I hope everyone is enjoying this stint of warm weather!

Jaron – great job with sightreading Aunt Rhody today!
– 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 before playing, and practicing going down the scale without hesitating), Twinkle (play one theme or variation each time you practice), Song of the Wind (run-throughs and count how many D’s and C#’s you’re playing in the last line), and Go Tell Aunt Rhody (play through whole song, getting comfortable with the notes).

Olivia – great work with Plink Plank Plunk today! Good luck with your strings test!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: review 2 octave scales and G Major thirds, Plink Plank Plunk (keep consistent tempo and watch out for the sharps), Tango (m. 19 short-long-short-long rhythm and count the number of notes), and Carpathia (practice run-through). I know we’re focusing on school music for now but try to squeeze in practice for Mirror duet and Avatar State if you can!

Amaia – fantastic work with adding fingerings to your playing today!
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: Violin Starter Pack open string plucking and bowing, 1-2-3 fingering pattern on E string, and first part of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Keep on experimenting with sounds on your violin as well!

– Reminder: Put away phone and any distractions before the lesson!
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C Major scale (2 octaves, doing a posture and bow hold check before playing), Andantino (short-short-long patterns, long smooth bows in the third line, and rit. phrases), Disillusion (m. 9 rhythms and keep playing through, getting familiar and comfortable with all notes and rhythms), and Question (first page and intro rhythms – don’t forget that the first two notes are faster than you think! Also, listen to the song while following with the music).

Thank you and happy playing!


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