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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 February 1st, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Julian

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

Good practicing this week! For your homework, replay Firefly with the metronome set from 115-125 BPM where ever you feel comfortable. You will also continue to play Sailing in the Sun. You may set it to the same speed as Firefly 115-125. This week you can play a new song called Ferris Wheel. This song is in 3/4 time and has a lot of slurs written in the music. Be sure to go through the steps to learning a song while you work on it 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!

Zoe

Recommended daily practice time is 30 minutes per day

Songs: 

Continue to work on all exam music. Focusing on phrasing, dynamics and accuracy of notes and rhythms. Pay extra close attention to climb up on an elephant. We are working in 6/8 time. Try clapping and counting this song a lot this week feeling the strong beats on both 1 and 4. Try accenting them while clapping or even swaying on those beats while you clap.

Technical requirements:

All required scales are as follows: C, G and F Major, A, E and D minor. For each of these scales you must play the scale in one octave with hands separately. You must also play their corresponding triads both broken and solid for each scale. During your practice sessions you may also try out sight reading exercises 2+3 in the next section.

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 you will continue to work on the songs from your binder. For homework, you are going to fill in the counting for each song. 1+2+3+4+ under each note. Afterwards you will clap and count each song. Then after you are comfortable, you will count out loud and play each song. Keep a steady beat. Some tricks to help are tapping your foot or using a metronome!

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 All My Friends. Try counting out loud as you play and use a faster tempo. Be sure to hold down long enough for those ties! You are also working on Bells of Great Britain. Count out loud as you play to be sure you maintain a steady 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!

Carmen

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Songs: 

Good work with Peter Pan this week. Continue to play Aardvark boogie and count out loud. You will also need to fill in the counting for this song. That way you can clap and count the rhythm as well as count out loud while playing. You may also begin to learn Whirling leaves. If you are comfortable start by filling in the counting and clapping the rhythm. Next you can play hands separately.

Technique:

You have F major scale to practice this week. Be sure to try it in both hands and start each practice session with this 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!

Ahara

Recommended daily practice time is 10 minutes per day

Songs: 

Great job with Monkey! You may continue singing all the songs we work on whenever you like. You may also want to begin singing I need a home for my dinosaur. One of the first things you will need to do is read through the lyrics. If there are any words you do not understand, ask for help! You need to know everything that you sing! You can also try reading the text like a story. This will help you understand the song as a whole. Try reading it to your parents before bed like its a bedtime story! You may also use our recording to practice some of the vocal techniques that we tried out in warm up. We did hops, jumps and some slides with our capes! ZOOOOMMM!!! Try them out 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!

February 2nd, 2021|
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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|

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 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 September 12, 2020

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the fall 2020 semester. Here you will find your homework each week. I will also suggest how long to practice and provide a few helpful hints to get you prepped for the following week. This will provide you with some guidelines to allow your child to progress. Good luck practicing and have fun!

Claire

Recommended daily practice time is 25-30 minutes per day

Technical work:

Practice A major scale this week. For the scale you will use both hands and play two octaves. In addition, you can also practice the broken and solid triads for A major. You can play hands separately for this one.

Songs:

We have two songs this week. Medieval Fair and In the Hall of the Mountain King. In both pieces we are focusing on the overall story behind the music. Deciding what each section represents and allowing the dynamics to direct how and why we play loud, soft, smooth and detached. Spend some time with each story and choose how you will shape and phrase each piece. Use the stories that we came up with in class and if you have any ideas over the week experiment and bring them to class next time we meet. Have fun with this and don’t be afraid to be creative! There are no wrong answers!

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. This is where they can fill in how long they practice and what they worked on that week.