Jaron
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, D, and A Major scales (with a posture and bow hold check before playing), Song of the Wind (play through without hesitating, watch out for 1-3-3-1-0 patterns and the A-C#-E in the last line), and Go Tell Aunt Rhody (play through and get more comfortable with notes, practice last phrase and make sure to end on open A).

Olivia – congratulations on finishing your strings test!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: review 2 octave Major and minor scales (especially those with shifting), Mozart Mirror duet (first half, play through and get more comfortable, with focus on slurs and bowing), and Avatar State (especially the eighth-note section, watch out for the switches from A-D to D-A).

Amaia – we’re almost finished learning your first song, how exciting!
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: plucking (pizz.) and bowing (arco) exercises in Violin Starter Packet, first line of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (playing and also reading the notes), and keep on experimenting with sounds on your violin!

Hendry
– Reminder: Have your shoulder rest ready at the beginning of class!
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C Major scale (2 octaves, with posture and bow hold check before playing), keep reviewing D, G, and C one octave Major scales, Andantino (prepare for final run-through, watch out for accents and half notes on the third line), Bohemian Folk Song (play through and get more comfortable with the notes, look out for when you play 1-2 and 2-3 finger patterns), Disillusion (m. 11-18 rhythms and watch for 1-2 pattern on D string for playing F natural), and Question (first page – practice intro chorus and rhythms in verses). We won’t be starting “Starting the Case” for a while, but feel free to look at it in your free time!

Thank you! Happy playing!

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