Student of the Month Award Recipients
Mark has presented a consistent desire to grow as a pianist since the first time I taught him. In each lesson he returns with music prepared at an exceptional level both musically and technically. He is always thoughtful and responsive in discussing what he can do to improve his performances and has maintained a high standard for himself. It has been a joy to watch him grow as a musician and I look forward to seeing where his skills and motivations take him.
SMMC Visits South Pasadena Elementary Schools!
In May, we visited Arroyo Vista, Monterey Hills and Marengo Elementary to work with 4th grade students and introduce them to the various band instruments they could sign up for when in 5th grade. Kids were able to get hands on experience for Alto Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, Trumpet and Percussion Kits to help them make a choice as to which instrument they want to try out next year. This is always a fun event we are lucky to be a part of! The children are always full of excitement and enthusiasm as they get to try out a musical instrument, many for the first time! Thank you to Kelly Coughlin, the South Pasadena Elementary and Middle School band director for helping put this together. Have a great summer and good luck in band next year!