2018-2019 Lesson 19: Jacqueline Isaacson

If you’re not going to get your assignment done, I need to know by Sunday.

Lesson Assignment

  1. G Major Scale

    1. Hands Alone - Two Octaves

    2. Play root position chords on each note of the scale - hands alone.

  2. A Million Dream by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul from The Greatest Showman.

    1. TAP THE RHYTHM ON THE SURFACE OF THE KEYBOARD

    2. THEN PLAY

  3. The Song of the Twilight

    1. REVIEW ONCE A WEEK OR YOU WILL FORGET THIS!!!!

2018-2019 Lesson 18: Jacqueline Isaacson

If you’re not going to get your assignment done, I need to know by Sunday.

Lesson Assignment

  1. G Major Scale

    1. Hands Alone - Two Octaves

    2. Play root position chords on each note of the scale - hands alone.

  2. A Million Dream by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul from The Greatest Showman.

    1. TAP THE RHYTHM ON THE SURFACE OF THE KEYBOARD

    2. THEN PLAY

  3. The Song of the Twilight

    1. REVIEW ONCE A WEEK OR YOU WILL FORGET THIS!!!!

2018-2019 Lesson 17: Jacqueline Isaacson

If you’re not going to get your assignment done, I need to know by Sunday.

Lesson Assignment

  1. A Major Scale

    1. Hands Alone - Two Octaves

    2. Play root position chords on each note of the scale - hands alone.

  2. A Million Dream by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul from The Greatest Showman.

    1. TAP THE RHYTHM ON THE SURFACE OF THE KEYBOARD

    2. THEN PLAY

  3. The Song of the Twilight

    1. REVIEW ONCE A WEEK OR YOU WILL FORGET THIS!!!!

2018-2019 Lesson 16: Jacqueline Isaacson

Lesson Assignment

  1. A Major Scale

    1. Hands Alone - Two Octaves

    2. Play root position chords on each note of the scale - hands alone.

  2. A Million Dream by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul from The Greatest Showman.

    1. RIGHT HAND MELODY:

      1. Use the “ta” method by Dustina.

        1. clap the beat and ta the rhythm of your section

          1. SLOWLY

        2. tap the beat play the rhythm

          1. SLOWLY

        3. Do two more variants of #2 above

        4. Play the beat in the LH and play the RH melody

        5. Then play both hands complete.

  3. The Song of the Twilight

    1. REVIEW ONCE A WEEK OR YOU WILL FORGET THIS!!!!

2018-2019 Lesson 15: Jacqueline Isaacson

Lesson Assignment

  1. A Major Scale

    1. Hands Alone - Two Octaves

    2. Play root position chords on each note of the scale - hands alone.

  2. A Million Dream by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul from The Greatest Showman.

    1. ms. 1-8 - careful of fingering. Wrist high and fingers close so you’re rocking into the keys.. Learn to the end of the page.

  3. The Song of the Twilight

    1. REVIEW ONCE A WEEK OR YOU WILL FORGET THIS!!!!

LESSON CREDIT: 8-11

Lesson Assignment

  1. A Major Scale

    1. Hands Alone - Two Octaves

    2. Play root position chords on each note of the scale - hands alone.

  2. The Song of the Twilight

    1. Think about how we practiced at your lesson. Slow it down. One measure at a time, going to the downbeat.

(LESSON CREDITS) 2017-2018 Lessons 29-33: Jacqueline Isaacson

Notes & Makeups

  1. Try to have at least one practice session on the piano upstairs.

  2. PERFORMANCE CLASS: February 11, 2018
    1. Hopscotch
    2. Far Away
    3. German Dance 

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, DiMenna Center

    1. Pieces:

      1. Minuet

      2. German Dance

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
    1. Pieces:
      1. German Dance
      2. Far Away
      3. Minuet

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Minuet

    1. Practice with m.m. 108 per quarter note
    2. HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE contrasting dynamics. 
  2. Far Away

    1. Relearn and have performance-ready for your next lesson. 
  3. German Dance by Beethoven in D Major (L.2)

    1.  
  4. *MINOR SCALE: two octaves hands alone, memorized

    1. A Harmonic
    2. E Harmonic
    3. A Natural
    4. E Natural
    5. D Natural
    6. D Harmoic
      1. keep your 3rd finger ROUND.
  5. *MAJOR SCALE: two octaves hands alone, memorized.

