Assignments for the Week of Dec 2-8

Hi everyone, With the transition to ZOOM video lessons, I am no longer able to write down notes and musical material in the students’ books/binders. Instead, I have created PDF documents for each of you and dropped them into a Google Drive folder. The link to your documents is listed in the What to practice heading under your name below. [...]

2021-12-02T21:12:56-05:00December 2nd, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – December 1/2, 2021

We are in the final stretch until winter break! I know it can be a busy time of the year but I believe in you all! Jaron - Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing, and making sure our fingers [...]

2021-12-02T19:21:59-05:00December 2nd, 2021|

IMPORTANT: Dec. 6 & 13 Cancelled • Director’s Note

Hello Giulianna's Monday & Saturday students! Giulianna has had a wonderful opportunity to do some live performing - the first since the lockdowns began - this month. I decided that it would be best to accommodate this, since she (along with other team members) have been severely constrained from the part of their artistic activity that is so vital to [...]

2021-11-30T16:50:14-05:00November 30th, 2021|

Matthew Nov 29th

Matt! You have made so much progress. Keep it up. Thank you for paying such close attention to all your notes. Slurred string Crossings Work on the exercise even slower this week make sure the thumb is bent and relaxed metronome so it is slow enough = 55-60 really focus on everything being as smooth as possible: no articulation when [...]

2021-11-30T19:57:18-05:00November 29th, 2021|

November 27th Assignment

Jonathan Daily amount of minutes to practice: 30 What to practice: This week Jonathan I want you to work on the beats from Lesson 12 and the Reading from Lesson 8. How to practice effectively: Really great job with the beats from this past week. For Lesson 12 keep the same process of going slow and counting. Also be sure to practice each [...]

2021-11-29T01:46:05-05:00November 29th, 2021|

Assignments for the Week of Nov 25 – Dec 1

Hi everyone, With the transition to ZOOM video lessons, I am no longer able to write down notes and musical material in the students’ books/binders. Instead, I have created PDF documents for each of you and dropped them into a Google Drive folder. The link to your documents is listed in the What to practice heading under your name below. [...]

2021-11-26T15:16:40-05:00November 26th, 2021|

Weekly Homework Post – November 24/25, 2021

Jaron - Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week - Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing and making sure 3-2-1-0 going down the scale isn't too sharp), and Allegretto (watch out for phrases that have leaps and are not linear, and try adding in accents to your [...]

2021-11-25T19:29:14-05:00November 25th, 2021|

November 24th Assignments

Lucas How many minutes to practice: 15-30 What to practice: This week Lucas I want you to focus on working through the rest of Seven Nation Army with the music. UPDATED TRANSCRIPTION of Seven Nation Army and a link to the song. How to practice effectively HERE IS A VIDEO OF ME PLAYING THE PART. Really great job with the [...]

2021-11-25T03:51:16-05:00November 25th, 2021|

Expanded Vaccination & Black Friday

Hello Everybody! We are well into the autumn season and our restart plan, which is going very well.  It has been a really uplifting experience to start to see people in person again, and we are getting close to having all teachers back at our Conway location.  We'll be at full compliment there by mid-December. Students, on the other hand, have [...]

2021-11-24T14:10:20-05:00November 24th, 2021|

Matthew – Nov 22nd

Hi Matthew! Great job with the bow this week. It is starting to look a lot more natural. Slurred String Crossings 2 beats on C, 2 beats on G. Devide the bow in two parts. 4 beats on the up bow (push bow) Drop the elbow as it comes into the cello, this will keep the tip going in the [...]

2021-11-22T18:53:09-05:00November 22nd, 2021|
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