Isla

What we worked on: We finished “If I Were a Bell” and began working on our new song, “A Guy That I’d Kinda Be Into.”

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day.

What to practice: Familiarize yourself with the first two verses of the song. Here’s a track to practice with. You start singing at 0:07. If you find that track a little confusing, here’s one with a full orchestra. It’s a little muffled, but help clear up some confusion you may have.

How to practice most effectively: As I said, you’ll likely feel like you’re either too fast or two slow because of how the music moves. Trust yourself and keep listening and trying again. You know the melody now, so just give yourself a chance to catch up rhythmically.

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

 

Raavie

What we worked on: We started a new song today – “Talking to the Moon

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day.

What to practice: “Talking to the Moon”! Here’s a karaoke link to practice with – it’s the same key as the sheet music.

How to practice most effectively: You know this song really well already, so I want you to practice the song as if you didn’t know it. How does Raavie sing this, not Bruno Mars? Remember, think about your air and think about being gentle – there’s no need to push!

How parents can support practice: Print off a copy of her sheet music for her and check-in to ensure she’s practicing.

 

Sahira

What we worked on: We finished working on “Maybe”! Great job on it this week – fantastic improvements! We started work on a new song – “How Far I’ll Go.

Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day.

What to practice: “How Far I’ll Go.” Listen to the song this week and sing along – next week, tell me what felt good and what felt not so good so we can work through those things together. Here’s a track to practice with.

How to practice most effectively: Listening is key. Your ear training is really coming along! Keep going. Listen to the song, and always listen to the music – it’ll help guide you.

How parents can support practice: Print off a copy of her sheet music for her. I’ve suggested she keep a binder with all the sheet music for all the songs we’ve worked on together so she can always look back on them.

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