Mrs. Ariana Ciolino
I would like to welcome you to guitar class! In my class, we will learn how to play the guitar! We will learn the fundamentals of music through lecture, performance and interaction.
*There will be random material checks that will count as a homework grade.
Along with the school rules, these are the rules that have been established in each class:
1. Be Respectful
2. Be Prepared
3. Keep hands, feet, objects and words to yourself
4. Raise your hand and do not call out
5. Stay on task
6. Follow safety rules and procedures
1st offence: First Warning
2nd offence: 20 pts off participation grade
3rd offence: Send out to TOR/Parental Contact
*Participation/discipline counts for 50%. Please be advised that 2nd and 3rd offences WILL affect your grade!
Homework/Notebook/Material Check: 25%
*Please note that I may randomly check a “DO NOW” or “DO LATER” assignment which will count as homework grades.
When does guitar meet? Please fill in your day and time:
Are there any performances?
The only time you will have to perform will be in front of myself and the class.
Are the books and guitars mine to keep?
No! Your books/guitars are not yours to keep. You will be borrowing them both for the marking period. The books should not be written in and should be treated like gold! I will make appropriate photocopies for you to write on that you will store in your folder. The books and guitars will not be permitted to be taken home and will stay in the school at all times. The guitars will stay in the band room and the books will stay in the auditorium.
What else do I need for guitar?
You will need a pencil, eraser, folder and notebook for class each day. You may find it useful to get a binder so that you can keep everything together. I will provide guitar strings and picks if needed.
Can I earn extra credit in this class?
Yes! Extra credit can be earned by attending a live musical performance of any kind. You must bring me a program or ticket stub as well as a 1 page typed reflection of the performance. The extra credit will be added as 1 point to your overall grade. You may earn up to three points per marking period for each live performance you attend.
So, what kinds of things will affect my grade?
Remember, everyone starts each marking period with an A! Keep it that way!!!
IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERED, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEE ME AFTER SCHOOL, SEND ME AN EMAIL OR CALL AND LEAVE A MESSAGE. You and your parents can contact me at…email@example.com
Call my extension from the school number at X7664
As a student, I have read and understand the information, rules and expectations in the MJS Guitar Syllabus and will promise to give my best effort as a musician.
As a parent, I have read and understand the information, rules and expectations that my child has a member of the MJS guitar class and will do my best to encourage my child in their musical studies.