Ellis

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

Lesson book

  • Review The Young Haunter – you did a great job this week!
  • Review all notes on the spaces of Treble Clef staff (“FACE”), and learn and practice Half-Time Show (with repeat).

A Dozen a Day

  • New weekly assigned exercises

Chantal

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

Technique

  • Review C+, G+ and F+ scales and triads

Repertoire

  • Swirling Leaves – perfect it with 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
  • Practice and memorize with dynamic changes

Scherzo in C

  • Work up to tempo in the 160’s to the eighth note with dynamic changes

Allegro in D

  • Section B – Practice with the metronome, get used to staying in tempo
  • Play with the dynamic marking of “2nd time”

In Church

  • Think about the tempo before you start – it should be no faster than the ‘seconds’ on a clock
  • Keep in mind not to accent the quarter-note chord after repeated eighth-notes, unless it’s marked with an “accent”

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…). Rhythm Section B – with the pick up notes of E & G, (1 (rest) 3 | 1 2 3 | 1 2 3 | 1 (rest rest)| 1 (rest) 3 | 1 2 3 | 1 2 3 | 1 (rest rest)…)
  • Raisins and Almonds – Practice playing hands together, and mind the “ti-ti” rhythm on eighth-notes

Simone

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

Lesson Book

  • Review The Dradle Song – try to memorize it if you can!
  • Practice The Bubble (both pages) – let’s aim to finish this book in the next 2 lessons!

Theory

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