Today is our last lesson before the school year starts –  I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer holiday and I’ll see you in September!

– Reminder: purchase Suzuki Violin Book 2 sometime soon
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, A, B-flat, and C Major scales (2 octaves, watch out for starting notes on second and third finger for B-flat and C), Minuet 3 (prepare for final play-through and think about expression – short bows or long bows, and dynamics), and Happy Farmer (repeat syncopated patterns over and over until you feel more comfortable, and then add to larger phrase).

Olivia – I hope your arm feels better soon!
– 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 (get familiar with first section of upside-down part, and try playing right-side-up part with YouTube video), Go the Distance (ending section rhythms and bowings), see if there’s anything you want to add to our Zero to Hero arrangement, and if you want, review some music theory basics on!

Hendry – enjoy the rest of your travels!
– 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, and check for intonation and make sure the scale sounds like do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do), Hunter’s Chorus (watch out for up-up bowings and stretch the pinky finger), and Catharsis (stretch third finger for C# and first finger for A# and D#).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!