Eliana should practice 4-5 times per week for 30-45 mins per session.
- Practice with the metronome this week – polish up the rhythm in theme B, and don’t play theme A too fast
Song of the Cavalry
- Work on bar 36-41 only, until it is fluent, with the correct articulation, and up to speed with the rest
- Learn the first page, R.H. only
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 – if you “forget” the notes, look at the music, and focus on trying to read the 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
- 2nd page is improving! Keep working on it!
- Keep practicing the first section hands separately, and hands together for the first 1-2 lines
Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session
A Dozen A day
- Weekly assigned exercises
- Keep working on the first 4 lines hands together until we can play it fluently, then add a few more bars
When the Saints go Marching In
- Keep practicing this piece hands together!
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 – be mindful of the bars marked with a star
- Review the R.H. notes, and keep practicing and perfecting the L.H. notes – work on getting used to the movement jumping between A to A octave
Claire should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 30 mins per session.
- Like how we worked on in class, work on pedaling, voicing (first 2 pages), breathing/phrasing (3rd page), keeping the L.H. quiet on the 4th page, and overall dynamic changes
- Learn the whole piece hands separately
- Musicality – the hidden ‘crescendos/decrescendos’ and ‘accents’ we discussed in class to use for phrasing
Pathetique 2nd movement
- Voicing – consistency and musical phrasing (with a little ‘rubato’)
- 2nd page – keep L.H. chords quiet with a tapping touching in your fingers