Ezra
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 min every other day
What to practice:
-scales (C, G, and D major, both hands separate and then both hands together, 1 octave)
-“Windmill” song in your book
How to practice it most effectively: for “Windmill,” practice both hands together in small sections (4 bars at a time) slowly
How parents can support practice: set a timer for 10-15 min and encourage to practice 1 or 2 sections of the song only

Melody
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 min every other day
What to practice: “Fur Elise” right hand only, page 1
How to practice it most effectively: practice in small sections slowly (2-3 bars at a time)
How parents can support practice: set a timer for 10-15 min and encourage to practice RH only page 1 slowly and follow the music

Kevin
Recommended minutes to practice: 15-20 min/day
What to practice: Scales (C, G, and D majors and their relative minors: Am, Em, and Bm) 1 octave only, hands separate, hands together (if you have time) & chords for “Enjoy the silence” and melody for chorus only (in RH)
How to practice it most effectively: listen to the recording to get the timing
Next week we’ll continue with “Let It Snow”

Carol
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 min/day
What to practice: warm-ups, listen to “Christmas Waltz” by She and Him, practice the verses and chorus for “Everywhere”
How to practice it most effectively: each time you practice, dedicate yourself to one task only (e.g. just listen to “Christmas Waltz” and practice the melody, or just sing “Everywhere”)

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