Monday, 13 January 2020

Monday ...

... and another late start to the day. I didn't wake until midday and am now playing catch-up. I start up the lessons again today so have read through my notes from last term and have prepared the room ready for the first child to arrive at 3:30 pm - anything else can wait! I've already had the texts from parents advising that very little practice has been done (which I've interpreted to mean that there has been no practice at all), so today's lessons will be a refresher of the work we did last term. Frustrating, but next week will be better hopefully.

It's choir practice tonight, so the day won't be a complete loss. 

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  1. It sounds like you adapt well to changing circumstances. I trust their review brings them back up to speed so that y'all can make a start towards progress next week. I trust choir practice will be a fun end to your day's activities :)

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    1. Adapting to progress made is a key skill when teaching instruments, as you can't move on until certain techniques are mastered. The child could be practicing every day and still not have mastered the technique so we sort of plateau for however long it takes to be ready to move on again. All good fun!

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  2. Your body is obviously saying "rest to recover". I hope you have a fun time at choir & that those little darlings are not too forgetful of all that went on in the previous term.

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    1. I'm not trying to fight it now and am back to resting as much as possible.

      The kids were delightful and choir was good fun.

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  3. I am glad that you were able to sleep in. You probably needed the extra rest. Hope the lessons go well, this afternoon, and choir practice will be something to look forward to. Hope you'll be able to sing without coughing too much, this week. :)

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    1. I braved the storm to get to choir and was drenched walking from car to door. We all sort of steamed our way through the practice! I managed to sing without coughing, just couldn't sing loud at all ... no vocal strength at all.

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    1. The lessons went well thanks Nil. They all have new pieces to work on this week and two out of the three will be learning a new technique. The third will be trying to increase her range to start playing the higher notes.

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  5. I thing recovery times can be longer than we want. I agree with Patio Postcards, your body is demanding that you stay gentle and rested. Annoying at times but sensible!
    Did the lessons and choir go well?
    xx

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    1. Yes, I think you're both right and I'm back to taking things easy.

      Lessons were good with no significant drop in standard even though they hadn't practiced. Choir was fun, with a couple of new people starting so I don't feel like the new girl now!

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