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Christmas 2014

As usual, Christmas arrived really fast this year, or at least it seemed so.  Maybe it was because our annual recital in the middle of Northpointe Mall took place on the very first weekend in December. (And there was only 1 lesson in between Thanksgiving holidays and the recital!!)  But that's OK, it gave us extra lessons in December to enjoy sight-reading Christmas duets, without having to worry about getting them ready for a recital.

I hope everyone enjoys their winter break, and finds lots of fun things to do. AND YOU KNOW I'M ALL ABOUT FUN!!  Just try to include a little bit of practice here and there, just to keep your finger skills up, and to keep your brain working.  It seems like a number of my students have simultaneously reached that point in their studies where their hands are working independently, say where the R.H is playing a melody with the L.H. playing another melodic line...and this is extremely challenging to the brain. The only way to "jump this hurdle" is to keep working at it, so that at least one hand is on "auto-pilot" so you can concentrate on the other hand - and from measure to measure, that might mean focusing on the R.H., and then on the LH. in another measure.  Complicated, I know. Can you feel your brain growing? And a brain with more musical abilities is a brain with more math abilities - with more logic abilities - with more language abilities - and with more creativity.

Thanks for a great 2014, now let's have an even better 2015!!!


Ms. Wazzi



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