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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, April 19, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Remember next week is crazy sock day, wear something that stands out!

Enjoy!

Julian

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work Julian with your recital song this week! Keep playing it to be extra prepared for the concert. You may also continue playing lil Liza Jane and and the Clock shop! Once you feel comfortable go ahead to the new song 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!

Zoe

Recommended daily practice time is 25-30 minutes per day

Homework:

This week Zoe we have added A, E and D minor to our practice routine. You can focus on the melodic and harmonic scales of each in both hands. We have also changed our recital piece to Atacama Desert, you may now continue to work on this one in preparation for the concert. In addition to the recital piece you can continue your work with the regular weekly 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!

Isabella

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work with Firefly this week Isabella. Now we can continue onto Little river and Sailing in the sun. Take your time and read through the letter names before you begin playing. You may also clap and count the rhythm of the song to help you before you play.

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 5-10 minutes per day

Homework:

Good work this week Renaud. You can continue your work on Sailing in the Sun and Ferris wheel. Be sure to maintain a steady beat throughout the piece. We also learned about Staccato this week. Remember when you play Staccato the notes are detached and short. Have fun with this in Mexican Jumping bean!

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

Homework:

This week we added E major to the practice routine. Remember this has 4 sharps, you can use our fun acronyms to help you find which sharps to play. You may also keep working on your recital piece Whirling leaves. Remember to keep a gentle touch with this one. You also can also continue working on Snake Charmer and your new song Captain hook’s rockin’ party.

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

Homework:

Good work with I need a home for my dinosaur! I love all of the actions you have come up with and you are performing it so confidently now! Let’s continue our work with Donkey Riding. We can begin to think about doing the same for this song to make it more fun!

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!

April 22nd, 2021|

Homework assignments for Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Marita

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

For homework we will be trying out all of the music with a drum beat! This is to help you keep a steady tempo while you play. You have Firefly, Little River, Ferris Wheel, Sailing in the Sun and Mexican Jumping bean. Play all of them with the drum track.

Theory: 

We learned about Staccato this week. Mexican jumping bean has staccatos. Remember these are short and jumpy notes!

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: 

Good work with Alouette this week Camille. Keep playing it this week along with any other favourite songs! Remember that you play G in your left hand. To help you remember you can use your animal sounds! Like the dragon you thought of!

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: 

Good work with Alouette this week Sidonie! We learned the rest by ear in the lesson so keep using your ear this week and try to play it! Don’t worry about going fast, go as slow as you need. You may also try out C march and a Ten second song. These are songs on the staff. You will only playing C and G. Remember the Treble G clef sits on the G line.

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: 

We will continue our exam prep, so this week you can focus on improving each piece that you will play. The focus should be on articulation, phrasing and dynamics. Be sure to play exactly what is on the page, as well as room for interpretation. Experiment this week and see what stories you can create to help your interpretation.

Technical requirements:

For the exam you will be expected to play C, G and F Major as well as their relative minor scales. a, e and d minor scales. Continue to work on Natural minor scales 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 26th, 2021|

Homework assignments for Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Marita

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week you can continue to play all my friends and Lemonade Stand. When you play in 3/4 time signature, it’s best to think about it like a bouncing ball. The main beat is on beat 1. Bounce 2 + 3 + Bounce 2+ 3+. There shouldn’t be any pauses in between the measures. Just keep going! We have also begun a few songs from the level 1 book! Next week we will have officially completed the primer level. Good work! Using the sheets provided begin playing the first couple of songs in the new book! Have fun and enjoy!

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: 

Good work with Hey Mr. Half Note, and Alouette! You can continue to work on Alouette since it is so much fun! I have also sent a longer version for you to play through. We have also begun learning notes on the staff, the first song is C march. Try this one out this week and we will continue on 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!

Camille

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs: 

This week you can continue working on the music you played last week. Good work on learning a new note. The Dotted half note. We will continue to work on it in the weeks to come.

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: 

We have begun our exam prep, so this week you can focus on improving each piece that you will play. The focus should be on articulation, phrasing and dynamics. Be sure to play exactly what is on the page, as well as room for interpretation. Experiment this week and see what stories you can create to help your interpretation.

Technical requirements:

For the exam you will be expected to play C, G and F Major as well as their relative minor scales. a, e and d minor scales. This week we will work through natural scales and next week we will look into harmonic minor 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!

January 20th, 2021|

Homework Assignments for Thursday, April 1, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Anjanah

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs:

This week you can practice The monkey with just the piano accompaniment. You will find this track on the RCM website using the code inside your book. This week we also learned Whole notes, half notes and quarter notes. You can work on the sheets I provided you and try clapping, tapping, and even singing along with your favourite songs! Have fun with this!

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:

Good work singing and playing and singing all of your songs. This week we will move onto let’s play ball. Remember we learned a new note, balancing B and it lives on the top of the bass clef staff.  You may also continue to practice Animals – by Maroon 5. Listen to the song and see if you can play along to it. There are lots of Piano only tracks on Youtube. Find one of those and try it out.

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 10-15 minutes per day

Songs:

Good work with all of the songs you prepared for today. This week you can continue to work on The Dreidle song. Try playing it with the metronome set from 90-100. Remember to listen carefully so that you match your beats with the beats of the metronome. You can also look through the Prep B  book to find pieces that you like! I have chosen a couple of pieces so far but now its your turn!

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 job withe Jolly old saint nick and Old MacDonald! This week we will move onto the Dyno song. Remember to put your thumbs on C4 and read the letter names instead of the finger numbers. I have also given you ode to joy, try that one as well! For singing we are working  Do you want to build a snowman, have fun with it and don’t forget the line “hang in there Joan!”

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!

 

April 1st, 2021|

Homework assignments for Saturday, March 20, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Here is the homework for this week!

Enjoy!

Grace

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs:

Good work this week Grace! For homework you can work on the sheets I have provided. You may also play through Old McDonald, I hear the echo and the I like song. Remember to play without stopping and keep both hands on the piano to make it easier to keep going!

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 5-10 minutes per day

Songs:

This week really try to play through Alpine melody. Play hands apart then once you are comfortable, play hands together. If you have any other songs you would like to play please feel free to bring them to your 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!

Pragya

Recommended daily practice time is 5-10 minutes per day

Songs:

Good work with when will my life begin. This week practice each line one at a time and see if you can sing each line back all by yourself. You can also try it after with the karaoke track to see if you can sing it with the recording as well! 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!

Matthew

Recommended daily practice time is 10-15 minutes per day

Songs:

Good work Matthew. This week practice Bb Major and Eb Major scale in both hands. Don’t forget your left hand! For the songs you may continue with the pieces we have been working on and if you feel ready you may move onto the next piece. Enjoy!

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 21st, 2021|

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Full Voice Workbook Series

Level 1

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