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Homework post Nov 26 to Dec 3

HI Olivia, Bohan and Amy, I will be teaching this Sunday, Dec 3!!!  Sorry about this. Thought because of recitals, that there will be no lessons this Sunday. Hope to see you all Sunday @ ABC for your violin lessons! Here is your homework: Olivia, Thank you for an excellent lesson! Song" my heart will go on" . Really nice [...]

2017-11-29T13:52:15-05:00November 29th, 2017|

Homework Nov 19 to 26

HI Olivia, Bohan and Amy, here is your homework for the week. Olivia, Please come to ABC recital on Dec 3 ( 12p, 1p, 2p). There will be no violin lesson on Dec 3rd! Thank you for organizing your music. Please review circle of fifth and sight reading tips for next lesson. Nice try on the sight reading.  Before you [...]

2017-11-21T19:32:05-05:00November 21st, 2017|

Homework Nov 12 to 19

HI Olivia, Bohan, Amy and Tyler, Here is your homework for the week.   Olivia Thank you for an excellent lesson. Your intonation is really improving!  Keep practicing scales. They are fundamental to developing good violin technique. Practice this week minor scales: A and D minor and also arpeggios. Also practice c major scale and arpeggios. Finger pattern: 1st and [...]

2017-11-14T21:03:50-05:00November 14th, 2017|

Homework Nov 5 to 12,2017

HI Bohan and Amy, here is your homework. Bohan, Thank you so much for your excellent work on the theme and 1st solo in the Bach Double Concerto. Your phrasing and articulation in the opening theme is now stylistically correct and the rhythm is much better. Really good job!Keep thinking the words while you play the opening subject. The countersubject [...]

2017-11-06T13:50:40-05:00November 6th, 2017|

Homework Oct 29 to Nov 5

Hi Olivia, Bohan and Amy. Here is your homework. Sorry to submit this late, have been experiencing technical difficulties. Olivia, thanks for working so hard in your lesson. As a warm- up: practice circular bow strokes.  Imagine you are painting the sound with your bow. Practice downbow circles first, then also upbow circles. Circle carries through the string...start with light, [...]

2017-11-02T20:00:36-04:00November 2nd, 2017|

Homework week of October 22 to 29

Hi Olivia and Bohan, here is your homework: Olivia, Really good progress with the violin. It shows you are practicing daily. Thank you for a really good lesson! Good start on "Fellowship of the Rings." Goal: concentrated, focused sound. Try for a pretty constant sounding point, parallel to the bridge.Remember to pronate your forearm from the middle to the tip. Skye [...]

2017-10-24T12:17:09-04:00October 24th, 2017|

homework Oct 15 to 22

Hi Olivia, Bohan and Amy, here is your homework. Olivia Please practice 30min/ day your violin. You are making really good progress. Review the three finger patterns incl scales and songs. Practice different finger patterns on different days. First finger pattern: first and second finger close. Scales: D and A major & arpeggio ( 1 octave starting on open strings). [...]

2017-10-17T20:12:20-04:00October 17th, 2017|

homework Oct 8 to 15

Thank you Amy for coming to your violin lesson on Thanksgiving weekend! Here is your homework for the week. Amy, please practice a few Wohlfahrt studies to become more familiar with 3rd position. Practice studies ( in your little book) to help with learning to shift between 1st and 3rd position. Studies: Fair Isle (excerpt). First position to 3rd position. [...]

2017-10-10T12:48:02-04:00October 10th, 2017|

Homework for week of October 4 to 15

Hello Olivia, Bohan and Amy, here is your homework for the next two weeks. Olivia, Good effort and motivation in your last lesson. Keep practicing rhythm and notes in song he is a pirate. When rhythm is more secure,  try singing the notes before you play them on the violin. Next, try singing the song ( in your head) while [...]

2017-10-04T13:55:52-04:00October 4th, 2017|

homework for last week in September

Hi Olivia and Bohan, here is your homework for the last week of September! You are both doing excellent work with your violin. Please bear with me, I am using my phone to post this( hope it is pretty clear) let me know if you have any questions ... Olivia practice time: 30min/day ( we will talk about this) Schedule: exercises/ [...]

2021-08-05T04:43:37-04:00September 27th, 2017|
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