Hello Everyone Happy New Year!

Here you will find the homework for this week!

If you ever have questions, feel free to bring them to our next lesson. Enjoy and have fun!

Fiona

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week you completed Men from Mars and Ode to Joy. We will continue with Sea story this week to make sure there are no pauses. Just be sure to keep an even tempo. In the lesson we learned a new note as well as a new song. A dotted half note has 3 beats. In hey Mr. Half note dot, you have to count to 3 for the entire song. Remember to count out loud while you play.

Theory: 

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Danny

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Songs: 

For next lesson you can continue to work on Lightly row. There was some pauses this week also the staccatos need to be really short and detached. You also played Forest drums which was really well done! In addition this week, try memorizing this piece and play it as if there was a giant crescendo and decrescendo over the whole song. Also try and memorize No moon tonight for next lesson. You may also learn Grumpy Old Troll on your own. There are a couple things to remember for this one. 1) There are contrasting dynamics in both hands. One hand plays Forte while the other plays Piano. You will also have a lot of Staccatos to play. Be sure to keep them short and detached.

Theory: 

SCALES GALORE! We are beginning to dive into learning about key signatures and sharp major scales. There are two acronyms that we can use to help us, be sure to always have them handy when we are first starting out. For review, we will play through A-G scale and if you feel comfortable you can begin with the sharp scales. Possibly playing G major and D major Scale in both your right and left hands separately.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Isla

Recommended daily practice time is 20-25 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week we touched on a couple of things. 1) Felling the support and experimenting with the hiss exercise. Try to see if you can feel your breath around your abdomen and stomach. 2) Experiment with the space in your mouth. Try singing The climb on vowels. Release your jaw and lips to allow for more flexibility. Try not to hold your mouth shut with your teeth clenched. Good luck this week! 

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

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