Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 20-30 mins per session.
- Keep working on B section with a smooth connection between every phrase
- ALWAYS keep a steady tempo, not too fast!
- Review playing hands separately to second page
- Start practicing hands together up to the marked spot on first page
Ellis should practice 4-5 times per week at 10 – 15 mins per session
- Ferris Wheel – keep working on this piece to get more familiar with the notes and when to switch hand!
- Mexican Jumping Beans – review playing “staccato”
A Dozen a Day
- New weekly assigned exercises
Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 20 – 30 mins per session
- Climbing on the elephant – practice and review the first half hands together (what we worked on in class), and continue learning and practicing the piece hands separately
- Swirling Leaves – review and warm up playing hands separately (mind the finger turns), and try it hands together!
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
- 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
- Second half – Keep a clean sound on the RH chords
Maria should practice 4-5 times per week for 20-30 mins per session.
- Fandango – practice and perfect this piece this week! Keep a steady tempo of 1, 2, 3 from beginning to the end
- Find a new piece to start next week!
Simone should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
- Shepherd’s Song – play smoothly and softly
- Exercises on the next 2 pages using the 3 different ‘G’s
- Weekly assigned pages
David should practice 4-5 times per week for 30 mins – 1 hour per session.
- Increase overall tempo, and practice with ‘rubato’, more ‘moving forward’ in each phrase
- Changing time – detach play the quarter notes, and staccato play the eighth notes, with emphasis on the first beats
- Bagpipe – evenness in quintuplets – feel the rhythm in quarter notes