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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 11, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Julian

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week we are on the final songs of the book! We can continue with Tchaikovsky’s Waltz. There were many pauses in this one so be sure to practice it both with slow and fast tempos to become more comfortable with the piece. You also have Wild Windy Day, All the raindrops and Let’s go play! Go through the steps to learning a song for each of these.

Technique: 

For this week you have the G 5 finger scale. This is similar to what we have done in the past, but instead of 8 notes you only play 5 notes. Go through this one as a warm up before 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!

Zoe

Recommended daily practice time is 25-30 minutes per day

Songs: 

You completed two tests this week, Good work! You have three songs to work on this week. Canon – this one is tricky but if you take it super slow and practice hands apart you will become more comfortable with it. You also have Young Ludwig exploring, and Climb up on an elephant. For each of the songs, you may always begin by playing hands separately then gradually move towards hands together. Remember slow and steady is always good!

Technique: 

We played through a few scales this week. All but one are complete. F major is the one you can continue to work on.

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 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week we looked at Ode to Joy and Twinkle little star. Remember when you work through both songs to say the letter names out loud as you play. This will allow you to keep track of where you are on the page. You can use the worksheets provided to help you out this week.

Theory:

We talked about family numbers today. For homework you can complete the sheets provided that help you remember where each family number lives 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!

Ahara

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

Listen to the recording of a cookie and a snip, see if you can match all of the notes in a cookie for a snip! Its just like what we do in our vocal warmups. You can also go through our vocal warmups whenever you practice this week. We are working on our posture and breathing into the tire for our singer breath! You can practice this breath whenever you begin to sing!

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 11th, 2021|
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Homework assignments for Tuesday, January 13, 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 13th, 2021|

Homework Assignments for Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Hello everyone happy new year!

Here you will find your homework for the week!

Enjoy!

Camille

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week Camille played through quite a few songs! We will continue to play Men from Mars, but we will also move onto Ode to Joy and Sea Story! I encourage Camille to continue to use the keyboard drum beats. It sounds like so much fun plus it also allows Camille to have a steady tempo throughout.

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: 

This week Sidonie will continue to play Men From Mars, Ode to Joy and Sea Story. If she

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: 

This week you can continue to play Jingle Bell Rock. I will also be sending you some sheet music for the songs you mentioned in class. You may get started on those as soon as possible. I would also like for you to choose a few songs from the RCM book that you would like to play! Bring them to me next lesson.

Technique:

This week we are continuing to work on F# Major scale. We will have a test on this one next week. You can also begin to play C# Major scale.

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!

Olivia

Recommended daily practice time is 25-30 minutes per day

Songs: 

For next week we will have a test on Turkish Bazaar. Be sure to work on the trouble spots for this one. Mainly the 2nd page in the 4th and 5th system. You can also continue to work on Atacama desert. We will also have a test on this one next week. Be sure to watch out for dynamics in this one

Technique:

This week we will begin working on F# minor. That includes all 3 versions of the scale as well as solid and broken triads.

Voice:

We will continue to work on Sebben Crudele. Be sure to play on your piano while you are trying to figure out the correct pitches. Keep doing this until you are completely comfortable. You can also clap and count any rhythms you are having trouble with.

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 5th, 2021|
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Homework Assignments for Thursday, January 7, 2021

Hello Everyone Happy New Year!

Here you will find the homework for this week!

If you ever have questions, feel free to bring them to our next lesson. Enjoy and have fun!

Fiona

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week you completed Men from Mars and Ode to Joy. We will continue with Sea story this week to make sure there are no pauses. Just be sure to keep an even tempo. In the lesson we learned a new note as well as a new song. A dotted half note has 3 beats. In hey Mr. Half note dot, you have to count to 3 for the entire song. Remember to count out loud while you play.

Theory: 

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

Songs: 

For next lesson you can continue to work on Lightly row. There was some pauses this week also the staccatos need to be really short and detached. You also played Forest drums which was really well done! In addition this week, try memorizing this piece and play it as if there was a giant crescendo and decrescendo over the whole song. Also try and memorize No moon tonight for next lesson. You may also learn Grumpy Old Troll on your own. There are a couple things to remember for this one. 1) There are contrasting dynamics in both hands. One hand plays Forte while the other plays Piano. You will also have a lot of Staccatos to play. Be sure to keep them short and detached.

Theory: 

SCALES GALORE! We are beginning to dive into learning about key signatures and sharp major scales. There are two acronyms that we can use to help us, be sure to always have them handy when we are first starting out. For review, we will play through A-G scale and if you feel comfortable you can begin with the sharp scales. Possibly playing G major and D major Scale in both your right and left hands separately.

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: 

This week we touched on a couple of things. 1) Felling the support and experimenting with the hiss exercise. Try to see if you can feel your breath around your abdomen and stomach. 2) Experiment with the space in your mouth. Try singing The climb on vowels. Release your jaw and lips to allow for more flexibility. Try not to hold your mouth shut with your teeth clenched. Good luck 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!

January 7th, 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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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.