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Homework for the Week of April 25th

Good luck to all in the recital on Sunday! I'm including a few tips for each of you so you can feel extra prepared and ready to play. Anastasiya "Runaway Rabbit" and "Kites in the Sky" are in great shape! If there is one thing for you to focus on for Sunday, it's your tempo. That means two things: first, [...]

2018-04-25T19:11:11-04:00April 25th, 2018|

Homework for the Week of April 11th

Anatasiya Excellent job sight reading at the beginning of the lesson ( when you thought you forgot your books). You also did a great job playing "Runaway Rabbit" and "Kites in the Sky" memory. I think we should focus on these for the recital, but if you prefer to do other songs, let me know. For next week, prepare "Lightly [...]

2018-04-11T19:11:46-04:00April 11th, 2018|

Homework for the Week of March 28th

Anastasiya Good work today (even though you were very sleepy!). Keep working on "Flute of the Andes". Remember that the notes on the bottom line are for the left hand and the notes on the top line are for the right hand - you mixed them up in some spots. Also, watch your rhythm in the second line. Half notes [...]

2018-03-28T19:22:42-04:00March 28th, 2018|

Homework for the Week of March 21st

Anastasiya Not bad at all for not practicing in Florida for over a week! Let's review "Runaway Rabbit" and "Flute of the Andes" for next week. "Runaway Rabbit" was very good - just watch out for your rhythms. Hold your dotted half notes for 3 whole beats and your half notes for 2 whole beats. Otherwise, you know the notes [...]

2018-03-21T18:01:02-04:00March 21st, 2018|

Homework for the Week of March 14th

Melody Excellent job with "Who's on Third"! Work on measures 7-8 and measure 4 especially. Just remember to watch your rhythms - that your quarter notes always get one beat, and your half notes get two. "Mexican Hat Dance" was also excellent - be confident when it's time for the skips, because you did them correctly so many times today! [...]

2018-03-14T23:54:23-04:00March 14th, 2018|

Homework for the Week of March 7th

Anastasiya You should have more confidence when you're learning new pieces, because you are actually quite good at it! For next time, keep working on "Flute of the Andes", which you learned super quickly today. Remember to use the correct finger to play the first note of both the right and left hand - if you use the wrong finger, [...]

2018-03-07T19:21:23-05:00March 7th, 2018|

Homework for the Week of February 28th

Anatasiya Great work with "A Mixed Up Song" - just remember the parts where the hands play together. Focus on "Runaway Rabbit" for this week. You seem to know all the notes pretty well - you can keep practicing by saying the notes as you play them. Just a few things to remember; staccatos in measure 7, no rushing at [...]

2018-02-28T23:17:27-05:00February 28th, 2018|

Homework for the Week of February 21st

Anatasiya Much better with the flash cards - we will keep working on it every week until you don't need them anymore. Keep working on "AMixed Up Song". It's getting really close - focus especially on measures 17-24 (which is the part with just the left hand) and also focus on the last two measures. Remember the rhythm in the [...]

2018-02-21T19:03:46-05:00February 21st, 2018|

Homework for the Week of February 14

Anastasiya Much better with the flash cards! You are very quick to find your notes now - our next goal should be to take this new skill, and apply it to your pieces. For example, if you don't remember one of the notes in your pieces, you can use your tricks to find the note in your piece like you [...]

2018-02-14T19:15:09-05:00February 14th, 2018|

Homework for the Week of February 7th

Anastasiya Excellent work with the flash cards - you are getting so much faster at your note reading. We will keep working with this every week. Also, great job with "Kites in the Sky"! You played it so well today - just remember that kites like to float gently in the air, so make sure you don't speed up when [...]

2018-02-07T19:20:57-05:00February 7th, 2018|
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