Center for Early Education

Thursdays (3:15PM - 5:15PM)

Practice the following topics this week- November 18th

Mrs. Lauren's Classes

Beginning Violins 3:15

– V for violin song to learn how to hold the violin
– learned F#
– then mostly worked on the Ants song and DAD song
HOMEWORK:
– V for violin
– place F#
– Ants song
– DAD song

Violins 3:55

– v for violin song
– F# on the E string is 1st finger
– started Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! We learned the start of it on page 19
– who played it game
– fortune teller game
HOMEWORK:
– practice the start of twinkle twinkle little star

Violins 4:35

SUMMARY:
– Mary Had a Little Lamb!
– who played it game
– fortune teller game all with Mary Had a Little Lamb
HOMEWORK:
– practice Mary Had a Little Lamb on the D string

Ms. Alondra's Classes

Ukuleles 3:15

Today we:
  • Reviewed all the chords we’ve learned so far
  • Learned new chord Bb
  • Practiced switching between chords
  • Learned about ¾ time signatures!
  • Learned and practiced how to play the birthday song
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Beginning Strings 3:55

Today we:
  • Playing through the notes we have learned so far
  • Learned new note G on our D string  and B on our A string

Helpful Videos:

Previous Weeks:

What we practiced this week- November 4th

Ukuleles 3:15

Today we:
  • Reviewed C, G and F chords
  • Learned how to play a “ska” reggae rhythm/ strum 
  • Practiced “Three Little Birds” from our books- practiced it by solidifying the chords, and then applied our new rhythm!
  • Learned new note- A
 

Beginning Strings 3:55

Today we:
  • Reviewed our 1st finger E, and second (third for cellos) finger F# 
  • Learned about octaves! Found two different Es in our violin 
  • Practiced together and learned “Mary Had a Little Lamb” from our Brown Books 

Beginning Violins 3:15

– V for violin song to learn how to hold the violin
– learned F#
– then mostly worked on the Ants song and DAD song
HOMEWORK:
– V for violin
– place F#
– Ants song
– DAD song
 

Violins 3:55

– v for violin song
– F# on the E string is 1st finger
– started Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! We learned the start of it on page 19
– who played it game
– fortune teller game
HOMEWORK:
– practice the start of twinkle twinkle little star
 

Violins 4:35

SUMMARY:
– Mary Had a Little Lamb!
– who played it game
– fortune teller game all with Mary Had a Little Lamb
HOMEWORK:
– practice Mary Had a Little Lamb on the D string

What we practiced this week- October 28th

Ukuleles 3:15

Today we:
  • reviewed our chords
    • C-F-G-Aminor
  • worked on switching between chords
  • started learning the song “I Lava You”
    • C-F-G chords!
 

Beginning Strings 3:55

Today we:
  •  talked about warming up with stretches and warming up our bows and strings.
  • went over E and F# and put pencil marks on the finger boards.
  • spent some time working on our bow wrists trying to flex them
  • try to put the bow tip on the strings and to stretch their arm way out while bending at the wrist.
– Assembled instruments and discussed practicing techniques
– worked through pages 3-5 in our blue book
– Reviewed basic music theory to identifying notes
– Please practice pgs 4-5

What we practiced this week- October 21st

Ukuleles 3:15

Today we:
* Warmed up by going over some of the chords we’ve learned so far: A min, C and F major
* Played and sang “Eleanor Rigsby” from our ukulele books
* Learned a new chord! The G major chord
* Practiced switching between C and G chords 
* Practice and learned new song – “Three Little Birds” from our books!
 
Don’t forget your instruments and books every Friday! 
 

Beginning Strings 3:55

Today we:
* Started class with a drill: Plucking and singing through all our strings
* Practiced elbow heights for string crossing and applied these techniques to play “Back and Forth” from our brown books 
* Checked in with our first finger note “E” on the D string, and then introduced our second finger F# and third finger G ( cellos learned their 3rd and 4th finger )
* Sang and played through the first half of a D major scale 
 
Don’t forget to assemble quickly before class to make the best of our time, and your instruments/ books every Friday! 

Beginning Violins 3:15

Bow hold fishing Review
– took turns “fishing” with our bow holds and reviewed our songs and even learned a new song!
HOMEWORK:
bumper cars!
 

Violins 3:55

Bow hold fishing Review
– took turns “fishing” with our bow holds and reviewed our songs and even learned a new song!
HOMEWORK:
the Skateboarder
 

Violins 4:35

Bow hold fishing Review
– took turns “fishing” with our bow holds and reviewed our songs and even learned a new song!
HOMEWORK:
Mary had a little lamb, hot cross buns, and French fries

What we practiced this week- October 14th

Ukuleles 3:15

Today we:
* Reviewed our F and C chords
* Played and sang together “Yellow Submarine” 
* Learned how to play the A minor chord on our instruments
* Played “Run Through the Jungle” together 
* Started learning how to play “Eleanor Rigby”
 
Bring your books to class every week!
 

Beginning Strings 3:55

Today we:
* Started class by rosining our bows for the first time 
* Checked in on our bow holds and bowing technique
* Practiced playing and resting
* Plucked and sang “Dad’s Tune” from our brown books
* Played the “Dad’s Tune” with our bows individually and then together 
* Started learning our first finger- ‘E note’ on the D string
* Look over “Banana Split” at home! 
 
Bring your books to class every week! 

Beginning Violins 3:15

Today we: 
  • Reviewed our songs: my first song, seven big E’s, and learned Bike Race
  • We also played “Dr. Fix it” and helped identify good bow techniques!
 

Violins 3:55

Today we: 
  • Reviewed our songs: my first song, seven big E’s, and learned Bike Race, Bumper Cars
  • We also played “Dr. Fix it” and helped identify good bow techniques!
 

Violins 4:35

Today we:
  • Reviewed my first song, notes and rests, three’s a crowd, and started Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • We also played “Dr. Fix it” and helped identify good bow techniques!

What we practiced this week- October 7th

Ukuleles 3:15

Today we got familiar with our instruments and…
 
* Introduced ourselves and our backgrounds/ interest with music
* Learned the parts and names of the ukulele
* Recapped on last week’s lesson by playing a C chord, and then playing ‘Are you Strumming”
* Learned how to play am ‘F chord’
* Practiced switching between a C and an F chord
* Played and  ‘Yellow Submarine’ from our books together
 
Remember to bring your ukulele and book every Friday!
 

Beginning Strings 3:55

Today we got familiar with our instruments and…
 
* Introduced ourselves and our backgrounds and our interest in our instrument 
* Learned and repeated the parts and names of our instruments 
* Practiced a proper bow hold and good posture
* Plucked and sang our D string
* Discussed quarter notes and rests
* Played all together the first song in our Brown book 
 
Continue playing through your open strings and bring your instruments, books and a pencil every Friday!

Beginning Violins 3:15

Today we learned: 
– Parts of the violin song
– “Put your violins up Please” song
– bow holds with straws
– Ants song
 

Violins 3:55

Today we learned: 
– Parts of the violin song
– “Put your violins up Please” song
– bow holds with straws
– Ants song
 

Violins 4:35

Today we:
-Reviewed how to hold the bow
– Reviewed Ants song
– Learned My First Song and the next two songs in the brown book. Practice these songs!