“Tchaikovsky’s Theme”: Practice with a metronome set at 40 bpm, but remember that that is the “long beat” (so it clicks on beats 1 and 4).

“Willow Tree”: Practice section A, and try to keep the count on your head. Take a few minutes to practice the transition between the bars indicated in class. Make sure that you are following the fingering indicated as well.


Piano Adventures p. 50-51, “Come See the Parade”. Make sure he’s playing the double notes with his thumb and pinky (right hand).


Piano Adventures p. 30-31 “A Mixed Up song”. Make sure that you’re playing the right double notes (C and F), and pay attention to the staccato markings. Read as much as you can.

Practice “Luigi’s Mansion” repeating the A in the left hand as we saw in class.


Polonaise in G minor: Read the first two lines, with both hands. Start slow and be thorough with the fingering. In these types of pieces, it is particularly important to follow the fingering.

A Little Piece: study first with the metronome set at 132 bpm. The idea is that you repeat the piece until you feel comfortable playing at that speed. Then, try to set the metronome at 44 and feel just the first beat.