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Assignments for the Week of June 23-29

Hi everyone, Next week we will be having make-up lessons on Wednesday instead of Thursday. Please check the make-up schedule that was sent out by email and confirm whether or not you are available for your lesson time by calling the school. All drum lessons will be virtual next week as there will be two drum teachers teaching on the [...]

2022-06-24T23:24:58-04:00June 24th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of June 9-15

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Review the first two pages of “Tom Sawyer” by Rush and start on the new section at the end of page 2. How to practice it most effectively: In the new section, we only got through the first five [...]

2022-06-09T22:09:08-04:00June 9th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of June 2-8

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice up to the end of the second-last line on page two of “Tom Sawyer” by Rush. How to practice it most effectively: Work out the new 7/8 section slowly to ensure that you are not adding or missing [...]

2022-06-02T23:01:43-04:00June 2nd, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of May 26 – June 1

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice up to the end of the second verse of “Tom Sawyer” by Rush. How to practice it most effectively: Pay close attention to the 32nd-note rhythms in the bridge section. Remember that two 32nd notes fit within the [...]

2022-05-26T22:35:28-04:00May 26th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of May 19-25

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice the first page of “Tom Sawyer” by Rush. How to practice it most effectively: Play through the whole page a few times in each one of your practice sessions. Try to work in the open hi-hat notes in [...]

2022-05-19T22:46:47-04:00May 19th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of May 12-18

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice the first five lines from “Tom Sawyer” by Rush. How to practice it most effectively: Focus on keeping a steady pulse on the hi-hat while playing the correct rhythms on the bass drum and snare drum. Remember that [...]

2022-05-13T17:36:48-04:00May 13th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of May 5-11

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice #7-12 from the page of 16th-note beats: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17pjkCZ1jfMdjwRqFBMaPIG_hKMb3gQGz?usp=sharing How to practice it most effectively: Keep working on the bounce technique on the hi-hat. Remember that after the down stroke, the stick should bounce up and then you pull [...]

2022-05-08T21:37:50-04:00May 8th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of April 28 – May 4

Hi everyone, Here are your assignments for this week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice the 16th-note beats from this page, particularly #7-10: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17pjkCZ1jfMdjwRqFBMaPIG_hKMb3gQGz?usp=sharing How to practice it most effectively: Keep working on the bounce technique on the hi-hat. Remember that after the down stroke, the stick should bounce up and then you [...]

2022-04-28T23:26:33-04:00April 28th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of April 14-20

Hi everyone, Next week I will be out of town so Gordon will be teaching you instead. I believe most of you have had a lesson with Gordon before. He’s great! I will let him know what you have been working on in your recent lessons. Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Focus this [...]

2022-04-14T23:40:17-04:00April 14th, 2022|

Assignments for the Week of March 31 – April 6

Hi everyone! Here are your assignments for the coming week: Will Recommended minutes to practice: 20-30 minutes per day What to practice: Practice getting the last four bars up to speed and playing all the way through Beggin’ How to practice it most effectively: Practice the last four bars several times slowly, then work on gradually increasing the speed. Focus [...]

2022-03-31T23:19:22-04:00March 31st, 2022|
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