Eliana

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

Marches Militaires

  • Review

Fur Elise

  • B section – practice up to speed with the 32nd notes
  • C section – practice with phrasing, gradual crescendo

Song of the Cavalry

  • Articulation and voicing in middle section

Hungarian Dance

  • Learn the first page, hands together

Anastasiya

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

Song of the Scarecrow

  • Work on this piece hands together with fluency – play the melody line smoothly, and play the chords softer

My Pony

  • We played this piece together in class, now work on playing it fluently, with written staccatos and slurred notes

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

  • Fluency on the 2nd page!

Betty Ragtime

  • Work on the R.H. part alone up to the repeat sign.
  • work on L.H. part up to marked spot

Chantal

Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session

A Dozen A day

  • New exercises, with steadiness and repeat.

Bubble

  • practice the whole piece hands together

O Canada

  • Review the R.H. melody, and start putting hands together for the first 2 lines.

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
  • Keep your knuckles and fingers up

You and I

  • Accuracy and fluency of notes, and try to voice the top note of all chords

In Church

  • Focus on the 2nd half of the piece, with the suggested and written fingerings on all chords, played legato – work on few bars at a time

Maria

Stand by Me

  • Keep practicing hands together, and be mindful of the L.H. rhythm (1)+ 2(+) 3+ (4)(+) – play on the bracketed beat

Calypso Carnival

  • Start learning the notes, hands separately

Claire

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

Canon

  • Work on the written articulation in details, with phrasing (‘breathe’ between slurs), and voicing of melody notes

David

Falling in Love

  • Try to analyze piece in terms of musical phrasing – mark with phrasing slurs

Turkish March / Pathetique 2nd movement

  • Other than learning the basic notes and rhythm, always think about a piece musically, with written articulation and ways of phrasing



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