• Pg. 28 “C-D-E-F-G March – Done!
  • Pg. 29 “The Measure”
    sing & play at the same time
  • Pg. 30 “Ode to Joy” – NEW
  • For both pieces, always begin by checking which note to start, and which finger is supposed to play it
  • recommended practice: at least 3 times a week, 20mins each time


  • Sea Chantey: done!
  • Pg. 24 “Cat Patrol”
    • Impressive preparation this week!
    • Staccato and legato – make sure the difference is clear in your playing
    • Practice both hands until bar 27
    • learn notes until the end, if you have time
  • Pg. 18 “Rage over a lost penny”
    • Firm playing, please
    • some staccatos are still missing!
    • clean up notes and transitions
  • Scales
    • do corrections at the back of your notebook
      revise and play all scales that are at the back of your notebook
  • Theory – complete page 36
  • recommended practice: at least 5 times a week, 30mins each time



Missed you this week! Here’s a reminder of last week’s lesson notes:

  • Czerny No. 1:
    • revise, making sure LH chords are solid
    • hands together, at a steady tempo (MM=60)
  • Bourée (pg. 24)
    • articulation – make sure slurring and lifting as indicated. These are sometimes missing right now.
    • dynamics – be more sensitive to dynamic changes
    • hands together
  • Gigue in A major (pg. 48) NEW
    • RH only – practice the notes
    • articulation – it gets trickier here. Careful of lifts, slurs, staccato.
    • LH – learn notes if time
  • Misc. please bring: Clementi, manuscript book, theory book.
    recommended practice: daily, 45mins each time


Sorry to hear you’re unwell! Hope you feel better soon. Here’s a reminder of lesson notes from last week:

  • Pg. 16, music track 4
    • play the track and sing along
    • make sure to place hands on the book, tapping the finger numbers are you sing
  • Pg. 20, music track 7
    • stick the coloured stars I’ve given (it’s in an envelope clipped to the page of the book) on your own piano according to the example on page 20. Make sure the colour matches the correct key on the piano.
    • first, sing while pointing to the stars on the page
      then, using the page 20 & 21 as a guide, find those coloured stars on the piano, and play
    • Pg. 12, music track 3
      play track and revise the words while doing the hand movements
      Gianna knows this already, but we need to revise this with her. This will remind her to keep her hands relaxed and fingers curved when we play the piano.
      recommended practice: at least 3 times a week, 15mins each time


  • Pg. 8 “Firefly” DONE!
  • Pg. 10 ” Little River” NEW
    Make sure to lift hand at the end of the phrase
  • pg. 11 “Sailing in the sun” NEW
    slow practice, work on coordination between hands!
  • forest dance – new! Practice slowly, count
  • Pg. 12 Ferris Wheel – NEW slow practice, keep counting! And be careful of swapping hands



  • The Juggler: DONE!
  • Green Frog Hop: count rests, Crisp staccatos
  • On top of Old Smoky – pedal, connect the wide notes more…stretch!
  • A Jazzy Song for Mr Bach – practice so that you’re playing with more flow…steady counting.
  • Festive March – a little faster, pedal, dynamics!

theory book – page 9. Practice