2019-2020 Lesson 5 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

RCM Level 5 Spring

Lesson Assignments:


TECHNIQUE

RCM Level 5

  1. Scales:

    1. Tidy attacks with smooth wrists at the same time.

    2. E, A-flat Majors

    3. A, E, F minors (harmonic and melodic)

      1. F minor

        1. RH: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3

        2. LH: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1

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REPERTOIRE

  1. Prelude Op. 39 No. 19 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)

    1. Start to learn hands alone.

  2. Mike Springer (b. 1968)

    1. Foggy Day Blues (L. 4)

      1. SEE ALL OF THE PEN. I’d like to erase all of this pen next week. Please.

      2. Memorize it!


THEORY

  1. RCM Theory Level 3

    1. PREPARE: Unit 3 - remember to prepare this several days in advance: DON’T CRAM


READING

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Rests Level 4

    1. Go through all the tests in the back of the book!

      1. SIGHTREADING: Set your tempo by thinking of the shortest note value.

      2. INTERVALS: practice major and minor 2nds and 3rds.

      3. PLAYBACKS: need work.

  2. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 5

    1. PLEASE ORDER THIS BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/4S05-Royal-Conservatory-Sight-Reading/dp/155440746X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3CR5LAVEY7KI9&keywords=four+star+sight+reading+and+ear+tests+level+5&qid=1569963975&sprefix=four+star+sight%2Caps%2C226&sr=8-1


REVIEW

  1. Gavotte by Handel

  2. Clementi Waltz

  3. Periwinkle Twinkle

  4. The Somersault King (L.4)

  5. Reflections (L.4)

  6. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André (L.4)

  7. March in D Major by CPE Bach (L.4)

  8. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  9. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

  10. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

  11. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

  12. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  13. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  14. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet

  15. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  16. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  17. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  18. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  19. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  20. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau


  1. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  2. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  3. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  4. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  5. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

2019-2020 Lesson 4 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

RCM Level 5 Spring

Lesson Assignments:


TECHNIQUE

RCM Level 5

  1. Scales

    1. PREPARE: A, E, F and A-flat Majors

    2. DO THESE THREE TIMES IN-A-ROW CORRECTLY EACH PRACTICE SESSION.

    3. TIDY ATTACKS!

      1. A-flat major

        1. LH - 3, 2, 1, 4, 3, 2, 1

        2. RH - 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4

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REPERTOIRE

  1. New Piece Next Week!

  2. Mike Springer (b. 1968)

    1. Foggy Day Blues (L. 4)

      1. SEE ALL OF THE PEN. I’d like to erase all of this pen next week. Please.

      2. Memorize it!


THEORY

  1. RCM Theory Level 3

    1. Prepare Unit 2


READING

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Rests Level 4

    1. Go through all the tests in the back of the book!

      1. SIGHTREADING: Set your tempo by thinking of the shortest note value.

      2. INTERVALS: practice major and minor 2nds and 3rds.

      3. PLAYBACKS: need work.

  2. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 5

    1. PLEASE ORDER THIS BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/4S05-Royal-Conservatory-Sight-Reading/dp/155440746X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3CR5LAVEY7KI9&keywords=four+star+sight+reading+and+ear+tests+level+5&qid=1569963975&sprefix=four+star+sight%2Caps%2C226&sr=8-1


REVIEW

  1. Gavotte by Handel

  2. Clementi Waltz

  3. Periwinkle Twinkle

  4. The Somersault King (L.4)

  5. Reflections (L.4)

  6. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André (L.4)

  7. March in D Major by CPE Bach (L.4)

  8. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  9. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

  10. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

  11. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

  12. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  13. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  14. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet

  15. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  16. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  17. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  18. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  19. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  20. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau


  1. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  2. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  3. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  4. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  5. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

2019-2020 Lesson 3 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

RCM Level 5 Spring

Lesson Assignments:


TECHNIQUE

RCM Level 5

  1. Scales

    1. PREPARE: A, E, F and A-flat Majors

      1. A-flat major

        1. LH - 3, 2, 1, 4, 3, 2, 1

        2. RH - 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4

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REPERTOIRE

  1. Mike Springer (b. 1968)

    1. Foggy Day Blues (L. 4)

      1. POSITION IS BIGGEST FOCUS - DURING EVERY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:

      2. mm. 4-6 - hands alone, then together with the following focus’

        1. Rhythm

        2. Position

        3. Expression

      3. m. 25 -

        1. LH rest

        2. Fingering

        3. no pedal look

        4. slur!

