Treble Clef C-G Just remember that going from a line or space note up to the opposite one means you’re going to the next letter. Doing the alphabet backwards down from G is also helpful 🙂
Text results you’re proud of for the Keyboard A-G and Treble Clef C-G exercises, or email them to Jordan@songbirdcreates.com
Work on assignments written in Practice Journal, and log your practice time each day you play piano. I promise I’m not judging! I know life is hectic, but this really helps me figure out what direction to take each week’s lesson.
If possible, bring a 3-ring binder with matte sheet protectors and 4 dividers to your next lesson. (1 worksheet and 1 music section for each of you). We can get by without the binder for a bit if you don’t have the chance to get one this week, no worries at all!
Have fun! 🙂
9/9 Progress Update
You did really really well this week, even not feeling your best 😉
Your sense of rhythm is totally on target! There’s a lot to take in with switching clefs, changing dynamics, and learning new notes and I am really happy with your progress. I can send recordings of your pieces also if that would be helpful at all. I’m excited to see how you like the Tenuto exercises this week 🙂
Text results she’s proud of for each of these exercises, or email them to Jordan@songbirdcreates.com
Practice playing the piano part while singing the names of the letters, and quietly saying “rest” where applicable. Practice singing along with song recordings for each piece <I will send them Saturday> to learn the words. Then try to play piano while singing the lyrics. Bonus if it can be done while playing the recording, but that’s not a huge priority.
Complete the workbook/worksheet part of her homework.
Log practice time in her journal each time to reinforce her sense accomplishment when she sits down to play.
9/9 Progress Update
Rowan is doing great in her understanding of rhythm, especially quarter notes and rests.
She also knows the dynamic symbols for piano (soft), forte (loud) and how to apply that volume to her playing!
She is incredibly bright and I think will do really well in solidifying her keyboard notes with a little practice on Tenuto.
I would love to add her to our 100 days of practice chart if she’s able to log time in her journal this week.
We are going to start her next lesson with singing; it may help her enthusiasm if she has a reminder on the way to the studio.
Row can get a bit distracted sometimes, but that is completely normal! I love that she is so excited to engage and have conversations; her verbal skills are well beyond her age range. I will start reminding her about “earning” her lollipop next week to help redirect when necessary 🙂