Giulianna Misasi

Toronto Vocal and Piano Teacher

Giulianna Misasi
Giulianna MisasiABC Academy of Music2019-03-26T17:05:58-04:00

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 TEACHER…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

Latest Homework from Giulianna

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Assignment for the week of April 16, 2019.

Hello Everyone!

Here are this weeks assignments!

Have a good week!

Simone

Reccomnended practice time is 20 minutes per day

Songs: Please work this week on copy cat. Remember to count out loud as you go. you also have 2 new songs that involve 2 new musical terms. Musical Question and answer. You have both a parralel answer and contrasting answer. Parrallel you have a music phrase that sounds and looks similar to the question and you also have a contrasting musical phrase that is completely different than the question. We also learned about the Tie. A tie is two of the same notes connected by a curved line and what you do is hold it for the amount of beats combined. So two have notes connected by a curved line would be a total of 4 beats held down.

How parents can help: Assure that your child is sticking to a consistent practice schedule. As well be sure that your child is filling out their homework logs correctly.

Ruby

Reccomended practice time is around 20 minutes per day

Song: This week focus on boxcar rumble. be sure to practice hands apart first. This will ensure you are comfortable putting hands together. Go through and check letter names for each section. Play one measure at a time until you are comfortable. You will also work on the great clock. For this one be sure to go through the counting and rhythm before playing through the song. Once you are comfortable clapping out the rhythm you should then read through the notes and only after you have done all of that should you play through the music. Always start hands apart and then work your way up to playing with both hands.

How parents can help: Be sure to check your child’s practice log as well as encouraging them to maintain a consistent schedule.

Zoe:

Reccomended practice time is 20 minutes per day

Songs: This week continue to work on your recital piece and memorize the dynamic markings for both pages. Keep up the good work on that piece. You also have 2 new songs. Be sure to go through the steps to learning a new song with those ones.

Theory: You have the handout that I have written out in your notebook, there are 4 new scales to complete. Remember to draw out your key signatures in the correct pattern. Use the previous pages to help you.

How parents can help: Be sure that your child fills out their homework logs correctly and practice daily to maximize progress.

Sara

Reccomended practice time 20-30 minutes every day

Songs: continue to play through the book and when learning a new song go through the steps.

How parents can help: Be sure to check your child’s homework for the correct practice times. Encourage them to practice daily.

April 16th, 2019|

Homework Assignments for the week of April 9, 2019

Hey everyone!

Here is homework for this week!

Have a good week :)

Simone

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 Minutes per day

Songs: This week you will will continue to work on Football Game, Octavius the octopus, and the Copycat. Remember to use sticky fingers while you play all three songs. Also remember to count 1+2+3+4+. This week increase practicing to 20 minutes a day.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive. Additionally, check their homework log for accuracy.

Ruby

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 Minutes per day

Songs: This week you will work on Boxcar rumble. Be sure to go through steps to learning a song. First clap and count the rhythm so you know exactly what to do when you play it. You can start by playing hands apart then bring hands together. Some key things to remember are Quarter rests and eighth notes.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive. Additionally, check their homework log for accuracy.

Zoe

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 Minutes per day

Songs: This week we learned new songs. Be sure to go through the steps to learning a new song. Remember to choose a song for the recital. Either a duet with you parent or a solo piece.

Theory: The handout that I created for you should be completed by next week. Please write out each scale and draw triads above each note. You are using key signatures so be sure to only put them at the front. Also add in the roman numerals underneath the scale.

How parents can support practice: Encouraging your child to practice regularly and helping them develop a routine is the best way to be supportive. Additionally, check their homework log for accuracy. ?

April 11th, 2019|
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Piano Books

Faber & Faber Piano Adventures

Lesson Book Primer Level

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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