Tuesday, March 09, 2010

music class party @ 3.3.10

My boys attended Yamaha JMC class for past 6 months already, last week they had a mini party for finishing book 1, this week they are going to the next stage which is book 2.

On the last day on finishing the book 1, they will have to perform in front of all the kids and mummies, but just within the same group ,they need to sing a song and play a song. My boys hardly practise, i will "force" them to practise over the weekend when i am at home, at least they can play a song with both hands. For the singing part, i have to play the DVD every night in order for them to pick up the words, they know the rhythm, but not all the wording, the song is fast and with many words! I choose the most simple one for them to sing.


Last Wednesday was the actual day, we mummies has to bring some finger food for the party. I prepare something really simple, bread with cheese and chicken finger nuggets.


to make the bread look more interesting, i use some of the bread mould, winnie the pooh, mickey and minnie, marie and dinasour.


chicken finger nuggets and small sauce container, chili and tomotoes sauce.

Class start as usual time 8pm, after warm up their throat singing do-re-mi with the teacher, they start their "mini performance". When other kids went up to sing and play piano, my boys can't wait till their turn, keep asking me when is their turn. Most kids are stage fright, including MINE! Naughty when they are down there, when go up in front they got frighten! They can't sing but can play song. When Fearles time he nearly in tears, i can see him open his mouth mumbling something but cannot hear what he sing! Teacher have to stand beside him and keep remind him to sing louder, even i sit so near i also can't hear, lucky his play song session was ok. Cruz's turn, he is so excited, run up with a happy face, all mummies said he is very excited. When teacher on the CD, time for him to sing, he start marching his legs and moving his hand but he was singing but very very soft, same as Fearles!!!!! Adoi!! * i did take a video of them, but i don't know what i press on the button till the video is super small and is on the side way. I don't want everyone to tilt the head and see the video, so i choose not to upload here. *

After the session over, it's the party time, we had cakes, bread, puff, junk food for the kids, and all mummies the first time all sit down together and chat. Everytime when we are in the class, we only hi and bye, always rushing. It's a good time for us to know each other better, and the kids mix around, very soon they become friends and start running around! My boys's class, mostly are boys, 5 boys and 2 girls, all around same age, 5 and 6 years old. You can imagine the havoc! The music class teacher even told us, this is the most headache class, and this is also the first class she has to give warning to the kids!!! LOL

Hopefully next round my boys will do it better.

20 comments:

smallkucing said...

LOL kesian the music teacher. Aisay too bad about the video. Would have love to see it.

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

Most importantly is that they have fun during the class. I also attended JMC for 2 years. Very fun! So lucky the group got you the bento mama to prepare nice-looking sandwiches!

mommy to chumsy said...

wow so much food for the mini party :D you are really hardworking :) i also totally forgot to blog about ashley's party in january....hehehehheh. alas, she no longer goes to JMC :(

SweetTalkCuppies said...

oohh...i can't wait for my son's JMC concert end of March, it sounds so much fun for your sons..:)

Mummy Moon said...

So nice of you making those cute cute bread :P Sure the kids like it

suituapui said...

They play piano? So small! I have a piano at home - nobody plays it...now that my daughter's gone overseas. She plays a bit - never went for the exams. Just learn for fun.

Mommy Ling said...

I love the cute moulded bread. Wish i m one of the kid there, then i can walap it..hehhe

slavemom said...

Well done to the boys! They played well. Altho they sang softly, they were brave to go on stage.

reanaclaire said...

i sent fernie before to this jmc class at the age of 4 till 6 then stop, period! she doesnt like to sing, i found out.. not interested but very interested in dancing, i found out later.. but too late to send her for ballet classes then.. mum also a bit pokai around tat time.
yes, hope your kids will develop an interest.. jmc more on hearing too..

Krystal said...

eh, i don't remember book 1 requires the kids to sing solo in front of class? during ryan's time, it was performed in a group setting. anyways...i can't wait for the last concert in june10 for ryan's book 4 *faint*

prince n princess mum said...

I like your mickey n minnie bread... where did you buy the cutter?

Annie Q said...

smallkucing: ya lor, lulu mummy don't know what i had press. :(

Bryan and Brandon's mummy: Oh, Bryan also attend JMC? Is he still now? Mould the bread just want to make it look more interesting, and let the kids "wow wow" a bit. LOL!

mommy of chumsy: don't worry, maybe you can let Ashley continue when she is a bit older, let her learn something she like?

sweettalkcuppies: yea, you can see all the kids perform, really cute and funny. End of March, coming soon lo. :)

mummy moon: yea, the kids go "wow wow" and also those mummies. hahahhahahahhahah

STP: not exactly learning piano, they learn how to play, sing and listen to the music, learn to read the note, everything. I had a piano at Sibu home too, after i left for KL also leave there nobody play. I learn my piano till grade 6. :)

mommy Ling: you also can mould the bread for your girls.

slavemom: dare to go up but dare not to sing, when sit at their own place, they can be monkey.

reanaclaire: hahahhaha...Cruz also love dancing! Maybe after the music, if they are interested i will continue if no i will stop then sent them to the class that they interest.

Krystal: I think different branch got different way. I heard from Barbara, Ashley only need to sing do-re-mi instead of singing the whole song. My boys are need to sing the whole song.
Wow!! Book 4 already, i still got a long way to go!

cleffairy said...

@ Annie...LOL... piano...I'm musically illiterate. :( Can't read notes, but can play some songs through hearing, though.

@STP...playing from the heart is the best.

2ma said...

i was about to ask for the video or photos of the boys. anyway, i think this is a great experience for them. and next round, they will definitely do better!

Pete said...

Wah, the bread so cute. I want a bite too lah!

khongfamily said...

Brae is having his turn in 2 weeks time. Still practising his singing and playing the song. Don't know whether he will do it when the time comes...LOL!!! But the teacher never ask us to prepare food geh...hmmm.

BoeyJoey said...

I would have stage fright too... it's a god experience for them :-).

Your cookie cutter is very nice! where did you get them?

mNhL said...

such a lovely sandwiches you make for the mini party. Even with stage fright, am sure they do enjoy themselves that day.

coffeesncookies said...

Annie, what did you do with the leftover bread ? I mean those corners and sides ? A waste to throw them away right ?

zmm said...

Wow.. got party and food.. our side.. no food one ler. :(