Eliana should practice 4-5 times per week for 30-45 mins per session.
- 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.
- Learn the first page, hands together
Anastasiya should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
- Practice and review the first 3 lines of music we learned in class, feel free to try the next line
- 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
- Keep working on the 2nd page, with more fluency, and faster in tempo
- Start playing hands together for the first line of music
Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session
A Dozen A day
- Weekly assigned exercises
- 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 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 – keep in mind the spots we worked on in class!
- Review the R.H. notes, and start learning the L.H. notes
Claire should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 30 mins per session.
- 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
- Start learning the notes up to the marked spot, hands separately
- 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