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Homework for the Week of January 31st

Anastasiya "This is Not Jingle Bells" was much better this week. For next week, keep working on "Kites in the Sky". Make sure your rhythm is perfect (all the half notes get two beats, dotted half notes get three beats, etc.). If you forget the notes in the right hand, you can use Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (for notes [...]

2018-01-31T19:22:05-05:00January 31st, 2018|

Homework for the Week of January 17th

Just a reminder that I am not going to be here next week, January 24th but lessons are still on! See you all on January 31st :) Anastasiya For next week, let's keep working on "This is Not Jingle Bells". You already know all the notes, so your next challenge is to be able to play the whole piece in [...]

2018-01-17T19:22:40-05:00January 17th, 2018|

Homework for the Week of January 10th

Anastasiya Let's start the new year with "Traffic Jam 2nds" and "This is Not Jingle Bells". I'm glad you know all of your intervals really well (2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths etc.). For "Traffic Jam 2nds", remember that you are always in C Position but if you get confused with what the notes are, remember to use the phrases you made [...]

2018-01-10T19:21:30-05:00January 10th, 2018|

Homework for the Week of January 3rd

Juliette Great job with your homework assignments over holiday break! "The Rainbow", "Yankee Doodle" and "The Windmill" all sound very good. Keep practicing "The Windmill" for next week - the ritardando and "A tempo" were very good today. Let's see if you can make a big difference between the mf and p - I want the softer section to sound [...]

2018-01-03T18:36:02-05:00January 3rd, 2018|

Holiday Break Homework!

I hope everyone has been having a great break so far! I'm just posting a few reminders for each of you to practice at home - remember that a little bit of practice every day is better than a big practice session every few days with no practice in between! (Of course, if you are away on vacation without a piano, then I hope you are [...]

2017-12-30T07:58:13-05:00December 30th, 2017|

Homework for makeup week

Romain Good job with "Oom Papa" and "The Clown". Remember to play everything in one tempo - no getting faster or slower. To check your tempo, it's a good idea to count and play at the same time. In "The Clown", I'd like to hear it again next time - keep working on all the dynamics (the crescendo in measures [...]

2017-12-20T19:26:56-05:00December 20th, 2017|

Homework for the Week of December 13th

Anatasiya Keep practicing the two pieces from last week, "Traffic Jam Seconds" and "This is Not Jingle Bells". Particularly, "This is Not JIngle Bells" is a good song to play over the holidays. Today we focused on "Runaway Rabbit". Remember to hold the half notes for two whole beats. Clapping the rhythm is a good way to practice this, and [...]

2017-12-13T17:27:33-05:00December 13th, 2017|

Homework for the Week of December 6th

Anatasiya I'm very proud of your recital performance and how comfortable you are in front of people! Going forward, we can still work on getting faster at note reading - that will require extra concentration during the lessons and also when you're practicing at home. Let's focus on "Traffic Jam 2nds" and "This is Not Jingle Bells". Remember that Traffic [...]

2017-12-06T19:17:06-05:00December 6th, 2017|

Homework for the Week of November 29th

Everyone sounds so prepared for the recital! I want everyone to practice the recital routine at home, preferably in front of a crowd (it can be your parents, siblings, friends, whatever!). You walk to the piano, you face your audience and bow, then you play your pieces. After, you bow again, then walk off "stage". Practice that a few times [...]

2017-11-29T19:25:43-05:00November 29th, 2017|

Homework for the Week of November 22nd

Very good progress everyone! I always give bronze awards in the fall because I want to see how much more you can grow - based on your progress, that will determine your award in the springtime. Everyone is doing very well - just remember that a little bit of practice every day (even just 15 minutes) is better than practicing [...]

2017-11-22T19:43:16-05:00November 22nd, 2017|
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