      4. mm. 30-31 -

        1. LH notes

      5. m. 33 -

        1. no pedal

      6. m. 41 notes

      7. m. 44 - notes and fingering

      8. m. 15 - pedal

      9. m. 19 - notes and fingering?

      10. m. 22 - notes

      11. m. 25 - slur

      12. m. 29 - pedal

      13. m. 40 - pedal and slurs

      14. m. 44 - notes


THEORY

  1. RCM Theory

    1. DUSTIN - BRING LEVEL 3


READING

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 5


REVIEW

  1. Gavotte by Handel

  2. Clementi Waltz

  3. Periwinkle Twinkle

  4. The Somersault King (L.4)

  5. Reflections (L.4)

  6. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André (L.4)

  7. March in D Major by CPE Bach (L.4)

  8. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  9. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

  10. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

  11. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

  12. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  13. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  14. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet

  15. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  16. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  17. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  18. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  19. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  20. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau


  1. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  2. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  3. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  4. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  5. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

2019-2020 Lesson 2 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

RCM Level 5 Spring

Lesson Assignments:


TECHNIQUE

RCM Level 5

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REPERTOIRE

  1. Mike Springer (b. 1968)

    1. Foggy Day Blues (L. 4)

    2. Learn at least until measure 15 using NFRPE charts.

    3. No faster than m.m 60

    4. Focus is form

    5. Fix green pen

    6. Learn to the end!


THEORY

  1. RCM Theory

    1. DUSTIN - BRING LEVEL 3


READING

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 5


REVIEW

  1. Gavotte by Handel

  2. Clementi Waltz

  3. Periwinkle Twinkle

  4. The Somersault King (L.4)

  5. Reflections (L.4)

  6. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André (L.4)

  7. March in D Major by CPE Bach (L.4)

  8. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  9. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

  10. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

  11. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

  12. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  13. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  14. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet

  15. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  16. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  17. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  18. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  19. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  20. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau


  1. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  2. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  3. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  4. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  5. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

2019-2020 Lesson 1 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

Lesson Assignments:

REPERTOIRE

  1. Mike Springer (b. 1968)

    1. Foggy Day Blues (L. 4)

    2. Learn at least until measure 15 using NFRPE charts.

THEORY

  1. RCM Theory

    1. Do the review test.

  1. March in D Major by CPE Bach (L.4)

    1. Follow your speed building practice chart

  2. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André (L.4)

    1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

  3. Reflections (L.4)

    1. See your NFRPE chart

  4. The Somersault King (L.4)

    1. Slow and medium tempo practice

  1. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

CREDIT: 2018-2019 Lessons 28-30

Lesson Assignments:

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. March in D Major by CPE Bach (L.4)

      1. Follow your speed building practice chart

    2. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André (L.4)

      1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

    3. Reflections (L.4)

      1. See your NFRPE chart

    4. The Somersault King (L.4)

      1. Slow and medium tempo practice

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 27 of 30

Lesson Assignments:

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. March in D Major by CPE Bach (L.4)

      1. Follow your speed building practice chart

    2. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André (L.4)

      1. Follow your speed-building practice chart

    3. Reflections (L.4)

      1. See your NFRPE chart

    4. The Somersault King (L.4)

      1. Slow and medium tempo practice

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 26: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

Lesson Assignments:

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THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. See the purple pen in your book

  2. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. Think of the fastest section of your piece before you start - at what tempo do you want to play? Then go for it!

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. Huge contrasts in dynamics!

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. Fix pedaling and purple pen

    4. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. The Somersault King

        1. Use music

    5. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. Solitude by Joyce Grill

        1. Change pedal

    6. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 4

      1. Prepare Set 1 - 2. Do two “days” per practice session.

    7. Magnetic Rag

      1. PREPARE PAGES 3 & 4 WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS FIXED.

        1. ms. 27-28 = spot until cleeeeeean!

