L.J. Alleman Guitar Program

L.J. Alleman Arts Academy

Lafayette, LA

 

 

Parents & Students:  This is the place to find out about guitar assignments and events.  Check the calendar and homework button often!

 

Calendar of Events

2014-2015

(subject to changes)

 

October 1 – Trout Fishing in America songwriting workshop Guitar II. UL Angelle Hall 9:30-11:30am.

 

October 21 – Fall Recital. Guitar II, III & IV.  LJA Library during class hours.

 

October 22 -  Fall Recital. Guitar I & 5th Grade.  LJA Library during class hours.

 

November 8 – Fall Frenzy Schools of Choice Expo.  Guitar III & IV selected students. 10am-2pm TBA.

 

December 17 – Winter Arts Spectacular. Guitar Ensemble. UL Angelle Hall. 9am student performance, 6:30pm evening performance.

 

December 18 – Guitar Caroling. All classes during class hour

 

January 27 – Guitar School Tour. Guitar Ensemble. All day.

 

February 6 – Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. LJA Library during class hour.

 

February 11 – Guitar and Strings Honor Recital.  LJA Cafeteria. 6:30pm

 

April 16 – Spring Recital, Guitar I and 5th Grade.  LJA Cafeteria 6th Hour

 

Guitar III & IV LJA Cafeteria 6:30pm

 

April 24 – Countries Program. LJA Gym. 6th graders

  

May 13 – FAMILY JAM NIGHT.  School grounds 5-8:00pm

 

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Practice and homework assignments are posted weekly and linked to my lesson plans. Click the HOMEWORK button on the left hand menu.

 

Practice times:

Guitar I/Ukulele - 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week (10 minutes/day until Sept 30.)

Guitar II - 40 minutes per day, 5 days per week

Guitar III & IV - 45 minutes per day, 5 days per wk

How to Practice:

  • warm up (finger patterns, scales, chord progressions) - 1/4 of the practice time
  • new and familiar repertoire - at least half of the practice time
  • students' choice repertoire - 1/4 of the practice time

Practicing in front of family members is encouraged.

Parents, help your student remember to have their practice record signed.

 

 

Events and performances are posted on the Calendar - Click on the Homework and Events button.

 

 

Check here often.  Parents who understand class expectations can help their children succeed in guitar.

 

 

Jane Vidrine

L.J. Alleman Guitar Program Director

Lafayette, LA