Giulianna Misasi

Toronto Vocal and Piano Teacher

Giulianna Misasi
Giulianna MisasiABC Academy of Music2018-11-10T17:26:41+00:00

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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Homework assignments for the week of January 15, 2019

Happy New year everyone!

I hope everyone has a great holiday and is excited to get started on a brand new year! Here is everyone’s homework for the week.

Simone

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 Minutes per day

Theory: Complete pgs 20-26 in your theory book. You can also try out the improvisation that is in there too. Remember to use all black keys, stay on beat and use whole notes half notes and quarter notes.

Songs: This week continue to memorize frogs on logs and My invention for next week. Always sitting tall at the piano and be sure to keep your wrists up. You can also continue to work on Petite Minuet and the other new song. Remember to look at the time signature and count yourself in.

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: 15 Minutes per day

Songs: Captain Hook’s rockin party this week play at a faster tempo so we can practice getting up to the normal speed. Aardvark boogie is a new song, so fill in the counting and read through the notes before you play. Almost like a dream is also a song to practice for this one make sure you count while you play to keep a steady beat.

Also bring a list of 5 pop songs so that we can learn something fun! 5 song titles and 5 artists names should be on the

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: 15 Minutes per day

Scales: Practice A, F and D major with both hands this week

Songs: Grumpy old troll – With this one be sure to focus on dynamics and really making it sound like the troll is really there! Also try working with the metronome this week to help. Practice with the metronome set to 100 bpm. Russian Sailor dance – Work on keeping a steady beat with this song.practice slow with the one because we will go faster! 500 year old melody – Go through and count out loud as you play.

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. 

Sara

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 Minutes per day

Songs: Scarf dance, Pop goes the weasel, The clock shop, I’m a fine musician. For each new song remember to go through the rhythms to make sure you understand everything. Clap through the songs. Also use a metronome to help you keep a steady beat.

Theory: Remember to bring the theory book next week.

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. 

Olivia

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 Minutes per day

Piano: That’s the way it is = Keep working on singing and playing for this one for next week. Tiny toons = Test next week. Court dance = Work with both hands for this song. That’s what makes you beautiful – Put hands together. Down the valley = New song, fill in counting and go through notes.

Voice: Jar of hearts, That’s the way it is and that’s what makes you beautiful.

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.

January 15th, 2019|

Assignments for the week of December 18th

Hello everyone!

This is the last homework assignment before the break!

Happy Holidays everyone and a Happy New Year! See you all in 2019!

Simone

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 Minutes per day

Songs: D-E-F march work on this for one more week. Remember to check what notes you are playing in the song before you start playing. Check to see where your hands go and get set up! Remember to always count while you play and keep a steady beat. We also learned Mister blue bird, Dance band and frogs on logs. Today we learned Time Signature. 4/4 time means that the top number tells us how many beats are in one measure. The bottom number tells us that a quarter note gets one beat. Continue filling out the counting before you play a new song and always count yourself in!

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: 15 Minutes per day

Songs: There will be a test on “It’s a small world”. Remember to keep a steady beat and  count while you play.  You can also work on “Peter, Peter” and we can have a test on that one as well. For your test, I will give you both comments and a mark for each song. Also for fun, try learning all I want for christmas by ear! Play the song on youtube then try playing it back on the piano! Have fun with it. We will try this again in the new year.

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: 15 Minutes per day

Scales: A,F,D Major scales. For these be sure to practice with a metronome to help you keep a steady beat.

Songs: Work on Square dance remember to focus on dynamics and overall arch of  the song. This will help to create a really interesting and exciting piece. No moon tonight and Grumpy old troll. These songs need some more attention. Go through your steps to learning a song and see how comfortable you get

Theory: Complete pgs 30-33 in your theory book!

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.

 

Sara

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 Minutes per day

Songs: Two note march, Girl on a Bicycle, Boy on a Bicycle, Song for a Scarecrow, My Pony and Row, Row, Row your boat. Learn as many songs as you would like over the break! Have fun learning new songs!

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.

 

 

Olivia

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 Minutes per day

Practice all the songs we worked on in class and maybe bring some new ideas in the new year!

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.

 

 

December 18th, 2018|
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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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