Hi all,

Keep up the good music making! Find your name below for your specific homework notes.

Student 1: Vlada

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 minutes per day

What to practice:   Warm-up with the you tube link, sing along with you tube- Castle on a cloud

How to practice it most effectively:  Follow along with the sheet music

How parents can support practice: Schedule a time for daily practice.

Student 2: Alex

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 minutes per day

What to practice:   Warm-up with the you tube link, Fingers crossed

How to practice it most effectively:  Prepare your keyboard and part, and/or karaoke track to sing along with. Start by imitating her emotions, exaggerate them in your voice

How parents can support practice: Schedule a time for daily practice.

Student 3: Caedan

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 minutes per day

What to practice:   Start on page 42, review any previous pages to solidify

How to practice it most effectively:  Double check which hand is starting, look through the song first to be ready for anything.

How parents can support practice: Keep encouraging good posture and regular practice.

Student 4: Oliver

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 minutes per day

What to practice:   Technique- c scale, HS 2 octaves, Runaway Rabbit

How to practice it most effectively:  Give yourself a goal to play through a song before you go to dinner/ your next activity. Think about how you can make it musical.

How parents can support practice: Review note reading using previous songs in the book.

Student 5: Naiara

Recommended minutes to practice:   20 minutes per day

What to practice:   Start with technique- c major scale, HS, Musette- hands separately

How to practice it most effectively:  Write in some note names, listen to a recording of it, give yourself a goal to work for 20 min then get a small reward

How parents can support practice: Schedule a time for daily practice.

Student 6: Linda

Recommended minutes to practice:   20 min per day

What to practice:   Technique: F major, E minor, C major contrary motion, C, F major triads broken and solid.

Repertoire: Cranky Cat, Etude in C

How to practice it most effectively: Use metronome, keep the scales and triads steady and smooth, keep yourself focused on making it beautiful

Student 7: Miikwan

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 minutes per day

What to practice:   Review PDF, start book on page 11, continue from there

How to practice it most effectively:  Keep your fingers round, like you are holding a ball. Be patient while you are learning to read music.

How parents can support practice: Schedule a time and help to focus the practice to one goal.

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