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Giulianna Misasi2021-01-10T12:04:25-05:00

Project Description

Artist Diploma (Glenn Gould School) in-progress
Artist Diploma (University of Western Ontario)
B.Mus (University of Western Ontario)

Giulianna Misasi is a graduate of the Artist Diploma program and the Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance program at Western University. In the fall of 2018 she will continue training through the Artist Diploma program in Voice at The Glenn Gould School within the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Beyond post secondary training, Giulianna performed several operatic roles in Canada and Europe. In 2014, she performed scenes from Don Giovanni, and Die Entführung aus dem Serail with The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy. Giulianna featured as the second lady in Die Zauberflöte with the Accademia Europea Dell’ Opera in 2015. In July of 2016, Giulianna branched out into music theatre as Marta from Company with the Music Theatre on the Thames. Last summer 2017, Giulianna returned to classical performance as Lady Billows from Albert Herring in the Halifax Summer Opera Festival. This summer, Giulianna performed as Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte with Summer Opera Lyric Theatre.

Through continual professional development, Giulianna transfers her training and dedication to her students to allow them to reach their full potential.

Get to know Giulianna…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies: Cooking, Swimming, Kickboxing

Musical influences: Renee Flemming, Anna Netrebko

Favourite food: Pasta, BBQ Anything

Least favourite food: Tripe

Favourite music: I love so many different Genres

Favourite song: Currently – Fall in Line by Christina Aguilera

Favourite movie: I don’t have one

Favouirite movie music: Currently – Hunchback of Notre dame

Favourite musical theatre/opera: Currently – Manon by Jules Massenet

Best quote from your teacher: “No Translation, No Sing!”

Favourite quote: “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th” Julie AndrewsFavourite book:Bel Canto – Ann Patchett

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Homework assignments for Monday, January 18, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Julian

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

We are almost at the end of our lesson book! Next week we can try to look at music in the Level 1 faber adventures book. In the meantime, you can continue to practice ‘Let’s play’ the very last song in the book, one more week. You may also play any of your favourites from the book just for fun!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Zoe

Recommended daily practice time is 20-25 minutes per day

Songs: 

We have begun exam prep! We will have lots of time to decide whether we go through with the exam but for now it is best to prepare as best we can. We have selected Burlesque in G Major, Angelfish, Swirling leaves. There is also a new song on the list and that is Celebration from the etudes book. You may also begin the learning process for this song.

Technical requirements:

For the exam there are 6 scales required. C, G and F major scale. There is also the relative minor scales A, E and D minor scales. You can play through each of these during the week.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Isabella

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week we worked on a few songs. Ode to Joy, Twinkle twinkle, Mary had a little lamb and a few others. You can use the sheets provided to help you play these songs. Be sure to try them out a few times over the week.

Theory:

We worked through family numbers and finding notes on the piano. You can also use the sheets provided to help you with this.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Renaud

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week we will continue to work on Grandmother. For this one be sure to count out loud while you play to make sure you play with a steady beat. You can also play lemonade stand for fun since this is a favourite! Finally you also have All my friends. For this one, fill in the counting this week and try clapping it. It has ties over the bar line which makes the counting trickier. Be sure to take it one step at a time and once you feel comfortable try playing it on the piano.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Carmen

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Songs: 

You have a couple songs to work on for this week. Peter pan and Aardvark boogie. For both of these songs, be sure to count out loud while you play. If you have any trouble try clapping and counting the rhythm alone then try playing it on the piano again.

Technique:

You have some scales to play! This week we are working on A major and E Major.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Ahara

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

We have begun working on Monkeys! Online on the RCM account you can find all of the piano recordings to help you sing this song. Right now we can learn this song from the recordings as well as any youtube clips to help. In the coming weeks we will begin to learn how to read and learn music by ourselves.

Technique:

We learned about our breath this week! We went through a couple of warm up and techniques that will help us in filling up our ‘tire’ while keeping our shoulders away from our ears! Try breathing in through the straw and exhale like the sound of a balloon! You can do this to start off each practice session.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

January 20th, 2021|
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Homework assignments for Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Marita

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week you can continue to play all my friends and Lemonade Stand. When you play in 3/4 time signature, it’s best to think about it like a bouncing ball. The main beat is on beat 1. Bounce 2 + 3 + Bounce 2+ 3+. There shouldn’t be any pauses in between the measures. Just keep going! We have also begun a few songs from the level 1 book! Next week we will have officially completed the primer level. Good work! Using the sheets provided begin playing the first couple of songs in the new book! Have fun and enjoy!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Sidonie

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

Good work with Hey Mr. Half Note, and Alouette! You can continue to work on Alouette since it is so much fun! I have also sent a longer version for you to play through. We have also begun learning notes on the staff, the first song is C march. Try this one out this week and we will continue on in the book!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Camille

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week you can continue working on the music you played last week. Good work on learning a new note. The Dotted half note. We will continue to work on it in the weeks to come.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Sara

Recommended daily practice time is 25-30 minutes per day

Songs: 

We have begun our exam prep, so this week you can focus on improving each piece that you will play. The focus should be on articulation, phrasing and dynamics. Be sure to play exactly what is on the page, as well as room for interpretation. Experiment this week and see what stories you can create to help your interpretation.

