RECITAL DATE: MAY 5

Eliana

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

Marches Militaires

  • Polish up bracketed sections with accuracy of notes

Fur Elise

  • Practice hands together for the main theme, and hands separately for the second theme.

Song of the Cavalry

  • Practice hands separately up to marked spot

Anastasia

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

Boogie on the Broadway

  • Work on playing with fluency, and try to read the music while you play, with the correct and suggested fingering

Russian Sailor Dance

  • Try to keep your left hand index finger (finger 2) on A and stay on A, and keep the thumb on B

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

  • Great memory work! Continue polishing up the second page, and practice the whole piece at a moderate and steady tempo!

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.\
  • Get the next book!

Piano Adventures

  • My Pony – keep a steady tempo; try to count in 4’s as you play!

Way in a Manger

  • Continue practice hands separately with the simplified L.H.

Alyssa

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

Technique

  • Use the correct fingering, play with accuracy, and clarity on everything with the metronome

Sonatina in F

  • Work on accuracy of indicated articulation (legato/staccato playing)

Minuet in E

  • Correct the fingering with accuracy of notes in bar 8
  • Try to do a small dim. in long phrases – don’t accent the end-of-the-phrase chords

You and I

  • Start practicing hands together for the first theme, and hands separately for when the same theme returns

Etude

  • Learn the notes hands separately on the new piece

Maria

Sarasponda

  • Pay attention and listen to your R.H. when practicing (don’t play too fast), make sure the quarter notes are played evenly!

Can Can

  • Review for the recital!

Claire

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

The Return

  • Keep working on it playing hands together – focus on the bars with chords

The Chocolate Eating Piano Player

  • Review for the recital!

Canon

  • Practice hands together as written

Anna

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

Rivers Flow in You

  • Polish up the last page

Over the Rainbow

  • Review for the recital!

Summertime

  • Practice hands together until marked spot, and finish learning the rest of the piece hands separately!

Somewhere Out there

  • Learn the notes hands separately



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