Dear Carmen,

Steps and seconds – notice the bigger number (2, 3, 4, 5) the bigger interval, space between the notes

Thirds – skip one white key

Finger walk – legato playing

French lullaby – try by ear (right hand – E, left hand – G position)

 

(practice 10, 15 minutes a day)

 

Dear Ian,

Warm up – C major scale

Ferris wheal – middle C position (thumbs on C), last line- hold pedal

Mexican jumping beans – C position, staccato

The haunted house – A minor key

Prelude in A minor (by ear)

(great job on Firefly, Little river and Sailing in the sun)

 

(practice 15 minutes a day)

 

Dear Miles,

Warm up – March on D- E- F

Master Bluebird

The dance band

Let’s play ball

Petite minuet

  • say the name of the notes as you play

Sneaky business (by ear) practice slowly to ensure you’re getting correct rhythm (and fingering) between the right and left hand

(practice 10 – 15 minutes a day)

 

Dear Shayne,

Ode to joy – well done!!

Alouette (C position)

Firefly (C major)

Little river (C major)

Hunted house (A minor)

  • get your position ready before starting your song

(practice 10 – 15 minutes a day)

 

Dear Nathalia,

Morning Prelude – Great job!!

Review : Bravery at sea, sing bird sing

(hold all your fingers above the correct keys as you play, it’ll help you to stay in the right position)

(practice 10 – 15 minutes a day)

 

 

 

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