Anastasiya

Anastasiya should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.

  • Work on Ode to Joy hands together for the first half (warm up by playing hands separately), and try to focus more on reading the musical notes on the sheets than playing by memory.
  • Practice reading music notes with flash cards – start with C-D-E-F-G (read, and play), and then scramble up the order (ex. C-F-E-D-G); read, play, and repeat.

 

Vivienne

Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.

  • Work on Alpine Melody hands together up to the middle of 2nd page. Warm up the last position hands separately first, and try to play hands together
  • Choose a new song to start for next class!

 

Osten

Osten should practice 4-5 times per week at 15-20 mins per session.

  • Work on all your pieces with accuracy at a slow to moderate tempo
  • When practising/playing piano, stand up on your fingertips, and keep your wrist and arms straight; do not play with sloppiness with your hands hanging down on the piano.

 

Alyssa

Alyssa should practice 4-5 times per week at 30 mins – 1 hr per session.

  • Technique – much improved! Keep practising on clarity, accuracy, with strong fingers and correct fingerings.
  • Repertoire & Etude – Look out for the changes in articulation (slurs, staccatos, tenutos… etc.). Work on the slurred 16th notes in Allegretto in C – think about waves

 

Maria

Maria should practice 4-5 times per week at 15-20 mins per session.

  • Great improvement on Get Away! Now, your goal is to keep working on and perfecting the marked 2 bars on 2nd page!
  • Work on fluency and musicality in When You Grow Up, Lavender’s Blue, and Nick Nack Paddy Wack – Think: is the piece suppose to sound lively? happy? sad? like a lullaby?
  • Try and get started on Kum-ba-yah playing hands separately!

 

Ruby

Ruby should practice 4-5 times per week at 15-20 mins per session.

  • Great work on Over The Rainbow – work on the musicality (loud/softness, crescendo/diminuendo, moving rhythm, and “sing” with your fingers)
  • Learn the notes, and practice on fluency in The Old Grey Mare and Our Song
  • Do the exercises in Beyer, and bring the book to class!
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