6th Grade Orchestra


posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:38 PM by Susan Goudreau

Students will be learning how to tune their instruments next week! Students may use a tuner from the music store or use their device if they have turned in their BYOD permission form. 

String Jamboree, March 23rd

posted Mar 22, 2017, 4:36 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 4:38 PM ]

Concert Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Daniell Middle School

This is a field trip! Students will leave Palmer to rehearse with Daniell & McCleskey Orchestras. The concert will begin at 7:30 PM and conclude by 8 PM. Students must have a ride at Daniell Middle School after the concert. 

Students need to bring to school their Instrument, Music, Wire Stand, a drink, and wear their Orchestra t-shirt on Thursday, March 23rd. Please make sure EVERYTHING is labeled!

4:15 - eat pizza
4:45 - load bus to Daniell MS
5:15 - arrive & rehearse at Daniell
7:30 PM - Concert
8 PM - Students picked up at Daniell MS

Daniell MS address:
2900 Scott Rd, Marietta, GA 30066

6th Grade Assignment: 2/9

posted Feb 9, 2017, 5:47 AM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 6:00 AM ]

Part 1:
Go to Note Name Drills and complete 20 note drills on Level 2A & 2B with a 90% or higher. Watch your Key Signatures!

Select Show Progress Report, sign your name & save as your Student ID number. Go to PRINT and save as a PDF with your name, level, & date.

Raise your hand once you have completed each one so I may record your grade. 

Part 2:
Read the directions for each exercise & complete it.
Theory Workbook Exercises:
#54, 55, 57, 58, & 59

New Techniques!

posted Jan 23, 2017, 3:16 PM by Susan Goudreau

We have been learning new notes & techniques! Students should be practicing these techniques about 15 minutes a day to help reiterate the skill being taught. 
  • F Sharp vs. F Natural
  • G String Notes
  • Eighth Notes
  • Bowing Half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes
  • Bow Lifts
Students should also be working in their Theory Workbook. Workbooks will be checked daily to help ensure that students understand the concept. Please make sure your child has the All for Strings THEORY WORKBOOK, Book 1. This can be found at any music store. 

Exercises to have completed: #41, 42, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 66

We Don't Pluck Anymore!

posted Nov 29, 2016, 5:04 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Nov 29, 2016, 5:04 PM ]

Focus on using your elbow only, keeping a straight bow, and always....Llama, Llama, Llama.

3 ways to make a great sound:
Bow Weight (Index Finger controls it)
Bow Speed
Bow Location (Lane 3)

We Don't Pluck Anymore

Level 3

posted Nov 3, 2016, 6:50 PM by Susan Goudreau

Mastering the bow! 


posted Nov 3, 2016, 6:41 PM by Susan Goudreau

Ninja Pass Off Level 2

posted Oct 24, 2016, 1:33 PM by Susan Goudreau

Level 2 Ninja Pass Offs!
Complete Level 1 and proceed to Level 2!

Pass Offs: Level 1

posted Oct 16, 2016, 4:05 PM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Oct 16, 2016, 4:07 PM ]

Due: Oct. 31 or EARLIER

LEVEL 1: Pass off NINJA!!!!

Complete Pass offs by:

  • Playing them in class & being prepared when called upon
  • Come in Monday & Wednesday before school to play for Mrs. Goudreau
  • Send Videos to PalmerPantherOrchestra@gmail.com


posted Oct 6, 2016, 8:56 AM by Susan Goudreau   [ updated Oct 7, 2016, 6:34 PM ]


Know your D & A string notes!

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