        2. “silent stuff” or “ghost practice” - play the piece without pushing down the keys. Only touch the surface of the key.

        3. Grace notes: “accidentally play them”

        4. SPOT EACH PRACTICE SESSION

          1. Fix m. 29-30 - notes and articulation . - PRACTICE THIS SLOOOOWW MOTION.

          2. LH notes in m. 33

          3. Staccato starting in m. 28

  3. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 25: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

Lesson Assignments:

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THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. LEARN ALL TECHNIQUE

  2. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. Think of the fastest section of your piece before you start - at what tempo do you want to play? Then go for it!

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. Huge contrasts in dynamics!

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. Fix pedaling and purple pen

    4. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. The Somersault King

        1. Ending needs to be short!

    5. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. Solitude by Joyce Grill

        1. At least m.m. 63 per quarter note.

    6. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 4

      1. Prepare Set 1 - 2. Do two “days” per practice session.

    7. Magnetic Rag

      1. PREPARE PAGES 3 & 4 WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS FIXED.

        1. ms. 27-28 = spot until cleeeeeean!

        2. “silent stuff” or “ghost practice” - play the piece without pushing down the keys. Only touch the surface of the key.

        3. Grace notes: “accidentally play them”

        4. SPOT EACH PRACTICE SESSION

          1. Fix m. 29-30 - notes and articulation . - PRACTICE THIS SLOOOOWW MOTION.

          2. LH notes in m. 33

          3. Staccato starting in m. 28

  3. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 24: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

Lesson Assignments:

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THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. LEARN ALL TECHNIQUE

  2. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. “spot” measures 17-18, 9-10, 9-1 and 22-10, five times correctly each day.

        2. ms. 14-15 and 18-19 rests in the LH

        3. RH staccato. last system

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. Spot ALL the purple.

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. MEMORIZE

        2. Spot purple spot sections. and fix purple pen.

    4. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. The Somersault King

        1. MEMORIZE

        2. See purple pen

    5. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. Solitude by Joyce Grill

        1. LH in your lap. - in indicates reverence.

        2. Memorize

        3. Fix purple pen.

    6. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 4

      1. Prepare Set 1 - 2. Do two “days” per practice session.

    7. Magnetic Rag

      1. PREPARE PAGES 3 & 4 WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS FIXED.

        1. ms. 27-28 = spot until cleeeeeean!

        2. “silent stuff” or “ghost practice” - play the piece without pushing down the keys. Only touch the surface of the key.

        3. Grace notes: “accidentally play them”

        4. SPOT EACH PRACTICE SESSION

          1. Fix m. 29-30 - notes and articulation . - PRACTICE THIS SLOOOOWW MOTION.

          2. LH notes in m. 33

          3. Staccato starting in m. 28

  3. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 23: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

Lesson Assignments:

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THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. LEARN ALL TECHNIQUE

  2. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. GREEN PEN IS NOT FIXED

        2. Add blue pen

        3. PRACTICE EACH PHRASE SLOWLY SLOWLY SLOWLY - Don’t play any faster than m.m. 60 per quarter note.

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. MEMORIZE

        2. SEE ORANGE PEN

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. MEMORIZE

        2. THIS NEEDS MOST WORK OUT OF ALL YOUR PIECES

        3. SEE ORANGE PEN

    4. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. The Somersault King

        1. MEMORIZE

        2. SEE ORANGE PEN

    5. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. Solitude by Joyce Grill

        1. SEE ORANGE PEN

        2. MEMORIZE

    6. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 4

      1. Prepare Set 1 - 2. Do two “days” per practice session.

    7. Magnetic Rag

      1. PREPARE PAGES 3 & 4 WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS FIXED.

        1. ms. 27-28 = spot until cleeeeeean!

        2. “silent stuff” or “ghost practice” - play the piece without pushing down the keys. Only touch the surface of the key.

