Today was my last day of teaching at ABC – thank you all for a wonderful past couple of years! I will miss you and am so proud of all the progress you have made! <3

– 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 smoothing shifts in E and F Major), 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 before we wrap it up!

– 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, make sure to stretch fourth finger in E Major), D minor scale (2 octaves – natural, melodic, harmonic), A Major scale (1 octave, open positions with high 3 on G and D strings), Gavotte (focus on first line of second page, making sure the pinky finger is stretched and that the open A string and the shift to A on second finger sounds the same) and Hibari (remember to stretch third finger for sharps).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!