2018-2019 Lesson 21: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

  1. NFRPE - Use this acronym to check your work with every playing assignment.

    1. Notes - cupcake liner

    2. Fingering - batter

    3. Rhythm - bake it!

    4. Position - frosting

    5. Expression - sprinkles

  2. READING

    1. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. REDO: Page 41

        1. focus on one thing at a time: Notes, Fingering, Rhythm, Position, Expression

    2. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

    3. *Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 12-13


    ALL ASSIGNMENTS BELOW HERE ON HOLD:

  3. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  5. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 20: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

  1. NFRPE - Use this acronym to check your work with every playing assignment.

    1. Notes

    2. Fingering

    3. Rhythm

    4. Position

    5. Expression

  2. READING

    1. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 40-41

    2. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

      1. FIX THE PINK PEN ON PAGES: 22 and 24

    3. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 12-13


    ALL ASSIGNMENTS BELOW HERE ON HOLD:

  3. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  5. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 19: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

FOR CLASS: Alouette on page 33 in lesson book.

  1. Start Solfege?

    1. Today

  2. READING

    1. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. NO ASSIGNMENT

    2. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

      1. PREPARE: 22 and 24

    3. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 12-13


    ALL ASSIGNMENTS BELOW HERE ON HOLD:

  3. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  5. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 18: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

FOR CLASS: Alouette on page 33 in lesson book.

  1. Start Solfege?

    1. Today

  2. READING

    1. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 38-39

        1. Watch your practice video for practice instructions!

    2. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

      1. PREPARE: 22 and 24

    3. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 12-13


    ALL ASSIGNMENTS BELOW HERE ON HOLD:

  3. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  5. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 17: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

FOR CLASS: Alouette on page 33 in lesson book.

  1. READING

    1. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 38-39

        1. Rhythm

        2. Letters / Solfege

        3. Play

    2. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

      1. PREPARE: 22 and 24

    3. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 12-13

    ALL ASSIGNMENTS BELOW HERE ON HOLD:

  2. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  3. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  4. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 16: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

FOR CLASS: Alouette on page 33 in lesson book.

  1. READING

    1. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 36-39

    2. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

      1. PREPARE: 22 and 24

    3. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 12-13

    ALL ASSIGNMENTS BELOW HERE ON HOLD:

  2. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  3. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  4. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 15: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

Next Performance Class and Workshop: February 10th, 2019 at the National Opera Center: 330 7th Ave.

  1. READING

    1. KEEP THUMBS OVER THE WHITE KEYS SO THE PIANO SHARKS DON’T EAT THEM

    2. SIT BACK AND IN THE CENTER OF YOUR BENCH

    3. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. REDO:: page 29, This was fine but needs more work so we can play the duet together with you being distracted/

      2. PREPARE: pages 31-35

    4. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

      1. PLEASE COMPLETE: page 18

      2. WITH DUSTIN: page 19

      3. PREPARE: 20-25

    5. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 11-13

    ALL ASSIGNMENTS BELOW HERE ON HOLD:

  2. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  3. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  4. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 14: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

Next Performance Class and Workshop: February 10th, 2019 at the National Opera Center: 330 7th Ave.

  1. READING

    1. KEEP THUMBS OVER THE WHITE KEYS SO THE PIANO SHARKS DON’T EAT THEM

    2. SIT BACK AND IN THE CENTER OF YOUR BENCH

    3. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 28 - 31

    4. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 16-19

    5. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 10-11

    ALL ASSIGNMENTS BELOW HERE ON HOLD:

  2. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  3. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  4. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 13: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

Next Performance Class and Workshop: February 10th, 2019 at the National Opera Center: 330 7th Ave.

  1. READING

    1. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 24-27

    2. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 14-15

    3. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 6-7

    ALL ASSIGNMENTS BELOW HERE ON HOLD:

  2. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  3. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  4. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 12: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

Next Performance Class and Workshop: February 10th, 2019 at the National Opera Center: 330 7th Ave.

  1. MUSICIANSHIP

    1. Solfege

      1. Memorize the syllables forward and backward:

        1. Set a steady tempo in your mind and speak the names of the syllables forward and backward to a steady pulse.

        2. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do - Si, La, Sol, Fa, Mi, Re, Do.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

      1. Watch your practice video below about starting together for the exercises.

      2. Prepare the new exercises with the rests TOGETHER. Keep a steady beat!

  2. REPERTOIRE

    1. Review Ants Go Marching once a day.

  3. THEORY

    1. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

      1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

      2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

  4. READING

    1. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 22-23. See the pink pen

    2. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

      1. PREPARE: pages 12-13

    3. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

      1. PREPARE: page 5

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 11: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. MEMORIZE: information about “rests” on page 8

    2. WITH DUSTIN NEXT WEEK: learn how to draw rests

      1. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      2. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

