2019-2020 Lesson 1 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

Ethan:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Singing

      1. 2nds and 3rds

      2. Sing 2nd and 3rds up and down. Play them on the piano and match the pitch with your voice.

    2. Melodic Dictation - with Dustin

      1. 2nds and 3rds

      2. Treble and Bass

      3. With Dustin

    3. Solfege

      1. Order this book:

        1. https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Exercises-Solfege-Greg-Knowles/dp/1882320050/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=solfege+reading+exercises&qid=1568474504&sr=8-5

      2. speak the names of the solfege syllables, forward and backward, beginning on any syllable.

    4. Basic Rhythmic Training

      1. PREPARE: 9 - 10

        1. What is the “downbeat” and what is the “upbeat?”

        2. Careful not to swing your arm wildly in the air! :)

        3. Wind Arm: Controlled downbeat and upbeat wind arm. :)

        4. Don’t stop if you make a mistake

  2. *Technique - we will start with this next week!

    1. Popcorn Wrists - with Dustin

      1. Play the 2 and 3 sets of black keys by striking the key and immediately popping your wrist up to come off the key. Keep your fingers tips close to the keys even though you come off the keyboard.

    2. Bunny Hops

      1. On a set of two black keys, make a hook with RH finger number 2 and drop into the key, the natural weight of your arm. Keep your finger rounders and your wrist low.

      2. Now play the adjacent black key with your 3rd finger and pop your wrist up, keeping your finger tips close to the keys.

    3. Rolling Wrists

      1. Practice your same composition with rolling wrists and cat claws

  3. Repertoire

    1. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Variation A - with Dustin

      1. RH Variation A

      2. With Dustin

    2. Honeybee

      1. Use your NFRPE chart

      2. Remember - the light blue boxes mean three times in-a-row correctly. If you don’t get it three times in-a-row on the first try, please do the dark blue boxes too!

  4. Theory

    1. Please order this theory book!

    2. Notes Moving Up / Down

      1. See your staff paper

Toby:

  1. Technique

    1. Find Doggy-D on the keys. Play all of them!

    2. “Yum-my Yum-my Dough-Nuts”

      1. Say and clap the rhythm.

    3. Solfege

      1. Practice saying Do to La forward and backward.

    4. Bubble

      1. Practice picking up the bubble with rounded fingers and play the two sets. In both hands.

    5. Piano Soldier Position

      1. Sit with back straight

      2. Legs down

      3. Piano Bench

  2. Theory:

    1. Keyboard Street:

      1. Read the story

    2. RH and LH exercise

      1. Test next week

Michael:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Solfege

  2. Reading:

    1. Blue Note

      1. G CLEF & F CLEF

  3. Theory:

    1. Briggs Handout

      1. Study Chapter 1

      2. Chapter 2

    2. Composition

      1. Compose your own piece in the G and F clef, using the notes

    3. Basic Rudiments.

      1. To page 18

Summer 2019 Lesson 5 of 5

Ethan:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Singing

      1. 2nds and 3rds

      2. Sing 2nd and 3rds. Play them on the piano and match the pitch with your voice.

    2. Melodic Dictation

      1. 2nds and 3rds

    3. Ear Training

      1. 2nds and 3rds

    4. Solfege

      1. speak the names of the solfege syllables, forward and backward each one, 2 times each day.

    5. Basic Rhythmic Training

      1. PREPARE: 8

        1. Don’t raise your voice at the end of the beat when you cut it off before a rest.

        2. Stand while you do the exercise

        3. Don’t rush like you’re going for the ice cream.

  2. Technique

    1. Composition: N. F. R. P. E.

      1. Notes

        1. Be able to play the notes correctly.

      2. Fingering

        1. Play each note with the correct finger.

      3. Rhythm

        1. Be able to play your piece with a steady beat and the correct rhythm. START SLOWLY

      4. Position

        1. Relaxing the fingers close to the keys. If they go up, stop the music and give it love.

    2. (NEW) Popcorn Wrists

      1. Play the 2 and 3 sets of black keys by striking the key and immediately popping your wrist up to come off the key. Keep your fingers tips close to the keys even though you come off the keyboard.

    3. Bunny Hops

      1. On a set of two black keys, make a hook with RH finger number 2 and drop into the key, the natural weight of your arm. Keep your finger rounders and your wrist low.

      2. Now play the adjacent black key with your 3rd finger and pop your wrist up, keeping your finger tips close to the keys.

