Today we had our March Group/Ensemble Lesson with all but one student in attendance! We had a wonderful lesson, beginning with warming up at the keyboards, group scale playing, ear training,and “following a conductor” practice.
Next we rehearsed Fresh Start which we’ve been working on since January. We then worked on Lullabye which was begun in February, and got started working on Allegro. All in all, the students did great. Just need to practice these at home more so that working in a group goes better.
After the ensemble work, each student played a solo of their own choosing. They were told that they could use that solo for one of their May Review pieces! Speaking of May Review, students should begin choosing their 5 May Review pieces to memorize. Students may choose recital pieces, festival pieces, or any other pieces they have worked on since they began lessons with me in the 2010-2011 year. One of the pieces chosen will be performed at the May Recital! Get busy everyone!