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Hey Everyone,

Welcome back to another semester of music lessons.  I hope you all had  a fun-filled, yet relaxing summer.  Now it’s time to get back to work.

If you’ve practiced during the summer, GOOD!  I look forward to hearing you at your next lesson.

If you didn’t get much practice or any during the break, fear not.  Just follow the steps below to get you back into the swing of things:

I would like each of you to come prepared to play 2 major scales, 2 minor scales, and 2 arpeggios and 1 broken chord (for those of you in the grade levels that require broken chords).  I will listen to these at your first lesson in September.

There is a special prize if you can play the minimum listed above.  If you return in September and can play ALL of your scales in your first lesson ACCURATELY, then there will be an extra special prize for you (No, Janice, it won’t be a sticker).

Also, if you are planning on taking an ABRSM exam next year (2010), then please bring along the appropriate exam book so that we can start on our lessons.

If you are a beginner, and will not be taking a piano exam, I would like for you to be able to play for me the last two pieces that you did at the end of last semester.  You will need to play:

1) The correct notes

2) The correct rhythm (counting)

3) The correct fingering

I look forward to seeing each and every one of you and journeying on to the next level together!

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