Saint Brendan School

Mondays (3:00PM - 4:00PM)

Practice the following topics this week- November 28th

Piano/Keyboard 3:00

Today we:
  • Played some games to find several notes on our keyboards- Identified our C, D E, F, G and A notes
  • Sang and practiced different note values: quarter notes, half notes and eighth notes
  • Played through “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” altogether
  • Learned and practiced “Musette” from our books

String Ensemble 3:30

Today we:
  • Brown book student: Reviewed playing position and practiced “Bumper Cars”
  • Yellow book students warmed up with “This Little Light of Mine” 
  • Started learning our G string!
  • Ukulele went over D, G and A chords
  • Concluded class with everyone playing together- Ode to Joy!

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What we practiced this week- November 7th

Piano/Keyboard 3:00

Today we:
  • Played some games to find several notes on our keyboards- Identified our C, D E, F, G and A notes
  • Sang and practiced different note values: quarter notes, half notes and eighth notes
  • Played through “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” altogether
  • Learned and practiced “Musette” from our books
 

String Ensemble 3:30

Today we:
  • Brown book student: Reviewed playing position and practiced “Bumper Cars”
  • Yellow book students warmed up with “This Little Light of Mine” 
  • Started learning our G string!
  • Ukulele went over D, G and A chords
  • Concluded class with everyone playing together- Ode to Joy!

What we practiced this week- October 24th

Piano/Keyboard 3:00

Today we:
* Practiced playing quarter notes and eighth notes 
* Sang solfège exercises
* Played ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ from our piano books all together 
* Started learning and practicing “Musette” from our books 
 
Keep up the good work and bring your instruments and books every Monday!
 

String Ensemble 3:30

Today we:
* Yellow book students reviewed long bowing and rhythmic timing 
* Ukulele reviewed C, G, and D chords 
* Ukulele and Yellow book violins a learned and practiced “This little Light of Mine” 
* Brown book student practiced “Dad’s Tune” and “Back and Forth” 
 
 
Keep up the good work and bring your instruments and books every Monday!

What we practiced this week- October 17th

Piano/Keyboard 3:00

Today we worked on the following:

* Went over ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’ from our brown books on our own and then did it all together at the big piano 
* Identified our A note and played it with our fifth finger 
* Started learning and practicing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ from our piano books
 

String Ensemble 3:30

Today we worked on the following:

* Yellow book students played through ‘Musette’ as warm up 
* Yellow book students then went in to “Jingle Bells”
* Ukulele- practice your new Chords
* Brown books got familiar with the instrument and played/ identified  open D string and open A string 
* Brown books played through “A Funny Pair” and “Apple for the teacher”

What we practiced this week- October 10th

Piano/Keyboard 3:00

Today we worked on the following:

  • 5 fingers of piano!- Thumb = 1 and Pinky = 5
  • Thumb always plays C
  • C-D-E-F-G or 1-2-3-4-5 in the Right Hand
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb by ear (3-2-1-2-3-3-3)
 

String Ensemble 3:30

Today we worked on the following:

  • We read This Little Light of Mine, Are You Sleeping, and Musette
  • Ukulele Chords to play along with the Violins are below:
    • A Major
    • G Major
    • C Major
    • D Major
    • F Major