Olivia – congratulations on finishing summer school!
– 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 see if your muscle memory kicks in, and focus on F Major descending scale, especially with the shift down from fifth to second), Spring (play through last page slowly and get used to the notes, and remember the ending section is the same as the beginning), and see if there’s anything you’d like to add to our Zero to Hero arrangement, especially with the ending and whether you might want harmony or bass in the second violin!

Hendry – hope you’re having fun on your travels!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C, D, E-flat, E, F, and G Major scales (2 octaves, doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing), D minor scale (2 octaves – natural, melodic, harmonic), A Major scale (1 octave, open positions with high 3 on G and D strings), Gavotte (prepare for final play-through next lesson with higher fourth finger) and Hibari (remember the small differences between the first and second verses).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!