2017-2018 Lesson 3: Emma Chen


  1. *Technical Requirements Handout: Level 2

    1. PREPARE: all of page 7 and  D Harmonic and Melodic Minor on page 8
      1. Careful of blurring the notes together when you descend.
      2. Relax your left elbow - it's a bit too high. 
      3. More confident sound! Not f but still strong. 
  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)

  2. Ladies in Waiting by William Gillock (L.2 Etude)

    1. No pauses from beginning to end next week. 
      1. Do this in small chunks. 
      2. If you make a mistake, fix it in your mind first. 
      3. Slow it down if you need to.  
  3. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet

    1. Start learning hands alone - try to get it learned to the end
      1. Clap the beat and tah the rhythm! 
  4. Invention in A Minor by Frederick Silverster (L.2 List C)

    1. Clap the beat and tah the rhythm before you play it, each day!
    2. Practice four measures at a time. 
  5. Invention in C Major by Renée Christopher (L.2 List C)

    1. No faster than m.m. 60 per quarter note
    2. DO NOT accent all the staccato notes  

REVIEW (once a week WITH your music)

  1. Menuetto in C Major by W.A. Mozart (L.2 List A)
  2. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2
  3. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race

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


  1. Musicianship Handout: Level 2: Set 3

    1. Do one "day" each practice session. Remember how to sightread?!

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! :)