Back to it…

Hello Everyone,

I hope that you enjoyed your week and were able to do some fun things with those that you love.  I began a bathroom project which is not yet complete (and may not be for some time 🙂 ) and my daughter and I embarked on various smaller home improvements as well – moving furniture around, cleaning, painting.   It is a good time for projects in our house.  I hope there are some silver linings for all of you as well during this strange time that we’re living in right now.

As we move forward with music together this week, I want to encourage you to do what you can, but not to feel stressed if you can’t do it all.  I’m giving you a lot of suggestions for activities on the blog pages each week, but do what feels right and comfortable for you and your child right now.  I don’t want anyone to feel overwhelmed.  If paper packets are easier for you, please communicate that to me as well, and I will make sure that you get those.

Please have a good week and remember to listen to some music…

“A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good.” – Colbie Caillat

Take good care everyone!

Mrs. Iltis



In the wake of the storm…

OK, so maybe I was just the teensiest bit premature when I was singing the wonders of spring in my last post – that’s Maine for you.  One of these days we’ll get a generator!

All that aside, I hope you’re all recovered and getting back to it (whatever “it” is).  Things have changed again, and yet they haven’t.  We aren’t going back to school this year, BUT we’ll keep working and learning and improving with an eye toward being the best we can be.  And when we go back to school in September, we’ll be ready to play and sing together like never before.  That is my hope.  Don’t stop learning and practicing.  Don’t give up!  Make the most of this precious, uninterrupted, focused time that you have right now to improve and grow.

                                                                                     Mrs. Iltis

Week 4…

Hello Everyone,

I hope you’ve all had a chance to get outside and enjoy some of the beautiful weather!  It really helps, doesn’t it?  No matter how bad everything else seems, feeling the sun, seeing green things beginning to peak out from the earth, hearing the birds – it does us good!

I’d love some feedback from you about how things are going with the activities I’m suggesting.  Are you able to access them, would you like more or less, are they too easy or too hard?  If you have a minute, I’d love it if you could you send me an email and let me know.

Thank you for all you’re doing to keep things moving forward musically at home.  Here’s a new quote to ponder…

“With music, one’s whole future life is brightened. This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life.”  – Zoltan Kodaly

Stay well!

Mrs. Iltis