Castle Heights

Tuesdays (2:10PM - 3:55PM)

Practice the following music for our Spring Concert!

Mr. Alex's Classes

Piano 1:45

 

  • Mary’s Big Cha Cha
  • Ode To Joy
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Super Mario Bros Loop
  • Piano Tango

Piano 2:20

  • Mary’s Big Cha Cha
  • Ode To Joy
  • Oh Susana
  • Super Mario Bros Loop 
  • Piano Tango!

Winds 2:55

  • Are You Sleeping
  • Blues Dues
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Super Mario Bros Loop 
  • Piano Tango!

Keyboards 3:30

  • More Are You Sleeping
  • More Snake Charmer
  • Don’t Stop Believin’
  • Super Mario Bros Loop 
  • Piano Tango!

Ms. Lyn's Classes

Piano 1:45

  • Twinkle Twinkle, p. 16
  • My Dog and Me, p.19
  • Are You Sleeping, p. 22-
  • Super Mario Bros Loop
  • Piano Tango

Violin 2:20

  • p. 28 Mary Had a Little Lamb
    p. 29 French Song
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, p 45
  • Super Mario Bros Loop
  • Piano Tango

Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • Oh Susannah p.33
  • Clowns of Paris p. 38
  • Shepherds Hey, p. 48
  • Super Mario Bros Loop
  • Piano Tango

Piano 3:30

  • p. 27 Rain, Rain Go Away video here 
  • p. 55 Ode to Joy, video here
  • p. 48 More London Bridge,
  • Super Mario Bros Loop
  • Piano Tango

Helpful Videos:

What we practiced this week- November 14th

Practice the following music November 14th

Mr. Alex’s Classes

 

Piano 1:45

  • We got to page 21 where we tried playing a song with both right AND left hand!
     
  • It’s important that every student practices this, especially Lefty Two Note on page 23.
     
  • We went over the left hand positioning (TWO white keys in between both hands’ thumbs), and how to play G and low C with the left hand (thumb and pinky)!
     
  • In Lefty Two Note, the left hand holds those two notes for four beats, while the right hand plays the melody line.
     
  • For help in playing this, watch this tutorial video! https://youtu.be/ZE3iRYZpN-U?si=6yG8NwwNT-MkvZF5&t=208
     
     
  • Homework: pages 21, 22, and 23; if you’ve mastered all that, try page 18 for a challenge
     
 

Piano 2:20

  • We played a bit of This Old Man on page 18, which is challenging but sounding good.
  • Most importantly, we went on to page 21 to look at playing with both left AND right hand at the same time!
  • The focus of class was page 23, with Lefty Two Note.
  • In Lefty Two Note, the left hand holds those two notes for four beats, while the right hand plays the melody line.
  • For help in playing this, watch this tutorial video! https://youtu.be/ZE3iRYZpN-U?si=6yG8NwwNT-MkvZF5&t=208
  • Homework: pages 18, 21, 22, 23; try page 24 for an extra challenge!
 

Winds 2:55

  • During class, we did our warm-up of Notes Without Letters, and went on to Crazy Tonguing (as we did last week).
  • We finally played the song Yankee Doodle Cha Cha pretty well (still needs some practice though) and then the Cabbage Song on page 14!
  • For us to make progress as a class, I need everyone practicing at home at least two or three times during the week! (Hopefully for 15 to 20 minutes each time at least.)
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  • Homework: pages 10 – 15
  • Aaliyah and Lauren homework: pages 23, 26, and 32 in the purple Real book
 

Keyboards 3:30

  • In class, we played More Snake Charmer, which is sounding really good now.
  • We went on to page 55 — Ode To Joy — which is a fun one. 
  • Then we tried playing the song Jingle Bells on page 66. Please write in the notes for the second page and practice each hand — then play the song with BOTH hands!!
  • Lastly we discussed songs for us to start working on for after the Thanksgiving break.
  • Homework: page 55, 52, 51, 50, and 66-67
 

Ms. Lyn’s Classes

 

Piano 1:45

  • We learned how to play the first line of Going Home, #15 on page 9. 
  • Review # 13 (Hot Cross Buns) p. 8, and # 14 (French Fries) p.9.
    Video playalong here. The video is segmented by page. 
    For fun: Mary Had a Little Lamb on page 10
 

Violin 2:20

  • WARMUP: with just our bows, checking bow hold first – “Up Like A Rocket”
  • Then, check bow hold and play“Mississippi Hot Dog” on all the strings.
  • Next, put away the bow. 
  • Video here on how to play F#
  • Play pizzicato (plucking)  Songs on page 18 and 19.   
 

Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • Keep the left palm of the hand away from touching the violin. 
  • Warmup “Jingle Bells.
  • Practice songs on page 22 and 23 “Old MacDonald” with repeat (video here)
  • And London Bridge. 
 

Piano 3:30

  • We played pages 28 “Almost Home” 
  • Review: “Rain, Rain, Go Away” p. 27 and “Mary’s Big Cha Cha”, p. 32
  • Play along with video here (segmented by pages)
 

What we practiced this week- November 7th

Mr. Alex’s Classes

 

Piano 1:45

  • In class, we reviewed our eighth notes, then went on to playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star all together. It’s sounding better!
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  • Homework: pages 11, 13, 16; page 18 for a challenge!
 

Piano 2:20

  • We worked on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and then the tough This Old Man. 
  • Finally, we started on playing songs using the right AND left hand! Make sure there’s two white keys in between both hands’ thumbs.
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  • Homework: pages 16, 18, 20, and 21; try page 22!
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Winds 2:55

  • During class, we worked on the warm-up of Notes Without Letters, and went on to Crazy Tonguing, and the eighth note songs on page 13.
  • For us to make progress as a class, I need everyone practicing at home at least two or three times during the week! (Hopefully for 15 to 20 minutes each time at least.)
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  • Homework: pages 9 – 13
  • Aaliyah and Lauren homework: pages 23, 26, and 32 in the purple Real book
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Keyboards 3:30

  • In class, we mainly focused on how to play More Snake Charmer.
  • In the time that we spent on it, we got better and better at playing it, even with both hands.
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  • Homework: page 52, 51, 50, and 55
 

Ms. Lyn’s Classes

 

Piano 1:45

  • We played: In the book, 
    Review: Songs in pp. 6-9: # 9, 
    # 13 (Hot Cross Buns), and # 14 (French Fries)
    We learned that a Whole note – big circle – is 4 beats.
    Fun video playalong here. The video is segmented by page. 
     
    For fun: review:
    We continued playing, using our right hand spider fingers: thumb pointer middle aka 1 2 3 
    Mary Had a Little Lamb
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 2 3 3 3
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 3 2 1
 

Violin 2:20

  • WARMUP: with just our bows, checking bow hold first – “Up Like A Rocket”
    (Optional warmup check bow hold and play“Mississippi Hot Dog” on all the strings.)
    NEW: put away the bow. See page 17 to pizzicato F sharp, which is Left Hand pointer finger on the tape closest to the scroll.
    Video here
    Play pizzicato (plucking) Page 17 and Songs on page 18.   
    With the BOW: Be able to the songs on page 15: #17
     “The Cheerleader” video here
 

Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • Keep the left palm of the hand away from touching the violin. 
    Warmup p. 18 “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” video here (starts with describing the notes)
    Be able to play pp. 20-22
 

Piano 3:30

  • We played pages 28 “Almost Home” and 29 Crossing to B songs. 
    Play along with video here (segmented by pages)
    Continue practice on pp. 48-49. Play along with the video here for pages 41-50
     

What we practiced this week- October 31st

Mr. Alex’s Classes

 

Piano 1:45

  • In class, we learned about eighth notes on page 12! We also tried the Cabbage song.
    Then we went to page 15 to learn the basics of how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!
     
    Homework: pages 11, 13, 16
 

Piano 2:20

  • We worked on Spring Theme (a tough one), as well as eighth notes with Cabbage and Lettuce song.
    We also learned about moving our pinky up to the A note for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
     
    Homework: pages 13, 14, 16, 18
 

Winds 2:55

  • During class, I saw a bit of improvement with being able to play our basic notes and with playing together as a group. Keep up the practice!!
  • We played Mary Had A Little Lamb together. We also learned the new note on page 11, and did Notes Without Letters.
  • Practice your eighth notes in the songs on page 13 for a challenge!
  • Homework: pages 9 – 13
  • Aaliyah and Lauren homework: pages 23, 26, and 32 in the purple Real book
 

Keyboards 3:30

  • In class, we went over the fun song More Are You Sleeping, which I would still like to see more practice with.
     
  • We also played Ode To Joy.
    We learned about sharp and flat notes, like with E flat on page 51 and 52. Practice More Snake Charmer — it’s a tough one!
     
