Vivienne

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.

Betty Ragtime

  • Practice and review where we left off before summer, hands separately and together

Bring your Alfred’s piano lesson book!

Ellis

First Lesson

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

In Church

  • 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

Maria

Malaguena

  • Review “S1”, and learn and practice “S2 – S4” smoothly

David

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

Rag

  • Keep working on this for next class!



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