2016 Practice Contest Results & 2017 Practice Bank

     In 2016, students at NMS participated in the 2016 Practice Contest and competed to be one of the first few people to master sixteen pieces of music (or 160 lines of music for advanced students). I am happy to announce the winners of the NMS 2016 Practice Contest:

  •      1st Place - Kiana Thacker, cello - $60 Amazon.com gift certificate
  •      2nd Place - Malia Thacker, violin - $40 Amazon.com gift certificate
  •      3rd Place - Cierra Shaw, violin - $20 Amazon.com gift certificate

     Congratulations to all of the winners! ——————————————————————————————————

     For 2017, we will have a new type of practice contest that I am calling the Practice Bank! Just like in 2016, students will earn points by mastering repertoire and receiving “yellow stickers” on their weekly assignments. However, this year will not be a race against others, and will instead focus on individual accomplishment. Regardless of the student’s current ability or level, each student will be able to achieve and be rewarded for their efforts.

     Students will then trade these points at the end of the year for a special prize that is uniquely tied to their hard work!

2017 Practice Bank Rules & Regulations

  •   1 point will be awarded for each “yellow sticker” or every 10 lines of music (whichever yields more).

  •   Points will be totaled at the end of the year on December 31st, 2017.

  •   Students will receive a gift certificate to Amazon.com in a dollar amount equal to the total number of points they have earned.

  •   In order to receive awards, participants must be current students in good standing with the Nguyen Music Studio.

  •   For students who did not win the 2016 Practice Contest, any remaining points from 2016 will be carried over as their starting balance for the 2017 Practice Bank.

         If you have any questions about the 2017 Practice Bank, please don’t hesitate to ask. I look forward to a fruitful year full of individual accomplishment and achievement!