Great lessons today, music-makers in the making!!  Remember to practice this week!

Lucy

Great job today and work since your last lesson almost a month ago, Lucy!  Remember to keep your thumbs CURVED, even when they’re not playing a key.  And, ALWAYS keep your tummy muscles engaged, MOVING to the rhythm of the piece you are playing.

Ian

Practice, practice, practice, dear sir.  This is the only way you get better!!  ALWAYS keep your tummy muscles engaged, MOVING to the rhythm of the piece you are playing.

Isabella

Isabella, you are a super-talented individual, way beyond your years.  The sky is the limit for you, if only you APPLIED yourself!  One only gets out of life (health and happiness) what they put into it.  It would be super awesome if you tried to perfect pieces you are working on.  You might surprise yourself.

Ahaan

Remember to TICKLE/ELECTRIFY every melodic note your play, much more so than non-melodic notes!  Also, rhythm is a repetitive MOVEMENT — so when we learn a piece, we’re not only learning its notes, but it’s rhythmic movement and character and how it changes (if it does) throughout the piece.

Brian

Excellent first lesson!  Remember to buy a stand, a endpin stopper that can be secured to a chair, and to exchange your bow for another one with equal width of hair from frog to tip.  Practice the bow finger-contact points exercises I showed you, and open strings (double-stops/two at a time), from frog to tip, MOVING to a 1-2-3-4 rhythm per bow stroke.

 

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