    1. C
    2. G
    3. F
      1. No twisty-wrist.
      2. EVEN TEMPO!  
  6. *Lesson & Musicianship 1B

    1. REDO: page 11 
  7. Solos 1

  8. Minuet in F Major by Leopold Mozart

    1. Practice with the metronome! :) m.m. 96 - 2 times per practice session

    2. DYNAMICS!!! 

On Hold:

  1. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests Level 1

    1. Take a break this week.
    2. Next week we'll come back to it
  2. Bartok

    1. Left off at 14
  3. Rhythm (no assignment) 

    1. NO ASSIGNMENT
    2. Left off at 57
  4. Solfege (no assignment)

    1. NO ASSIGNMENT
    2. Left off: Chapter 4 Nos. 15 & 17
  5. Czerny (no assignment)

    1. REDO: No. 1 

____________________________________

**REVIEW - once a week with music

  1. Hopscotch by Boris Berlin (L. 1 Etude) 

  2. Far Away by Teresa Richert (L. 1 Etude)

  3. Etude in C Major by Félix Le Couppey (L. 1 Etude)

  4. German Dance in D Major Hob.IX:22  No. 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn (L.1 List A)
  5. Dream Journey by Christine Donkin (L.1 List B)
  6. Tarntella by Lynes (Faber L.1)
  7. wAngelfish by Anne Crosby (L.1, List B)

 

 

 

    THEORY (no assignment)

    1. Level 1: Unit 3
      1. PREPARE: pages 37-38
    2. Prep: Unit 7
      1. Prepare for next week.
      2. Teach me about Major and Minor triads. 

    2017-2018 Lesson 28: Jacqueline Isaacson

    Notes & Makeups

    1. Try to have at least one practice session on the piano upstairs.

    2. PERFORMANCE CLASS: February 11, 2018
      1. Hopscotch
      2. Far Away
      3. German Dance 

    Performance Class: Three

    1. May 20th, DiMenna Center

      1. Pieces:

        1. Minuet

        2. German Dance

    Final Recital

    1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
      1. Pieces:
        1. German Dance
        2. Far Away
        3. Minuet

    Lesson Assignments:

    1. Minuet

      1. Practice with m.m. 108 per quarter note
      2. HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE contrasting dynamics. 
    2. Far Away

      1. Relearn and have performance-ready for your next lesson. 
    3. German Dance by Beethoven in D Major (L.2)

      1.  
    4. *MINOR SCALE: two octaves hands alone, memorized

      1. A Harmonic
      2. E Harmonic
      3. A Natural
      4. E Natural
      5. D Natural
      6. D Harmoic
        1. keep your 3rd finger ROUND.
    5. *MAJOR SCALE: two octaves hands alone, memorized.

      1. C
      2. G
      3. F
        1. No twisty-wrist.
        2. EVEN TEMPO!  
    6. *Lesson & Musicianship 1B

      1. REDO: page 11 
    7. Solos 1

    8. Minuet in F Major by Leopold Mozart

      1. Practice with the metronome! :) m.m. 96 - 2 times per practice session

      2. DYNAMICS!!! 

    On Hold:

    1. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests Level 1

      1. Take a break this week.
      2. Next week we'll come back to it
    2. Bartok

      1. Left off at 14
    3. Rhythm (no assignment) 

      1. NO ASSIGNMENT
      2. Left off at 57
    4. Solfege (no assignment)

      1. NO ASSIGNMENT
      2. Left off: Chapter 4 Nos. 15 & 17
    5. Czerny (no assignment)

      1. REDO: No. 1 

    ____________________________________

    **REVIEW - once a week with music

    1. Hopscotch by Boris Berlin (L. 1 Etude) 

    2. Far Away by Teresa Richert (L. 1 Etude)

    3. Etude in C Major by Félix Le Couppey (L. 1 Etude)

    4. German Dance in D Major Hob.IX:22  No. 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn (L.1 List A)
    5. Dream Journey by Christine Donkin (L.1 List B)
    6. Tarntella by Lynes (Faber L.1)
    7. wAngelfish by Anne Crosby (L.1, List B)

     

     

     

      THEORY (no assignment)

      1. Level 1: Unit 3
        1. PREPARE: pages 37-38
      2. Prep: Unit 7
        1. Prepare for next week.
        2. Teach me about Major and Minor triads. 

      2017-2018 Lesson 27: Jacqueline Isaacson

      Notes & Makeups

      1. Try to have at least one practice session on the piano upstairs.

      2. PERFORMANCE CLASS: February 11, 2018
        1. Hopscotch
        2. Far Away
        3. German Dance 

      Performance Class: Three

      1. May 20th, DiMenna Center

        1. Pieces:

          1. Minuet

          2. German Dance

      Final Recital

      1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
        1. Pieces:
          1. German Dance
          2. Far Away
          3. Minuet

      Lesson Assignments:

      1. Far Away

        1. Relearn and have performance-ready for your next lesson. 
      2. German Dance by Beethoven in D Major (L.2)

        1. Practice starting from any measure of the piece. 
      3. *MINOR SCALE: two octaves hands alone, memorized

        1. A Harmonic
        2. E Harmonic
        3. A Natural
        4. E Natural
        5. D Natural
        6. D Harmoic
          1. keep your 3rd finger ROUND.
      4. *MAJOR SCALE: two octaves hands alone, memorized.

