Academy for Enriched Sciences

Wednesdays (2:45PM - 5:05PM)

Practice the following topics this week- November 9th

Mr. Eli's Classes

Beginning Violins 2:45

Today we:
  • worked on the Eats Apples Donuts Grapes song
  • tried to get a good tone.
  • then reviewed the notes E F sharp and G on the D string.
  • Practice songs 6-7 (pg. 10) this week!

Piano Class 3:15

Today we:
  • worked on keeping our curved piano hands relaxed and open,
  • practiced Going Home on page 9.
  • Please practice this song!

Piano Class 3:45

Today we:
  • reviewed Going Home and started Good King Applesauce on page 11.
  • Please practice this song!

Strings Class 4:45

Today we:
  • practiced bowing on each string,
  • worked on Mary Had a Little Lamb on page 10.
  • Please practice finger coordination, and switching between F sharp and E on the D string!

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What we practiced this week- October 26th

Beginning Violins 2:45

Today we:
  • reviewed a loose bunny rabbit bow hold, and practice getting a good sound with a good bow plus sign.
  • We played the Eat Apples Donuts Grapes song and learned song #1 on page 8.
  • Please practice songs 1-4 on pages 8-9 (blue book)!
 

Piano Class 3:15

Today we:
  • worked on songs 14-17 on pages 9-11.
  • Please practice these four songs!
 

Piano Class 3:45

Today we:
  • worked on songs 14-17 on pages 9-11.
  • Please practice these four songs!
 

Strings Class 4:45

Today we:
  • practiced mississippi hot dog on all four strings
  • worked on putting down our first and second finger on the D string.
    • Stick to the finger tapes!
  • worked on on mary had a little lamb on page 3.
    • Please practice this song!

What we practiced this week- October 19th

Beginning Violins 2:45

Today we:
  • reviewed rest ready and play position, and practiced plucking our strings with our pointer fingers (and using our thumb on the corner of the fingerboard as an anchor.)
  • got our brown books and learned the first 4 songs starting on page 3.
  • reviewed out bow hold (bunny rabbit bow hold) and practiced bowing on our open strings, maintaining a good plus sign with our bow and strings, and bowing right in between our bridge and end of fingerboard.
 

Piano Class 3:15

Today we:
  • reviewed our left and right hand, high and low end of the piano, and how to find the note C.
  • got our piano books and learned the first 4 songs.
  • worked on keeping good curvy piano hands, and putting each finger on a different white key.
 

Piano Class 3:45

Today we:
  • reviewed our left and right hand, high and low end of the piano, and how to find the note C.
  • got our piano books and learned the first 4 songs.
  • worked on keeping good curvy piano hands, and putting each finger on a different white key.
 

Strings Class 4:45

Today we:
  • got our yellow books.
  • reviewed our bow hold (bunny rabbit, NO banana thumb) and practiced bowing on open strings, trying to get our best sound (plus sign, correct placement between bridge and end of fingerboard).
  • practiced finding the note e on the d string by putting our first finger down.

What we practiced this week- October 12th

Beginning Violins 2:45

Today we:
  • we reviewed our rest ready and play positions.
  • we went over our four strings, and tried plucking them one at a time.
  • we played through the G D G song, D A D song and A E A song.
  • Lastly, we learned about how to hold our bow, and some exercises to do with it (windshield wipers, rockets).
  • For bow hold, make a bunny rabbit with your hand first and keep bow hold loose.
 

Piano Class 3:15

Today we:
  • For the keyboard classes, we reviewed mountains and hills and how to find C at the foot of the hill.
  • We learned how to put our hands on the piano, one finger per note.
  • We went up and down from C to G, and tried some patterns.
 

Piano Class 3:45

Today we:
  • For the keyboard classes, we reviewed mountains and hills and how to find C at the foot of the hill.
  • We learned how to put our hands on the piano, one finger per note.
  • We went up and down from C to G, and tried some patterns.
 

Strings Class 4:45

Today we:
  • For advanced violin class, we reviewed how to pluck our strings (with the Ant song)
  • we went over how to hold the bow with a relaxed bow hold (bunny rabbit method).
  • we then practiced bowing open strings, and practice our silent string changes (teeter-totter). 

What we practiced this week- September 28th

Beginning Violins 2:45

Today we:
  • Reviewed the violin and bow hands, as well as parts of the instrument and names of the strings.
  • We then learned the G D G and D A D songs (with rests).
  • Lastly we learned the parts of the bow.
 

Piano Class 3:15

Today we:
  • Reviewed mountains and hills-how to find C and our finger numbers. 
  • We learned a few songs by ear, and talked about rests and curved fingers.
 

Piano Class 3:45

Today we:
  • Reviewed mountains and hills-how to find C and our finger numbers. 
  • We learned a few songs by ear, and talked about rests and curved fingers.
 

Strings Class 4:45

Today we:
  • Learned some rhythmic patterns
  • Bowed evenly on all four strings, and went over proper bow hold.
  • We’re excited to start learning new pieces next week!