Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
- Keep practicing and review section A, but focus and practice more on the first 8 bars of section B
- Review C, G, and D major scale in contrary motion, chromatic scale starting on any key (1 octave)
- F major scale in contrary motion
- 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 should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session
A Dozen A day
- Weekly assigned exercises
- 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 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
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 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 should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
- Kites in the Sky – review
- Mixed up song – with new music symbol “fermata”, practice playing this piece fast and staccato on all quarter notes
- Complete page 18-19
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
- 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
- Harmony analysis/fugue analysis – you’re welcome to find extra music for these!