I’m making every effort to standardize my lesson plans and expectations, so I am going to be writing a post explaining the daily regime I expect my students to follow. My first post will be for Suzuki book 2. When first beginning Book 2 we may not be doing all of the scales to begin with, but by midway we should be proficient in the assigned scales.
1. Scales with a metronome (click here for scales)
Two octave major scales and arpeggios: G, A, B flat
Two octave minor scales and arpeggios: a
Two octave major scales and arpeggios in third position: C, D
***Set your metronome to a quarter note = 60. Slur one to a bow (half notes), two to a bow (quarter notes), four to a bow (eighth notes)
2. String Explorer or Wohlfahrt, Op. 45 (assigned weekly)
3. Vibrato exercises
4. Review (see the chart below)
5. New Suzuki material
Now, a few words about the review chart. This chart includes Suzuki Books 1-8 and they are color coded accordingly. If you have only made it through Book 1, you only need to review the pieces you have learned. Remember- you only need to practice on the days that you eat! Review your pieces every single day, this could very possibly be the bulk of your practice time.