Hopefully everyone is staying cool from the heat and humidity this week! Just a reminder that next week will be your last week of summer lessons, we will have a break the week after, and then our school year will start!

Grace – congratulations on finishing Minuet 2! We ran out of time before we could go into your questions about tempo and accents, but I promise we will take a closer look next week :)
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, A, B-flat, and C Major scales (2 octaves, watch out for E-string fingering patterns for B-flat and C Major), Minuet 3 (look out for third finger intonation and bowings/slurs, and try to add in the dynamics), and Happy Farmer (play through slowly and get familiar with the notes).

Olivia
– Reminder: think about what kind of pieces you may want to play for the wedding
– 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), Mirror duet (first section with bowings and rhythms), Go the Distance (ending section – play without bowings and rhythms first, and once you master the notes, slowly add them in), and see if there’s anything you want to add to our Zero to Hero arrangement.

Hendry – hope everything is okay on your end and that you’re enjoying your trip!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C, D, E-flat, and F Major scales (2 octaves, doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing, and try to pay closer attention to intonation and make sure it sounds like do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do), Hunter’s Chorus (play through slowly and get familiar with both the notes and rhythms), and Catharsis (try to add in rhythms at the beginning, listen to music before playing).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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