2019-2020 Lesson 5 of 32

Young Artist Enrollment: Full Year

RCM Level 2: Spring?

New Goals: check in after 10 lessons

  1. Fingers Curved and wrists up

  2. Strong Playing: Don’t let your fingers / position “freak out.” Have a soft hand after the attack.

Lesson Assignments


TECHNIQUE

  1. Minor Scales

    1. `A Minor

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

      2. Remember to fix posture and position before you begin.

      3. Ascend and descend without repeating the A at the top of the scale,


THEORY

  1. Celebrate Theory: Prep

    1. PREPARE: Unit 6

    2. Unit 7 start with Dustin nexy week.


READING

  1. Czerny Op. 823 No. 8

    1. HOLD

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos Book 1

    1. PREPARE: No. 16

      1. Careful of the changes in position

    2. REDO: No. 15

      1. Practice ninja hands between the phrase marks

  3. Piano Adventures: Sightreading Level 2B

    1. Please order this book

    2. https://www.amazon.com/Level-2B-Sightreading-Piano-Adventures/dp/1616776390/ref=sr_1_1?crid=18YZXA9SRP8A8&keywords=piano+adventures+sight+reading+2b&qid=1568932526&sprefix=piano+adventures+sight%2Caps%2C193&sr=8-1


MUSICIANSHIP

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests: Level 2

    1. Prepare Review Set 1

    2. Dustin Bring next week.

  2. Melodic Dictation

    1. 6 Notes in 2nds and 3rds.

  3. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 95

    2. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.


REPERTOIRE

  1. Feelin’ Good by Christopher Norton (b. 1953) (L. 2 Etude)

    1. Follow your practice chart!

  2. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Follow your NFRPE chart.

  3. *Summer Day Jazz

    1. Review

  4. Quadrill by F. J. Haydn (L. 2)

    1. Review

  5. *Calming Sea

    1. Review


Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill by F. J. Haydn (L. 2)

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2019-2020 Lesson 4 of 32

Young Artist Enrollment: Full Year

RCM Level 2: Spring?

New Goals: check in after 10 lessons

  1. Fingers Curved and wrists up

  2. Strong Playing: Don’t let your fingers / position “freak out.” Have a soft hand after the attack.

Lesson Assignments


TECHNIQUE

  1. Minor Scales

    1. `A Minor

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


READING

  1. Czerny Op. 823 No. 8

    1. HOLD

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos Book 1

    1. PREPARE: No. 16

      1. Careful of the changes in position

    2. REDO: No. 15

      1. LH register

      2. Position needs to be better

  3. Piano Adventures: Sightreading Level 2B

    1. Please order this book

    2. https://www.amazon.com/Level-2B-Sightreading-Piano-Adventures/dp/1616776390/ref=sr_1_1?crid=18YZXA9SRP8A8&keywords=piano+adventures+sight+reading+2b&qid=1568932526&sprefix=piano+adventures+sight%2Caps%2C193&sr=8-1


MUSICIANSHIP

  1. Melodic Dictation

    1. 6 Notes in 2nds and 3rds.

  2. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 95

    2. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.


REPERTOIRE

  1. Feelin’ Good by Christopher Norton (b. 1953) (L. 2 Etude)

    1. RH

      1. One measure at a time: Ta and conduct the rhythm first, then apply the notes.

  2. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Follow your NFRPE chart.

  3. *Summer Day Jazz

    1. Review

  4. *Calming Sea

    1. Review


Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill by F. J. Haydn (L. 2)

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2019-2020 Lesson 3 of 32

Young Artist Enrollment: Full Year

RCM Level 2: Spring?

