Jaron
– 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 scale (doing a posture and bow hold check each time before playing, and make sure you squeeze your second and third fingers together!), O Come Little Children (we are so close to finishing – try to focus on starting each phrase with an up bow), and May Song (pay close attention to the dotted-quarter notes (1 and 1/2 beats long) in the first and third line).

Olivia
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: review 2-octave major and minor scales (especially those with shifting and try to memorise the fingering positions), Avatar State (focus on third-position shifting at the end, especially your fourth finger on A string), and Mirror duet (we didn’t have time for this today but keep on focusing on the second section and bowings).

Hendry
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and C Major scales (1 octave), C Major scale (2 octaves – and remember to do your posture and bow hold check each time before playing), Minuet 1 (we’re finished with this in class for now but try to still practice this once in a while for the recording at the end of the school year, especially with dynamics!), Minuet 2 (slowly play through and learn the notes, if you feel comfortable), Question (we didn’t have time for this today but make sure to keep practicing, especially the middle part), and Starting the Case (practice E-flat major scale to get used to the fingering positions, and keep a look out for all the low-first fingers and high-third fingers).

Grace
– Reminder: if you can, please purchase Suzuki Violin Book 1

– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: long bows down and up on open strings (and then apply to scales if you feel comfortable), G, D, and A Major scales (remember to do a posture and bow hold check each time before playing), Twinkle (theme and all variations – practice string crossings and faster tempo if you like!), and Lightly Row (focus on last phrase string crossing).

Thank you, happy playing, and stay warm and safe!!

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