Vivienne

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

Betty Ragtime

  • Great job on the memory work of first page! Keep practicing and review
  • Next 4 bars, hands separately, and try hands together

Lesson book

  • C, G, and D major scale in contrary motion – play each scale smoothly connected on your finger tips, not “punching” the keys on flat fingers

Ellis

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

Lesson book

  • Play and review the pieces we played in class
  • Practicing drawing note C, G, D, and F

A Dozen a Day

  • Review the first 2 exercises

Chantal

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

A Dozen A day

  • Weekly assigned exercises

Minuet

  • Practice and review this piece with a steady rhythm of ta’s and titi’s

Ice Cream

  • Play this piece in the written C and G position, and challenge yourself to try it in the B position

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

Sunset in Rio

  • Practice the whole piece hands together, in 2-line phrase at a time
  • Play with lots of energy, notice the accented notes, slurs and staccato ending of some phrases

Sonatina in C

  • Practice the whole piece hands together

Maria

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

Red River Valley

  • Practice and review the R.H. part (count 2 beats on the half notes), and start learning the L.H. part

Simone

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

Lesson Book

  • Practice and review Li’l Liza Jane, and Mozart’s Five Names

Theory

  • Complete page 14-15

David

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

Pathetique 2nd movement

  • Look and think about the piece in a horizontal singing line (look at the direction of the melody), and phrase the piece with written dynamic changes
  • Change the pedal more often, for each harmony change

Rialto Ripple

  • Keep working on learning the notes
  • Detach the quarter notes (except the slurred ones), play the accented notes (syncopation), march-like, playful character, the opposite of Pathetique

Theory

  • Assigned exercises
  • Analyze the Sonatina in harmony changes/chords

Eliana

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

Sonatina in F

  • Practice with articulation details (staccatissimos, accents, slurs)

Happy Time Jazz

  • Start practicing this piece hands together
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