Please refer to your notebook for reminders of home practice.
*important* Make sure to follow the steps & reminders in your notebook when you’re practicing your pieces. Very important!
Make sure to keep singing the letter names of the notes you play!
Recommended practice: at least 3 times a week, 20mins each time
Recommended practice: at least 5 times a week, 30mins each time
Here’s some reminders for your home practice:
Mary’s Rockin Pets – well done!
Old Pig Donald – well done!
Shepherd Count your Sheep – pg. 60 & 61: new! Make sure to check which hand starts first. Be careful – the challenge in this piece is the quick change of notes between hands. Keep singing the finger numbers while playing.
Recommended practice: daily practice, 15mins each time
Handel – focus on playing second half of the music, hands together. Practice in small phrases so that it’s not overwhelming. Remember to keep your eyes on the music, and think of patterns and shapes.
– 4-bar intro: follow exact RH notes, LH follow chords above it
– everything else: RH chords should move smoothly (think different positions), LH playing wide arpeggios to fill in. Work on sections. Then, add on singing!
Recommended practice: daily, at least 30mins each time