I hope everyone is staying cool in this heat!

Grace – I hope your back feels better soon!
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: bow hold lifts and hand stretches, 2 octave Major scales (G, A, C, and B-flat Major – with focus on new scale B-flat Major, make sure to start with low second finger and third finger), Minuet 2 (work on string crossings and contrasting dynamics at the end), and Minuet 3 (pay attention to intonation and make sure third finger is not too sharp).

Olivia – I apologise once again for the miscommunication about our start time! We will start at 4:45 for the rest of our summer lessons.
– 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, continue to focus on B and B-flat Major and differentiating between the two), Mirror duet (play through slowly and re-familiarise yourself with the notes, and practice new chord), Go the Distance (watch out for intonation and making sure your hand does not slip up too far and make all the notes too sharp, but great work with shifting today!), and see if there’s anything you’d like to add to our Zero to Hero arrangement.

Hendry – great work with sight-reading Hunter’s Chorus today!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C, D, E-flat, and F Major scales (doing our usual bow hold and posture check each time before playing, and pay attention to intonation – make sure it sounds like do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do), Hunter’s Chorus (play through slowly and get familiar with the notes), and Catharsis (practice shifting high notes, and watch out for high third finger for C#, and low first finger for A# on A string).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!