Hi all,

Keep up the hard work and beautiful music making. “Without music, life would be a mistake.” (Nietzsche)

Student 1: Vlada

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes per day

What to practice:  Vocal warmups for 5 minutes (you tube), 10 minutes on Scarborough Fair

How to practice it most effectively:   Sing the parts that are the most challenging. It may be helpful to drop the lyrics and sing on a vowel eg. oo, ee, ah

How parents can support practice: Schedule a regular time every day and a specific place where there are few distractions.

Student 1: Alex

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes per day

What to practice:  Vocal warmups for 5 minutes (you tube), 10 minutes on Scarborough Fair

How to practice it most effectively:   Sing the parts that are the most challenging. It may be helpful to drop the lyrics and sing on a vowel eg. oo, ee, ah

How parents can support practice: Schedule a regular time every day and a specific place where there are few distractions.

Student 3: Caedan

Great job memorizing Ode to Joy!

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 minutes per day

What to practice:  Pg. 37 and onwards

How to practice it most effectively:   Double check your starting note, be careful that your thumb does not hang below the keyboard. Be thinking about the note names and naming them outloud sometimes.

How parents can support practice: Schedule a regular time every day and a specific place where there are few distractions.

Student 4: Naiara

Recommended minutes to practice: 30 minutes per day

What to practice:  10 minutes on technique: D major scale, other exercises, 20  minutes on pieces: J.S. Bach Musette (find this song in the google link below) and Faded

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kQagAOpbmlgtu8V15yY57jbHQO0McuPB/view?usp=sharing

How to practice it most effectively:   Play it through first slowly hands separately, then work on the parts that are more difficult.

How parents can support practice: Schedule a regular time every day and a specific place where there are few distractions.

Student 5: Linda

Recommended minutes to practice: 3o minutes per day, plus 15 minutes for Note Speller

What to practice:  Scales: A minor + Dminor harmonic, chromatic scale, triads: C major broken and solid

Repertoire: Starry Night- pedal, Ecossaise and Etude- use metronome to help slowly increase the tempo.

How to practice it most effectively: Practice sections at a time and keep adding as the week goes on, memorizing helps with speed.

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