        3. Grace notes: “accidentally play them”

        4. SPOT EACH PRACTICE SESSION

          1. Fix m. 29-30 - notes and articulation . - PRACTICE THIS SLOOOOWW MOTION.

          2. LH notes in m. 33

          3. Staccato starting in m. 28

  3. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 22: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

Lesson Assignments:

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THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. Learn all the arpeggios on page 15 - hands alone - first time correct.

    2. Finish learning the scales on pages 8-9

  2. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. GREEN PEN IS NOT FIXED

        2. Add blue pen

        3. PRACTICE EACH PHRASE SLOWLY SLOWLY SLOWLY - Don’t play any faster than m.m. 60 per quarter note.

    2. *RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. NO FASTER THAN M.M. 60 PER 8TH NOTE

        2. Fix all green pen!

        3. SLOW SLOW SLOW SLOW PRACTICE!!!!

    3. *RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. Add pedal

        2. Keep this very slow until you feel confident about all the notes

        3. NEXT WEEK I’LL LOOK FOR GOOD POSITION! :)

    4. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. The Somersault King

        1. LH needs to be quiet even though RH has accents

        2. Swing the 8ths and have the accent (if any) on the first part of the beat.

        3. Coda - twist the wrist to accent the first part of each triplet. Don’t flap your elbows.

    5. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. Solitude by Joyce Grill

        1. Harmony softer. Melody stronger.

    6. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 4

      1. Prepare Set 1 - 2. Do two “days” per practice session.

    7. Magnetic Rag

      1. PREPARE PAGES 3 & 4 WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS FIXED.

        1. ms. 27-28 = spot until cleeeeeean!

        2. “silent stuff” or “ghost practice” - play the piece without pushing down the keys. Only touch the surface of the key.

        3. Grace notes: “accidentally play them”

        4. SPOT EACH PRACTICE SESSION

          1. Fix m. 29-30 - notes and articulation . - PRACTICE THIS SLOOOOWW MOTION.

          2. LH notes in m. 33

          3. Staccato starting in m. 28

  3. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 21-22: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

Lesson Assignments:

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THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. *March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. GREEN PEN IS NOT FIXED

        2. Add blue pen

        3. PRACTICE EACH PHRASE SLOWLY SLOWLY SLOWLY - Don’t play any faster than m.m. 60 per quarter note.

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. *Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. NO FASTER THAN M.M. 60 PER 8TH NOTE

        2. Fix all green pen!

        3. SLOW SLOW SLOW SLOW PRACTICE!!!!

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

      2. See pencil!

    4. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. The Somersault King

        1. See pencil

    5. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. Solitude by Joyce Grill

        1. Focus on sound and only right hand

    6. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 4

      1. Review Sets 1-2

    7. Magnetic Rag

      1. PREPARE PAGES 3 & 4 WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS FIXED.

        1. ms. 27-28 = spot until cleeeeeean!

        2. “silent stuff” or “ghost practice” - play the piece without pushing down the keys. Only touch the surface of the key.

        3. Grace notes: “accidentally play them”

        4. SPOT EACH PRACTICE SESSION

          1. Fix m. 29-30 - notes and articulation . - PRACTICE THIS SLOOOOWW MOTION.

          2. LH notes in m. 33

          3. Staccato starting in m. 28

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 20: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

Lesson Assignments:

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THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE PATTERN IN C MAJOR. YOUR PATTERN IS IN C MINOR.

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KEY OF C

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

THESE ARE PLAYED HANDS APART

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. GREEN PEN IS NOT FIXED

        2. Add blue pen

        3. PRACTICE EACH PHRASE SLOWLY SLOWLY SLOWLY - Don’t play any faster than m.m. 60 per quarter note.

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. NO FASTER THAN M.M. 60 PER 8TH NOTE

        2. Fix all green pen!

        3. SLOW SLOW SLOW SLOW PRACTICE!!!!

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. Add pedal

        2. Keep this very slow until you feel confident about all the notes

        3. NEXT WEEK I’LL LOOK FOR GOOD POSITION! :)

    4. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. The Somersault King

        1. LEARN!

    5. RCM Etude Level 4

      1. Solitude by Joyce Grill

        1. LEARN!

    6. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 3

      1. Finish 8 and 9

      2. Make sure to do the 4th star of each set.

    7. Magnetic Rag

      1. PREPARE PAGES 3 & 4 WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS FIXED.

        1. ms. 27-28 = spot until cleeeeeean!

