Welcome to Student Resources!

We’re glad you’re part of our studio family, and we want you to make the most of your Mattix Music experience.

On this page, you’ll find lots of useful information you’ll need.

100-Day Practice Challenge 2019


100-Day PC Practice Log 2019


  1. The goal is to practice for the length of your lesson (30, 45 or 60-minutes), for one hundred days in a row, starting January 14. This will be the start date regardless of each student’s specific lesson day. Students ages 3-4 have a practice requirement of 15-minutes, regardless of lesson length.  


  1. If practicing one hundred days sounds overwhelming, smaller goals are also available: for 10 days, 25 days, and 50 days. Start anytime and let your teacher know what you’ve completed.


  1. All students will fill out the practice chart through April 25, whether or not they miss days along the way. This will be reviewed at each lesson with your teacher.


  1. See the list below for ideas for filling up your practice time. “Practice” does not include time spent participating in a school or large ensemble (for example, band class or after-school orchestra).  


  1. Prizes are awarded to students at different levels of achievement (10, 25, 50, 100 days). Students who successfully practice 100 days in a row will receive a trophy at our recital on April 27th,  as well as their names engraved on a permanent plaque in the studio. 


  1. Students are allowed three skip days throughout the challenge. Replacement practice days may then be added at the very end of the 100 days, on April 23, 24 and 25, if needed.


  1. Through the years, this will be a meaningful way to honor the top performers in our studio. And the best part is that all the students have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their age or level.


What counts as “practice”?

  • Assignments from your lesson
  • Music and rhythm reading apps
  • Note flashcards
  • Attend a concert
  • Scales and arpeggios
  • Sing through your lesson music
  • Count and clap the rhythms in your lesson music
  • Listen to your Suzuki album actively
  • Suzuki Group Class
  • Perform for friends and family
  • Compose a song
  • Review music you’ve already learned
  • Try a new movie or pop music book (ask your teacher for recommendations)
  • Watch a YouTube video of a famous musician and take notes on what you hear to show your teacher
  • Do finger strengthening exercises
  • Invite friends over and make music together
  • Research a famous composer and report back to your teacher what you learned
  • Make and send a short video to your teacher to ask for pointers mid-week


Good luck! Happy practicing!



Mattix Music Studio goes to the movies!


The studio recital on Saturday, March 2nd will be movie and musical themed. Get practicing on sheet music from a movie or musical that your teacher recommends and dress like your song if you want!

Important Events

  • Sept 4: First day of lessons
  • Nov 3: Studio Recital, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Nov 20-25: Thanksgiving Break, no lessons
  • Dec 15: Holiday Concert, 4:00-5:00pm – Annual holiday concert, open to the public, faculty and a limited number of students will perform. Send your audition video to Katie Mattix by Dec. 1st.
  • Dec 16-22: Make-up lesson week
  • Dec 23-Jan 6: Winter Break, no lessons
  • January 6: Lessons resume
  • January 14-April 22: 100-Day Practice Challenge
  • Jan 26: Studio Recital, 4:00-5:00pm
  • March 2: Studio Recital, 4:00-5:00pm – Movie/Musical Theme
  • March 17-31: Miss Sharon’s Spring Break, no lessons for her students
  • March 24-31: Spring Break, no lessons
  • April 27: Studio Recital, 4:00-5:00pm
  • May 27: Memorial Day, no lessons
  • June 3: Last day of lessons
  • June 4-8: Make-up lesson week
  • June 10: Summer lessons begin

Suzuki Group Classes

  • Sept 15: 5:00-6:00pm Parent Orientation
  • Sept 21
  • Oct 19
  • Nov 9
  • Nov 30
  • Dec 14
  • Jan 11-12
  • Jan 25
  • Feb 8
  • Feb 22
  • Mar 8
  • Apr 5
  • Apr 26
  • May 10: Musopoly Game Night – Kids vs. Parents

Recitals 2018-2019


All recitals are held at 4:00-5:00pm at the Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs.

Students should practice bowing before and after their piece and wear dressy clothes. Plan on memorizing your music unless your teacher instructs otherwise.

Sign up for a recital no later than two weeks before each recital date:

  • November 3, 2018
  • December 15, 2018 (Send your holiday music audition video to Katie by December 1)
  • January 26, 2019
  • March 2, 2019
  • April 27, 2019

Piano Rentals & Purchases

Steinway Piano Gallery

Located in Hinsdale

Ask for Andreé Hancock and mention our studio name


Strings Rentals & Purchases

Austin’s Violin Shop

Located in Sugar Grove, deliveries weekly to our studio

Mention our studio name when you call

Mattix Music Studio    (708) 638-3027     info@mattixmusic.com