING! by Smule
. Please watch me sing below and add your part! You don't have to be my student! Everyone is welcome. Head over to the Facebook page to watch my duets with other kids and also to see video from the Spring Showcase! (Coming soon). https://www.facebook.com/ShellyWadeStudios
(LIKE it already!)
I hope to be seeing all of you very soon, if not in lessons, at a show! I'm planning to do some performance workshops and classes as well, so stay tuned! Please fill out this form (Below) in order to secure your lessons spots!
Please download the Smule app and sing a duet with me!!! (See Video Below)
It allows you to sign up for a free week of karaoke! This isn't just ANY karaoke. It's real karaoke for songs we have written! Echo and Heart Sparkle Diamond are already up and more will be added soon! I will be using this app with all my students, so feel free to go ahead and get a subscription for the year ($40) You MUST manage the subscription in your iphone settings though. (Otherwise, it's $2.99/week)
*Find directions here: www.shellywadestudios.com/singwithme
I'll be doing private shows in NYC and The Hamptons on certain weekends through October! Students and their friends can perform with me! Those who've done them so far have gained so much confidence, they are able to improvise and write full songs right on the stage! (Wish I could do that!) It's more about practicing 'confidence' than singing. Let me know if you'd like to book a show!
Here's the FORM
SECURE YOUR LESSON TIME AND BUILD YOUR CURRICULUM