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

Fur Elise

  • 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

Hungarian Dance

  • Learn the first page, R.H. only


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 – if you “forget” the notes, look at the music, and focus on trying to read the notes

Theory Book

  • 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!

Betty Ragtime

  • 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

O Canada

  • 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

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


Stand by Me

  • Keep practicing hands together – be mindful of the bars marked with a star

Calypso Carnival

  • 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

New Piece

  • Learn the whole piece hands separately


Turkish March

  • 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