2017-2018 Lesson 7: Emma Chen

Notes & Makeups

  1. Dustin cancelled November 1st. Needs makeup. 

Performance Class

  1. Sunday, November 19th at the DiMenna Center. Play assessment pieces.


  1. Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. PREPARE: all pages!
      1. Keep your wrist up when you do the Tonic Triads - broken. 
      2. B-flat Major and G Minor need more work. Play further into the black keys and keep your right shoulder down. 
  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. Fix all purple pen. 
  2. Ladies in Waiting by William Gillock (L.2 Etude)

    1. Get rid of all the pauses please.  

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

    1. Prepare at m.m. 52 for your next lesson with ALL articulations correct.  
  4. Invention in A Minor by Frederick Silverster (L.2 List C)

    1. Memorize this for your next lesson! Remember how we did it at the lesson?   
  5. Invention in C Major by Renée Christopher (L.2 List C)

    1. Follow your speed building practice chart.

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! :)