Technical requirements:

For the exam you will be expected to play C, G and F Major as well as their relative minor scales. a, e and d minor scales. This week we will work through natural scales and next week we will look into harmonic minor scales.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

January 20th, 2021|

Homework assignments for Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Renaud

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Songs: 

It was so good to see you Renaud! Very excited to continue our work together. We will continue to work on Grandmother. We will work on speeding up the tempo this week. You can also continue to work on Lemonade stand. You may also increase the speed of this song during the week. You also have a new song! This is All my friends. For this one try clapping and counting the rhythm of this song to help you with the tempo.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Camille

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week we will continue to work on Sea story. You can try playing it with the drum beat on your keyboard! Watch out for the pauses in between left and right hand. Be sure to just keep going, don’t stop! You also have Hey Mr. Half note dot. We learned about the dotted half note today. This note has 3 beats. Remember to count

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Sidonie

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

For homework this week you can continue to work on ode to joy and seas story to make it even better than it already is! Keep working hard! You also have two new songs. Hey mr. half note dot and Alouette. Try clapping and counting the rhythm before you play and then once you begin sing the letter names out loud as you you! You can do it!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Carmen

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Songs: 

Well done with Pirate of the north sea! Continue to work on the articulations within the piece. There are both Staccato (short detached notes) and Legato (smooth and connected notes). Be sure to notice where they are and do your best to make them sound different. You will also have to consider the same when going through Queens royal entrance. Remember the Dynamics are also important! Don’t forget about those either.

Technique: 

This week we talked about key signatures and a few major scales. Try out C, D, G and A Major scale this week!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Sara

Recommended daily practice time is 25-30 minutes per day

Songs: 

EXAM PREP! Over the next few weeks and months we will begin our exam preparation for RCM grade 1 piano. We have chosen our pieces but they can change in the next couple of weeks if you want. Begin reviewing: Ballet, Red Satin Jazz, The Snake, and The Swinging Leprechaun. From there we can decide which ones to keep and which ones to change.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

January 12th, 2021|
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Homework assignments for Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Fiona

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

Good work with your songs this week! You did very well. You can continue to work on Alouette. Remember to say the letter names out loud as you play to make sure you have a steady tempo.

Theory: 

During our lesson we learned about the Grand staff and the music ladder. We learned that notes go on the lines and spaces of the grand staff and that they create a pattern of line space line. You can use the worksheets provided to help you with the Grand Staff.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Danny

Recommended daily practice time is 25-30 minutes per day

Songs: 

Good work memorizing those songs this week! They were very well done. You will need to continue with Lightly row this week. Try using a metronome set from 110-120 to help you keep a steady beat. If its too fast feel free to try a slower speed. Also if it’s too slow you may also try a faster speed. You also have Grumpy old troll and Merlins wand. You may continue your work on both pieces.

Theory: 

There is some corresponding theory homework for Merlin’s wand so you can complete that for homework.

Technique:

You can play G, D and A Major scales this week. Remember to find which sharps you will be needing then begin to play the scales with the metronome set from 70-80 BPM. The goal for your scales is to maintain relaxed and level wrists while playing with curved fingers. Take it slow and watch how much you press the keys. Not too hard!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Selena

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

Selena, thank you for another great lesson! It was so much fun. This week we worked on Havana. Remember what we did in our vocal warm ups where we listen for the pitches and try and match them. We have to think about it before we sing! Keep working on this one and just sing it around the house!

Technique: 

We tried steps and skips in our vocal warm ups. For this week, you can use the recording to help you. In future we will continue to record the lessons so that you can have it during the week.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Isla

Recommended daily practice time is 20-25 minutes per day

Songs: 

Isla, what a great lesson! This week we worked on The Climb. You may continue your work on that one. You may also want to think of something else we can add to the mix. Possibly one of your other suggestions you made from last week.

Technique: 

Some of the concepts we are working on are feeling more open and mindful with out jaw and teeth. We have to think of our mouth as a concert hall. By cutting off space or making the room smaller, the sound becomes more muffled and quiet. Keep the teeth open and don’t feel locked in by your jaw. It is free to move.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

January 16th, 2021|
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Homework Assignments for Saturday, January 10, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Grace

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This was our very first lesson so today we got to learn Mary Had a little Lamb with finger numbers on the black keys. You can use the handout provided to practice this song during the week. I have also given provided an extra song in case you need more work.

Theory: 

This week we mapped out the piano. We learned about high, low and medium sounds on the piano. We also learned about the groups of 2 and groups of 3 black keys on the piano. You can go through the handouts provided to review all that we touched on in the lesson. Have fun, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me next lesson!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Jadon

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week we are continuing to work on the Flash reverse theme song. You have a few tools to help you, both audio clip and sheet music. Try working through the sheet music to figure out the patterns that you are playing. Next week we will return to the Alfred book. Keep up the good work Jadon.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Mai

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week you can continue to work on I’ll be there by walk of the earth. Try working through the text to be sure you are remembering the words. Listen to the audio of this song to help you remember.

Technique:

Some things we are working on include becoming more flexible in the mouth. When practicing this week be sure to try out some of the vocal exercises where moved the lips and jaw around. Remember not to clench your teeth while making sounds.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Pragya

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week we looked at Invisible from Klaus. We talked about the film and what it was about. For next Saturday, the homework is to go through the song and underline some important words. These underlined words will be something you sing out when you go through the song. You can also choose a few more songs that you wish to work on for the coming weeks.

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

Selena

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week we sang señorita. It was so much fun during our lesson. For next Saturday, have a list of 5 songs prepared to choose from. Including the title and artist. From there we will select music that we can sing in the coming weeks. We also worked on some call and response in the vocal warm ups. Remember when the teacher (I) plays something, really hear it in your head and sing back what you hear. We went through different animals noises so for next week bring your best barn yard animal sounds with you to the lesson!

How parents can help: Encourage your child to have a daily practice routine and ensure that they are filling out their homework logs correctly. In addition to the online homework posts, I recommend that each student keep and maintain a homework journal where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week. You can decorate it to make it fun!

January 10th, 2021|
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