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Weekly Homework Post – September 15/16, 2021

I hope everyone had a lovely first week back at school! Jaron - Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing, and do window washer bow exercises to strengthen your bow hand), Perpetual Motion (play through slowly and re-familiarise yourself with [...]

2021-09-16T18:38:52-04:00September 16th, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – September 8/9, 2021

Welcome back to the school year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! Jaron - I really appreciate that you practiced over the summer! - Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: window washer bow exercises (keep pinky and thumb curved), G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before [...]

2021-09-09T18:51:56-04:00September 9th, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – August 25, 2021

Today is our last lesson before the school year starts -  I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer holiday and I'll see you in September! Grace - Reminder: purchase Suzuki Violin Book 2 sometime soon - Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: G, A, B-flat, and C Major scales (2 octaves, watch out for starting [...]

2021-08-25T18:35:25-04:00August 25th, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – August 18, 2021

Hopefully everyone is staying cool from the heat and humidity this week! Just a reminder that next week will be your last week of summer lessons, we will have a break the week after, and then our school year will start! Grace - congratulations on finishing Minuet 2! We ran out of time before we could go into your questions [...]

2021-08-18T18:47:34-04:00August 18th, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – August 11, 2021

I hope everyone is staying cool in this heat! Grace - I hope your back feels better soon! - Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: bow hold lifts and hand stretches, 2 octave Major scales (G, A, C, and B-flat Major - with focus on new scale B-flat Major, make sure to start with low second finger [...]

2021-08-11T18:43:16-04:00August 11th, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – August 4, 2021

Grace - Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: G, A, B-flat, and C Major scales (2 octaves, make sure your intonation isn't too sharp and focus especially on new scale, B-flat Major), Minuet 2 (string crossings on open strings and then add fingerings when you're comfortable - don't be afraid to go crazy with the elbow and [...]

2021-08-04T18:33:46-04:00August 4th, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – July 28, 2021

Grace - congratulations on finishing Minuet 1! - Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: G, A, and C Major scales (2 octaves, check intonation and make sure not to go too sharp), Minuet 2 (try to press fingers more firmly on the fingerboard and practice string crossings), and Minuet 3 (play through slowly and get familiar with [...]

2021-07-28T18:36:05-04:00July 28th, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – July 21, 2021

Grace - Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: G, A, and C Major scales (2 octaves, with focus on C Major scale and make sure your starting third finger is not too sharp), Minuet 1 (make sure your fourth finger isn't pulling your second finger up, and prepare for final play-through next week), and Minuet 2 (focus [...]

2021-07-21T18:33:01-04:00July 21st, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – July 14, 2021

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! Grace - Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: G, A, and C Major scales (2 octaves, particularly focus on A and C Major scales, including fingerings), Minuet 1 (watch out for low second finger in the second half, and just play through and get more comfortable with [...]

2021-07-14T18:38:55-04:00July 14th, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – June 23/24, 2021

Wednesday folks, make sure to check your emails and schedules to see if you have a make-up lesson next week! If not, I'll see you for either summer lessons or in September! Jaron - great work sight-reading the last two lines of Allegretto! - Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (with [...]

2021-06-24T16:48:16-04:00June 24th, 2021|
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