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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, April 26, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Julian

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Julian! You have a couple new songs this week. You may try out I’m a fine musician, and Paper Airplane. As always be sure to clap and count before you play. You will then count out loud as you play. This week we are looking at pieces that jump around between family numbers, so be on the lookout for that in your songs. Also good luck with Jack in the beanstalk!

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 30 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Zoe. Be sure to keep pushing yourself to practice as much as you can every week. We will continue our work on the assigned scaled but make sure to try the melodic scale for each minor key. You can also continue your work on all the current RCM pieces but this week have a listen and choose something you are very interested in.

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

Homework:

Good work on firefly! Let’s continue to the next song! You can do it, just remember to follow the steps. Use your landmark notes to help you find where you start then you have to look at what direction you are going up or down. Are you stepping or skipping or use a landmark note to help you figure it out.

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

Homework:

Good work Renaud with your recital piece. Now with Ferris wheel we have to keep working so that we don’t pause after beat 3 in a 3/4 time signature. Just keep going to beat 1. Count 1+2+3+ 1+2+3+. You can also keep working on your staccatos. Be sure that they sound short and jumpy. Don’t hold down these notes they sound very different from your legato notes.

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 15-20 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Carmen with Snake Charmer. Now we are onto Captain hooks rockin’ tune. Continue to count out loud as you play. Playing hands separately can really help you determine the correct rhythm. You may also begin learning the next song. Always begin by filling in the counting and tapping and counting the song before you play.

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 10-15 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Ahara. This week keep working on Donkey Riding. We talked about vowels today and how we need to sing on vowels instead of consonants. Listen to the way a word sounds and see if you can sing on that sound. You may also begin listening to the rainbow.

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!

April 27th, 2021|

Homework assignments for Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Marita

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work on your new pieces. Keep counting out loud while you play, because it really helps keep a steady tempo during each song. Look out for the articulation markings such as Legato, and Staccato in each of the songs. Legato is a curved line that tells you to play smooth and staccato are dots under or above the notes that tell you to play short and detached.

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

Homework:

Excellent work Sidonie on all of your songs! Feel free if you are comfortable to move onto a new song! Always read the letter names before you begin, find the finger numbers that tell you where to start and all that is next is to try your best!

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

Homework:

Good work this week Camille. Remember to read  the letter names of each song before you play. If you ever need help, always feel free to ask someone who can help! Keep working on petite minuet and Let’s play ball. Remember to say the letter names out loud as you play.

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 30 minutes per day

Homework:

This week you can focus on the triads for all your minor scales as well as Bb Major scale. Remember to play both broken and Solid triads in both hands. Good work with Allegretto, continue your work on the trills. Try out some of the exercises we looked at during the lesson to help you improve the trills. You may also begin playing Minuet en rondeau. Be sure to fill in the counting where necessary.

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!

April 30th, 2021|

Homework assignments for Tuesday, April 22, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Next week is Crazy Sock Day, so get creative and wear something that stands out!

Enjoy!

Marita

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work on Forest drums and Runaway Rabbit. Continue on in the book and whenever you learn something new always count out loud, use a metronome or drum track. This will help you maintain a steady beat whenever you play something new.

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

Homework:

This week we learned a new Time Signature. 3/4 time. You count to 3 instead of 4! Make sure you play through all the news songs in addition to your favourite songs. This will help us move forward 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

Homework:

Good work Camille! Remember when you play through your music to say the letter names out loud. This will help you stay focused on the music in front of you. You can also continue onto the next song once you are comfortable.

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 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

As usual we are working on phrasing and dynamic contrast. When you create a specific story for each piece, it helps influence the musical choices you make in each piece. Try this out for every song you play. You can also continue with Triads this week. Both Solid and broken in the keys we discussed. Sara is also encouraged to record notes during the lesson to ensure she remembers everything that she has to complete for 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!

April 22nd, 2021|

Homework assignments for Thursday, April 29, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Anjanah

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Anjanah! This week we really sung a lot of solfege (Do, Re, Mi…), you may continue to sing these as part of your warm up. This week really focus on singing with only the piano. Remember to clap the beats and sing the piano part in between so that you come in at the right time.

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!

Fiona

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work this week Fiona with Russian folk song. This week we started come see the parade. Make sure you read the letter names out loud before you begin. Then while you play you can say them out loud as well. If you feel comfortable you can move onto a new song.

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 15-20 minutes per day

Homework:

This week Danny we have pages 21, 22 in your theory book for homework. You can also continue your work on oranges and lemons. This week we are really focusing on Strong vs weak beats. That means the first beat in every measure has more energy than the others. We don’t want this to be super loud but rather more emphasis on the first beat. Also keep encouraging yourself to play gentler on the keys for everything that you play.

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!

