ABC Logo

ABC Academy of Music

Lessons & Classes for All Ages

COVID RE-START PLAN
Online classes & Programs Available
Lesson & Class Login
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

Latest Homework from Giulianna

Is Giulianna Your Teacher?

Sign up now to get your weekly assignments delivered, and never lose your homework sheet again!

Homework assignments for Monday, February 8, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Julian

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

Good work Julian this week. For homework you can continue to work on Ferris Wheel, try using the metronome set to 100 bpm. You also have 2 new songs, Mexican Jumping bean and Haunted mouse. Always begin by clapping and counting the rhythm, next you can read through the notes after that you are ready to try playing. If anything is tricky try playing hands apart.

Technique:

We learned about Staccato! Staccato notes are short and detached. I like to say that the piano is hot when we touch it! Try playing the staccato notes in the songs like the piano is really hot!

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: 

Good work Zoe with Climb up on an elephant. We will continue with our exam prep. Be sure to work through Celebration this week as this one is much newer than the rest. Play through all required pieces, List A, B, and C as well as the etude.

Technique:

Your scales are sounding very confident. Great work with these. In addition to the scales and triads, work through some sight reading exercises 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!

Isabella

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Songs: 

Good work with all the songs we worked through. You may now look at our new song Bugle boys. This song is the last one in the primer book and afterwards we will move to the level 1book you have purchased. Please use the handout provided.

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: 

Good work with All my friends! You can now move onto C’mon tigers and Princess and a monster. Be sure to clap and count the rhythm before you play it on the piano. This will help you develop a strong beat. Have fun with your new music. We are so close to the end of 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!

Carmen

Recommended daily practice time is 15-20 minutes per day

Songs: 

Good work Carmen with Aardvark Boogie! It’s coming along very well. Continue to count out loud this week during this song. You may also want to include some dynamic contrast in the piece so look out for those dynamic markings. You also have Whirling leaves, for this one be sure to really count and check for any wrong notes. I would advise clapping and counting before playing to help form a strong beat. Afterwards you can begin playing again. You also have a new song called Sword Dance, for this one begin the steps to learning a song and fill in the counting before playing.

Technique:

Good work with F Major scale. Let’s move onto Bb Major scale. You will play this in both hands separately up to 1 octave. Note: Bb Major scale in your right hand begins on finger 2 and begins on finger 3 in your left hand. Review your notes for these scales.

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: 

Good work with Monkeys Ahara! We will now move onto I need a home for my Dinosaur. For this song, look out for the dotted half notes. These notes are three beats longs and you need to keep singing it for all three beats. Look through the song before singing, so you know where they all are and highlight them by circling or colouring it in. You will also need to watch out for some rest. These are silent beats and we will continue to learn how to clap them in the coming lessons. Note: You may always sing your favourite songs in addition to your new songs.

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 10th, 2021|

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|

Homework assignments for Thursday, March 11, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week.

Important reminder: There are no lessons during the week of March 15-21.

Enjoy!

Anjanah

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs:

Great work with The Monkeys! You did so well. This week, I would like you to read the song like a story! Try reading it to your family, your stuffed animals, whoever is around. If there are words you do not understand be sure to ask someone what that word means!

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

Songs:

Great work with Animals this week! Keep trying to listen to it and then find the notes on the piano! You can also continue playing The Dance Band and Frogs on logs. You can find the hand position by looking at the numbers that sit above each note. Look for those numbers and place your hands where they belong. Remember to also count out loud while you play to make sure you understand the correct rhythm.

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:

Let’s get to the end of the book! Play through as many songs in the book as you can except the very last song. Be sure to watch out for articulation markings, tempo markings, and time signature. Clap out each melody before you play it and start by playing each song slowly.  Good luck!

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:

Good work on Jolly Old Saint Nicholas and Old McDonald. Try and play through each song slowly and be sure to hold all of the long notes! For singing we are working on do you want to build a snowman! Try reading some of the words like a story to your family or stuffed animals! If there are any words you do not understand be sure to ask a grownup for help!

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!

March 13th, 2021|

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|

Preferred Books for Giulianna’s Students

Click to buy them here, and they’ll come right to your house!  What could be easier?

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.

Buy on Amazon

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.

Buy on Amazon

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

Buy on Amazon

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.

Buy on Amazon

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.

Buy on Amazon

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.

Buy on Amazon

Full Voice Workbook Series

Level 1

Cover of Full Voice Workbook Series Level 1

Buy on Amazon
Go to Top