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  • 1:08 Cello position and 1st finger E

    Please note how Payton holds her cello. Make sure your cello rings when you pizzacato your first finger E. You need to be pressing down hard enough with your first finger to make a little line on your first finger.

    Uploaded Sep 23, 2020
  • 2:56 Violin/viola hand placement for 1st finger E

    This video describes how to play 1st finger E which we learn about on page 8 in your book. Please note my hand posture - no pancake wrist!!!

    Uploaded Sep 22, 2020
  • 3:57 More Bow Tips

    Here is a little more information like how to rosin your bow and what a bow lift looks like. I mention wiping your violin/viola off each time you play it. You can use a clean towel or as I said some cases come with a fabric cover for your instrument and you could use that.

    Uploaded Sep 17, 2020
  • 7:50 How to hold a violin/viola bow

    Please watch this video with your bow.

    Uploaded Sep 15, 2020
  • 00:40 4th Grade Music AT's Drumming

    These ladies are amazing! Loved their drumming demonstration for 4th graders!

    Uploaded Sep 15, 2020
  • 3:50 Immortal Gladiator

    7th grade was supposed to perform this last year at our year-end concert. Better late then never!

    Uploaded Sep 14, 2020
  • 2:22 Whole note lesson pg. 7

    This is the lesson that goes with pg. 7 in String Basics Book 1 this week. Be prepared to do the playing test for exercise 22 "Crazy Counting" by the end of the week. Here is the flipgrid link to send your playing test
    Good luck!

    Uploaded Sep 14, 2020
  • 7:59 How to hold a Violin or Viola

    This is a lesson on how to properly hold your violin or viola. Please make sure you have a shoulder rest! If you need me to put finger tapes on your instrument, please email me and drop your instrument off at the front office. I will email you back when your instrument is ready to be picked up. If you need me to look at how you are holding your instrument please set up a zoom conference time with me after school when I can help you.

    Uploaded Sep 07, 2020
  • 1:25 6th Grade Playing "Bile em Cabbage Down"

    Just because it is so fun to play!

    Uploaded Sep 06, 2020
  • 6:20 Half note lesson Sept 2 pg. 5 in your book

    This is a zoom video of a half note lesson on Sept. 2 I taught to the cellos. It applies to the violins also and goes with pg. 5 - 6 exercises 6 - 16.

    Uploaded Sep 02, 2020
  • 2:15 How to tune your violin

    This is a basic video on how to tune using a snark tuner. Please turn your pegs very slowly. To make your pitch go higher turn the peg up toward the ceiling. To make the pitch go lower, turn the peg slowly down toward the ground. Please have your student send me a flipgrid of them tuning their D string at this link


    Uploaded Aug 25, 2020
  • 2:01 "Back to School Night" Elementary Music Welcome!

    Uploaded Aug 06, 2020