Mtabisi
Recommended minutes to practice: 10min/day
What to practice: C major and G major scales
At Long and McQuade, ask for a full (88 keys) weighted keyboard. Also, search for beginner adult piano books.

Ezra
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15min/day
What to practice: “Hedwig’s Theme”
How to practice it most effectively: practice playing through page 1 & 2, slowly and with lots of repetition. Also practice the first two lines of page 3 (measures 33-40).

Israel
Recommended minutes to practice: 10min/day
What to practice: Singing along with recordings: “A little help from my friends” (The Beatles), “Smile” (Charlie Chaplin), and “Can’t help falling in love” (Elvis Presley)

Kevin
Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20min/day
What to practice: “Twin Peaks theme” & “Reflections”
How to practice it most effectively: for Twin Peaks: play through the entire piece slowly, stop and repeat transitions (between bars) to make them smoother as needed. Challenge yourself to play along with the recording of the song!

Evora
Recommended minutes to practice: 15min/day
What to practice: chord formations for “Love is a losing game”, focusing mainly on Dm7 and C major (try to hold down for 10sec per chord, getting used to applying the right amount of pressure to make each string sound). Also listen to Nina Simone and Valerie June. Continue singing Amy Winehouse songs!

Jennifer
Recommended minutes to practice: 15min/day
What to practice: “She used to be mine”
How to practice it most effectively: Sing along with recording, focus on the part where it changes: “If I’m honest, I know, I would give it all….”
Next week we will continue working on “White butterflies” and I’ll bring a copy of the music.

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