        2. “silent stuff” or “ghost practice” - play the piece without pushing down the keys. Only touch the surface of the key.

        3. Grace notes: “accidentally play them”

        4. SPOT EACH PRACTICE SESSION

          1. Fix m. 29-30 - notes and articulation . - PRACTICE THIS SLOOOOWW MOTION.

          2. LH notes in m. 33

          3. Staccato starting in m. 28

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle



On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)


  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet



  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 19: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

More proactive with finding music that will inspire. More “coaching” less task master.

Lesson Assignments:

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. GREEN PEN IS NOT FIXED

        2. Add blue pen

        3. PRACTICE EACH PHRASE SLOWLY SLOWLY SLOWLY - Don’t play any faster than m.m. 60 per quarter note.

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. NO FASTER THAN M.M. 60 PER 8TH NOTE

        2. Fix all green pen!

        3. SLOW SLOW SLOW SLOW PRACTICE!!!!

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. Add pedal

        2. Keep this very slow until you feel confident about all the notes

        3. NEXT WEEK I’LL LOOK FOR GOOD POSITION! :)

    4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 3

      1. Finish 8 and move on to 9

    5. Magnetic Rag

      1. PREPARE PAGES 3 & 4 WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS FIXED.

        1. ms. 27-28 = spot until cleeeeeean!

        2. “silent stuff” or “ghost practice” - play the piece without pushing down the keys. Only touch the surface of the key.

        3. Grace notes: “accidentally play them”

        4. SPOT EACH PRACTICE SESSION

          1. Fix m. 29-30 - notes and articulation . - PRACTICE THIS SLOOOOWW MOTION.

          2. LH notes in m. 33

          3. Staccato starting in m. 28

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle

On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)

  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet


  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 18: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

More proactive with finding music that will inspire. More “coaching” less task master.

Lesson Assignments:

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. GREEN PEN IS NOT FIXED

        2. Add blue pen

        3. PRACTICE EACH PHRASE SLOWLY SLOWLY SLOWLY - Don’t play any faster than m.m. 60 per quarter note.

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. NO FASTER THAN M.M. 60 PER 8TH NOTE

        2. Fix all green pen!

        3. SLOW SLOW SLOW SLOW PRACTICE!!!!

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. Add pedal

        2. Keep this very slow until you feel confident about all the notes

        3. NEXT WEEK I’LL LOOK FOR GOOD POSITION! :)

    4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 3

      1. Finish 8 and move on to 9

    5. Magnetic Rag

      1. PREPARE PAGES 3 & 4 WITH THE FOLLOWING THINGS FIXED.

        1. ms. 27-28 = spot until cleeeeeean!

        2. “silent stuff” or “ghost practice” - play the piece without pushing down the keys. Only touch the surface of the key.

        3. Grace notes: “accidentally play them”

        4. SPOT EACH PRACTICE SESSION

          1. Fix m. 29-30 - notes and articulation . - PRACTICE THIS SLOOOOWW MOTION.

          2. LH notes in m. 33

          3. Staccato starting in m. 28

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle

On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)

  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet


  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 17: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

More proactive with finding music that will inspire. More “coaching” less task master.

Lesson Assignments:

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. Slow to no faster than m.m. 88 per quarter note

        2. This this gives you the chance to get all the green pen!!!

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. NO FASTER THAN M.M. 60 PER 8TH NOTE

        2. Fix all green pen!

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. LEARN WITH NFRPE!

    4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 3

      1. Prepare at least 2 “days” per practice session.

      2. We need special work for clapbacks and playbacks

    5. *Magnetic Rag

      1. page 4 and end of page 3 hands together. Careful of your key signature.

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle

On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)

  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet


  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 16: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

More proactive with finding music that will inspire. More “coaching” less task master.

Lesson Assignments:

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. m. 13 fix the notes in the LH

        2. m. 14 RH f-sharp

        3. m. 20 LH B-natural

        4. m. 13 RH lift wrist

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. START LEARNING WITH NFRPE!

