I hope everyone is having a restful spring break! Just a reminder to register for our recital on May 1st if you’ve decided to perform and haven’t done so already!

Jaron
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (continuing to do our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing), Long Long Ago (with focus on the third line, and playing through without stopping), and Allegro (with focus on keeping eighth notes short, and also the third line).

Olivia
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: review 2-octave major and minor scales (try to memorise fingering patterns for each scale, and focus on our new scale, Bb Major), Mirror Duet (second section even eighth notes, and make sure to start phrases with up bows if there’s an upbeat), and Go the Distance (stretch third finger for C# and watch out for long notes, and look ahead at third position phrases if you wish!).

Amaia – I missed you again today, see you next week!

Crosby – tremendous job playing Twinkle Variation A and the first 2 lines of Lightly Row today!
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: 0-1-2-3-2-1-0 fingering pattern on all strings (warm-up, and make sure to do a posture and bow hold check before playing, and keep your bow in the middle of the bridge and fingerboard), G, D, and A Major scales (with focus on playing one note per bow), Twinkle (theme and variation A), and Lightly Row (first two lines, look out for when notes repeat twice or three times, and look ahead if you wish!)

Hendry
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (1 octave, continuing to do our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing), C and E-flat Major scales (2 octaves, and especially play before Starting the Case), Minuet 2 (hold dotted half notes for 3 whole beats at the end of phrases), and Starting the Case (keep watching out for low 1 and high 3).

Grace – thanks for playing the fun weather forecast song for me!
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (continuing to do our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing), May Song (with focus on dynamics in the second line and dotted rhythms), and Long Long Ago (watch out for first appearance of D string in third line).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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