Hi all! I hope you are having a good week. Remember to set aside some time to make music! Enjoy your March break!

Student 1: Vlada

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 min

What to practice:   5 min vocal warmups, Scarborough Fair and choose a new song for March 23.

How to practice it most effectively: Talk through the lyrics and then prepare when you will breathe. Use all your air on one line of lyrics.

How parents can support practice: Set aside a private place and listen for accurate pitch. 

Student 2: Alex

Recommended minutes to practice:   15 min

What to practice:   5 min vocal warmups, Scarborough Fair and prepare your new song for March 23.

How to practice it most effectively: Talk through the lyrics and then prepare when you will breathe. Use all your air on one line of lyrics.

How parents can support practice: Set aside a private place and encourage them to sing out. 

Student 3: Caedan

Recommended minutes to practice:   15-20 min

What to practice:   Start on pg 41, Mary had a little lamb on the black keys

How to practice it most effectively: Think about the rhythms, notes you are playing, keep your hands round and thumb above the keyboard.

How parents can support practice: Encourage music making not just note playing.

Student 4: Oliver

Recommended minutes to practice:   15-20 min

What to practice:   C major scale- HS, test yourself on intervals, Songs: Runaway Rabbit

How to practice it most effectively: Think about the rhythms, notes you are playing, making it musical not only playing notes.

How parents can support practice: Regular time for practice.

Student 5: Naiara

Recommended minutes to practice:   15-20 min

What to practice:   C major scale- HS, Musette (Piano), All through the night (Voice)

How to practice it most effectively: Musette- right hand only to start, then start left hand, hands separately.

Review music theory https://www.musictheory.net/lessons

How parents can support practice: Establish a regular time for practice.

Student 6: Miikwan

Recommended minutes to practice:   15-20 min

What to practice:   Please get a book asap: it will be easier to carry on (Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book Complete, Bk 1: For the Later Beginner  or https://pianoadventures.com/publications/accelerated-piano-adventures-lesson-book-1/)

How to practice it most effectively: Step by step

Start music theory https://www.musictheory.net/lessons

How parents can support practice: Establish a regular time for practice.

 

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