Eliana

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

Fur Elise

  • Practice playing with musicality – singing-like, lively, and passionate for each theme

Song of the Cavalry

  • Focus on the 2nd line of 2nd page – familiarity with notes, and keep the staccato playing in the L.H.

Hungarian Dance

  • Learn the first page, hands together

Anastasiya

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

The Bubble

  • Practice and review the first 3 lines of music we learned in class, feel free to try the next line

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

  • Keep working on the 2nd page, with more fluency, and faster in tempo

Betty Ragtime

  • Start playing hands together for the first line of music

Chantal

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

A Dozen A day

  • Weekly assigned exercises

O Canada

  • Keep working on playing hands together for the first page!

When the Saints go Marching In

  • Practice hands together – remember to hold the whole notes for 4 beats

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 – keep in mind the spots we worked on in class!

Calypso Carnival

  • Review the R.H. notes, and start learning the L.H. notes

Claire

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

Canon

  • Practice hands together with dynamic changes and pedal
  • Remember to voice the top notes near the introduction, and “breathe” (phrasing) between long slurs throughout the whole piece

New Piece

  • Start learning the notes up to the marked spot, hands separately

David

Turkish March

  • 3rd theme – try playing with a “rolling” movement in your left hand – “roll” toward the top note

Pathetique 2nd movement

  • Voicing – consistency
  • Start practicing further until the marked spot – keep L.H. chords quiet with a tapping touching in your fingers



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