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. LEARN WITH NFRPE!

    4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 3

      1. Prepare at least 2 “days” per practice session.

      2. We need special work for clapbacks and playbacks

    5. *Magnetic Rag

      1. page 4 and end of page 3 hands together. Careful of your key signature.

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle

On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)

  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet


  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 15: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

More proactive with finding music that will inspire. More “coaching” less task master.

Lesson Assignments:

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach

        1. m. 13 fix the notes in the LH

        2. m. 14 RH f-sharp

        3. m. 20 LH B-natural

        4. m. 13 RH lift wrist

    2. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. START LEARNING WITH NFRPE!

    3. RCM List C, Level 4

      1. Reflections

        1. LEARN WITH NFRPE!

    4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 3

      1. Prepare at least 2 “days” per practice session.

      2. We need special work for clapbacks and playbacks

    5. *Magnetic Rag

      1. page 4 and end of page 3 hands together. Careful of your key signature.

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

    3. Periwinkle Twinkle

On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)

  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet


  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau

2018-2019 Lesson 14: Emma Chen

Notes:

Royal Conservatory: Level 4

Notes

More proactive with finding music that will inspire. More “coaching” less task master.

Lesson Assignments:

  1. REPERTOIRE

    1. Periwinkle Twinkle

      1. SEE THE BLUE PEN.

      2. FEEL THE RESTS!

      3. EXTREME DYNAMICS!

    2. RCM List A, Level 4

      1. March in D Major by CPE Bach - NO FASTER THAN M.M. 92 PER QUARTER NOTE.

        1. Fix the blue pen and slow this down.

    3. RCM List B, Level 4

      1. Sonatina in C Major Op. 34 No. 1: II: Rondo by Johann Anton André

        1. START LEARNING WITH NFRPE!

    4. FOUR STAR: SIGHT-READING AND EAR TESTS Level 3

      1. PREPARE ONE “DAY” EACH PRACTICE SESSION.

      2. DO NOT SKIP DAYS WITH THIS ASSIGNMENT.

    5. *Magnetic Rag

      1. page 4 and end of page 3 hands together. Careful of your key signature.

  2. REVIEW

    1. Gavotte by Handel

    2. Clementi Waltz

On Hold:

  1. RCM

    1. DUSTIN BRING REQUIREMENTS FOR RCM

  2. *Technical Requirements Level 3: 

    1. ORDER OF SHARPS & FLATS:

      1. SHARPS: F, C, G, D, A, E, B

      2. FLATS: B, E, A, D, G, C, F

    2. SCALES: Hands Together, 2 octaves

      1. E-flat Major Two octaves

        1. m.m. 76 two notes per beat

        2. Fingering

        3. Wrists smooth

        4. Sturdy wrists.

  3. Hanon No. 2, 3 and 4

    1. Learn the patterns.

  4. Hanon No 1

    1. LEGATO: m.m. 80 per quarter note

  5. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands together slowly.

  6. *Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

    1. PREPARE: ALL OF UNIT 2

  7. *Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2A

    1. PREPARE: 22-27

  8. Four Star Sight Reading & Ear Tests: Level 2 

    1. Do Set 10

REVIEW (Mist & Frere Jacques)

  1. Funny Puppy by Anne Crosby Gauted.

  2. Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15 by Bergmuller

     

  3. Etude in C Major Op. 36 No. 22 by Alexander Gedike (Etude.2)

     

  4. Little Piece No. 3 (L.2)

     

  5. Little Red Wagon by Teresa Richert (L.2)

  6. Colored Windows by Edna-Mae Burnam (Etude.2)

  7. Periwinkle Twinkle by Anne Crosby Gaudet


  8. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau: Movements 1 and 2

  9. GEORGE, JON: Relay Race (10/11)

  10. DANIEL GOTTLOB, TURK: The Ballet (10/4)

  11. *POOLE, CLIFFORD: Mist

  12. *Frere Jacques Stands on His Head by Clifford Poole

  13. Sonatina Op. 20 No. 1 by Friedrich Kuhlau