Work on assignments written in his Practice Journal and log the days. We are at 93 days!! 🥳🎵
My hands are very sideways in this video and are *NOT* good hand position. See if he can tell you why! 🧐
Please feel free to text me with *any* questions about his assignments, I’m happy to provide any additional guidance, including audio or video recordings.
Have fun! 🙂
His music vocabulary is super impressive! He’s doing an amazing job with rhythm and understanding the value of each kind of note. We are working on keeping a steady beat throughout each piece. Try having him increase the tempo as he gets more confident with each song to make repeating them more fun!
Sometimes we are a little hesitant about which is our RH and which is LH, but I have adult students who still struggle with that so I’m not too worried about it 😉 Today we tried thinking about the stem down for the low side of the keyboard, and stem up for the high side.
We are also working on getting our hands into the starting position for each piece, aiming for not needing any help. This is one of the hardest things for every student.
His hand shape is looking great as long as he’s thinking about it 🤩 Sometimes we forget and play with flat fingers when we’re concentrating on the notes.
I am recording the last two recital pieces this week, and should be able to get everyone the Holiday Recital video by Monday. I’m so sorry for the delay! 😣 COVID really threw a wrench in preparedness and ability to meet in person for a few of my students.
I haven’t picked a date for our spring recital (probably April/May), but the theme will be the “Night at the Movies” we were working on pre-pandemic. I’m aiming to do another “virtual” performance for this recital as well 🎞🎶
I’d love to start thinking about potential piece(s) that he is interested in doing! Winnie the Pooh would still be a great option if he likes it, or we can do something else. Hopefully a piece on the list grabs attention, but I am happy to make an arrangement of another piece if he’d like to do something different.
As we get further down the road, please let me know if there are questions I can answer, or anything I can do to help make Archie’s recital piece a success!