I hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather this week!

Jaron – congratulations on finishing Long Long Ago and great work sight-reading Perpetual Motion!
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing and making sure our bow is in the middle of the bridge and fingerboard), Allegro (try not to slow down using the long bows in the third line), and Perpetual Motion (play through slowly and get familiar with the notes).

Olivia – good luck with your performance!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: review 2 octave Major and minor scales (with focus on B-flat and B Major scales, remember B-flat is the one with low 2 and low 1), Mirror duet (second section even rhythms and practice playing through without stopping so we can duet together), and Go the Distance (third and fifth position shifting).

Amaia
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing and making sure our bow is in the middle of the bridge and fingerboard), and Song of the Wind (now practicing through the whole thing, and remember to play three, not four, B’s at the end!).

Crosby
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: 0-1-2-3-2-1-0 fingerings on each string (warm-up), G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing and making sure our bow is in the middle of the bridge and fingerboard), Twinkle (theme and variations A, C, and D – make sure to have C and D sounding different with C long-short-short and D all equal length), Over the Rainbow (with rhythms, and listen to song) and Lightly Row (include long notes in the first line and the rest of the song if you feel like you can!).

Hendry – congratulations on finishing Minuet 3!
– Reminder: compile a list of 3-4 songs you’d like for me to try to find
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and C Major scales (1 octave), C and E-flat Major scales (2 octaves, doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing), continue to review all Suzuki Book 1 songs, Happy Farmer (play through slowly and get familiar with notes), and Starting the Case (with dynamics at the end).

Grace
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing), Perpetual Motion (with variations all using fourth finger, to exercise the pinky), Allegretto (watch out for up bow accents and add in fourth finger if you wish), and Andantino (play through slowly and get familiar with the notes).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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