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Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Dvorah Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day What to practice: Petit Minuet, Rodeo How to practice it most effectively: In Petit Minuet we have a new time signature, 3/4, as well as a new RH position (finger 1 on D). When we are in a new position like this, it helps to say/sing the letters out loud while you play. In 3/4 [...]

2021-05-05T22:20:33-04:00May 5th, 2021|

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Anaya Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes a day What to practice: Up to the Moon, C Position on the Grand Staff, Row Row Row, finishing up #5 on page 47. How to practice it most effectively: Up to the Moon will be a warmup song this week - play it once with your RH and once with your LH! It's in C [...]

2021-05-04T21:45:57-04:00May 4th, 2021|

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Sahil Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 minutes a day What to practice: Baby Shark, Old MacDonald, C-D-E-F-G March, Men From Mars, Ode to Joy, Beyblade songs How to practice it most effectively: For Baby Shark, play RH and LH together: LH's chords are G major, then C major, then back to G major, then D major. This loops over and over [...]

2021-05-02T14:43:42-04:00May 2nd, 2021|

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Dvorah Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day What to practice: Ode to Joy, My Invention, Let's Play Ball How to practice it most effectively: For Ode to Joy, we decided to do the first 2 lines medium loud (mf), the middle part loud (f), and the last line back to medium loud (mf). In My Invention, the first time through is f, while [...]

2021-04-28T22:38:35-04:00April 28th, 2021|

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Anaya Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 minutes a day What to practice: A Happy Song, Gee We're Glad, and Up to the Moon How to practice it most effectively: Please focus the most on Gee We're Glad this week, paying extra attention to repeated notes. Use your LH to help you point along on the page so you can really see the directions. You can [...]

2021-04-27T21:51:51-04:00April 27th, 2021|

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Nathalia Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day What to practice: Runaround Sue (specifically the A sections) How to practice it most effectively: Today we decided that for Runaround Sue we would just play the 1st A section then directly into the 2nd A section. LH's staccatos are important for timing and feel in bar 8 and again in the second last bar. [...]

2021-04-25T15:37:05-04:00April 25th, 2021|

Wednesday April 21st, 2021

**My apologies to everyone I had mistakenly told the recital was this weekend - I had thought we were in the last week of April, but we do have one more week of lessons. The recital will take place next weekend**   Dvorah Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day What to practice: Ode to Joy, My Invention How to practice it [...]

2021-04-21T21:57:22-04:00April 21st, 2021|

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Anaya Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day What to practice: Circus Day, page 42 RH warmup, and A Happy Song How to practice it most effectively: For Circus Day, continue speaking the letters out loud as you play, paying attention to the endings of line 1 and 2 - they are close but not quite the same! When counting half notes and quarter [...]

2021-04-20T22:37:18-04:00April 20th, 2021|

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Sahil Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes a day What to practice: Thumbs on C and C position (hands together) piano warmups, songs in your new piano book up until the whole note page, BeyBlade Burst Evolution, 2 vocal warmups (ya ya ya, and 5-note position), Baby Shark How to practice it most effectively: The thumbs on C warmup is the one where finger 1s [...]

2021-04-18T15:43:26-04:00April 18th, 2021|

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dvorah Recommended minutes to practice: 10 minutes a day What to practice: The Dance Band, Frogs on Logs How to practice it most effectively: Today we learned about our time signature (the 4/4 at the start of a song). This means there are 4 beats/counts per bar. In The Dance Band, we are playing with both hands - watch where the melody jumps from [...]

2021-04-14T22:01:30-04:00April 14th, 2021|
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