2017-2018 Lesson 6: Emma Chen


  1. Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. PREPARE: all pages!
      1. DO NOT slide on the keys and keep your fingers round / curved!
      2. G Major formula patter needs extra work.
      3. See Abby's practice guide for how to practice technique
        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. RH - please do all of the two-note slurs (down-up)
    2. LH - sticky staccato - make sure it's throughout the entire piece and not just most of it 
  2. Ladies in Waiting by William Gillock (L.2 Etude)

    1. PLEASE do all the red pen markings.  

  3. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet (L.2 List B)

    1. Fix the rhythm in mm. 9-10! 
  4. **Invention in A Minor by Frederick Silverster (L.2 List C)

    1. Slow this down so you can get better!  
  5. Invention in C Major by Renée Christopher (L.2 List C)

    1. Practice mm. (measures) 2-3 and 6-7 back to back so you can understand the transition better.
    2. m.m. 112 - without the music! 

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 6

    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! :)