New Goals: check in after 10 lessons

  1. Fingers Curved and wrists up

  2. Strong Playing: Don’t let your fingers / position “freak out.” Have a soft hand after the attack.

Lesson Assignments


READING

  1. Czerny Op. 823 No. 8

    1. HOLD

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos Book 1

    1. Prepare: No. 15

      1. Look out for LH finger 4 - it’s being a bit naughty :)

  3. Piano Adventures: Sightreading Level 2B

    1. Please order this book

    2. https://www.amazon.com/Level-2B-Sightreading-Piano-Adventures/dp/1616776390/ref=sr_1_1?crid=18YZXA9SRP8A8&keywords=piano+adventures+sight+reading+2b&qid=1568932526&sprefix=piano+adventures+sight%2Caps%2C193&sr=8-1


MUSICIANSHIP

  1. **Minor Scale Pattern

    1. Start on any tone and apply the minor scale pattern. See your staff paper.

    2. Do with with at least 6 tones each practice session.

  2. *Melodic Dictation

    1. 6 Notes in 2nds and 3rds.

  3. **Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. READ: the info on page 38

    2. PREPARE: 94

    3. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.


REPERTOIRE

  1. Feelin’ Good by Christopher Norton (b. 1953) (L. 2 Etude)

    1. Learn LH with NFRPE

    2. “sempre” always

  2. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Follow your NFRPE chart.

  3. *Summer Day Jazz

    1. Review

  4. *Calming Sea

    1. Review


Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill by F. J. Haydn (L. 2)

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2019-2020 Lesson 2 of 32



New Goals: check in after 10 lessons

  1. Fingers Curved

  2. Strong Playing: Don’t let your fingers / position “freak out.” Have a soft hand after the attack.

Lesson Assignments


READING

  1. Czerny Op. 823 No. 8

    1. Watch your video below and be so careful about your position when you play your right hand!

      1. Rounded fingers - remember that rounded can sometimes make your hand tense! Don’t let it be so.

      2. Remember your wrist needs to pop UP at the end of the phrase. Let it be a loose hinge!

      3. Keep fingers close to the keyboard.

      4. When you come up from a phrase and come down to the keyboard to a new phrase, let gravity help you.

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos Book 1

    1. PREPARE: No. 14

      1. Ninja hands between each phrase

      2. Hand position - don’t go into the black

    2. Prepare: No. 15

  3. Piano Adventures: Sightreading Level 2B

    1. Please order this book

    2. https://www.amazon.com/Level-2B-Sightreading-Piano-Adventures/dp/1616776390/ref=sr_1_1?crid=18YZXA9SRP8A8&keywords=piano+adventures+sight+reading+2b&qid=1568932526&sprefix=piano+adventures+sight%2Caps%2C193&sr=8-1

  4. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Continue On!

      1. Conintue on to page 90

      2. Careful of thinking through before you begin.


MUSICIANSHIP

  1. *Minor Scale Pattern

    1. Start on any tone and apply the minor scale pattern. See your staff paper.

    2. Do with with at least 6 tones each practice session.

  2. Melodic Dictation

    1. 6 Notes in 2nds and 3rds.

  3. *Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. READ: the info on page 38

    2. PREPARE: 94

    3. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.


REPERTOIRE

  1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. RH 16th notes:

    2. Fingers close to the keys and wrists up.

    3. Finish learning hands together to the end ONE MEASURE AT A TIME.

  2. *Summer Day Jazz

    1. Review

  3. *Calming Sea

    1. Review


Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2019-2020 Lesson 1 of 32

New Goals: check in after 10 lessons

  1. Fingers Curved

  2. Strong Playing: Don’t let your fingers / position “freak out.” Have a soft hand after the attack.

Lesson Assignments

  1. *Czerny Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 8 hands alone

    2. POSITION is your priority

  2. Bartok

    1. Prepare No. 13 - with the added expression

    2. Prepare No. 14

  3. *Minor Scale Pattern

    1. Start on any tone and apply the minor scale pattern. See your staff paper.

    2. Do with with at least 6 tones each practice session.

  4. Melodic Dictation

    1. 6 Notes in 2nds and 3rds.

  5. *Summer Day Jazz

    1. Review

  6. *Calming Sea

    1. Review

  7. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Continue On!

      1. Take more time to look through piece

      2. Slurs: remember to lift at the end of each slur.

      3. When you play forte: attack release.

  8. *Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. READ: the info on page 38

    2. PREPARE: 94

      1. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.

