2018-2019 Lesson 14: Abigail Chen


Notes:

Lesson Assignments

  1. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

    2. START TO LEARN HANDS TOGETHER AT A VERY SLOW TEMPO

  2. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

      1. NO ASSIGNMENT

  3. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. DO SKIP A SINGLE DAY WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT!~

      1. DO AT LEAST ONE “DAY” PER PRACTICE SESSION.

  4. Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix pink in measures 10, 12

    2. Fix the counting in measures 16-17

    3. Fix all pink pen.

  5. **Songs of the Cavalry

    1. PRACTICE BELOW - NO FASTER THAN M.M. 40 PER QUARTER NOTE

    2. FIX THE NOTES IN MEASURES 36-40

  6. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  7. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics




On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C








  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)








  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 13: Abigail Chen


Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. NFRPE entire piece hands alone.

      2. 4 measures at a time, only

  2. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

    2. NO ASSIGNMENT

  3. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. DO REVIEW SET 2 & SET 1

      1. TAKE MORE TIME BEFORE YOU START AND

  4. *Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix pink in measures 10, 12

    2. Fix the counting in measures 16-17

    3. Fix all pink pen.

  5. *Songs of the Cavalry

    1. PRACTICE BELOW - NO FASTER THAN M.M. 40 PER QUARTER NOTE.

    2. m. 37 - fix LH notes and RH staccato

    3. m. 38 - fix LH notes (F) and RH detached notes

    4. m. 39 - practice hands alone first. Fix LH notes. Fix RH articulation.

  6. Imagine

    1. Practice to the end of page 3. Be able to play it hands together with voice.

    2. How did we practice this at your lesson?

  7. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics




On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C








  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)








  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 12: Abigail Chen


Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. NFRPE MS. 1-8 hands together

  2. RCM List B - Level 4

    1. Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No, 1 by Anton Diabelli

    2. NO ASSIGNMENT

  3. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING & EAR TESTS LEVEL 3

    1. DO REVIEW SET 1 AND 2

  4. Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix pink in measures 10, 12

    2. Fix the counting in measures 16-17

    3. Fix all pink pen.

  5. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. PRACTICE BELOW - NO FASTER THAN M.M. 40 PER QUARTER NOTE.

    2. m. 37 - fix LH notes and RH staccato

    3. m. 38 - fix LH notes (F) and RH detached notes

    4. m. 39 - practice hands alone first. Fix LH notes. Fix RH articulation.

  6. *Imagine

    1. TWO BEATS AT A TIME - ONLY

    2. Play RH first and sing

    3. Play LH and sing

    4. Play HT piano only

    5. Play HT and sing (5 times correctly)

    6. Make sure your pedal is correct!

  7. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics




On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C








  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)








  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 11: Abigail Chen


Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. RCM List A - Level 4

    1. Air in B-flat Major by Handel

      1. Start learning hands alone

  2. Magnetic Rag

    1. Fix pink in measures 10, 12

    2. Fix the counting in measures 16-17

    3. Fix all pink pen.

  3. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. PRACTICE BELOW - NO FASTER THAN M.M. 40 PER QUARTER NOTE.

    2. m. 37 - fix LH notes and RH staccato

    3. m. 38 - fix LH notes (F) and RH detached notes

    4. m. 39 - practice hands alone first. Fix LH notes. Fix RH articulation.

  4. *Imagine

    1. TWO BEATS AT A TIME - ONLY

    2. Play RH first and sing

    3. Play LH and sing

    4. Play HT piano only

    5. Play HT and sing (5 times correctly)

    6. Make sure your pedal is correct!

  5. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics




On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C








  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)








  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 10: Abigail Chen


Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. Magnetic Rag

    1. Get rid of the pause in measure 6. Practice three times in-a-row correctly.

    2. No pause in measure 9-10.

    3. Fix the E-flat in measure 11

    4. Fix the notes in measure 12 (especially LH) and remember the tie on the G

  2. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Improvise within the scale of D-flat Major by doing the following:

      1. Set m.m. 100 and start to improvise within the scale. Experiment with different rhythms and speeds WITHIN the beat of the m.m. 100.

