Instrumental Music Class Offered Fall 2014 as Enrichment Program In September 2014, Abrams Hebrew Academy will again offer instrumental musical instruction! Classes of 12 students will be available on the flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone horn, trombone and percussion. Percussion students will be accepted only if the student has a full drum set at home or can bring xylophone (bell set,) dumbeck, congas, etc. to class. This is an enrichment program; lessons and ensemble classes will be given during school hours. Lessons during lunchtime, after school or recess are not possible. The Abrams Band and other ensembles will meet during lunch or recess as concerts approach. STUDENTS MUST *Be in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 *Make up all work missed out of academic classes PARENTS MUST 1 - Provide the musical instrument, in standard satisfactory condition. Or, *Rental will be available through Cordas Music, 4 Jane Street, Ewing, NJ 08638, at the September 08 prices which remain to the present: Wind Instruments @ $35 plus $2.45 sales tax for the first 4 months and each month following @ $25.00 per month plus $1.75 sales tax. Alto saxophone or baritone horn is initially $75 for the first 4 months and then $36 per month plus $2.52 tax per month afterwards. Purchase within the first year is recommended. * Consider purchase after renting because: Every penny of rental from Mr. Lou Cordas is credited toward the purchase of the rented instrument, or, an instrument of equal value. At time of purchase, 20% is taken off the remaining balance if your account is current. 2- Be responsible for proper handling and maintenance of the instruments. Mishandled instruments must be repaired at the parent’s expense. 3- Reserve a place for your child in the 2014-2015 Instrumental Music Program by downloading the Instrumental Registration Form from the Abrams website or obtaining the form from the school office. Complete the form and send it to the Abram’s Office with a check for $540 made to Abrams Hebrew Academy ($500 lessons and $40 materials fee.) OR if you choose monthly payments made to your Abrams tuition bill, send the registration form and a note that you will contact Carol Wallace in the Abram’s office to arrange for a $560 fee to be added to your tuition bill ($500 lessons and $40 materials fee and a $20 office processing fee.) * Mail all forms to Abrams Hebrew Academy. Mark the envelope, Attention: Dr. Grossman. * Forms and checks must be received by September 3, 2014. Do not date checks earlier than September 1, 2014. * Note that after the 6th lesson there can be no refunds of the lesson fee unless another child takes the place of a child leaving the Instrumental Music Program. The materials fee is not refundable once a child begins the Instrumental Music Program. Materials will already have been purchased and used; they cannot be returned. For the serious music student, I am happy to facilitate enriched study through an on-line resource of music education called: Smart Music. Please visit www.smartmusic.com for further information and contact me. Space is limited! Please register as soon as possible so that materials can be ordered and received for the start of lessons. I thank the many parents and students who have encouraged me to expand this program and I look forward to working together with you and your child in exploring the world of music. Sincerely, Elayne R. Grossman Elayne Robinson Grossman, Ed.D. Director of Instrumental Music AHA INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC REGISTRATION FORM 2014-2015 PAGE 1 CONTACT INFORMATION - Print out and return pages 1 and 2 to the office. Please use one form per child and mail by: By September 2, 2014 Date check no earlier than 9/2/2014 Mail it to: Abrams Hebrew Academy, 3a West College Avenue, Yardley, Pa 19067 Attention: Dr. Elayne R. Grossman. Choose one payment option for lessons and materials and circle it: 1- In full total $540 by check to Abrams Hebrew Academy. Enclose your check. 2- Paid monthly, $560 added to your Abrams tuition. Contact Carol Wallace to arrange monthly payments. Date _______________________________________ Child’s Name_________________________________ Grade as of 9/2/2014____________________ WHO SHALL BE THE MAIN CONTACT PERSON REGARDING YOUR CHILD’S LESSONS? _______ Mother _______Father MOTHERS’S NAME__________________________________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________________________ DAYTIME PHONE_________________________________________________________________ NIGHTTIME PHONE_______________________________________________________________ FATHER’S NAME____________________________________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________________________ DAYTIME PHONE__________________________________________________________________ NIGHTTIME PHONE________________________________________________________________ My child has studied the ____________________________ For ________________ Year (s) At Abrams? ________________________ Private Lessons? __________________________ Please number the instrument preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd) Flute__ Clarinet __ Alto Saxophone___ Trumpet __Baritone Horn ___ Trombone___Drums____ Only 2 drum students will be accepted this year on a first come first basis. What make of drums do you have at home?