Natalia
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 min/day
What to practice: warm-ups, the songs “Almost Enough” & “When we were young”
How to practice it most effectively:
“Almost enough”: practice singing the whole song, give yourself lots of breath support during the chorus, and allow yourself freedom during the improvisatory verse
How parents can support practice: encourage warm-ups each day and always before beginning to practice song

Daksh
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 min every other day
What to practice: playing piano along with Christmas songs (recordings) or when someone is singing, you can improvise using the white keys
-you can try the “Carol of the Bell’s” part (C-B-C-A)
-practice what you were doing today, playing a ‘sandwich’ on the keys (with one or two keys in the middle of the sandwich)
How to practice it most effectively: start a rhythm and try to keep it up
How parents can support practice: play together at the keyboard :)

Harlowe
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15min every other day
What to practice: singing “It’s only getting better” without looking at the lyrics and with beating a drum or tapping a rhythm on something
How to practice it most effectively: practice standing up and as you beat the drum more loudly at the chorus, try to sing more strongly as well, especially during the “oooooooh, it’s only getting better” part
How parents can support practice: tap the drum while she sings, then alternate (she taps the drum while you try the song)

Daniela
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 min/day
What to practice: “One day” & “Supermarket Flowers”
How to practice it most effectively: follow the tempo of the song (listen to the recording first if necessary), and sing each song fully through. memorize the lyrics (especially for the one you will sing at the show)! Allow the back of the throat to open and your mouth to form a big vowel of ‘ah’ or ‘oo’ when you are singing the choruses of each song – that way your voice will soar up to the high notes.
Also, make sure to stand when you practice!

Mark
Recommended minutes to practice: 10-15 min/day (when you have access to piano/keyboard)
What to practice: C major scale
How to practice it most effectively: remember the fingerings (RH: 12312345, 54321321 & LH:54321321, 12312345)
Think of a song(s) you want to learn. I will bring a few that we can look at next week.

 

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