I hope everyone is doing well and surviving working and learning at home. This weekend I taught my grandson how to draw a tree in his UK backyard for his online school homework. It was fun to work with him!
On the weekend I also worked with Carol to clean up and reorganize the Student Performance Page. If you go to the page, it shows thumbnails you can click on to view student’s playing and singing; you can also choose categories like “All”, “Piano” , “Ukulele”, or “Voice”. Lydia’s piano piece is the latest one I have put up and I am anxiously awaiting more videos. Please just video the performance, no announcing or talking because I know what piece you are playing or singing. It should be a video of your best performance without feeling it has to be finally perfect. I would like to have all students represented by April 30 so I will be asking and reminding!
Some of the previous performances are very nostalgic – Sadie and I playing ukulele – she learns guitar now! And the Pieraccini twins when they still sang together! Previous students Ashley, Jesse and William playing piano.
Ukuleles: I have sent out recordings of the parts for two duets in the red ukulele book, Era Una Vez and Spring. What I would like you to do is video yourself playing your part in these two duets (separate videos) at the speed at which I played in the recordings. I am going to try to edit them all together so you can hear everyone and see everyone in their “box” playing their ukuleles. I would be very cool but depends on you being at the same speed as I played and not stopping to correct a mistake. You can make a mistake but you cannot stop and interrupt the speed.
I know a lot of students are taking this opportunity to do extra practice and it really shows in your lessons – well done! Be safe and well everyone and go and look at the videos and be inspired to get yours up there.