  3. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. SEE YOUR PRACTICE VIDEO

  4. *Imagine

    1. TWO BEATS AT A TIME - ONLY

    2. Play RH first and sing

    3. Play LH and sing

    4. Play HT piano only

    5. Play HT and sing (5 times correctly)

    6. Make sure your pedal is correct!

  5. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics




On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C








  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)








  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 9: Abigail Chen


Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. Magnetic Rag

    1. Get rid of the pause in measure 6. Practice three times in-a-row correctly.

    2. No pause in measure 9-10.

    3. Fix the E-flat in measure 11

    4. Fix the notes in measure 12 (especially LH) and remember the tie on the G

  2. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Improvise within the scale of D-flat Major by doing the following:

      1. Set m.m. 100 and start to improvise within the scale. Experiment with different rhythms and speeds WITHIN the beat of the m.m. 100.

  3. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. SEE YOUR PRACTICE VIDEO

  4. *Imagine

    1. TWO BEATS AT A TIME - ONLY

    2. Play RH first and sing

    3. Play LH and sing

    4. Play HT piano only

    5. Play HT and sing (5 times correctly)

    6. Make sure your pedal is correct!

  5. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics




On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C








  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)








  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 8: Abigail Chen







Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. Magnetic Rag

    1. Follow our practice video and fix the pink pen

  2. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Do two “Rhythmic Variations” and one “Touch Variation” each day on this scale. (see page 46 in Hanon)

  3. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. Detach notes unless there is a slur.

    2. Watch your video for how to play measures 36 - 40

  4. Imagine

    1. Speed up a bit!

    2. Voice & piano softer, especially on the first page.

    3. Go on to 3rd page!

  5. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics



On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C







  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)







  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 7: Abigail Chen





Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. Magnetic Rag

    1. Learn the Primo

  2. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Do two “Rhythmic Variations” and one “Touch Variation” each day on this scale. (see page 46 in Hanon)

  3. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. Fix ALL PEN markings.

    2. Finish learning the 2nd page at a very slow tempo, with a focus on using the correct / consistent fingering.

  4. Imagine

    1. Lear first five measures of page 2

    2. Watch your practice video

  5. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics

On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C





  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)





  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 6: Abigail Chen





Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Lesson Assignments

  1. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Do two “Rhythmic Variations” and one “Touch Variation” each day on this scale. (see page 46 in Hanon)

  2. Songs of the Cavalry


  3. Imagine

    1. Lear first five measures of page 2

    2. Watch your practice video

  4. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics

On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C





  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)





  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 5: Abigail Chen




Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Repertoire




Lesson Assignments

  1. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Watch your practice video

  2. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. Watch your practice video 5 (1)

    2. Learn the new fingering at the bottom of page two.

  3. Imagine

    1. Fix the pink pen.

  4. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics







On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C




  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)




  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 4: Abigail Chen



Notes:

2017-2018 Lessons 32 and 33 need to be made up.

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Repertoire



Lesson Assignments

  1. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Two octaves at m.m. 76 per quarter note.

      1. “Stop and Go” every four notes

      2. SEE YOUR PRACTICE VIDEO

  2. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. See blue pen for page 1

    2. Print pages 2 & 3 and learn hands alone page 2

  3. Imagine

    1. First two systems hands alone.


  4. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics





On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C



  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)



  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 3: Abigail Chen


Notes:

2017-2018 Lessons 32 and 33 need to be made up.

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Repertoire


Lesson Assignments

  1. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Two octaves at m.m. 76 per quarter note.

    2. No twisty wrists, fingers close to the keys and tidy attacks.

  2. Order of Flats

    1. B, E, A, D, G, C, F

  3. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. Measures 1-4 fix purple pen and keep the same beat.

    2. Entire first page - 100% articulationheck your work.

  4. Imagine

    1. We’ll start this next week!@

  5. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics



On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C


  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)


  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 2: Abigail Chen


Notes:

2017-2018 Lessons 32 and 33 need to be made up.

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Repertoire


Lesson Assignments

  1. D-flat Major Scale

    1. Two octaves at m.m. 76 per quarter note.

    2. No twisty wrists, fingers close to the keys and tidy attacks.

  2. Order of Flats

    1. B, E, A, D, G, C, F

  3. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. HT mm. 1-6 at m.m. 80 per 8th note. Watch the video to check your work.

