Gaian This week, your lesson will be with Barnaby. Enjoy, and see you next week!
Gaian Hi Gaian, Anders will be in to sub for me again tomorrow. I hope you enjoy working with him. See you next week!
Gaian As a warm-up, and to work on extending your range: In addition to the lip slurs routine, I recommend adding slow, soft major scales, starting on middle F, and working your way up chromatically. Very nice performance of the Rochut solo for the recital. Keep up the great work with it in the coming weeks. The duet is in [...]
Happy long weekend! I will be away next week, but Jessica Ly will be in as a substitute teacher. I hope you enjoy working with her. Paul It's great to see that you are now moving through the fingerings for the B flat major scale fluently. Keep practising it both slurred and tongued, and with articulated rhythm (4 eighth notes [...]
Paul Nice work on long tones and lip slurs this week. Great to hear how your range and flexibility are developing. Work on these exercises as a warm-up each time you go to play, and remember to take in full, relaxed breaths through the corners of your mouth, and to keep the mouthpiece in place. Keep working on playing the B [...]
Gaian Great to hear your work on the Rochut that you'll play in the recital. From here on out, do a quick spot-check of the piece before you run it. With any tricky fingering passages, spend as much time as you need to practice these passages slowly, so that you can nail them every time. Gradually increase the speed of them from there. [...]
Gaian Wishing you a good week. In case you are interested, my brass band will be playing a concert on Sunday afternoon: http://westonsilverband.ca/event/brassapalooza/ It will feature some awesome euphonium playing. :)
It was great to see the TFS students again after several weeks away. Paul Great to see and hear how your range, and knowledge of note names and fingerings is coming along. This week, whenever you go to play, remember to keep the mouthpiece in place, and breathe through the "corners" of your mouth (rather than moving the mouthpiece, and shifting [...]
Gaian Nice work with extended flexibility studies this week. Continue to incorporate these kinds of exercises into your practice routine. Very nice playing with your Rochut etudes - No. 5 is in great shape. I appreciate your attention to detail, and the "big picture". Remember: if a mistake creeps in more than a couple times, mark it in the music, [...]
Happy Friday! Paul Nice work with B flat major scale this week - both in playing, and knowledge of the fingers and note names. Continue to work towards quick movement between fingerings, in a relaxed manner. Practice this by doing the fingers only, saying the note names out loud while doing the fingers, and then by playing. Aim to keep [...]