Hi all,

Good work this week. Keep up the effort. Beethoven said “to play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is inexcusable.” Please see your specific homework below.

Student 1: Vlada

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 min

What to practice:   5 min you tube warmup, 10 minutes Scarborough Fair

How to practice it most effectively:   Get comfortable with the lyrics slowly by speaking them, singing without the accompaniment, and then add the piano. Consider how you can express each verse differently.

How parents can support practice: If possible, encourage regular practice by helping to create a specific time each day for practice and establishing a place that is private and without distraction.

Student 2: Alex

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 min

What to practice:   5 min you tube warmup, 10 minutes Scarborough Fair

How to practice it most effectively:   Get comfortable with the lyrics slowly by speaking them, singing without the accompaniment, and then add the piano. Consider how you can express each verse differently.

How parents can support practice: If possible, encourage regular practice by helping to create a specific time each day for practice and establishing a place that is private and without distraction.

Student 3: Caedan

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 min- 20 min

What to practice:   Review note names, and note lenghts, continue from page 41

How to practice it most effectively:   Get comfortable with the new notes, say them out loud,  make up new songs with your new notes.

How parents can support practice: Keep encouraging good posture and round hand position, and counting and saying notes out loud.

Student 4: Naira

Recommended minutes to practice:   30 min

What to practice:   10 min you tube warmup, 20 minutes song: All through the night

How to practice it most effectively:   Get comfortable with the lyrics slowly by speaking them in rhythm, then singing without the accompaniment, and then add the piano accompaniment.

How parents can support practice: If possible, encourage regular practice by helping to create a specific time each day for practice and establishing a place that is private and without distraction.

Student 5: Linda

Recommended minutes to practice:   30 min

What to practice:   10 min technique: scales, triads (bpm=50), ear training- (app? RCM website?)

20 minutes songs

How to practice it most effectively:   Push the tempo in small sections, don’t worry about not playing it perfectly, go for it!

Student 6: Miikwan

Happy birthday!

Recommended minutes to practice:   20 min per day

What to practice:   Buy the book- Accelerated Piano Adventures for the older beginner Lesson book 1- Faber

How to practice it most effectively:   Start looking through it before we meet next week.

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