Over the past two weeks I've been checking in with each of you at your lessons to make a plan for your self-directed learning and practise while I'm on paternity leave. It's been great to zero in on the areas of your development that you feel like you could benefit from some focused work in your next few lessons to give you the best opportunity to be productive over November and December.
If you, upon reflection, have decided that there are some other skills that should take priority in the next few weeks, then please let me know at your next lesson. In essence, as you're practising over the week, I want you to ask yourself, "What's one skill I wish I had more training in?"
It could be something to do with reading music, playing by ear, rhythm, memorisation, technique... pretty much anything!
In combination with this skills focus, I'm working on a set of resources and pieces for each of you that will see you through until the new year. Some of you may find it challenging to continue to practise without the accountability of a weekly lesson. If you're one of those people, I'd highly recommend finding a system of accountability that works for you. This could be:
A reminder that the online recital is happening this Sunday afternoon at 2pm. If you didn't receive the email last week with instructions for uploading your videos, please let me know ASAP. I'm asking that you record and upload by Thursday night to give me enough time to edit everything together. If you're running late for upload, let me know and I'll do my best to make sure I'm still able to include you.
Things I've been watching/listening to this week: