2017-2018 - Lesson 4 - Olivia

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick one string and play it four times alternating index and middle finger on the right hand. Place finger 1 round and with fingertips and play four times. Repeat for fingers 2, 3 and 4 and "walk" back fingers 3, 2, 1 and finish on the open string.

2. Repertoire: "Song of the Wind" - Practice together! Mamãe does it first the Olivia plays. Each part good 3 times! It might take you more then 3 tries! Play the "Copy Cat" game where someone plays a few notes and the other tries to copy the exact notes and rhythm. Keep the rhythm as a priority!

3. Sight reading: Exercises 5 and 6. Eyes on the music!

2017-2018 - Lesson 3 - Olivia

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick one string and play it four times alternating index and middle finger on the right hand. Place finger 1 round and with fingertips and play four times. Repeat for fingers 2, 3 and 4 and "walk" back fingers 3, 2, 1 and finish on the open string.

2. Repertoire: "Song of the Wind" - Practice for a steady rhythm! Prepare your fingers close to the fretboard. The last part of this song is not too hard. Say the notes of a phrase until you memorize it and then play without the music on a steady rhythm.

3. Sight reading: Exercises 3 and 4.

2017-2018 - Lesson 2 - Olivia Caiazza

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick one string and play it four times alternating index and middle finger on the right hand. Place finger 1 round and with fingertips and play four times. Repeat for fingers 2, 3 and 4 and "walk" back fingers 3, 2, 1 and finish on the open string.

2. Repertoire: "Song of the Wind" - Practice each "mini-phrase" (arch on top of notes) to be sounding good, right Notes, Rhythm and fingers. Practice all mini parts and put it all together at the end of practice by trying to play the song from beginning to end.

3. Sight reading: Exercises 1 and 2.

2017-2018 Lesson 1: Olivia Caiazza

1. Warm-up/Technique: Pick one string and play it four times alternating index and middle finger on the right hand. Place finger 1 round and with fingertips and play four times. Repeat for fingers 2, 3 and 4 and "walk" back fingers 3, 2, 1 and finish on the open string.

2. Repertoire: "Song of the Wind" - Practice each "mini-phrase" (arch on top of notes) to be sounding good, right Notes, Rhythm and fingers. Do a couple of times with the book and then do it from memory. At the end of the practice, try to combine the first 3 mini-phrases.

3. Play the songs you have already learned. Lightly Row, Happy birthday and twinkle twinkle.