Jaron
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: window washer bow exercises (keeping bow hold curved and steady), G, D, and A Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing, try to keep pinky curved for at least one scale each), Perpetual Motion (try to play through without stopping and “exercise” pinky finger), and Allegretto (first line, play through slowly and get familiar with the notes).

Olivia
– Reminder: if you have any school music you want to work on together, make sure you scan it and upload it to the Google drive
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: review 2-octave Major and minor scales (try to memorise fingering pattern for each scale, and focus on new scales B and B-flat Major, and E minor natural and harmonic, make sure to shift high enough into fourth position), Mirror duet (play through without stopping or hesitating, and add in bowings), Go the Distance (ending section and shifting), and see if there’s anything you want to add to our Zero to Hero arrangement.

Amaia – I hope you and your family stay well!
– 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), Go Tell Aunt Rhody (play through without stopping or hesitating, and prepare for final play-through next time), and O Come Little Children (practice up-up bowings in between phrases).

Preet
– Reminder: purchase Suzuki Violin Book 1 in the next few weeks
– Recommended practice time: 15 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: window washer bow exercises, playing on open strings (especially on G string, watching the weight of the bow and where the bow is placed), and last 2 pages of Violin Starter Packet (mainly focus on switching between the bottom 3 strings).

Grace – hope you get your new E string soon!
– Recommended practice time: 20 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: G, A, B-flat, B, and C Major scales (2 octaves), and Happy Farmer (syncopated rhythms and bowings).

Hendry – your intonation for scales has greatly improved, great work!
– Recommended practice time: 30 min/day, 5 days/week
– Practice: C, D, E-flat, and F Major scales (doing our usual posture and bow hold check each time before playing, and still singing “do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do” in your head to make sure the intonation is there), Hunter’s Chorus (prepare for final play-through next time and make sure the accents are coming out), and Catharsis (watch out for high third finger and low first finger, and aim higher for the shift).

Thank you, stay safe, and happy playing!

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