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Saturday January 27 Lessons – Erin P

Hakim All My Fellas - Keep chipping away at it slowly. Feel free to write in note names, if you do it it still counts as learning (if I write them in it's kind of cheating;) *New* Owl in the Night - This is in C minor position and has some F#s used too. The excessive amount of dynamic markings [...]

2024-01-27T19:14:06-05:00January 27th, 2024|

Thursday January 25 Lessons – Erin P

JUNE RCM EXAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Liam (lvl 3), Sara (lvl 4), Marco (lvl 1), Daniel (lvl 2), Greta (lvl 1) please register via this link. My teacher code is #130747. Select June Practical exam, then Piano. Pick whatever date is convenient for you within the time frame. I will see it come up on my end when you register. [...]

2024-01-25T21:59:46-05:00January 25th, 2024|

Saturday January 20 Lessons – Erin P

Hakim All My Fellas - top notes only for now. Go slow and steady and use the written finger numbers. I drew lines over the skips, left the steps blank, and circled the bigger leaps. A Skating Waltz - Practice each line multiple times. We want a steady continuous beat throughout the piece. C Major triad pattern - You're doing [...]

2024-01-20T18:46:06-05:00January 20th, 2024|

JUNE RCM EXAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Liam (lvl 3), Sara (lvl 4), Marco (lvl 1) and Daniel (lvl 2) please register via this link. My teacher code is #130747. Select June Practical exam, then Piano. Pick whatever date is convenient for you within the time frame. I will see it come up on my end when you register. Thanks so [...]

2024-01-18T21:24:02-05:00January 18th, 2024|

Saturday January 13 Lessons – Erin P

Hakim All My Fellas - top notes only for now. Go slow and steady and use the written finger numbers. A Skating Waltz - In this piece the LH has the melody and should be the star. Play the RH light and bouncey. Listen here. C Major Contrary Motion Scale - this means playing your C scale with hands going [...]

2024-01-13T18:18:36-05:00January 13th, 2024|

Thursday January 11 Lessons – Erin P

Have a great week and stay warm everyone <3 Liam Russian Medley - piece 2 HT. Spend 70% time on piece 2, and 30% on keeping piece 1 in your hand. Great work. Harlequinade - HS. Learn LH. Great work with RH just watch lift in m4. Harmonic and melodic scales - Bm, Dm, Gm. Remember LH B starts with [...]

2024-01-11T22:22:09-05:00January 11th, 2024|

Saturday January 6 Lessons – Erin P

Hope everyone had an amazing holiday! Hakim C major - scale hands together. My Ordinary Life - LH bassline. Remember a dotted quarter note is 1.5 beats long (3 eighth notes long). Finger numbers are there to help you. Haunted Harp - LH plays F# G# A. RH plays C Db Eb. Use your directional and interval (step or skip [...]

2024-01-06T17:00:24-05:00January 6th, 2024|

Thursday January 4th Lessons – Erin P

Happy 2024!! This year is going to be so musical and amazing. Everybody came back sounding like they hadn't even spent time away from the piano, so cool! Congrats to 4 of you that completed BINGO <3 Grace Sonatina Bureaucratique - Detach between octaves in last line of page 1. Top line of page 2, 3rd measure. Practice between 2nd [...]

2024-01-04T21:53:04-05:00January 4th, 2024|

Thursday December 21 Lessons – Erin P

Have the best holiday season ever! Once again our Winter Break BINGO is happening! I sent you each a BINGO sheet home and if you complete a line of 5 (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) or go crazy and do a full board "blackout", you will receive a prize in the new year :) Take a picture of the completed sheet [...]

2023-12-21T22:10:46-05:00December 21st, 2023|

Saturday December 16 Lessons – Erin P

Happy Holidays everyone! I'm very proud of each of you <3 take care and see you soon! Hakim *New* G Major scale  - G A B C D E F# G. Same fingering as your C scale, both hands are the same as always. C major triads - keep going with these, being sure to use your thumb and pinky for [...]

2023-12-16T17:34:31-05:00December 16th, 2023|
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