Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
- Practice and review hands together up to the repeat sign, with repeat – focus on middle section
- Start the next 4 bars
- C, G, and D major scale in contrary motion – know your key signature for each key!
- Play and say each note on the piano starting from middle C, going up and down
- Play and review the 3 pieces we played in class
A Dozen a Day
- First 2 exercises
Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session
A Dozen A day
- Weekly assigned exercises
- learn and practice the piece
- Learn the notes for this piece, with new triplet rhythm
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
- 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 together, with the correct rhythm and articulation
Sonatina in C
- Start learning the first page
Maria should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
Red River Valley
- Learn and practice the piece hands separately
Simone should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
- Practice and review Half Time Show, The Lonely Pine, and Li’l Liza Jane
- Complete page 11
David should practice 4-5 times per week for 30 mins – 1hour per session.
Pathetique 2nd movement
- Phrasing of the theme – play with some ‘rubato’. Each time the theme returns, play them differently based on the characteristics
- Keep working on learning the notes
- Detach the quarter notes, play the accented notes (syncopation), march-like character
- Assigned exercises
Eliana should practice 4-5 times per week for 30 mins – 1hour per session.
Sonatina in F
- Start practicing hands together – articulation (slurs, staccatisimos, accents)
Happy Time Jazz
- Clean up the rhythm and notes, hands separately – think in triplet 8ths for each quarter note, and play on 1 and 3