Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 20-30 mins per session.
- 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
- Practice the first page hands separately, and try to put both hands together
Ellis should practice 4-5 times per week at 10 – 15 mins per session
- Learn and practice the last 2 pieces of the book
- Bring the next book (level 1, red) for our next lesson
A Dozen a Day
- New weekly assigned exercises
Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 20 – 30 mins per session
A Dozen A day
- Weekly assigned exercises
- Whirling Leaves – play it soft and smoothly
- Snake Charmer
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
- Memorize this piece – not just knowing the notes, but also all dynamic and articulation
Sonatina in C
- Review and polish up the piece at quarter note = 96-100 in tempo
- 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
- Correction of trills
Allegro in D
- Clean up the trills, and use the metronome to work up to quarter note = 68 / eighth note = 136
- Last 4 bars – RH chords, do not slow down
- Second half – Keep a clean sound on the RH chords
Maria should practice 4-5 times per week for 20-30 mins per session.
- Waltz – Keep an even 1, 2, 3 rhythm, do not speed up in the LH while RH is held
- Go Down Moses – practice this piece hands together this week!
Simone should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
- 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
- Be mindful of tied notes/held notes
- Use the copy we analyzed, and phrase each subject/counter subject