May 15, 2021

It’s that time of the month where I want you to stop for a moment and think about how you are practicing. Recital recording is almost here (some of you will actually begin this week), and thinking about how we practice leading up to it is important!

In January we talked about always having a goal when you practice, and in February we talked about practicing at the speed where you can play with no mistakes. March was all about making sure our hands are in the correct position, and April focused on working in small chunks.  How have you been doing?

May’s Practice Tip is a simple idea for keeping yourself honest when you’re hitting those hard spots.

This week, take the time to make sure you stop and finish up those few problem spots in your recital pieces. Also take time to practice your pieces how you plan to perform them 😊

As a reminder – in-person recital recording begins this week! Please remember to dress nicely for your recording day. Closer to June 6th (our official viewing day!) each participating student will receive a recital-in-a-box with a program, some other goodies, and the interactive part of watching this spring’s recital.

SUMMER SCHEDULES – some of you are in school until June 10th and 11th. I will be out of town beginning the 12th, and there will be no lessons the week of the 14th. If you are moving times, summer schedule will begin when lessons pick up on June 21st.

As stated last week, there will be …

No Lessons June 14th-18th

No lessons July 19th – 23rd

No Lessons August 9th -13th (this week is tentative)

If you need an adjusted summer lesson time but have not discussed it with me, please make sure to do so! I am only opening a few new spots and will be giving the schedule to the store this week – at which point all spots will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all this week.

Happy Practicing!

~McKenzie