Vivienne

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

Betty Ragtime

  • Practice and review hands together up to the repeat sign, with repeat – focus on middle section

Lesson book

  • C, G, and D major scale in contrary motion

Ellis

  • Play and say each note on the piano starting from middle C, going up and down

Lesson book

  • Play and review the 3 pieces we played in class

A Dozen a Day

  • First exercise

Chantal

Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session

A Dozen A day

  • Weekly assigned exercises

Skip My Lou

  • Keep practicing for perfection!

Star Wars

  • Learn the notes for this piece, with new triplet rhythm

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/In Church

  • Keep practicing with more breaths taken between phrases, and dynamic changes
  • Use some ‘rubato’ in You and I

Sunset in Rio

  • Practice the whole piece hands separately, with the correct rhythm and articulation

List A/B

  • Choose a new piece from the pieces we looked at in class to start

Maria

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

Malaguena

  • Practice and review the whole piece – focus on perfecting S3 and S4
  • Practice with dynamic changes

Simone

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

Lesson Book

  • Practice and review Haunted Mouse, Classic Dance, and Young Hunter

Theory

  • Complete page 9-10

David

David should practice 4-5 times per week for 30 mins – 1hour per session.

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

Turkish March

  • Keep a steady tempo – don’t drag in the octave section
  • Last page – play the grace notes lightly into the top voice of the notes

Rag

  • L.H. – play the octaves with a little bit of emphasis going into the chords
  • Mind the rests – don’t play everything too legato

Look up theory books by Mark Sarnecki and photocopies of music for music analysis

Eliana

Eliana should practice 4-5 times per week for 30 mins – 1hour per session.

Sonatina in F

  • Learn and practice both hands separately – articulation (slurs, staccatisimos, accents)

Happy Time Jazz

  • Work on the swinged 8th note rhythm – think in triplet 8ths for each quarter note, and play on 1 and 3
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