  4. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics



On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C


  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)


  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2018-2019 Lesson 1: Abigail Chen

Notes:

2017-2018 Lessons 32 and 33 need to be made up.

Royal Conservatory: Level 3 or 4

Repertoire

Lesson Assignments

  1. D-flat Major Scale

    1. See your blue staff paper and follow the instructions

    2. Practice LH and RH, using the correct fingering

  2. Order of Flats

    1. B, E, A, D, G, C, F

  3. Songs of the Cavalry

    1. Learn measures 1-2

  4. Review Piece

    1. Crazy Comics

On Hold:

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.

  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.

    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.

  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note

      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping.

      2. Wrists raises on each attack!

      3. SLOW DOWN.

      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED.

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.

    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE.

      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story!

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C

  6. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)

  7. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

  8. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

  9. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2

  10. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish

  11. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon

  12. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)

  13. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

__________________________________

THEORY (no assignment)

  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

2017-2018 Lesson 31: Abigail Chen

Notes:

More proactive with finding music that will inspire. More “coaching” less task master.  Survey needed regarding events and workshops

Books on Loan:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

    1. Pieces:

      1. Crazy Comics

      2. Half Asleep

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
    1. Pieces:
      1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin
      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton
      3. I Spy by Melody Bober

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. Dustin bring assignments next time.
  2. Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

        1. Wrists up and steady.

      3. B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

        1. Learn

      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

        1. Learn

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn hands together.
    2. memorize the patter first and then do it.
  4. Hanon No. 1

    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note
      1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping. 
      2. Wrists raises on each attack! 
      3. SLOW DOWN. 
      4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED. 
  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

    1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

    2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

  6. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.  
    2. COME UP WITH YOUR LYRICS TO THIS EXERCISE. 
      1. use the patterns in the music as a guide for your story! 

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.
  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

*REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

  1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

     

  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

     

  3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

     

  4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

     

  5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C
    1. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)
      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

      2. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

      3. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2
      4. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish
      5. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon
      6. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)
      7. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

      __________________________________

      THEORY (no assignment)

      1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

      2017-2018 Lesson 30: Abigail Chen

      Notes:

      More proactive with finding music that will inspire. More “coaching” less task master.  Survey needed regarding events and workshops

      Books on Loan:

      1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

      Performance Class: Three

      1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

        1. Pieces:

          1. Crazy Comics

          2. Half Asleep

      Final Recital

      1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
        1. Pieces:
          1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin
          2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton
          3. I Spy by Melody Bober

      Lesson Assignments:

      1. ***Technical Requirements Level 3: 

        1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

          1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

            1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

            2. Note and fingering fixed please.

          2. F Major - 1 flat - B

            1. Wrists up and steady.

          3. ***B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

            1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

          4. D minor - 1 flat - B

          5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

      2. Hanon No. 2

        1. Learn hands together.
      3. Hanon No. 1

        1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note
          1. Make sure finger 5 is curved and no chopping. 
          2. Wrists raises on each attack! 
          3. SLOW DOWN. 
          4. ELBOW SHOULD NOT BE RAISED. 
      4. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

        1. Do all of set 9. One "day" per practice session. 

        2. We'll have a test on this next week. 

      5. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

        1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.  

      On Hold:

      1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

        1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.
      2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

      *REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

      1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

         

      2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

         

      3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

         

      4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

         

      5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C
        1. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)
          1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

          2. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

          3. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2
          4. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish
          5. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon
          6. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)
          7. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

          __________________________________

          THEORY (no assignment)

          1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

          2017-2018 Lesson 29: Abigail Chen

          Books on Loan:

          1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

          Performance Class: Three

          1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

            1. Pieces:

              1. Crazy Comics

              2. Half Asleep

          Final Recital

          1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
            1. Pieces:
              1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin
              2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton
              3. I Spy by Melody Bober

          Lesson Assignments:

           

          On Hold:

          1. ***Technical Requirements Level 3: 

