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

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

  • Peter Pan’s Flight & Whirling Leaves – using A 5-finger scale and A major chords

Popular Selection Book

  • Practice and review the pieces


Alyssa should practice 4-5 times per week at 45 mins – 1 hr per session.


  • Practice and review everything with the metronome at required tempo

Sunset in Rio

  • Practice with the metronome around 152 – 160
  • Start memorizing this piece

Sonatina in C

  • Review and polish up the piece at quarter note = 90 in tempo, and slowly aim to get up to 100 this week
  • Be mindful of not to hold any end-of-the-phrase eighth note, keep them short

Scherzo in C

  • Fingering corrections
  • 2nd page – accuracy of notes

Allegro in D

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

In Church

  • Clear and change the pedal when harmony changes in the RH chords


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

Lesson Book

  • Waltz – practice playing the whole piece hands together
  • Go Down Moses – learn and practice this piece hands separately, and mind the position changes


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

Lesson Book

  • Scarf Dance – keep a steady 1, 2, 3 counting and rhythm
  • Song for a Scarecrow – use of C major chords


  • Weekly assigned pages


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

Clair de Lune

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


  • Be mindful of tied notes/held notes


  • Detach play all eighth notes while keeping sixteenth notes connected
  • Analyze the piece, find the subjects, counter-subjects, sequences…etc.