Eliana should practice 4-5 times per week for 30-45 mins per session.
- Practice with the metronome
- First movement – practice with dynamic/phrasing details like how we worked on in class!
- Second movement – review
- Third movement – fluency with the correct articulation (consistent staccatos, short slurs)
Marches Militaires & Hungarian Dance
- Don’t forget to bring the music sheets to class!
Anastasia should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
- Do the short exercise with E flat and B flat on the next page of your lesson book
- learn the notes, hands separately!
- Make sure we bring this book to every lesson!
Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
Maple Leaf Rag
- Keep a steady tempo, remember not to play too fast in the last 2 lines of the first page.
- Focus and work on fluency on the second page!
Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session
A Dozen A day
- Review and perfect our old and new exercises from A Dozen A Day.
Girl on a Bicycle/Boy on a Bicycle
- Review, with fluency in the last 2 bars of both exercises.
Way in a Manger
- Make a photocopy of the music, and practice the R.H. part, and feel free to try to learn the L.H. part!
Alyssa should practice 4-5 times per week at 30 mins – 1 hr per session.
- Work on the keys we struggle with (often with most sharps/flats), with correct fingering, accuracy, clarity, and use the metronome
Sonatina in F
- Like how we worked on in class, focus on the articulation and phrasing of this piece
Minuet in E
- Polish up the notes with accuracy and fluency
When Rivers Flowed on Mars
- Play and practice with more expressiveness – don’t forget those little “rit” markings.
- Practice with metronome at our written tempo until you can play the whole piece fluently, and then move up the tempo 1-2 at a time.
Maria should practice 4-5 times per week at 15-20 mins per session.
- Great work on the hands together part! Work on the second half of the song a little more, and don’t forget the rhythm correction we worked on in class!
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
- Hands together first page (with repeat), and bring the rest of the pages next class for us to add more L.H. parts!
Claire should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 30 mins per session.
- Play and practice hands together for the entire piece – be accurate with your R.H. rhythm, and try not to swing the 8th notes for now.
Anna should practice 4-5 times per week at 20 – 40 mins per session.
Rivers Flow in You
- Be as expressive as you can in the introduction marked “Freely”, and be expressive with some phrasing for the rest of the piece
- Hands together to the marked spot!
- Make sure we’re playing A# not A flat!
- Work on and listen to the L.H. glissando chords – a quick and gentle slide, like how we worked on in class
- Play with phrasing in the 16th notes part on the last page.
Over the Rainbow
- Hands together to the marked spot, but feel free to go further!
- practice with our chosen alternative “coda”!