    Homework: page 55, 51, 52, 50
 

Ms. Lyn’s Classes

 

Piano 1:45

  • KINDER PIANO 1:45 – 2:20
    I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!
    In the book: we learned Pages 5-7 Songs #7 – 10 
    –  Fun video playalong here. The video is segmented by page. 
    We learned our new note is G, played with the right hand pinky. 
     
    Review:
    We continued playing, using our right hand spider fingers: thumb pointer middle aka 1 2 3 
    Mary Had a Little Lamb
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 2 3 3 3
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 3 2 1
    HOT CROSS BUNS:
    3 2 1  3 2 1
    1111 2222
    3 2 1
 

Violin 2:20

  • I hope you had a Happy Halloween! 
  • WARMUP: with just our bows, checking bow hold first – “Up Like A Rocket”
  • Then we check our bow holds again and play“Mississippi Hot Dog” on all the strings. 
  • Practice with video here. “Tilt” the bow to change strings. 
  • Be able to the songs on page 14,15: #12 – #16 
  • Practice p. 14 #14 “Karate Chop” with the video here
  • Optional p. 15 #17 “The Cheerleader” video here
 

Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • I hope you had a Happy Halloween! 
  • Keep the left palm of the hand away from touching the violin. 
  • Brown book, pages 16 through 18.   Use long bow for each note, and long slow bows for half notes. 
  • p. 16 “Lightly Row” Play along with video here
  • p. 18 “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” video here (starts with describing the notes)
  • A faster speed Twinkle video here
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Piano 3:30

  • Happy post-Halloween!
  • We played pages 26 “Hot Cross Buns” and 27 “Rain, Rain, Away” 
  • Play with right hand first, then review left hand, then play both hands together slowly as needed.
  • Play along with video here (segmented by pages)
  • Optional: Play along with the video here for pages 41-50
 

What we practiced this week- October 24th

Piano/Violin 1:45

  • Good playing on Tuesday! We worked on keeping our hand in the correct playing position so that we can use all five of our fingers to easily play our pieces.
  • Homework: practice pages 8, 9, 10 and 11! If that is easy, go on to page 12 for the fast eighth-note rhythms!
 

Piano 2:20

  • Great job keyboards! In class we were able to get up to page 13 with the eighth note rhythms!
  • Homework: pages 10-14; really focus on the eighth note rhythms for Spring Theme!
 

Winds 2:55

  • It seems like we are making some decent progress in our winds class! Keep practicing your notes (flutes especially — it is hard to remember all finger positions without enough practice); and try playing Hot Cross Buns and Mary Had a Little Lamb at home.
  • Homework: pages 6 – 10 in blue book
  • Aaliyah and Lauren homework: practice playing Musette (page 19) and Erie Canal (page 18) in the purple Real book; we will hear it during our next class.
 

Keyboards 3:30

Piano 1:45

  • KINDER PIANO 1:45 – 2:20
  • Super playing today, students!
  • We played the E note with our middle finger, finger 3.  
    Some of the students have the finger # written in pencil on their keyboards.
    We continued playing, using our right hand spider fingers: thumb pointer middle aka 1 2 3 
    Mary Had a Little Lamb
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 2 3 3 3
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 3 2 1
    HOT CROSS BUNS:
    3 2 1.  3 2 1
    1111 2222
    3 2 1
    In the book: we learned pages 4 and 5. 
    –  Fun video playalong here.
 

Violin 2:20

  • Excellent job today! 
  • We warmed up with just our bows, checking bow hold first – “Up Like A Rocket”
  • Then we checked our bow holds again and played “Mississippi Hot Dog” on all the strings. 
  • Practice with video here. “Tilt” the bow to change strings. 
  • We learned how to play ALL the songs on pages 10, 11, 12, 14, 
  • remembering to “freeze” on the rests.
  • p. 11, Song # 10 The Guitar Man video here
    p. 12 Song # 11 Ping Pong video here
    Page 13 – Can you draw a half note?  
 

Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • Awesome playing!
  • We learned how to keep the left palm of the hand away from touching the violin. 
  • Brown book, pages 16 and 17.  
  • Go ahead in the book if you want to. 
  • p. 16 “Lightly Row” Play along with video here
 

Piano 3:30

  • Good job today!
  • We worked on playing page 48 “More London Bridge” with both hands.
  • We learned nl pages 26 “Hot Cross Buns” and 27 “Rain, Rain, Away” 
  • Play with right hand first, then review left hand, then play both hands together slowly as needed.
  • Play along with video here (segmented by pages)
  • Review playing the Addams Family theme.
  • For fun – review  “That Old Man” page 49 
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  • Play along with the video here for pages 41-50
 

What we practiced this week- October 17th

Piano/Violin 1:45

  • We reviewed time signature in class! Puppy Dog is in 3/4 time (which means each measure gets 3 beats instead of the usual 4!)
  • We also learned how to play the E note with our right hand 3rd finger (middle finger). Use the notes C, D and E to play Hot Cross Buns on page 8!
  • If this is easy for you, go on to page 9 and 10!
  • Pages 10-11 for Homework!
 

Piano 2:20

  • We reviewed time signature in class! Puppy Dog is in 3/4 time (which means each measure gets 3 beats instead of the usual 4!)
  • We also learned how to play the E note with our right hand 3rd finger (middle finger). Use the notes C, D and E to play Hot Cross Buns on page 8!
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  • Homework: pages 8 – 13!
 

Winds 2:55

  • In class, we reviewed how to hold our instruments and get good sounding notes.
  • Homework: pages 8-10!
  • Aaliyah and Lauren HW: practice Spring Theme in the purple book, and play it for us in the next class!
 

Keyboards 3:30

  • We got to some tough songs in class — More Hot Cross Buns on page 26, Rain Rain Go Away on page 27, and the song Almost Home on page 28 (which has some new note rhythms that we learned)! 
  • Homework: pages 29 and 30
 

Piano 1:45

  • Courageous playing today, students!
  • We learned more about using your spider fingers on the keyboard, one finger per white key. Right thumb (finger 1) goes on C. 
    Pointer (finger 2) goes on D.  Middle finger (finger 3) is E, 
    We played the E note with our middle finger, finger 3.  
    Some of the students have the finger # written in pencil on their keyboards.
    We learned how to play
    Mary Had a Little Lamb with our finger numbers:
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 2 3 3 3
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 3 2 1
    Optional: For next class be able to play pages 3 and 4 –  Fun video playalong here.
     
 

Violin 2:20

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  • Super job today! 
  • We played “Mississippi Hot Dog” on all the strings. Practice with video here. “Tilt” the bow to change strings. 
  • We learned how to play ALL the songs on page 8, 9 and 10,
  • remembering to “freeze” on the resets.  
  • p. 8 #3 The Bike Race play along with video here
  • p. 9 #5 The Piano Man play along with video here
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Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • Awesome playing!
  • We learned how to keep the left palm of the hand away from touching the violin. 
  • Brown book, pages 12 and 13. 
  • Go ahead in the book if you want to. 
  • p.14 #36 The Ballerinas play along with video here
  • p.14 #37 The Boy Scout play along with video here
 

Piano 3:30

  • Good job today!
  • We played the Addams Family theme.
  • C D E F snap snap. D E F# G snap snap 
  • D E F# G   D E F# G
  • C D E F snap snap
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  • We played “That Old Man” page 49 
  • For this week, be able to play “More London Bridge” also, page 48
  • Play along with the video here for pages 41-50

What we practiced this week- October 10th

Piano/Violin 1:45

  • We learned about time signature in class! All the songs we’ve played up to this point are in 4/4 time, but here with the song Puppy Dog, we have 3/4 time (which means each measure gets 3 beats instead of the usual 4!)
  • We also learned how to play the E note with our right hand 3rd finger (middle finger). Use the notes C, D and E to play Hot Cross Buns on page 8!
  • If this is easy for you, go on to page 9 and 10!
     
     
  • Homework: pages 7 – 9; pages 10 and 11 if you want to challenge yourself!
 

Piano 2:20

  • We learned about time signature in class! All the songs we’ve played up to this point are in 4/4 time, but here with the song Puppy Dog, we have 3/4 time (which means each measure gets 3 beats instead of the usual 4!)
  • We also learned how to play the E note with our right hand 3rd finger (middle finger). Use the notes C, D and E to play Hot Cross Buns on page 8!
  • Also, practice pages 10 and 11. (Page 10 is everyone’s favorite song!) And go over the eighth note songs on page 13 — in class it was sounding pretty good!
  • Homework: pages 8 – 13!
 

Winds 2:55

  • In class, we reviewed how to hold our instruments and get good sounding notes.
  • Each of your instruments are so unique and awesome-sounding, and I would love to see us get past page 9.
    There are online videos for you to watch to help you with your playing, for every instrument. Use these to practice correctly at home!
     
