Recommended Practice Time: 15-30mins every day

What to practice: This week I want you to focus on the hand exercises for Lesson 4! It will be on the second page of the document linked. If you have time check out the beats too! How to practice effectively: Go through and count R and L when youre playing. Also try to keep the stick about 6in above the head and make sure each stroke starts and stops there!

Really awesome job with the reading today!! Also if you have time, ask a parent to help get your snare in the right spot!  



Recommended Practice Time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Practice all of Verbatim!

How to practice effectively: Tie it all together! Go through each section and practice it with the song. If you feel stuck listen to the recording as see if that will help you!

Super excited to finish this song with you Ella!  



Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Next week work through Lesson 11! How to practice effectively: Give it your best shot and we’ll work on it together next week! Note that the note that is tied gets added to the note before it.

Had a great time playing with you today! Be ready to play with some songs next week!  



Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: This week I want you to play these exercises for 1 minute at a 83, 95, 108, and 115 bpm. Use the metronome on your drum kit!

How to practice: These exercises will help develop your hands for playing this groove. Focus on relaxing and lowering your stick heights as much as possible as it gets faster! You made some great progress playing with the met so keep it up and be listening to see if you are right with it, too fast, too slow, or just inconsistent. Always be subdividing and counting before you start playing an you should be golden! Your tendency right now is to be on the slow side so don’t be afraid to drive the bus, and a good way to feel that is with your bass drum since its playing quarter notes right along with the metronome!

Good work today! Also ask your parents about fixing your bass drum beater with a drum key!  



Recommended practice time: 30mins every day

What to practice: Work through as much of Lesson 10  as you can!

How to practice effectively: Write in your counts for the reading and then practice playing and counting out loud! The beats are probably the next trickiest part.

Great job with the paradiddles today, really good improvement! Let me know next week if you have any songs you want to work on!