If you’re away for the holidays – Some of you might not have access to a piano, nor be able to practice during the break. When you get back home and have some free time, try to get back to reviewing your pieces and exercises to warm up your fingers before our first lesson in the new year!
Anna should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
- I hope to see you playing this piece hands together when you return to our lessons!
- Warm up with D flat major triad chords and scale in your book
- Latin Serenade – work on the right hand part alone, play with liveliness and gentle lift at the end of short slurs
- D natural minor, D harmonic minor, and D melodic minor scales – know your flats and sharps for all (refer to your technique book)!
Sacha should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.
Let it Snow
- Start by playing hands separately (especially the R.H.) to warm up, and try putting hands together for the first half of the song
- Go back and review this piece during the break
- Work on the rhythm of bars with dotted quarter rhythm to 8th note rhythm (not rushed)
- Keep L.H. playing smoothly connected and softer than the R.H. at all time.
- Try and start on this piece by learning the notes, hands separately!
Sabrina should practice 4-5 times per week for 10-15 mins per session.
- Try it out with the new notes we added in the R.H. and L.H. !
- Great job on learning the R.H. part! Now that we added some chords in the L.H., try playing it hands together like how we went through in class!
- For all your pieces, make sure we keep our tempo steady (like our heart beat)
- Watch your 4th finger in both hands – make sure your finger isn’t bent back, and play on your finger tip!