Great lessons, just more and better practice, as usual (hopefully not forever, wink, wink;)!!

Mazin

The above said, your playing did improve slightly from last week!  See book notes for details on how to practice what, and read Gerardo’s comments below, developing an ‘objective point of view’ as you listen to what you are playing in real-time is a necessary ability all musicians have to ensure is part of our playing.  Remember to check to see if 1pm (the recital time that I will be there) on April 29 works for you to play at the recital!

You should be doing 45 minutes or more of practice per day.

Practice all of the pieces listed for this week in your notebook.

Practice your new pieces, or pieces you’re having difficulty with, IN SLOW MOTION, keeping your eyes on the page, keeping a STEADY TEMPO.

Parents/Grandma — please check in with Maz to see how his practicing is going throughout the week.

Gerardo

Excellent progress on developing an ‘objective point of view’ when playing, and then adapting your playing musically or rhythmically accordingly to make sure the phrase still ‘makes sense’ and that you are always entertaining your audience!!

You should be doing 45 minutes or more of practice per day.

Practice all of the pieces listed for this week in your notebook.

Practice pieces you’re having difficulty with, IN SLOW MOTION, keeping your eyes on the page, keeping a STEADY TEMPO.

Dad — please check in with Gerardo to see how his practicing is going throughout the week.

Olivia

Please practice more and in the proper way!!!  While using rubato in ‘Part of Your World’, make sure EVERY melodic key you articulate is played in a way that you would sing that note — this means, as you slow the tempo down momentarily, the tension in your playing finger and hand may need to relax a bit while holding down the key.  This kind of ‘attention to detail’ is what makes the piano ‘sing’ or not, so please pay attention while playing AND practicing!!!

You should be doing 30 minutes or more of practice per day.

Practice all of your pieces.

Practice pieces you’re having difficulty with, IN SLOW MOTION, keeping your eyes on the page, keeping a STEADY TEMPO.

Parents — please check in with Olivia to see how her practicing is going throughout the week.

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