Vivienne

Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 20-30 mins per session.

Betty Ragtime

  • Review section A, we do not want to relearn it!
  • Keep working on section B for more fluency and familiarity with the notes
  • Practice the whole piece (2 pages)

Lesson book

  • C, G, D and F major scale in contrary motion, chromatic scale starting on any key (1 octave)
  • A, and D natural/harmonic/melodic minor scales

Ellis

Ellis should practice 4-5 times per week at 10 – 15 mins per session

Lesson book

  • Review and practice the pieces we have learned in class

A Dozen a Day

  • 3rd page of exercises

Star Wars

  • Review, and keep working on it for a even better performance! – remember to count for 2 beats on the half notes

Chantal

Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 20 – 30 mins per session

A Dozen A day

  • Weekly assigned exercises

Lesson Book

  • Puppet Show
  • Our Detective Agency

Popular Selection Book

  • Review the pieces we have learned, and try a new piece!

Alyssa

Alyssa should practice 4-5 times per week at 45 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 and polish up the little mistakes, with dynamic changes, and start working on memory

Sonatina in C

  • Practice and review the running scales with the CORRECT fingering
  • Play L.H. repeated chordal accompaniment lightly, do not let it overpower the R.H.
  • Start working on increasing the overall tempo

Scherzo in C

  • Fingering, fingering, fingering! Avoid using random fingers!
  • Detach play all eighth notes

Allegro in D

  • Practice and review – clean up the trills, and use the metronome to work up to quarter note = 68

In Church

  • Do not play the accented chords too harsh – play on and into the keys, not pushing down from above the keys
  • Dynamic and phrasing – take a ‘breath’ between phrases

Maria

Maria should practice 4-5 times per week for 20-30 mins per session.

Lesson Book

  • Great job on playing the piece hands together on the first try! Keep practicing the piece this week until perfection!
  • Keep in mind the RH rhythm (ta- titi)

Simone

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

Lesson Book

  • Party Song
  • Boogie on the Broadway

Theory

  • Weekly assigned pages

David

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

Rialto Ripple

  • Articulation – accented notes, march-like, energetic
  • Dynamic phrasing

Chopin

  • Play with lots of expressiveness, along with the use of rubato

Clair de Lune

  • Keep working on learning the notes
  • Feel it in 3/4 time instead of 9/8 time
  • Mind the triplets and duplets
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