Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
Maple Leaf Rag
- Practice and review the whole piece, especially the 2nd page.
- Practice and review where we left off before summer, hands separately and together
Bring your Alfred’s piano lesson book!
- Review the basics we learned about the piano (patterns, notes, music alphabets)
- Posture – sit in the middle of the piano, with your back straight, “L” shaped arms, and keep your knuckles up (pretend you’re holding a ball)
- Exercise your fingers by playing each finger one by one, hands separately, on the piano
Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session
A Dozen A day
- Weekly assigned exercises
When the Saints go Marching In
- Practice and review, be ready for our duet next week!
Puff the Dragon
- Practice the first half of the piece, hands together, but feel free to learn further ahead!
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
- Phrasing – show a bigger difference between in your dynamic range, take more time on “rit”, and “breathe” quickly with your fingers and pedal for each phrase
- 2nd half of the piece – make sure the L.H. is playing all the “E”s, and play the top slurred voice legato
- Phrasing – “breathe” between phrases, and do a gentle lift at the end of short slurs
- Review “S1”, and learn and practice “S2 – S4” smoothly
Pathetique 2nd movement
- Voicing – soften the inner voices even more
- Articulation – avoid pedaling too much, especially on staccato notes. Pay attention to all the rests, not everything is held
- Keep working on this for next class!