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

Betty Ragtime

  • Keep working on B section with a smooth connection between every phrase
  • ALWAYS keep a steady tempo, not too fast!

Can Can

  • 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

Lesson book

  • 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

In Church

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


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

Lesson Book

  • 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.

Lesson Book

  • 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


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