Lizzie

What we worked on: We reviewed our fingers and our dynamics. We learned that f means loud and p means quiet. We also learned about the quarter note today!

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day

What to practice:  Look at the new songs about the quarter note. We started working on one using the groups of two black notes, so keep having fun with that one, and if you want, try the song on the next two pages!

How to practice it most effectively:  Have a parent sit with you and read over the instructions, then go through the two pieces, experimenting with sound!

How parents can support practice: Sit with her and help her read through the instructions for each piece.

 

Emmanuel

What we worked on: We discussed his audition, and began working on a song for the holidays – O Come O Come Emmanuel. Please print off the sheet music for our next lesson.

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day

What to practice:  Learn and become familiar with all the verses of the songs. Also, go through the piece and mark where  you want to breathe  – it will be different for each verse!

How to practice it most effectively:  You know this song pretty well already, so it’ll be easy to get a little lazy with it. Keep a pencil on hand and make a mark whenever you feel like you’re struggling or losing some of your technique. Remember to always stand up straight, and plant your feet when you sing.

How parents can support practice: Make sure he has a printed copy of his sheet music!

 

Effie

What we worked on: So great to meet you today, Effie! We discussed what she wanted out of these lessons and decided what song to work on first. We’ll be digging  into some Billie Eilish with her song, TV. The sheet music is available at that link. If you aren’t able to purchase it, let us know!

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day or more!

What to practice: Because you already know this song, once you have the sheet music, go through and see if you notice any difference between what Billie sings and what’s on the page. Circle or mark any parts of the music that are confusing or don’t make sense and we’ll discuss next week.

How to practice it most effectively:  Always keep a pencil handy. We’ll go through standing and breathing in the next few lessons. For now, just make sure you stand when you’re practicing and give yourself a chance to warm up before singing.

How parents can support practice: Make sure she has a printed copy of his sheet music!

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