    4. Rolling Wrists

      1. Practice your same composition with rolling wrists and cat claws

  3. Repertoire

    1. Honeybee

      1. Learn hands alone with NFRP, two measures at a time

  4. *Theory:

    1. Create your own composition using steps and skips!

    2. Notes Moving Up / Down

      1. See your staff paper

    3. Steps & Skips on the Staff

      1. See your staff paper

    4. Blue Note:

      1. Level 1 & 2 Treble Clef

      2. Level 1 & 2 Bass Clef

    5. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

    6. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

Toby:

  1. Technique

    1. Solfege

      1. Practice saying Do, Re, Mi forward and backward.

    2. Bubble

      1. Practice picking up the bubble with rounded fingers and play the two sets.

    3. Piano Soldier Position

      1. Sit with back straight

      2. Legs down

      3. Piano Bench

  2. Theory:

    1. Keyboard Street:

      1. Read the story

    2. RH and LH exercise

      1. Test next week

    3. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

    4. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE

Michael:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Solfege

  2. Reading:

    1. Blue Note

      1. G CLEF & F CLEF

  3. Theory:

    1. Briggs Handout

      1. Study Chapter 1

      2. Chapter 2

    2. Composition

      1. Compose your own piece in the G and F clef, using the notes

    3. Basic Rudiments.

      1. To page 18

Summer 2019 Lesson 4 of 5

Ethan:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Singing

      1. 2nds and 3rds

      2. Sing 2nd and 3rds. Play them on the piano and match the pitch with your voice.

    2. Melodic Dictation

      1. 2nds and 3rds

    3. Ear Training

      1. 2nds and 3rds

    4. Solfege

      1. speak the names of the solfege syllables, forward and backward each one, 2 times each day.

    5. Basic Rhythmic Training

      1. PREPARE: 5-7

  2. Technique

    1. Composition: N. F. R. P. E.

      1. Notes

        1. Be able to play the notes correctly.

      2. Fingering

        1. Play each note with the correct finger.

      3. Rhythm

        1. Be able to play your piece with a steady beat and the correct rhythm. START SLOWLY

      4. Position

        1. Relaxing the fingers close to the keys. If they go up, stop the music and give it love.

      5. Expression

        1. Forte and Piano for now!

    2. (NEW) Popcorn Wrists

      1. Play the 2 and 3 sets of black keys by striking the key and immediately popping your wrist up to come off the key. Keep your fingers tips close to the keys even though you come off the keyboard.

    3. Bunny Hops

      1. On a set of two black keys, make a hook with RH finger number 2 and drop into the key, the natural weight of your arm. Keep your finger rounders and your wrist low.

      2. Now play the adjacent black key with your 3rd finger and pop your wrist up, keeping your finger tips close to the keys.

    4. Rolling Wrists

      1. Practice your same composition with rolling wrists and cat claws

  3. Theory:

    1. Create your own composition using steps and skips!

    2. Notes Moving Up / Down

      1. See your staff paper

    3. Steps & Skips on the Staff

      1. See your staff paper

    4. Blue Note:

      1. Level 1 & 2 Treble Clef

      2. Level 1 & 2 Bass Clef

    5. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

    6. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

Toby:

  1. Technique

    1. Solfege

      1. Practice saying Do, Re, Mi forward and backward.

    2. Bubble

      1. Practice picking up the bubble with rounded fingers and play the two sets.

    3. Piano Soldier Position

      1. Sit with back straight

      2. Legs down

      3. Piano Bench

  2. Theory:

    1. Keyboard Street:

      1. Read the story

    2. RH and LH exercise

      1. Test next week

    3. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

    4. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE

Michael:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Solfege

  2. Reading:

    1. Blue Note

      1. G CLEF & F CLEF

  3. Theory:

    1. Briggs Handout

      1. Study Chapter 1

      2. Chapter 2

    2. Composition

      1. Compose your own piece in the G and F clef, using the notes

    3. Basic Rudiments.

      1. To page 18

Summer 2019 Lesson 3 of 5

Ethan:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Singing

      1. 2nds and 3rds

      2. Sing 2nd and 3rds. Play them on the piano and match the pitch with your voice.

    2. Ear Training

      1. 2nds and 3rds

    3. Solfege

      1. (NEW) Speak the syllables forward and backward starting from any syllable.

      2. speak the names of the solfege syllables, forward and backward. 10 times each day.

    4. Basic Rhythmic Training

      1. Set the beat on the metronome to m.m. 72. Listen for four beats, clap for four beats, then do the exercise 3

      2. Memorize the rests on page 8

      3. Watch the video for help to do No. 4

        1. Play the rhythm on the keyboard as well.

  2. *Technique

    1. (NEW) Popcorn Wrists

      1. Play the 2 and 3 sets of black keys by striking the key and immediately popping your wrist up to come off the key. Keep your fingers tips close to the keys even though you come off the keyboard.

