Ellis

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

Lesson book

  • Review The Haunted Mouse and Classic Dance
  • The Young Hunter

A Dozen a Day

  • New weekly assigned exercises

Chantal

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

Technique

  • Practice and Review C+ and G+ scales and triads

Repertoire

  • Review – with dynamic
  • Swirling Leaves – fluency & dynamic

Etudes

  • Etude in C – learn and practice each hand separately with suggested fingering

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 – review

Sonatina in C

  • Stay at tempo 120, and start practicing with dynamic changes
  • Start memorizing this piece, not only with accuracy of notes, but also phrasing and dynamic changes

Scherzo in C

  • Work up to tempo in the 150’s to the eighth note

Allegro in D

  • Section B – Practice with the metronome, get used to staying in tempo

In Church

  • Think about the tempo before you start – it should be no faster than the ‘seconds’ on a clock

Maria

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

Lesson Book

  • La Raspa – Rhythm Section A – (3 | 1 (rest) 3 | 1 (rest) 3 | 1 (rest rest | rest rest) 3 | 1 2 3 | 1 (rest) 3 | 1…). Section B – (1 (2) 3 | 1 2 3 | 1 2 3 | 1 (rest rest) | 1 (2) 3 | 1 2 3 | 1 2 3 | 1…)
  • Raisins and Almonds – review each hand separately with the correct rhythm, like how we worked on in class. Keep B flat key signature in mind before you start playing.

Simone

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

Lesson Book

  • Review Dinosaur Stomp – a steady, not too fast tempo for the intro (1 rest 3 rest 1 rest 3 4…)
  • The Dradle Song – practice this piece hands together!

Theory

  • Try and go on with theory questions on your own before we go back to in-person lessons!
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