Vivienne

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

Betty Ragtime

  • Keep practicing and review section A, but focus and practice more on the first 8 bars of section B

Lesson book

  • Review C, G, and D major scale in contrary motion, chromatic scale starting on any key (1 octave)
  • F major scale in contrary motion

Ellis

Lesson book

  • Play and review the pieces we played in class
  • Practicing drawing note C, G, D, and F – remember each note should only take up 1 single line or 1 single space

A Dozen a Day

  • Review first page of exercises

Chantal

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

A Dozen A day

  • Weekly assigned exercises

Daydream

  • Learn and practice this new piece
  • Play all notes smoothly connected

Do Re Mi

  • Play and review – rhythm in 1. repeat box should be similar as how you play your half notes

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

  • Polish up the wrong notes – focus on the middle section from the bottom of first page
  • Start playing with the metronome, and work on increasing the tempo

Sonatina in C

  • Articulation – do not hold any 8th notes unless indicated otherwise
  • Correct fingering – especially on the running scales

Scherzo in C

  • Learn and practice this piece hands separately

Maria

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

Red River Valley

  • First page – count 2 beats on all your half notes!
  • Second page – practice this page more than the first page, make sure both hands are matching the correct notes together

Simone

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

Lesson Book

  • Kites in the Sky – review
  • Mixed up song – with new music symbol “fermata”, practice playing this piece fast and staccato on all quarter notes

Theory

  • Complete page 18-19

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
  • Listen to a few recordings, think about the musicality in all aspects

Maple Leaf Rag

  • Play the base note octaves with a little more emphasis

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

  • Harmony analysis/fugue analysis – you’re welcome to find extra music for these!



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