Hello everyone! By now you have all seen that I will be taking a leave from my teaching position with ABC. Though I spoke with you all during your lessons on Sunday, I just wanted to mention again how much I’ve enjoyed working with you all this past semester! Each and every one of you are such fabulous students! It’s truly been a great experience.

I will be seeing one of you this week for a makeup lesson, but for everyone else, I wanted to wish you the best next semester, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Please see below for practice suggestions during the break should you feel so inclined, but make sure you get plenty of time to relax as well!


So sorry I missed you this week! I’m not exactly sure what happened there/why I didn’t see you in the waiting room on Zoom. Looking forward to our lesson this coming Sunday!


-Intermezzo: keep on practicing and try adding the pedal
-Hound Dog: practice hands separately and once you feel confident with the rhythm, try putting it hands together
-Scales: D minor harmonic (#2 in your book) and D minor melodic (#3) both in RH and LH


-Up on the Housetop: isolate bars 9-12 for extra practice, and then work on practicing the whole thing hands together


-Fur Elise: print the version I sent you if you haven’t already, and practice from that version instead. Continue to work on it hands together, and for problem sections, practice it slowly hands separately


-Grandmother: practice hands together
-Up on the Housetop: practice it with 1st and 2nd endings. Find page 2 and try it out on your own! (Or maybe Carmen can help you!)


-Pirate of the North Sea: pay attention to the staccatos, and watch out for the rhythms of 8th notes versus quarter notes
-Queen’s Royal Entrance: watch for the staccatos, watch out for the 8th notes in bar 15, and the 8va at the ned
-keep practicing The First Noel and O Christmas Tree

Awesome work everyone! I hope you have an excellent break, and an amazing semester in 2021!