This was our last week of lessons and we will resume our lessons in the first week of January! I hope everyone has a wonderful winter break and happy holidays!

– Reminder: if you can, please purchase Suzuki Violin Book 1
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (doing a posture and bow hold check each time before playing), Go Tell Aunt Rhody (practice string crossing from E (open string) to D (third finger) in last phrase of piece, and remember to have a difference between long and short notes), and O Come Little Children (remember to start each phrase with an up bow and focus on the last line).

Olivia – good luck with your Christmas performance!
– Reminder: try to get your E string tuned by yourself, from your school music teacher, or Long and McQuade
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: 2 octave major and minor scales (especially those with shifting), Avatar State (eighth-note section counting and run-through), and Mirror Duet (review first section and focus especially on the second section, and watch out for bowings and slurs).

– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: pluck and bow open strings, practice 0-1-2-3-2-1-0 fingering pattern on all 4 strings, A Major scale going up and going back down on both A and E string (try singing the scale first before playing!), and play through Twinkle (try to keep up good posture and bow hold while playing, and have the bow in the middle of the bridge and fingerboard).

Thank you and happy playing!