2017-2018 Lesson 5: Emma Chen


  1. Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. PREPARE: all of pages 7-9 (next week week need to be on page 10)
      1.  FOCUS is on page 9, formula pattern scales. 
      2. Chromatic - what are the patterns in the fingerings?
  2. Hanon No 1 (no assignment)

    1. Hands together with tidy attacks.
    2. Wrists up. 
    3. Don't pull on the keys


  1. **Menuetto in C Major by W.A. Mozart (L.2 List A)

    1. LH notes need to be detached! Sticky staccato, not too short!
    2. RH every single two-note slur needs to be observed!
  2. Ladies in Waiting by William Gillock (L.2 Etude)

    1. LH m. 2 & 6 - do the staccato!
    2. *LH m 8 - observe the rest!
    3. WRISTS UP
    4. SUBITO = means "suddenly"
    5. Be able to play with m.m. 72 per quarter note
    6. WRIST UP!  
  3. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet (L.2 List B)

    1. Start putting this hands together - very slowly! 
  4. **Invention in A Minor by Frederick Silverster (L.2 List C)

    1. Keep trying to get this hands together with the correct rhythm. I know it's hard! Watch your practice video every day.  
  5. **Invention in C Major by Renée Christopher (L.2 List C)

    1. RH wrist up especially in mm. 3-4
    2. You don't need to raise your wrists so high when playing staccato  
    3. work your way up to mm. 100! Do this gradually because it will be tricky to keep good hand position and dynamics when you go faster 

REVIEW (once a week WITH your music) 

  1. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2
  2. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)
    1. Work on speed a little!
  3. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  5. Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole
  6. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau


  1. Musicianship Handout: Level 2: Set 5

    1. Do one "day" each practice session. Remember how to sightread?
      1. Focus this week is DYNAMICS AND A BIT SLOWER.

READING (no assignment)

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 1B

    1. Sight-read Prepare: 70, 73, 74, 75 and 78-79
    2. Treat these as sight-reading assignments so if you make a mistake, don't stop. Only stop at the end and then fix the mistakes in your mind before you try again! :)