Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Marita

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week Marita will be working on a few new songs. The first song is Best friends then Gorilla in the tree, My invention and March on D-E-F. For each song, Marita is encouraged to follow the steps to learning a song. First clapping and counting the song out loud to ensure the rhythm is secure. Next she should look for dynamics (how loud or quiet to play the music) after that she should read through the letter names to ensure she is comfortable reading each note. After that, she can begin playing what she has gone through. If there are tricky spots then she can go over them in smaller sections. Marita is encouraged to play more than what is required. She is zooming through this book, so I would love to quickly move through this book so Marita can move to Level 1 very soon!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. Also if parents have any questions or concerns please free to pop into the zoom meeting to have a chat with me.

Camille

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week Camille played through Old MacDonald and Balloons and they were both great. She can continue to working on Balloons to make it more confident. We also learned a new song this week. For each song, Camille is encouraged to follow the steps to learning a song. First begin by clapping and counting the song out loud to ensure the rhythm is secure. Next she should look for dynamics (how loud or quiet to play the music) after that she should read through the letter names to ensure she is comfortable reading each note. After that, she can begin playing what she has gone through.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. Also if parents have any questions or concerns please free to pop into the zoom meeting to have a chat with me.

Sidonie

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week Sidonie played through Merrily we roll along and it was great. She can continue to working on Merrily we roll along to make it more confident. She Has also been working on C-D-E-F-G March. She is encouraged to use this as a warm up for each practice session. We also learned new songs this week, Men from Mars, and Ode to Joy. For each song, Sidonie is encouraged to follow the steps to learning a song. First begin by clapping and counting the song out loud to ensure the rhythm is secure. Next she should look for dynamics (how loud or quiet to play the music) after that she should read through the letter names to ensure she is comfortable reading each note. After that, she can begin playing what she has gone through.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. Also if parents have any questions or concerns please free to pop into the zoom meeting to have a chat with me.

Julian

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week Julian can play through The Detective activity and Mouse in the clock. He is also able to play the next songs in the book. He is almost done this book so he can learn as much as possible to move things along!

Technique:

Julian is encouraged to continue playing scales as much as he can. C-B Scales would be great. The next stage would be for us to begin learning about how to play scales with black keys in them!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. Also if parents have any questions or concerns please free to pop into the zoom meeting to have a chat with me.

Zoe

Recommended daily practice time is 25-30 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week Zoe is working on German Dance in D Major, Song of the Dark Woods. For both of these songs, Zoe is encouraged to focus on smaller sections in order to address the trouble spots. There was some pausing and hesitation as well as working on articulation. Making notes smoother where there are slurs as well as keeping an even pressure when playing moving passages. She has also started the Snake, where she is encouraged to keep working on. She is on the right track!

Technique:

Zoe is encouraged to spend more time with her left hand while doing scales. This week she is working on b minor natural, harmonic and melodic minor scale in her left hand.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. Also if parents have any questions or concerns please free to pop into the zoom meeting to have a chat with me.

Sara

Recommended daily practice time is 25-30 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week Sara is encouraged to fill in the counting for Ludwig exploring. This will assist with metronome work. She should try working with a slow tempo to begin then increase once she becomes comfortable. To help this process she should try counting out loud while working. She is also working on Canon and Ballet. She needs to work on them for another week. Ballet there is a test next week where dynamics are the focus. Being sure that Sara chooses phrasing that works well with the piece to create beautiful lines. Canon was played very well today. She needs to remember that the entire piece is played with the legato articulation. She also had some hesitations in class so more comfort is needed in this piece.

Technique:

This week Sara is encouraged to work on F# Major scale with both hands. Being sure that nothing is accented.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. Also if parents have any questions or concerns please free to pop into the zoom meeting to have a chat with me.

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