Eliana should practice 4-5 times per week for 30-45 mins per session.
- 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
- Learn the first page, hands together
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
- We played this piece together in class, now work on playing it fluently, with written staccatos and slurred notes
- 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
- Fluency on the 2nd page!
- Work on the R.H. part alone up to the repeat sign.
- work on L.H. part up to marked spot
Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session
A Dozen A day
- New exercises, with steadiness and repeat.
- practice the whole piece hands together
- Review the R.H. melody, and start putting hands together for the first 2 lines.
Alyssa should practice 4-5 times per week at 30 mins – 1 hr per session.
- 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
- 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
Stand by Me
- Keep practicing hands together, and be mindful of the L.H. rhythm (1)+ 2(+) 3+ (4)(+) – play on the bracketed beat
- Start learning the notes, hands separately
Claire should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 30 mins per session.
- Work on the written articulation in details, with phrasing (‘breathe’ between slurs), and voicing of melody notes
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