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Here you will learn about all that we have covered with your wonderful children during the week. This blog is updated weekly. Please check periodically for the updates.
Please stay tuned for the next Grand Recital date, soon to be announced.
Also, please note: NO REFUNDS are issued after the program has started.
REPORT FOR WEEK 1 - PIANO - EMBLEM ACADEMY (APRIL 17, 2017)
K-2: We began with the basics on the first few pages, discussing the fundamentals of hand position, finger placement, finger numbering, and keyboard layout. We worked through those pages and proceeded onto the basic tunes on pages 10-11. Students who quickly and easily got a firm grasp on those basic tunes were exposed to some of the more advanced material on pages 20-22, where last semester's class left off, to begin working with the returning students on their material. Going forward, we would divide the class into a beginner group (no prior musical experience) that will continue from the basics on pages 10-11, and a more advanced group (older students with some prior musical exposure) working from farther into the book, to allow each child to work at the most appropriate level and use teamwork to gain a better grasp of the material.
3rd-6th: We began with the basics on the first few pages, discussing the fundamentals of hand position, finger placement, finger numbering, and keyboard layout. We worked through those pages and proceeded onto the basic tunes on pages 10-11 and exercise on pages 12-13. We had the returning student play the role of Teacher's Helper to assist them in learning new material and demonstrate some of the more advanced tunes that they will learn later this semester. The students tried their hand at the more advanced exercises on pages 20-22 and were able to grasp it; however, we would continue from pages 12-13 onward next time to reinforce the fundamentals and proceed from there. Our returning student will continue to be Teacher's Helper and assist new students in learning the basics more efficiently, but will also work on new material to progress from where he left off last semester.
We do offer private, one-on-one music lessons in the comfort of your home. So, we suggest to continue your children’s training with one of our outstanding instructors so they don’t have a long gap between lessons, and therefore hinder their progress.
Thank you very much.
Oksana and Staff
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