Grade 1

What we did this week:

We learned the rest of Lightly Row. We learned to run through Mary and the technique work for next week.

What did we listen to or watch, that you can watch at home?

Watching the Lightly Row video and trying to play along with it at home will help build confidence.

What work is to be done this weekend:

Next week is review week. Please ensure all technical requirements are memorized and that your child is comfortable running through both pieces. Try to have some living room performances. ??Building confidence is not always a congratulatory act – you can also encourage improvement by remarking your admiration for continuing to try in the face of challenge(s).  This will have benefits in other kinds of work.

What are we doing next week?

We will be reviewing our test requirements with a focus on perfecting them.  ??Posture, bowing, intonation.

How much time should your student be practicing each day?

Two solid and focused 15 min practice sessions.??If you aren’t directly involved in the practice session, have them play through the list for you at the end of the practice day.

How can you help your child?

We recommend that instruments go home on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the next 2 weeks, and that parents increase focus at this point.  If you have not been bringing your instrument home on weekends, this is your home-stretch warning for improving your playing.

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