I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far!

– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, A, and C Major scales (2 octaves, particularly focus on A and C Major scales, including fingerings), Minuet 1 (watch out for low second finger in the second half, and just play through and get more comfortable with intonation before trying with a metronome), and Minuet 2 (make sure D-sharp in second half is high enough with the third finger, and try to have smoother bowing for the slurs in the third-to-last line).

– Reminder: your next two lessons are starting 15 minutes earlier
– 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 particularly focus on B-flat and B Major scales), Mirror duet (upside down part, play through slowly and get familiar with similar notes and rhythms), and Go the Distance (focus on the second half, especially with the lower second finger when the key shifts into C Major).

– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C, D, E-flat, and F Major scales (2 octaves, and do your usual posture check each time before playing), Judas Maccabeas (make sure to hold out half notes and dotted quarter notes to full length), Kishi Ou no Hokori (keep watching out for that low first finger for B-flat and E-flat), and Question (practice counting the repeats at the beginning and not elongating the first note of each repeated section).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!