Ian,

Warm up : C major, G major scales and triads

New pieces : My Daydream – G major , follow the symetrical pattern, stay in g positions (both hands)

Ode to Joy – back to C position (also transposition to higher C position – right hand), be accurate in counting qurter notes vs eighth notes

I am a King – 5 note G scale, left hand in low G position – don’t miss your sharps and naturals!

Monlight Melody – start right hand

(Fur Elise – by memory)

(try to practise 10 – 15 mins a day)

 

Josh,

Great job on Malaguena!

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

New Pieces : Twinkle twinkle Little Star

Two Little Blackbirds

Kitty’s in the Well

Playing on th Monkey bars

On the Swing

The Frog and the Bee

– watch for piano and forte change

– get both hands ready for middle C position

(try to practise 10 – 15 mins a day)

 

Carmen,

Warm up : Chords C (tonic) F (subdominant) G (dominant) – connect the closest way (arpeggios)

New Pieces : Finger Steps – legato

Finger Walk

Keyboard Dance – C position Left Hand

Fourth

My Fourth

Big Ben

(say the names of the notes as you play them to help you remember new position/left hand)

(try to practise 10 – 15 mins a day)

 

Nathalia,

Warm up : C, G, D major scales and triads

New Pieces : My daydream –  get both hands ready for G position before starting, stay in G position, last line transposition to the higher octave

The Elf’s Silver Hammer – high C position, notice the symmetrical patterns

Sword Dance – D position, play each hand seperately, then try hands together

(try to practise 15 mins a day)

 

Amelia,

Warm up : C major scale in parallel and contrary motion

New Pieces : The Old Woman in a Shoe – watch for B flat

Oh, Susanna – thumbs on the middle C /middle c position

(try to pratise 10 – 15 mins a day)

 

Lucy,

Warm up : C major scale , hands seperately

New Pieces : The Light House – Right hand starts on D, watch for F sharp

Bingo – keep practising the middle part hands together

March of the Dwarfs – play for fun!

(try to practise 10 – 15 mins a day)

 

Miles,

Warm up : C, G, D, major scales and triads

New Pieces : Spanish Caballero

Arpeggios (C, D, E, F, G etc major and minor)

Believer – sounds great! keep trying by ear/memory

(try to practise 15 mins a day)

 

Shayne,

Warm up : G, D, A major scales and triads

New Pieces : After the Gold Rush – great job! keep following the fingering patterns, make sure to change your positions

Sneaky Business – A minor position, watch fo G sharp

(try to practise 10 – 15 mins a day)

 

Isabel,

Warm up : 2 and 3 notes black keys patterns

New Pieces : Here we go

The Flyer

The Boatman

Off to the Circus

Tiger Hunt

The Steamboat

– find your position – thumbs on the middle C

– say the names of the notes as you play them to help your remember

– try to keep your eyes on the book (trust your fingers)

 

(try to practise 10 mins a day – hope your finger feels better! :))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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