Eliana

Eliana should practice 4-5 times per week for 30-45 mins per session.

Sonatina

  • Practice with the metronome
  • First movement – focus on the bars/section with trills this week
  • Second movement – review
  • Third movement – polish up articulation (detached playing, and end of slurs)

Marches Militaires

  • Keep working up to the same spot hands together, with fluency; add more bars and practice hands separately

Anastasia

Anastasia should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.

Party song

  • Try to read the music, practice and review the song like how we played in class!
  • Start looking at the next song

Theory Book

  • Make sure we bring this book to every lesson!

Vivienne

Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.

Maple Leaf Rag

  • ALWAYS play with a consistent and steady tempo without rushing or slowing down in parts.
  • Focus and work on fluency on the second page!

Chantal

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.

Piano Adventures

  • Row Row – try not to rush the quarter notes in the 3rd line of music; all quarter notes should be played on each beat while counting “1, 2, 3”

Way in a Manger

  • Practice both hands separately!

Alyssa

Alyssa should practice 4-5 times per week at 30 mins – 1 hr per session.

Technique

  • Work on the keys we struggle with (often with most sharps/flats), with correct fingering, accuracy, clarity, and use the metronome.

Sonatina in F

  • Try not to play too harsh on notes marked “f”, but to play “into the keys”.
  • Play the detached notes and end-of-slur notes less staccato-like.

Minuet in E

  • At the end of each phrase, make sure both of our L.H. and R.H. are getting off the quarter notes together
  • Check your tempo with the metronome, don’t go over speed.

When Rivers Flowed on Mars

  • Phrasing – try not to accent the last note of each phrase (it should be the softest out of all).

Etudes

  • Work towards the minimum required tempo on both etudes – only move up by 2 at a time on the metronome
  • Practice with dynamic changes/phrasing

Maria

Maria should practice 4-5 times per week at 15-20 mins per session.

Can Can

  • Keep working on this until we can play it fluently, and a little faster

Waltz

  • Learn the notes hands separately – look for repetitions!

Claire

Claire should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 30 mins per session.

The Piano Playin’ Chocolate Eater Blues

  • Swing ALL 8th notes
  • Work on the tremolos at the end like how we worked on in class – more wrist movement, less pushing from the fingers

The Return

  • Keep practice hands separately until smooth.

Anna

Anna should practice 4-5 times per week at 20 – 40 mins per session.

Rivers Flow in You

  • Focus on the last 2-3 pages of the piece
  • Experiment musically with the last page marked “freely”

Harry Potter

  • Be on time with the left hand “B’s” on the 3rd page
  • Memorize the 3rd page!

Over the Rainbow

  • Polish up with more musical phrasing – look at every written dynamic, tempo, and phrase markings



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