Happy New year everyone!

I hope everyone has a great holiday and is excited to get started on a brand new year! Here is everyone’s homework for the week.

Simone

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 Minutes per day

Theory: Complete pgs 20-26 in your theory book. You can also try out the improvisation that is in there too. Remember to use all black keys, stay on beat and use whole notes half notes and quarter notes.

Songs: This week continue to memorize frogs on logs and My invention for next week. Always sitting tall at the piano and be sure to keep your wrists up. You can also continue to work on Petite Minuet and the other new song. Remember to look at the time signature and count yourself in.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive. Additionally, check their homework log for accuracy. 

Ruby

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 Minutes per day

Songs: Captain Hook’s rockin party this week play at a faster tempo so we can practice getting up to the normal speed. Aardvark boogie is a new song, so fill in the counting and read through the notes before you play. Almost like a dream is also a song to practice for this one make sure you count while you play to keep a steady beat.

Also bring a list of 5 pop songs so that we can learn something fun! 5 song titles and 5 artists names should be on the

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive. Additionally, check their homework log for accuracy. 

Zoe

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 Minutes per day

Scales: Practice A, F and D major with both hands this week

Songs: Grumpy old troll – With this one be sure to focus on dynamics and really making it sound like the troll is really there! Also try working with the metronome this week to help. Practice with the metronome set to 100 bpm. Russian Sailor dance – Work on keeping a steady beat with this song.practice slow with the one because we will go faster! 500 year old melody – Go through and count out loud as you play.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive. Additionally, check their homework log for accuracy. 

Sara

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 Minutes per day

Songs: Scarf dance, Pop goes the weasel, The clock shop, I’m a fine musician. For each new song remember to go through the rhythms to make sure you understand everything. Clap through the songs. Also use a metronome to help you keep a steady beat.

Theory: Remember to bring the theory book next week.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive. Additionally, check their homework log for accuracy. 

Olivia

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 Minutes per day

Piano: That’s the way it is = Keep working on singing and playing for this one for next week. Tiny toons = Test next week. Court dance = Work with both hands for this song. That’s what makes you beautiful – Put hands together. Down the valley = New song, fill in counting and go through notes.

Voice: Jar of hearts, That’s the way it is and that’s what makes you beautiful.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive. Additionally, check their homework log for accuracy.

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