    Homework: pages 6 – 9!
     
  • Aaliyah and Lauren HW: practice Spring Theme in the purple book, and play it for us in the next class!
 

Keyboards 3:30

  • We got to some tough songs in class — More Hot Cross Buns on page 26, Rain Rain Go Away on page 27, and the song Almost Home on page 28 (which has some new note rhythms that we learned)! 
  • To my new student Helios Bennett-Silver: Make sure you practice using the piano tutorial videos (right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp_JBAC8Hgc&list=PLrb5PXQ4vCnB6VWOEtb1nB4YAhSvG5Nd2 ) so you can catch up with the rest of the class. Thank you!
  • Homework: pages 27 and 28; go on to page 29 and 30 if you want a challenge!

Piano 1:45

  • Great playing today, students!
  • We learned more about using your spider fingers on the keyboard, one finger per white key. Right thumb goes on C. 
    Pointer goes on D. 
     
  • We learned how to play E note with our middle finger, finger 3. 
     
  • For next class be able to play pages 3 and 4 –  Fun video playalong here.
    Mary Had a Little Lamb finger numbers:
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 2 3 3 3
    3 2 1 2 3 3 3
    2 2 3 2 1
 

Violin 2:20

  • We remembered to open the case on the floor, with handle facing you and the “hilly” part of the case facing up.
  • Do not touch the bow hairs!
  • Parents, please do not tune the strings. 
  • We learned how to play “Mississippi Hot Dog” on all the strings. Practice with video here. “Tilt” the bow to change strings. 
  • We played Song #6 on page 10, remembering to “freeze” on the resets. Practice all songs on pages 8 and 9, too. 
  • (If you haven’t already: fill out Pages 4 and 5  and page 64 for extra prize cards.) 
  • Play along with Orchestra Place Miss Desiree here
 

Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • Super playing!
  • We learned how to keep the left palm of the hand away from touching the violin. 
  • Brown book, pages 12 and 13. 
  • Go ahead in the book if you want to. 
  • #32 French Fries Play along with video here 
  • #33 Karate Chop 
  • #34 Soccer Champ Video here
 

Piano 3:30

  • Wonderful job today!
  • We learned how to play the Addams Family theme.
  • C D E F snap snap. D E F# G snap snap 
  • D E F# G   D E F# G
  • C D E F snap snap
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  • We learned how to play the left hand for That Old Man, page 49 
  • Practice More London Bridge, also, page 48
  • Video here for pages 41-50

What we practiced this week- October 3rd

Piano/Violin 1:45

  • Great class today!
  • Homework: page 3 – 6!
 

Piano 2:20

  • Homework: pages 8 – 11!
 

Winds 2:55

  • Homework: pages 2 – 7.
  • SPECIAL HOMEWORK for Aaliyah and Lauren: Practice songs from the purple Real Book.
  • To provide a higher challenge for you, I want you to focus on practicing pages 19, 22, and 26 of that book. You will play those for the class next Tuesday.
 

Keyboards 3:30

  • Homework: pages 24, 26 and 27!
 

Piano 1:45

  • HW: Great job today, students!
  • Practice spreading out your spider fingers on the keyboard, one finger per white key, with right thumb on C and other fingers on the white keys. Wrists up, fingers curved!
  • You can play along with Orchestra Place teacher Miss Suzanna (using our book!) here with the video. 
  • Practice Songs # 1 and #2 using finger 1 and finger 2. Make sure not to “lose” your spider fingers while you play.
 

Violin 2:20

  • Super job today! 
    Fill in the parts of the violin on page 64 for extra prize cards. 
    Open the case on the floor, with handle facing you and the “hilly” part of the case facing up. Do not touch the bow hairs!
    BOW ONLY: Check your bow hold and do “UP LIKE A ROCKET” and “WIPERS ON THE BUS”. 
    Fill in and play Pages 4, 5 and 6 in the book. Be able to play LONG BOWS on each of the 4 strings of the violin. 
 

Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • Homework: Excellent playing!
    Be sure you hold your violin properly – almost flat like a table
    Practice Brown book, pages 10 and 11. 
    Play along with the video for “Mary had a Little Lamb” here
    Go ahead in the book if you want to. 
 

