I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!

– Reminder: see if you can find Suzuki Violin Book 1 in your library, or order the book on Amazon
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: A, D, and G Major scales (while doing posture and bow hand checks before each scale), Twinkle (themes and variations A-E, one variation per practice time, practice even 1-2-3 notes for D), and Song of the Wind (retake in the last line and 1-3-3-1-0 pattern).

– Recommended practice time: 20-30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: Review all scales on scale sheet with the finger patterns, Mirror Duet (with focus on bowing and slurs), Avatar State (first violin part until tempo change, but look ahead if you’d like), and school orchestra music (tango – watch out for rhythms!)

Amaia – welcome to ABC! Great job on your first lesson!
– Reminder: see if you can purchase a shoulder rest
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: plucking G, D, A, and E strings 4 times each, and review violin and bow parts

– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C Major scale (2 octaves, keep watching out for the 1-2 pattern on D and A strings, and remember to check your posture and bow hand before you play each time), Allegretto (stretch pinky finger higher and remember to retake before second part), Andantino (play through a few times and get comfortable with the notes), and Disillusion (with focus on rhythms and starting with up bow when there is an upbeat).

Thank you and happy playing!