Hi, everyone!

Rafaella

  • Keep doing the breath exercises, steady air flow
  • Concone No. 1 & 2 – revise on lip trill and “ah”, think “spring” when taking a breath, use core muscles
  • Make sure there is enough space in the mouth when singing

have fun with your lessons with Cynthia!

Eliana

Continue writing a plan for your daily home practice. Use the reminders I wrote as a guide on the goals for each item.

Recital piece: Clementi – Allegro, Czerny No. 1. All the best for your recital!

Lia

*important* Make sure to follow the steps & reminders in your notebook when you’re practicing your pieces. Very important!

Recommended practice: at least 3 times a week, 20mins each time

Claire

Recital piece – Madrid. All the best for your recital!

Recommended practice: at least 5 times a week, 30mins each time

Rachelle

It was great meeting you! Hope you enjoyed your first singing lesson. A few things to remember for home practice:

  • breath: steady inhalation (4 counts) and exhalation on “sss” (4 counts, then 6, 8, 10, 12)
  • breath: lip trill on one note, starting from A above middle C, then the same for the next note up, etc. til E, then same process coming back down
  • vocalizing on lip trill opening to “ee” (“brrrreeee!”), starting on A above middle C, and same process as above for notes
  • do not be afraid of your voice :)

Gianna

Gianna’s Rainbow Song – the notes for the whole song is at the back of your Rainbow Paper. Make sure to place your right hand fingers on C-D-E before you start playing. Use your left hand to point at the letter names and sing the letter names as you play!

pg. 48 & 49 (music track 24) – Monsieur Mouse. Make sure to check your starting positions on the piano. Sing the letter names as you play.

pg. 50 & 51 (music track 26) – revise. Remember to hold down the half notes for two counts.

pg. 52 & 53 (Music track 27) – listen to the music and tap which page the voice sounds like. High voice = treble clef; low voice = bass clef.

Recommended practice: daily practice, 15mins each time

Maddy

Bach Minuet – practice HT, with repeats. Use metronome at 60. Focus on repeats and transitions.

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – Work on the next section. Slow practice, especially when coordinating the melody and accompaniment in the RH. Write in the LH notes for the last line.

Handel – revise RH, with proper fingering. Try to work out the fingering for LH, using the same process we did in lesson.

Recommended practice: daily, at least 30mins each time

Emet

Recital piece: “This is not a Christmas Song!” Remember to have bigger dynamic contrast in “forte” sections. All the best for your recital!

Kite – focus on joining the notes smoothly between RH and LH. Check fingering for some LH overlap notes.

New piece – make sure to say the letter names while playing the notes.

Kollel

Recital piece: “Something just like this” – focus  on shifting up the octave earlier before repeating the piece from the top, and make sure the 3-time ending is steadily slowing down til the end. All the best for your recital!

Piece in Alfred Book (yellow): check rhythm and fingering for the bottom of the second page. Slow practice hands together.

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