Piano 3:30

  • Homework: Awesome job today!
    Practice: 
    THIS WEEK’s piece is “This Old Man” on p. 18 (R.H.) and p. 49 (both hands) Video here for pages 41-50
    (Videos are DIVIDED into pages on the timeline.) 
    Review:
    Page 11 Good King Applesauce with repeat. Video here for pages 11-20
    Page 24 Cha Cha Ch. Video here for pages 21-40
    Page 48 More London Bridge Video here for pages 41-50
 
 

What we practiced this week- September 27th

Piano/Violin 1:45

  • Great class today!
  • Homework: page 3 – 6!
 

Piano 2:20

  • Homework: page 3 – 8!
 

Winds 2:55

  • Homework: 
    – pages 1 – 7 in blue books (beginning band fun book)! 
    – Also, please watch the recommended videos for your instrument that are posted below, to make sure you are playing your instrument and the notes correct.
    – SPECIAL HOMEWORK for Aaliyah and Lauren: Practice songs from the purple Real Book. To provide a higher challenge for you, I want you to focus on practicing pages 19, 22, and 26 of that book. You will play those for the class next Tuesday.
 

Keyboards 3:30

  • Excellent class of both beginner keys players and intermediate (younger) keyboardists.
  • We spent some time reviewing what was learned last year and worked on some new concepts as well!
  • Homework: review everything from page 1 to 21!
  • Students who have are new, PLEASE practice as much as you can and remember the hand positioning, and try to get up to page 21 as well.
 

Piano 1:45

  • HW: Great job today, students!
    Practice using your spider fingers on the keyboard, one finger per white key.
    You can play along with Orchestra Place teacher Miss Suzanna (using our book!) here with the video. 
    Practice page 2 and page 3.  Be able to play 4 C’s (with thumb), 4 D’s (with pointer finger)  4 C’s (with thumb) 
 

Violin 2:20

  • Homework: 
    Super job today!
    Pages 4 and 5 in the book. Fill in the parts of the violin on page for extra prize cards. 
    Open the case on the floor, with handle facing you and the “hilly” part of the case facing up. Do not touch the bow hairs!
    Parents, please do not tune the strings. 
    Play along with Orchestra Place Miss Desiree here
 

Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • Homework: Excellent playing!
    Be sure you hold your violin properly – almost flat like a table
    Brown book, pages 8 and 9 
    Go ahead in the book if you want to. 
     
    #22. Fun with D and E video here
    #24. Two Fingers Down video here
 

Piano 3:30

  • Homework: Awesome job today!
    Review for note letter names
    Practice: 
    Page 9 Going Home – Video link here for pages 11-20. (Videos are DIVIDED into pages on the timeline.) 
    Page 11 Good King Applesauce with repeat. Video here for pages 11-20
    Page 16   Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    Page 24 Cha Cha Ch. Video here for pages 21-40
    Page 48 More London Bridge Video here for pages 41-50

What we practiced this week- September 20th

Mr. Alex’s Classes

 

Piano/Violin 1:45

  • Great class today!
  • Reminder that we can’t charge students’ keyboards during class — please make sure their keyboards are charged or have batteries.
     
  • Homework: pages 1 – 6!
     
 

Piano 2:20

  • Great class as well!
  • Homework: pages 1 – 7!
 

Violins 2:55

 

Keyboards 3:30

  • Excellent class of both beginner keys players and intermediate (younger) keyboardists.
  • We spent some time reviewing what was learned last year and worked on some new concepts as well!
  • Homework: review everything from page 1 to 21!
  • Students who have are new, PLEASE practice as much as you can and remember the hand positioning, and try to get up to page 21 as well.
 

Mrs. Lyn’s Classes

 

Piano 1:45

  • Review p. 2 – finger numbers. Thumb is finger 1, Pointer is finger 2, Middle is finger 3, Ring is finger 4, Pinky is finger 5.
  • Play p. 3 “Our First Song” using your “claw-paws” – right hand thumb on C and pointer finger on D.
 

Violin 2:20

  • Today we became acquainted with our instruments including how to set up and make a sound
  • HW is to practice their instrument set-up to see who can set it up the best and fastest next week! 
  • Keep working on making great first sounds so we can add notes week to week!
  • Check out these Helpful Videos below!
 

Intermediate Violin 2:55

  • (Do not touch the horsehair. Do not let your parents turn the pegs.)
  • Review early pages of the book.  Be able to play page 8.
  • Talia – practice page 28.
 

Piano 3:30

  • We went through page 6. 
  • Practice any of the pages you need to, but definitely be able to play page 6.
  • Use proper rounded right hand fingers.
  • Go ahead in the book if you want.