Lessons and Quality Products for Music Instruction Since 1984
Students are encouraged to participate in annual spring and holiday
recitals and any of the below-mentioned programs and festivals. Those
students not interested in performing may elect not to do so.
Students are regularly encouraged to memorize pieces and receive
special reward stickers on their incentive charts when they do. This
preparation makes performing by memory at recitals and festivals much
Students' assignments are clearly marked with the date of the lesson in
pencil or pen on the pages to be practiced, with a paper clip, and/or
in an assignment notebook. Theory assignments are done both in the
lesson and as homework, and should be done in pencil.
Students should practice every day, going through the new lesson
material first, then spending time reviewing/memorizing previously
learned pieces. Each lesson is designed to include technique, scales,
warm-ups, finger exercises, teaching pieces, performances pieces,
sight-reading, theory, and ear training. Students may at any time
request to learn pieces or songs of interest to them.
High school and home school students may apply for independent study
credit through their counselor. Students may use their lesson time to
prepare for professional auditions.
As an active member of the Music Teachers Association of California
(MTAC) Northern San Diego Branch, Ms. Axford's interested and eligible
students may participate in the following programs and festivals: