2018-2019 Lesson 14: Philip Jow

New Goals: “check in after lesson 20”

  1. Fingers Curved - no pulling on the keys

  2. Shoulders down when playing forte

  3. No playing while we’re talking.

Lesson Assignments:

  1. *Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 75-80

      1. Conduct, instead of clapping the beat

  2. Czerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 6

      1. See pink pen

  3. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

  5. Repertoire

    1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. See new red pen

      2. Learn hands alone from measures 9 to 12

      3. If you’re comfortable with 9-12 alone, learn slowly hands together.

  6. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 13: Philip Jow

New Goals: “check in after lesson 20”

  1. Fingers Curved - no pulling on the keys

  2. Shoulders down when playing forte

  3. No playing while we’re talking.

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 75-80

      1. Conduct, instead of clapping the beat

  2. Czerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 6

      1. See pink pen

  3. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

  5. Repertoire

    1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. Fix pink pen

      2. Learn LH from 9 to the end

      3. Practice RH at a slow and quiet tempo with wrist above the white, creating gentle circles, following the direction of the notes.

  6. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 12: Philip Jow

New Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Fingers Curved - no pulling on the keys

  2. Shoulders down when playing forte

  3. No playing while we’re talking.

Lesson Assignments:

  1. *Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. REDO 67

    2. PREPARE 68

      1. Please hold the sound for the full value of the rhytthm

  2. Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 6

      1. RH - please ta and clap rhythm before you do this. Fix your rhythm.

      2. LH - expression.

  3. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

  5. Repertoire

    1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. Start learning hands alone!

      2. Careful of the “staff” booby traps!

      3. Remember the NFRPE learning for this.

  6. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 11: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. *Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 66-67

      1. Isolate the sections that are tricky.

  2. *Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 6

      1. Learn hands alone

    2. Nos. 1-5

      1. Expression! For Class

  3. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: page 28

  4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. PREPARE: pages 28

  5. Repertoire Piece!

    1. Burgmuller Op. 100

      1. With Dustin next week.

  6. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 10: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 66-67

      1. Isolate the sections that are tricky.

  2. Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 6

      1. Learn hands alone

    2. Nos. 1-5

      1. Expression! For Class

  3. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: page 28

  4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. PREPARE: pages 22-25

  5. Repertoire Piece!

    1. Burgmuller Op. 100

  6. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 9: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 65-66

  2. Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 6

      1. Learn hands alone

    2. Nos. 1-5

      1. Play back to back.

  3. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: page 28

  4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. PREPARE: pages 22-25

  5. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 8: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. REDO 60

    2. Prepare 63

  2. Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 5 - Great work. Please see the green pen and we’ll try to move on from this next week.

  3. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. REDO: page 25

  4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. PREPARE: pages 20-21

  5. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 7: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. Redo 59

      1. “Light Switch”

      2. SLOW TEMPO!

    2. Prepare 60

  2. Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 5 - Well done! Please continue to practice this with two points of focus:

      1. Hand position

      2. Correct notes

  3. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. Prepare page 25 and 27

  4. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Redo pages 16-17

  5. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 6: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. Prepare 58 (slowly!)

    2. Prepare 59 as a bonus assignment.

  2. Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 4 - Transpose to B and F Major

    2. No. 5 - Hands together and fix pen. Next week we will start improvisation.

  3. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Prepare pages 14-17 and see green pen.

    2. Remember the rhythms in your red book? They are the same in this piece!

  4. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 5: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. Prepare 55-57

    2. Do these slowly please!

  2. Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 3 - Transpose to five different Major 5-finger patters - Your Choice!

    2. No. 4 - Please fix green pen and play quietly

    3. No. 5 — learn hands alone - how do the parts of this piece match the material from Czerny Nos. 2-4?

  3. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Prepare pages 10-11 and see green pen.

    2. Remember the rhythms in your red book? They are the same in this piece!

  4. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 4: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. Prepare 55-57

    2. Do these slowly please!

  2. Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 3 - Transpose to five different Major 5-finger patters - Your Choice!

    2. No. 4 - Please fix green pen and play quietly

    3. No. 5 — learn hands alone - how do the parts of this piece match the material from Czerny Nos. 2-4?

  3. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Prepare pages 10-11 and see green pen.

    2. Remember the rhythms in your red book? They are the same in this piece!

  4. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 3: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. Redo No. 54

    2. See the additional pink pen for help with this tricky exercise!

  2. Cerny Op. 823.

    1. No. 2 - Pass next time with all markings correct on the first try.

    2. No. 3 - watch your practice video! Follow the arrows and markings! You can do it!

  3. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Study page 8

    2. Prepare page 9

  4. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 2: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. Prepare No. 54

    2. Ta the rhythm & conduct or clap the beat.

  2. Cerny Op. 823

    1. No. 1 - Follow all the markings.

    2. No. 2 - watch your practice video! Follow the arrows and markings! You can do it!

  3. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Prepare: Page 7

  4. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 1: Philip Jow

Goals: “check in after 10 lessons”

  1. Foot Stool Still :)

  2. Hand Position Good!

  3. “Make a Choice”

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. Prepare No. 54

    2. Ta the rhythm & conduct or clap the beat.

  2. Cerny Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 1 & 2 with NFRPE

  3. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Prepare: Page 7

  4. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

  2. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

2017-2018 Lesson 32: Philip Jow

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

  2. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Prepare: Pages 4-6 in 2B.

  3. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. Prepare: pages 17-19

  4. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Distant Chimes

    3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    4. Boots (prep A)

    5. Shadows

    6. The Haunted Mouse

    7. Curios Cat

    8. Freddy the Frog

    9. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    10. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

(LESSON CREDIT) 2017-2018 Lesson 31: Philip Jow

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, 2018: DiMenna Center, Benzaquin Hall
    1.  

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, 2018
    1.  

Notes & Makeups

___________________________

Lesson Assignments:

 

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

  2. Pages 4-6 in 2B.

  3. Solos 2: pages 17-19

    Quadrille

    1. Bench back a little. 
    2. Shoulders down.
  4. Distant Chimes

    1. Increase tempo JUST a tad.
  5. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    3. Boots (prep A)

    4. Shadows

    5. The Haunted Mouse

    6. Curios Cat

    7. Freddy the Frog

    8. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    9. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

    1. Start with Dustin next week.
  2. **Order of Flats

    1. B, E, A, D, G, C, F
  3. Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1.  
  4. Solos 2

2017-2018 Lesson 30: Philip Jow

Credited Lesson 26: Dustin Cancelled. 

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, 2018: DiMenna Center, Benzaquin Hall
    1.  

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, 2018
    1.  

Notes & Makeups

___________________________

Lesson Assignments:

 

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Finish Set 6

  2. Page 79 in 2A

    1. Start after Sunday
    2. Learn hands alone: NFRPE in small sections.
  3. Quadrille

    1. Bench back a little. 
    2. Shoulders down.
  4. Distant Chimes

    1. Increase tempo JUST a tad.
  5. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    3. Boots (prep A)

    4. Shadows

    5. The Haunted Mouse

    6. Curios Cat

    7. Freddy the Frog

    8. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    9. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

    1. Start with Dustin next week.
  2. **Order of Flats

    1. B, E, A, D, G, C, F
  3. Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1.  
  4. Solos 2

(LESSON CREDIT) 2017-2018 Lesson 29: Philip Jow

Credited Lesson 26: Dustin Cancelled. 

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, 2018: DiMenna Center, Benzaquin Hall
    1.  

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, 2018
    1.  

Notes & Makeups

___________________________

Lesson Assignments:

 

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Prepare Set 6

  2. Run Around: page 73 in 2A

  3. Quadrille

    1. Fix green pen.
  4. Distant Chimes

    1. Fix the pink pen.
  5. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    3. Boots (prep A)

    4. Shadows

    5. The Haunted Mouse

    6. Curios Cat

    7. Freddy the Frog

    8. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    9. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

    1. Start with Dustin next week.
  2. **Order of Flats

    1. B, E, A, D, G, C, F
  3. Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1.  
  4. Solos 2

2017-2018 Lesson 28: Philip Jow

Credited Lesson 26: Dustin Cancelled. 

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, 2018: DiMenna Center, Benzaquin Hall
    1.  

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, 2018
    1.  

Notes & Makeups

___________________________

Lesson Assignments:

 

  1. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Prepare Set 6

  2. Run Around: page 73 in 2A

  3. Quadrille

    1. Fix green pen.
  4. Distant Chimes

    1. Fix the pink pen.
  5. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    3. Boots (prep A)

    4. Shadows

    5. The Haunted Mouse

    6. Curios Cat

    7. Freddy the Frog

    8. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    9. Trumpet Parade

On Hold:

  1. Hanon

    1. Start with Dustin next week.
  2. **Order of Flats

    1. B, E, A, D, G, C, F
  3. Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1.  
  4. Solos 2

2017-2018 Lesson 27: Philip Jow

Credited Lesson 26: Dustin Cancelled. 

Performance Class: Three

  1. May 20th, 2018: DiMenna Center, Benzaquin Hall
    1.  

Final Recital

  1. June 3rd, 2018
    1.  

Notes & Makeups

___________________________

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Hanon

    1. Start with Dustin next week.
  2. *Order of Flats

    1. B, E, A, D, G, C, F
  3. Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: pages 73
    2. HAND POSITION IS MOST IMPORTANT
  4. Solos 2

  5. Four Star: Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Prep B

    1. Prepare Set 6

  6. Quadrill

    1. Oil those hinges! Please play the middle note of your LH chords.
  7. Distant Chimes

    1. Focus clean pedal changes. You're changing a bit too early.
  8. Review (one time each week with your music)

    1. Quadrill

    2. Jazz Blast (prep A)

    3. Boots (prep A)

    4. Shadows

    5. The Haunted Mouse

    6. Curios Cat

    7. Freddy the Frog

    8. Rainbow Fish (10/14)

    9. Trumpet Parade