Eliana

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

Fur Elise

  • Like how we played in class, work on the phrasing theme B and C
  • Start increasing overall tempo

Song of the Cavalry

  • Polish up bar 36-41 with the correct L.H. articulation (be mindful of not playing staccatos like short slurs), and catch up to tempo with the rest of the piece
  • A little extra “push” on the accented notes

Hungarian Dance

  • Learn the first page, R.H. only

Anastasiya

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

The Bubble

  • Practice and review what we learned in class (up to the marked spot)

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

  • ALWAYS play at a moderate tempo, be mindful of your L.H. bass note/chord alternating pattern in the middle of 2nd page

Betty Ragtime

  • Keep practicing the first section hands separately, and hands together for the first 2 lines

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 the first 4 lines hands together until we can play it fluently, then add a few more bars

When the Saints go Marching In

  • Work on the accuracy of notes in the R.H., and play all notes on time (2nd page) without stops

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

  • Polish and perfect the rhythm in bars marked with a star

Calypso Carnival

  • Practice and review both hands separately

Claire

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

Canon

  • 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

David

Turkish March

  • Musicality – the hidden ‘crescendos/decrescendos’ and ‘accents’ we discussed in class to use for phrasing
  • Learn and practice to the end of 3rd page

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



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