Casey Ann,

Warm up : scales C, D, E, F, major and minor, A flat major, F sharp minor , 2 octaves hands together

In  progress : Bach – Invention No 8 in F major , work in sections, change tempos and dynamics, be sure to follow indicated fingering

Chopin – Polonaise In G minor , left hand chords practice solid and broken form, count the beat

New : Chinese contemporary song, try to memorize the harmony (chords in left hand)

(practice time : 20 minutes a day)

 

Ian,

Warm up : scales C, D, E , F, G, A, B major hands separately and together , 1 octave

Review : Spanish song

In progress : A country song , practice in sections, follow the chord changes in the left hand/ notice a pattern

By memory : Fur Elise, work on smooth transitions

(practice time : 15 – 20 minutes a day)

 

Emet,

Warm up : scales C, G, major and A minor , hands separately and together, 1 octave

In progress : Dinosaur stomp – G position, watch for accents!

Dreydl Song  – count your beat

The Bubble – work in sections (every 2 lines) watch the fingering

(practice time 15 minutes a day)

 

Nathalia,

Warm up : scales C, D, E, F, and G major, hands separately and together, 1 octave

Review : Pumpkin Boogie – watch for syncopated rhythm and octave transpositions

In progress : Sounds from the gumdrop factory – left hand low C position

New : Almost like a dream – A minor / F major (changes positions)

(practice time : 15 minutes a day)

 

Kollel,

Warm up : scales C, D, G major in parallel and contrary motion , 1 octave hands together

Review : Fandango

In progress : Casey Jones – work on tempo, speeding up very gradually

New : Waltz in Vienna – try 1st page hands together, 2nd hands separately

(practice time : 15 – 20 minutes a day)

 

Carmen,

Warm up : scales C, G, and D major, A minor, hands separately and hands together, 1 octave

In progress : On the bridge at Avignon – C postilion, dotted quarter notes in right hand

New : 18 th Century Dance  – G positions , left stays on the G base

By memory : pop song A -ha

(practice time 15 minutes  a day)

 

Renaud,

Warm up : 5 note scales C, D, E, F, G

broken chords cross over

Review : Jolly Old saint Nicholas – smooth transitions between lines

In progress : Alley Cat’s choir

Magic Wand – whole note scale (left hand on white keys / right hand on black keys, and in reverse)

(practice time 10 minutes a day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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