____________________________________________________ (See page 1, paragraph 1.) Will you provide the instrument yourself? Answer: Yes or No. ________________________ If no, are you planning to rent from Mr. Lou Cordas in Ewing, New Jersey, and would you like to receive a rental contract so that you can begin renting in the fall? Yes_________________ No ______________ (If you choose this option, in September, your child will be given a rental contract to bring home. Upon receipt of a completed rental agreement and your first rental payment, Dr. Grossman will bring the instrument to class. Please register early to allow time for processing, etc.) SEE NEXT PAGE FOR SCHEDULING AND SUBMIT TOGETHER WITH THIS PAGE AHA INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC REGISTRATION SCHEDULING FORM 2014-2015 PAGE 2 SCHEDULING: Fill out this page. Print out and submit it together with Registration page 1. Child’s Name______________________________________________Grade_____________ My child’s math class is during the ____ Period. (Lessons are never scheduled during a child’s math class.) Leave this blank if you do not know. General Notes: 1-Student absence for illness: Make up lessons are scheduled when possible. If your child is ill, please let me know, ASAP, via email, so I can schedule a makeup lesson for another child. Every effort is made to make up a private lesson when you child is ill. In cases when this is not possible, please remember that your child is scheduled for 28 lessons including 8 ensemble lessons. 2- No make-ups are given in the following circumstances: when children sign up for roller-skating or other optional gym activities during their lesson times; if a child leaves school to play on a sports team; if a child is taken on vacation when school is in session. 3-Basketball and tennis team schedules: If your child is on a team we should schedule his/her lesson to be completed by 2:00. 4-Class trips: Every attempt to re-schedule for a class trip will be made if I am informed in advance. 5- Lunch and Recess are used for Band Practice as called. No lessons are offered during lunch or recess. 6- Participation in Band or other Ensembles is earned through practice and preparation. State any concerns of scheduling here. You child’s lesson day and time will be emailed to you as soon as the schedule is organized. See 2014 – 2015 Calendar below. Print out and save with your calendars. Instrumental Music Classes Calendar 2014 – 2015 Parenthesis indicate no lessons or no school There will be 28 lessons per year which includes at least 8 Ensemble Lessons. Additional lessons are scheduled in this calendar in the event of my absence or school closings. If registrations are submitted by August 25, 2104, I can begin to formulate the schedule by the first week of school and order materials in time for the first class. It will help a great deal if you declare your intention to register during the summer and send forms by August 25, 2014 and checks by September 3. Depending on Jewish holidays and snow closings, some Thursdays may become Music Mondays and vice versa, as the year progresses. Music Mondays or Thursdays are indicated below, in red. Monday Lessons Sept 15 22, 29 29- Thursday students only seen on Monday, September 29 Oct 6 13 20 27 13- Thursday students only seen on Monday October 13 Nov 2 17 24 (10 -Parent Conferences, no school) Dec 1 8 15 22 Jan 5 12 26 (19 -MLK Day, no school) Feb 2 9 23 (17 - Presidents Day, no school) March 2 9 16 23 30 April 13 20 27 (6- Passover, no school) May 4 11 18 (25- Memorial Day and Shavout, school closed) June 1 8 Lesson 28, without school closings, or my absence, will be on May 4, 2015 Thursday Lessons Sept 11 18 29 Thursday students only seen on Monday, September 29 Oct 2 13 23 30 Thursday students only seen on Monday October 13 Nov 6 13 20 (27= Thanksgiving, no school) Dec 4 11 18 Jan 8 15 22 29 Feb 5 12 19 26 (Monday students only seen on ThursdayFebruary12) March 12 19 26 (3/5 is Purim. No lessons. 3/19 Conferences-School IS open. April 2 16 23 30 May 7 14 21 28 June 1 8 Lesson 28, without school closings, or my absence, will be on May 7, 2014 Concerning January and February National Holidays: Monday students will have the following 3 lessons in January: January 5, 12 and 26 Thursday students will have the following 4 lessons in January: January 8, 15, 22 and 29. Monday students will have the following 4 lessons in February: February 2, 9, 12 and 23. Thursday students will have 3 lessons in February: February 5, 19 and 26.