I hope everyone is staying warm at this time of year!

– Reminder: If you can, please purchase Suzuki Violin Book 1
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: A, D, and G Major scales (with posture and bow hold check before playing, while making sure your left hand does not slide up the fingerboard), Song of the Wind (full run-through with consistent tempo, no pauses, and smooth playing), Go Tell Aunt Rhody (focus on eighth note and quarter note rhythms and m. 3-4 phrase), and O Come Little Children (look ahead if you’d like!)

– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: Review 2 octave major and minor scales (especially those with shifting), Mirror duet (first section bowings and play through middle section and slowly get more comfortable with the notes, we can add bowing later), and Avatar State (second page eighth note section and ending chord).

Amaia – Congratulations on learning your first full song!
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: Violin Starter packet pizzicato and bowing exercises, fingerings 0-1-2-3-3-2-1-0 on all strings while plucking and bowing, and play through Twinkle Twinkle Little Start, getting a bit more comfortable with the notes!

Hendry – Congratulations on finishing Andantino and Disillusion!
– Reminder: Put away phone and other distractions before the lesson!
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C Major scale (2 octaves, with posture and bow hold check before playing), Bohemian Folk Song (watch out for 1-2 pattern and half note rhythms), Etude (slowly play through all the notes and get comfortable with the notes, watch out for repeat), Question (first page rhythms and stretch fourth finger), and if you feel comfortable, look ahead at Starting the Case!

Thank you and happy playing!