April 30th, 2021|

Homework assignments for Saturday, April 10, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Amita

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Homework:

This week we talked about nerves. We decided to focus on having fun being free in the lesson. This week at home, dance, sing, play do whatever makes you feel good while singing.  Next week in class we will jump into our lesson and focus on having 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!

Grace Ga.

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Grace! We learned a new song this week Men from Mars! When practicing this one, be on the lookout for finger numbers and note values. When you see a half note, remember to hold it! You may also play the songs we have been working on so you can become even more comfortable with them. We also learned two new words. Measure and Bar line! You can work on the sheets provided to help you remember!

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

Homework:

Jadon keep pushing yourself to practice piano every week. When you spend time with a piece it continuously gets better, so be sure to get in as much practice time possible! We are working on Happy Birthday. Begin with hands apart then add hands together when you are more comfortable. You may also want to work on sections. This will help improve the tricky spots.

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 10-15 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Pragya! You are really finding  your head voice! This week keep working on part of your world and don’t forget about your recital song When will my life begin. For this song, we want to have lots of fun, remember to do you moves but not move around too much or else we won’t hear you!

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!

Matthew

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Homework:

This week Matthew, we have to get working with the metronome. As mentioned during the lesson, try surrounding yourself with your favourite things to help you feel more at ease while working with the metronome. It really does help you improve the quality of your playing, so continue to push yourself to practice on the beat.

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!

April 12th, 2021|

Preferred Books for Giulianna’s Students

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Piano Books

Faber & Faber Piano Adventures

Lesson Book Primer Level

Cover of Faber Piano Adventures Lesson Book Primer Level

The 2nd Edition Primer Lesson Book introduces the keyboard, note values, and the grand staff. Students play in C 5-finger scale patterns, develop recognition of steps and skips, and learn letter names independent of finger number. Musicianship is built through the use of dynamics and coloristic experimentation with the pedal. The book is organized into units which represent the major concepts and skills. As new units are introduced, earlier concepts and skills are constantly reviewed.

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Faber & Faber Piano Adventures

Theory Primer Level

Cover of Faber Piano Adventures Theory Primer Level

The 2nd Edition Primer Theory Book provides important reinforcement and creative application of basic theory concepts. Students will enjoy note-naming with StoryRhymes, exploring improvisation, and engage with eye-training and ear-training activities all within a fun-filled context tied thematically to the Primer Lesson Book pieces.

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Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A

Cover of Alfred's Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1AThis easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book Level 1A begins by teaching basic keyboard topography and fluent recognition of white key names in relation to black keys. It focuses on simple rhythms and prepares students for intervallic reading with entertaining songs that focus on “same,” “stepping up” and “stepping down.” It then introduces lines and space notes in treble and bass clefs, melodic and harmonic intervals of 2nds, 3rds, 4ths and 5ths, and graduates to reading on the grand staff. It also introduces the flat and sharp signs. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician. Songs Include: Balloons * Batter Up! * The Donkey * A Friend Like You * Hand-Bells * A Happy Song * Horse Sense * Totem Pole Song * It’s Halloween! * Jingle Bells! * Jolly Old Saint Nicholas * July the Fourth! * Just a Second! * Love Somebody * Merrily We Roll Along O’er the Deep Blue Sea * Mexican Hat Dance * My Clever Pup * My Fifth * My Robot * Old MacDonald * Old Uncle Bill * Play a Fourth * Raindrops * Rain, Rain! * Rockets * Rockin’ Tune * Rock Song * Sailing * Sea Divers * See-Saws * Skating * Who’s on Third? * Willie and Tillie * Wishing Well * The Zoo

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Alfred's Basic Piano for the Later Beginner

Book 1

Cover of Alfred's Basic Piano for the Later Beginner, Book 1

Complete Level 1 is a faster-paced version of Levels 1A and 1B that gets to staff reading more quickly. Perfect for a student who is 8 or older, or for a younger beginner with great musical aptitude. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.

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Voice & Singing Books

RCM Voice Repertoire

Prepratory Level

Cover of RCM Voice Preparatory Level

A Comprehensive Voice Series serves as the official resource for voice assessments of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. Featuring an outstanding selection of voice literature and supporting materials, this series offers a truly enriched learning experience to help ensure student success.  As in previous editions, Resonance encompasses a rich and varied selection of Repertoire, Vocalises and Recitatives that students of all ages and voice types will find appropriate to their musical interests and level of technical ability.

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Kids' Musical Theatre Collection

Cover of Kids' Music Theatre Collection

59 songs, combined in a convenient package (combines book only of Vol. 1 00230029 and Vol. 2 00230031), offering a wealth of theatre music for children.

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Full Voice Workbook Series

Level 1

Cover of Full Voice Workbook Series Level 1

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