Parents come next week & tuition is due!
A few ideas to bring playfulness to practice time!
HOMEWORK: pp. 28–31 Students color the appropriate key according to the notes on the staff.
Lesson 15, our final lesson, is Station Day and parents attend again (May 3). We will have stations similar to Lesson 15 of Green Turtle Shells, including a recital rehearsal station.
The recital is coming up! A separate email with specific practice instructions will be sent out. Please take the time to rehearse assigned songs at home and your child prepare for their performance. Keep in mind, we are not a performing group, but we do like to showcase what we have learned!
Don’t Put Your Trash
Harmony happens when we sing our designated part AND listen to those around us! What a skill! As a family, each person can choose their favorite part and with the CD sing their part all 3 times! All 3 parts begin on the same pitch and the actions will help you stay on your part.
This week we drew in the 'bulls eye' and 'arrow feather' to create a stylized calypso accompaniment. First, sing, chant, or clap Ting-a-layo with each chord while practicing with your child then sing the lyrics of the song while your child dazzles you with this exciting accompaniment!
Hickory Dickory Dock
Tick, tock let us rock while playing in parallel motion! This is tricky business, playing the same note together with both hands at the same time. Physically rock back and forth with your child to feel the rocking motion their hands will play. Once they get this down enjoy playing the melody while they play the parallel 5ths. What a dynamic duo!
World renowned pianist Vladimir Horowitz shares an inspiring perspective of practicing!