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January 30, 2019 | Uncategorized

Intermediate Orchestra Review: 1/28/19

Hi Intermediate Orchestra!

This week we worked on the advanced bowings that I had mentioned in last week’s challenge. That video can be found below:

I also want students to work on the D major exercises found on page 20, numbers 90-92.

Here are the exercises on violin:

And on viola:

And on cello:

Basses, I apologize profusely but I didn’t get yours recorded yet! I will do it tomorrow. I’ll get that video to you ASAP!

Please make sure that the students are practicing at least 20 minutes a day, at least 5 times a week. More would be great, but these should be considered a minimum. I expect a lot of my Intermediate Orchestra. Thanks so much!

January 25, 2019 | Uncategorized

Beginning Orchestra–Challenge 1

Hi Beginning Orchestra!

If you are feeling pretty good about the notes on the D string, try playing the songs on page 15. Below are videos of me playing all of the songs on page 15 on each instrument. We will work on this on Monday!

January 25, 2019 | Uncategorized

Intermediate Orchestra: Pre-rehearsal review

Hi Intermediate Orchestra!

I hope you have all been practicing over the break, but if not, review the songs on page 19 to re-familiarize yourself. If you can play both parts of “Fork and Spoon,” you should be ready! Below are videos of me playing Fork and Spoon on each instrument. See you next Monday!

January 18, 2019 | Uncategorized

Beginner’s Bootcamp Weekly Challenge

Hi everyone!

Below you will find videos about our weekly challenge for our new beginners–the D ladder. We did learn this on Monday, but it will definitely need a lot of practice. I also included videos of what the D ladder is on each instrument so that students can review that. Also try to learn what the D ladder (D, E, F#, and G) look like in the staff for your instrument (found on page 14 of your book) Let me know if you have any questions!

Violin:
Viola:
Cello:
January 16, 2019 | Review

Beginner Bootcamp Review

Hi everyone!

Our Beginner Bootcamp went wonderfully yesterday!  Check out this video of us playing our FIRST SONG.  Already!

Below are some review videos, talking about what we learned, and showing how to hold the instruments, bows, and what the open strings are on each instrument.  Check them out!

Violin:

Viola:

Cello:

January 12, 2019 | Announcements

Welcome to the Winter 2019 Orchestra Academy!

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for enrolling in the Orchestra Academy for the Winter 2019 semester.  I am really excited about this semester–we will now have two orchestras, and we have a lot of new students! Previous students, if you are wanting to play in the Intermediate Orchestra but have not yet sent me an audition video, please just reach ...