            1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

              1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

                1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

                2. Note and fingering fixed please.

              2. F Major - 1 flat - B

                1. Wrists up and steady.

              3. ***B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

                1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

              4. D minor - 1 flat - B

              5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

          2. *Hanon No. 1

            1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note
              1. Forward wrist on finger 5 RH.
            2. LEGATO: m.m. 84per quarter note
              1. Wrist up on finger 5 in the RH. 
            3. SPRINTS
              1. play as fast as you can, thinking about wrists up, shoulders down, fingrs close to the keys. Three times
              2. TRY TO KEEP YOUR BEST FORM WHEN YOU DO THIS. RH 2ND FINGER IS COLLAPSED ON THE WAY DOWN
          3. *Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

            1. Listen to the audio playback above (left off at set 9) 

            2. Practice 

          4. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

            1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.  
          5. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

            1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.
          6. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

          *REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

          1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

             

          2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

             

          3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

             

          4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

             

          5. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C
            1. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)
              1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

              2. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

              3. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2
              4. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish
              5. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon
              6. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)
              7. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

              __________________________________

              THEORY (no assignment)

              1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

              2017-2018 Lesson 28: Abigail Chen

              Books on Loan:

              1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

              Performance Class: Three

              1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

                1. Pieces:

                  1. Crazy Comics

                  2. Half Asleep

              Final Recital

              1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
                1. Pieces:
                  1. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin
                  2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton
                  3. I Spy by Melody Bober

              Lesson Assignments:

              1. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

                1. FOLLOW YOUR NEW PRACTICE CHART
              2. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

                1. FOLLOW YOUR NEW PRACTICE CHART 
              3. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

                1. FOLLOW YOUR NEW PRACTICE CHART
              4. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

                1. FOLLOW YOUR NEW PRACTICE CHART 

              On Hold:

              1. ***Technical Requirements Level 3: 

                1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

                  1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

                    1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

                    2. Note and fingering fixed please.

                  2. F Major - 1 flat - B

                    1. Wrists up and steady.

                  3. ***B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

                    1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

                  4. D minor - 1 flat - B

                  5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

              2. *Hanon No. 1

                1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note
                  1. Forward wrist on finger 5 RH.
                2. LEGATO: m.m. 84per quarter note
                  1. Wrist up on finger 5 in the RH. 
                3. SPRINTS
                  1. play as fast as you can, thinking about wrists up, shoulders down, fingrs close to the keys. Three times
                  2. TRY TO KEEP YOUR BEST FORM WHEN YOU DO THIS. RH 2ND FINGER IS COLLAPSED ON THE WAY DOWN
              3. *Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

                1. Listen to the audio playback above (left off at set 9) 

                2. Practice 

              4. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

                1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.  
              5. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

                1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.
              6. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

              *REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

              1. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C
                1. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)
                  1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

                  2. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

                  3. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2
                  4. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish
                  5. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon
                  6. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)
                  7. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

                  __________________________________

                  THEORY (no assignment)

                  1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

                  2017-2018 Lesson 27: Abigail Chen

                  Books on Loan:

                  1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

                  Performance Class: Three

                  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center: 6;30pm

                    1. Pieces:

                      1. Crazy Comics

                      2. Half Asleep

                  Final Recital

                  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
                    1. Pieces:

                  Lesson Assignments:

                  1. ***Technical Requirements Level 3: 

                    1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

                      1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

                        1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

                        2. Note and fingering fixed please.

                      2. F Major - 1 flat - B

                        1. Wrists up and steady.

                      3. ***B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

                        1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

                      4. D minor - 1 flat - B

                      5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

                  2. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

                    1. 2nd page: learn the RH chords as we corrected them. Do this before you start to sing the words. 
                    2. Go to the end of the 2nd page!
                  3. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

                    1. First page: Remember that the RH is the star here... the RH makes the big dynamic changes, while the LH keeps in the background. 
                    2. m. 13, for example, needs to RING OUT in the RH. 
                    3. Your goal this week is to practice starting at any measure of the piece and memorization 
                  4. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

                    1. Please see ALL pencil markings. 
                    2. practice with m.m. 96, focusing on good hand position and shoulders down.
                    3. Keep the same metronome and focus on all expression. 
                    4. Speed up the metronome to m.m. 112 and keep good position
                    5. Then to m.m. 126
                  5. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

                    1. m. 4 LH is staccato
                    2. m. 11 RH needs to lift
                    3. Work up your tempo to m.m. 120
                    4. Memorize
                    5. Practice starting from any measure. 