  2. Ants Go Marching

    1. See your video!

  3. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

    1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

    2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

  4. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. PREPARE: pages 22-23. See the pink pen

  5. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

    1. PREPARE: pages 12-13

  6. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

    1. PREPARE: page 5

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 10: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. MEMORIZE: information about “rests” on page 8

    2. WITH DUSTIN NEXT WEEK: learn how to draw rests

      1. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      2. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

  2. Ants Go Marching

  3. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

    1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

    2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

  4. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. PREPARE: pages 22-23. See the pink pen

  5. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

    1. PREPARE: pages 12-13

  6. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

    1. PREPARE: page 5

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 9: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. MEMORIZE: information about “rests” on page 8

    2. WITH DUSTIN NEXT WEEK: learn how to draw rests

      1. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      2. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

  2. Ants Go Marching

    1. Start with Dustin next week.

  3. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

    1. MEMORIZE: the info on page 9. “The Staff”

    2. DUSTIN - BRING NEXT PART OF THEORY UNIT AFTER PAGE 11

  4. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. PREPARE: pages 22-23. See the pink pen

  5. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

    1. PREPARE: pages 12-13

  6. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

    1. PREPARE: page 5

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 8: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. Redo No. 3 On Page 7

      1. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      2. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

  2. Ants Go Marching

    1. PRACTICE WITH YOUR VIDEO

  3. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

    1. PREPARE: page 11

    2. Practice drawing whole notes on each of the lines and spaces of the staff (use your staff book!)

    3. Review with Dustin page 9 next week.

  4. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. Review page 20 with the Forte and Piano markings.

  5. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

    1. No assignment

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 7: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

  1. *Ants Go Marching

    1. We will start with this next time

  2. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphlet)

    1. Prepare Pages 8-11

  3. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. REDO pages 19-20

      1. Use the NFRPE chart for each assignment

      2. Do one “focus” at a time as you use the chart.

  4. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

    1. Redo page 3

      1. Use the NFRPE chart

  5. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. Redo Nos. 2-3 On Page 7

      1. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      2. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 6: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Lesson Assignments

  1. Ants Go Marching

    1. Review your last week’s assignment

  2. Preparatory Theory: Unit 1 (blue pamphet)

    1. Prepare Pages 4-7

  3. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. Prepare pages 18-20

      1. To pass off - have a steady beat and curved fingers.

  4. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

    1. Redo page 3

      1. See your practice video!

  5. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. Redo Nos. 2-3 On Page 7

      1. Watch your practice video

      2. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      3. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

Videos

2018-2019 Lesson 5: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Notes

Lesson Assignments

  1. Ants Go Marching

    1. See your two practice videos above!

  2. Preparatory Theory:

    1. Start WITH Dustin next week.

  3. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. Remember page 14

      1. Be able to tel me about a quarter note! :)

  4. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

    1. Redo pages 2-3

  5. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. Redo Nos. 2-3 On Page 7

      1. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      2. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

2018-2019 Lesson 4: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Notes

Lesson Assignments

  1. Ants Go Marching DUSTIN WILL MAKE VIDEO OF THIS PIECE

  2. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. Prepare pages 14-17

      1. Do this several times - not just once! I’ll pass it off at your lesson by watching you do it. :)

  3. Piano Adventures: Performance Book

    1. Prepare pages 2-3

  4. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. Prepare Page 6-7

      1. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      2. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

  5. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

    1. NO ASSIGNMENT

2018-2019 Lesson 3: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Notes

  1. Good focus this week, Benjamin! Please follow ALL your practice instructions very carefully. :)

  2. Next week: Black Key Harmonic Etude


Lesson Assignments

  1. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. Prepare pages 10-13.

    2. PLEASE WATCH YOUR VIDEO BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS

  2. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. Prepare Page 6 (we we will work page 7 together next time)

      1. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      2. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

      3. Call me with questions!

  3. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

    1. NO ASSIGNMENT

2018-2019 Lesson 2: Benjamin Djebali-Radowitz

Notes

  1. Next week: Black Key Harmonic Etude

Lesson Assignments

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training (red book)

    1. Prepare Page 6

      1. Clap the pulse (the small down-stem notes on the bottom)

      2. “Ta” the rhythm (the larger up-stem notes on the top)

      3. Call me with questions!

  2. Black Key Warmup

    1. Follow your practice video below

    2. GOALS:

      1. Play all the two-sets and three-sets of black keys with:

      2. “bubble hand” (fingers down and round)

      3. Shoulder and elbow relaxed

      4. Wrist raising

  3. Piano Adventures: Theory Book

    1. Prepare pages 2 - 7

  4. Piano Adventures: Lesson Book

    1. Prepare pages 4 - 13. (Some of this should be very easy)