    2. Bunny Hops

      1. On a set of two black keys, make a hook with RH finger number 2 and drop into the key, the natural weight of your arm. Keep your finger rounders and your wrist low.

      2. Now play the adjacent black key with your 3rd finger and pop your wrist up, keeping your finger tips close to the keys.

    3. Rolling Wrists

      1. Practice your same composition with rolling wrists and cat claws

  3. Theory:

    1. Create your own composition using steps and skips!

    2. Notes Moving Up / Down

      1. See your staff paper

    3. Steps & Skips on the Staff

      1. See your staff paper

    4. Blue Note:

      1. Level 1 & 2 Treble Clef

      2. Level 1 & 2 Bass Clef

    5. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

    6. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

Toby:

  1. Technique

    1. Finger Number Game:

      1. Test next week

    2. Practice Finding The Bubble

      1. Play the 2 sets with your bubble

    3. Piano Soldier Position

      1. Sit with back straight

      2. Legs down

      3. Piano Bench

  2. Theory:

    1. Keyboard Street:

      1. Read the story

    2. RH and LH exercise

      1. Test next week

    3. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

    4. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE

Michael:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Solfege

  2. Reading:

    1. Blue Note

      1. G CLEF & F CLEF

  3. Theory:

    1. Briggs Handout

      1. Study Chapter 1

      2. Chapter 2

    2. Composition

      1. Compose your own piece in the G and F clef, using the notes

    3. Basic Rudiments.

      1. To page 18

Summer 2019 Lesson 2 of 5

Ethan:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Solfege

      1. speak the names of the solfege syllables, forward and backward. 10 times each day.

    2. Basic Rhythmic Training

      1. Ta the beat and clap the rhythm for 2 and 3

  2. Technique

    1. Bunny Hops

      1. On a set of two black keys, make a hook with RH finger number 2 and drop into the key, the natural weight of your arm. Keep your finger rounders and your wrist low.

      2. Now play the adjacent black key with your 3rd finger and pop your wrist up, keeping your finger tips close to the keys.

    2. Rolling Wrists

      1. Practice your same composition with rolling wrists and cat claws

  3. Theory:

    1. Notes Moving Up / Down

      1. See your staff paper

    2. Steps & Skips on the Staff

      1. See your staff paper

    3. Blue Note:

      1. Level 1 & 2 Treble Clef

      2. Level 1 & 2 Bass Clef

    4. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

    5. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

Toby:

  1. Technique

    1. Finger Number Game:

      1. Test next week

    2. Practice Finding The Bubble

      1. Play the 2 sets with your bubble

    3. Piano Soldier Position

      1. Sit with back straight

      2. Legs down

      3. Piano Bench

  2. Theory:

    1. Keyboard Street:

      1. Read the story

    2. RH and LH exercise

      1. Test next week

    3. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

    4. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE

Michael:

  1. Musicianship

    1. Solfege

  2. Reading:

    1. Blue Note

      1. G CLEF & F CLEF

  3. Theory:

    1. Briggs Handout

      1. Study Chapter 1

    2. Composition

      1. Compose your own piece in the G clef, using the notes

    3. Basic Rudiments.

      1. To page 18

Summer 2019 Lesson 1 of 5

Ethan:

  1. Musicianship

    1. READ pages 4-5

    2. Ta the beat and clap the rhythm on page 6

  2. Technique

    1. Rolling Wrists

      1. Practice playing all the 2 sets and the 3 sets all across the keyboard.

      2. Make up your own piece using the 2 and 3 sets of black keys.

      3. Be able to play your piece for me at least twice.

  3. Theory:

    1. Staff Paper

      1. See your paper for the assignment

    2. Blue Note:

      1. Level 1 Treble Clef

      2. Level 1 Bass Clef

      3. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blue-note-learn-to-read-music-notes-flash-cards/id310962073

    3. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

      2. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/treble-cat-hd-read-music/id513764898

    4. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

      2. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bass-cat-hd/id553988462

Toby:

  1. Technique

    1. Practice Finding The Bubble

      1. Play the 2 sets with your bubble

    2. Piano Soldier Position

      1. Sit with back straight

      2. Legs down

      3. Piano Bench

  2. Theory:

    1. RH and LH exercise

      1. Complete the paper

    2. Treble Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

      2. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/treble-cat-hd-read-music/id513764898

    3. Bass Cat:

      1. Levels 1-1 through 1-5 in LETTER NAMES & SOLFEGE SYLLABLES

      2. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bass-cat-hd/id553988462

Michael:

  1. READING

    1. BLUE NOTE APP

      1. G CLEF & F CLEF

  2. Theory:

    1. To page 18 in Basic Rudiments.