                  On Hold:

                  1. *Hanon No. 1

                    1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note
                      1. Forward wrist on finger 5 RH.
                    2. LEGATO: m.m. 84per quarter note
                      1. Wrist up on finger 5 in the RH. 
                    3. SPRINTS
                      1. play as fast as you can, thinking about wrists up, shoulders down, fingrs close to the keys. Three times
                      2. TRY TO KEEP YOUR BEST FORM WHEN YOU DO THIS. RH 2ND FINGER IS COLLAPSED ON THE WAY DOWN
                  2. *Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

                    1. Listen to the audio playback above (left off at set 9) 

                    2. Practice 

                  3. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

                    1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.  
                  4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

                    1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.
                  5. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

                  *REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

                  1. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C
                    1. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)
                      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

                      2. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

                      3. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2
                      4. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish
                      5. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon
                      6. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)
                      7. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

                      __________________________________

                      THEORY (no assignment)

                      1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)

                      2017-2018 Lesson 26: Abigail Chen

                      Books on Loan:

                      1. Four Star: Sight Reading and Ear Tests: Level 2 (1/17/18)

                      Performance Class: Three

                      1. May 20th, DiMenna Center

                        1. Pieces:

                      Final Recital

                      1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
                        1. Pieces:

                      Lesson Assignments:

                      1. ***Technical Requirements Level 3: 

                        1. Memorize the number of sharps or flats in each key:

                          1. D Major - 2 sharps - F, C

                            1. Tempo even - DO WITH THE METRONOME. 

                            2. Note and fingering fixed please.

                          2. F Major - 1 flat - B

                            1. Wrists up and steady.

                          3. ***B-flat Major - 2 flats - B, E

                            1. Fingering needs to be correct on the first try.

                          4. D minor - 1 flat - B

                          5. G minor - 2 flats - B, E

                      2. Morning Person (one measure at a time)

                        1. Practice with the video above.
                      3. Half Asleep by Christopher Norton

                        1. MELODY - RH
                        2. RH finger 5 - wrist up
                        3. LH is quiet.  
                      4. Crazy Comics by Christine Donkin (Etude.2)

                        1. M.M. 138 - LIMIT.
                      5. I Spy by Melody Bober (L.2)

                        1. FIX ALL PENCIL  

                      On Hold:

                      1. *Hanon No. 1

                        1. CLOSE LOUD: m.m. 84 per 8th note
                          1. Forward wrist on finger 5 RH.
                        2. LEGATO: m.m. 84per quarter note
                          1. Wrist up on finger 5 in the RH. 
                        3. SPRINTS
                          1. play as fast as you can, thinking about wrists up, shoulders down, fingrs close to the keys. Three times
                          2. TRY TO KEEP YOUR BEST FORM WHEN YOU DO THIS. RH 2ND FINGER IS COLLAPSED ON THE WAY DOWN
                      2. *Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests

                        1. Listen to the audio playback above (left off at set 9) 

                        2. Practice 

                      3. Czerny for the Young Pianist Op. 823

                        1. Learn No. 7 hands alone with correct articulation / expression.  
                      4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

                        1. PREPARE: page 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 and 21 - fill in the blanks.
                      5. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

                      *REVIEW - Celebration & Angelfish

                      1. Canon by Cornelius Gurlitt (list C
                        1. Ecossaise in G Major by L. v. Beethoven (list A)
                          1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1

                          2. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Celebration - 9/27

                          3. HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22 No. .2
                          4. *CROSBY GAUDET, ANNE: Angelfish
                          5. Swirling Leaves by Gordon A. McKinnon
                          6. Detectives (Etude: Level 1)
                          7. Drifting Clouds by William GIllock (Etude: Level 1)

                          __________________________________

                          THEORY (no assignment)

                          1. Level 1: Unit 3 (start with Dustin at a later lesson)