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

Betty Ragtime

  • Do not start your practice with section A nor play through the whole piece repeatedly. Practice section B, 2 bars at a time, with correct notes, rhythm, and fluency like how we worked on in class

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
  • A harmonic minor in contrary motion


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 – Review and get familiar with where Bass C D E F G is from middle C

A Dozen a Day

  • New weekly assigned exercises


  • Review


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

A Dozen A day

  • Weekly assigned exercises

Lesson Book

  • The Queen’s Royal Entrance – practice with the pedal and dynamic changes

Popular Selection Book

  • Practice and review the pieces


Alyssa should practice 4-5 times per week at 45 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

  • Practice this piece at half speed this week to fix the running 8th notes passages

Sonatina in C

  • Review and polish up the piece at quarter note = 88 in tempo, and slowly aim to get up to 100 this week

Scherzo in C

  • Work on having a consistent detached playing of all 8th notes – 4 to 8 bars at a time
  • Fingering corrections we worked on in class

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

Lesson Book

  • Review playing the piece hands separately, and aim to play the new piece hands together this week!


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

Lesson Book

  • Scarf Dance
  • Boy/Girl on a Bicycle – review what the tonic and dominant notes are


  • Weekly assigned pages


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

Rialto Ripple

  • Review


  • Use of rubato – look at the written phrasing with long crescendos/decrescendos, direction of the notes, and long 8th note passages

Clair de Lune

  • Practice the duplets/triplets passages with the metronome on 60 – 70 to the 8th note duplets


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