        1. C
        2. G
        3. F
          1. No twisty-wrist.
          2. EVEN TEMPO!  
        4. *Lesson & Musicianship 1B

          1. REDO: page 11 
        5. Solos 1

        6. Minuet in F Major by Leopold Mozart

          1. Practice with the metronome! :) m.m. 96 - 2 times per practice session

          2. DYNAMICS!!! 

        On Hold:

        1. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests Level 1

          1. Take a break this week.
          2. Next week we'll come back to it
        2. Bartok

          1. Left off at 14
        3. Rhythm (no assignment) 

          1. NO ASSIGNMENT
          2. Left off at 57
        4. Solfege (no assignment)

          1. NO ASSIGNMENT
          2. Left off: Chapter 4 Nos. 15 & 17
        5. Czerny (no assignment)

          1. REDO: No. 1 

        ____________________________________

        **REVIEW - once a week with music

        1. Hopscotch by Boris Berlin (L. 1 Etude) 

        2. Far Away by Teresa Richert (L. 1 Etude)

        3. Etude in C Major by Félix Le Couppey (L. 1 Etude)

        4. German Dance in D Major Hob.IX:22  No. 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn (L.1 List A)
        5. Dream Journey by Christine Donkin (L.1 List B)
        6. Tarntella by Lynes (Faber L.1)
        7. wAngelfish by Anne Crosby (L.1, List B)

         

         

         

          THEORY (no assignment)

          1. Level 1: Unit 3
            1. PREPARE: pages 37-38
          2. Prep: Unit 7
            1. Prepare for next week.
            2. Teach me about Major and Minor triads. 

          2017-2018 Lesson 26: Jacqueline Isaacson

          Notes & Makeups

          1. Try to have at least one practice session on the piano upstairs.

          2. PERFORMANCE CLASS: February 11, 2018
            1. Hopscotch
            2. Far Away
            3. German Dance 

          Performance Class: Three

          1. May 20th, DiMenna Center

            1. Pieces:

          Final Recital

          1. June 3rd, Domingo Hall, NOC
            1. Pieces:
              1. German Dance
              2. Minuet

          Lesson Assignments:

          1. New Piece

            1. Dustin will send. 
          2. German Dance by Beethoven in D Major (L.2)

            1. Review
          3. MINOR SCALE: two octaves hands alone, memorized

            1. A Harmonic
            2. E Harmonic
            3. A Natural
            4. E Natural
            5. D Natural
            6. D Harmoic
              1. keep your 3rd finger ROUND.
          4. MAJOR SCALE: two octaves hands alone, memorized.

            1. C
            2. G
            3. F
              1. No twisty-wrist.
              2. EVEN TEMPO!  
          5. Four Star Sight Reading and Ear Tests Level 1

            1. Take a break this week.
            2. Next week we'll come back to it.
          6. Lesson & Musicianship 1B

            1. PREPARE: pages 8-16
            2. Be able to pass of each piece by following the practice plan. 
          7. Solos 1

            1. PREPARE: all of Unit 7
          8. **Bartok

            1. REDO: No. 13 and 14 
          9. Minuet in F Major by Leopold Mozart

            1. You don't need to play this so quickly

            2. Please have extreme contrasts in dynamics. 

          On Hold:

          1. Rhythm (no assignment) 

            1. NO ASSIGNMENT
            2. Left off at 57
          2. Solfege (no assignment)

            1. NO ASSIGNMENT
            2. Left off: Chapter 4 Nos. 15 & 17
          3. Czerny (no assignment)

            1. REDO: No. 1 

          ____________________________________

          **REVIEW - once a week with music

          1. Hopscotch by Boris Berlin (L. 1 Etude) 

          2. Far Away by Teresa Richert (L. 1 Etude)

          3. Etude in C Major by Félix Le Couppey (L. 1 Etude)

          4. German Dance in D Major Hob.IX:22  No. 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn (L.1 List A)
          5. Dream Journey by Christine Donkin (L.1 List B)
          6. Tarntella by Lynes (Faber L.1)
          7. wAngelfish by Anne Crosby (L.1, List B)

           

           

           

            THEORY (no assignment)

            1. Level 1: Unit 3
              1. PREPARE: pages 37-38
            2. Prep: Unit 7
              1. Prepare for next week.
              2. Teach me about Major and Minor triads.