I love this time of the year especially the days leading up to Christmas. The snow (although it's only been a day of light flurries so far in Surrey), the Christmas tunes always bring around a warm fuzzy feeling.
Around the studio, the students are making Treble Clef ornaments from shiny pipe cleaners and colourful beads, a craft activity that is inexpensive and nicely doubles up as a practice incentive. Students have been collecting a bead for each day of practice from 2 weeks ago.
This is the second year we're making the treble ornaments and I love how beautiful they look on the Christmas trees. I thought it would be fun this year to trade treble clef ornaments with other students from the studio. This week, we'll be making the treble clef ornaments in class and students will be dropping the ornaments in a basket. They will each collect an ornament at the Christmas recital to take home for their tree.
I'm excited to experiment with other musical symbols from the shiny pipe cleaners and beads, will share a photo if I am successful :)