Vivienne

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

Betty Ragtime

  • Practice B section with you RH alone until your finger heals

Can Can

  • Practice the RH to the marked spot on page 2. Once your finger heals, practice your LH part separately to the same spot

Ellis

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

Lesson book

  • Sailing in the Sun – play with soft going loud on the 3rd line!
  • Ferris Wheel – play smoothly, with pedal at the end

A Dozen a Day

  • New weekly assigned exercises

Chantal

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

Repertoire

  • Learn and practice the 2 pieces we chose in class, either hands separately or together to where you can!
  • Remember that we are playing more advanced pieces, and will be moving around a lot with many position and finger changes!

Alyssa

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

Technique

  • Practice and review everything with the metronome at required tempo

Sunset in Rio

  • Memory – LH alone, and hands together

Sonatina in C

  • Aim to get up to quarter note = 110 / eighth note = 220 in tempo this week!

Scherzo in C

  • Fingering and notes corrections
  • Work on phrase “2, 4, 7, and 8”

Allegro in D

  • Section B – when playing soft, be mindful to keep up the tempo, don’t slow down

In Church

  • Second half – Keep a clean sound on the RH chords

Maria

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

Lesson Book

  • Practice hands separately first until you can play each hand flawlessly without mistakes, and then practice hands together to at least the marked spot!

Simone

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

Lesson Book

  • Jazzy Joe – fun and lively
  • Shepherd’s Song – play smoothly and softly

Theory

  • Weekly assigned pages

David

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

Schumann

  • Like how we worked on in class, phrase with some “rubato”
  • Voicing – imagine a singer singing the top voice while you are accompanying them on the piano

Bartok

  • Listen to some recordings, and get used to feeling the rhythm first
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