Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer break so far!

Olivia 
– 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 focus on F Major shift to fifth position – remember you go 1-2-3 and then shift, not 1-2-3-4 shift), Spring (practice end of second page and beginning of second page – play through slowly and get familiar with the notes), and see if there’s anything you’d like to add to our Zero to Hero arrangement!

Hendry – enjoy the end of summer school!
– 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, and stretching fourth finger in E Major on C and G strings only going up and going down the scale), D minor scale (2 octaves – natural, melodic, harmonic – focus on natural fingerings), A Major scale (1 octave, open positions with high 3 on G and D strings), Gavotte (stretch pinky finger to keep fourth finger A from being too flat and remember to have shorter bows when there’s a staccato dot) and Hibari (focus on first three lines and sections where you have to move first and second finger back and forth, and look ahead at next few lines if you have time).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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