Hey everyone! Hope you’re keeping warm.

Isla

What we worked on: We went through “Guy That I’d Kind of Be Into”, especially the end.

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day.

What to practice: Review the difficult rhythms in the bridge and end of the song. We also want to practice rounding out our vowels on “who knew”

How to practice it most effectively: You’re doing a great job by listening and trying what you hear. Keep doing that! Remember to drop your jaw and round out your vowels, especially on “oo” sounds. Practice in front of a mirror.

Raavie

What we worked on: Kept working through “Talking to the Moon”

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day.

What to practice: We want to practice rounding out the vowels, especially on words like “moon” and “you”. We also want to practice pulling back a bit on the higher notes – we don’t need to push for a strong sound! Keep it soft for now.

How to practice it most effectively: Practice your “oo” sounds by watching yourself in a mirror. When it comes to the higher notes, remember it’s okay to pull back. The more we open our mouth, the bigger sound we’re going to get, so drop your jaw and let the sound come out instead of forcing any notes!

How parents can support practice: Raavie’s great at practicing and applying things we’ve talked about. Just check in occasionally, and make sure she’s understanding!

Lizzie

What we worked on: We explored what a piano looks like today, and then began learning about a quarter note!

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes at a time.

What to practice: In the book, there are a few songs that explore the quarter note, including one about Dinosaurs. We looked at those a bit today, so I would love if she focused her practice on the quarter note songs!

How to practice most effectively: Always check in on which finger she’s using – 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 (one being thumb, 5 being pinkie), and remind her to count – a quarter note is worth one beat, so each time she plays a quarter note, it’s a count of one.

How parents can support practice: Sit with her and help her read the book when she needs it. And check in to make sure she understands what she’s working on.

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