  9. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. RH 16th notes:

      1. Fingers close to the keys and wrists up.

    2. Finish learning hands together to the end ONE MEASURE AT A TIME.

Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Summer Lesson 2 of 3

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. Czerny Op. 823

    1. Learn No. 8 hands alone

    2. POSITION is your priority

  2. Bartok

    1. Prepare No. 13

  3. Minor Scale Pattern

    1. Start on any tone and apply the minor scale pattern. See your staff paper.

    2. Do with with at least 6 tones each practice session.

  4. Melodic Dictation

    1. 6 Notes in 2nds and 3rds.

  5. Summer Day Jazz

    1. Review

  6. Calming Sea

    1. Review

  7. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Do one each day: from page 58

    2. Practice with the metronome - each session! Slow and steady tempo.

  8. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. READ: the info on page 38

    2. PREPARE: 94

      1. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.

  9. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. RH position is priority

      Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. Pactice the problems spots back to back

Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Summer Lesson 1 of 3

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. Summer Day Jazz

    1. Transpose to C minor and D minor.

    2. Three times each practice session

  2. Calming Sea

    1. Review

  3. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Do one each day: from page 33

  4. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 93

      1. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.

  5. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. RH position is priority

      Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. Pactice the problems spots back to back

Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

  4. *Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 33: 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. New Piece: name?

    1. Text me a photo of measure two after you finish writing it!

  2. Calming Sea

    1. Practice by playing section A, B then A-1

    2. Focus on speed building playing smoothly through sections.

  3. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Do one each day: from page 33

  4. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 91-92

      1. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.

  5. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Learn hands alone to the end with ONE FOCUS: Notes

    2. Don’t let your ear take over.

      Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. Pactice the problems spots back to back

Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

  4. *Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 32: 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. New Piece: name?

    1. Text me a photo of measure two after you finish writing it!

  2. Calming Sea

    1. Practice by playing section A, B then A-1

    2. Focus on speed building playing smoothly through sections.

  3. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Do one each day

  4. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 89-90

      1. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.

  5. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Learn hands alone to the end with ONE FOCUS: Notes

    2. Don’t let your ear take over.

      Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. Pactice the problems spots back to back

Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

  4. *Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 31: 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. Calming Sea

    1. Practice by playing section A, B then A-1

    2. Focus on speed building playing smoothly through sections.

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Do one each day

  3. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 89-90

      1. Remember that triplets need three equal parts to the beat.

  4. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Learn hands alone to the end with ONE FOCUS: Notes

    2. Don’t let your ear take over.

      Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. Pactice the problems spots back to back

Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

  4. *Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 30: 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. Calming Sea

    1. Practice by playing section A, B then A-1

    2. Focus on speed building playing smoothly through sections.

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Do one each dday.

  3. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 87

      1. Ta and conduct

  4. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Learn hands alone to the end with ONE FOCUS: Notes

    2. Don’t let your ear take over.

      Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. Pactice the problems spots back to back

Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

  4. *Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 29: 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. Calming Sea

    1. Practice by playing section A, B then A-1

    2. Focus on speed building playing smoothly through sections.

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Do one each dday.

  3. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 87

      1. Ta and conduct

  4. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Learn hands alone to the end with ONE FOCUS: Notes

    2. Don’t let your ear take over.

      Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

      1. Pactice the problems spots back to back

Review (one time each week with your music)

  1. Quadrill

  2. Distant Chimes

  3. Jazz Blast (prep A)

On Hold:

  1. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

  2. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  3. Hanon

  4. *Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

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

    1. Finish Set 6

2018-2019 Lesson 28: 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. Calming Sea

    1. Compose / write part B

    2. One goal to focus: notes

    3. Don’t worry about rhythm

  2. *Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 1

    1. Finish the last exercise!

  3. *Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Start this as soon as you finish assignment 2 above!

  4. *Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 86

      1. Ta and conduct

  5. *Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

  6. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  7. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

Repertoire

  1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Learn hands alone to the end with ONE FOCUS: Notes

    2. Don’t let your ear take over.

  2. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

    1. Too loud in measures 13-14. Think about the boundaries of the character of this piece

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 27: 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. **Composition assignment

    1. Combine RH and LH on the next page in your staff paper. Create any combinations you wish!

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 1

    1. Finish the last exercise!

  3. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 2A

    1. Start this as soon as you finish assignment 2 above!

  4. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 86

      1. Ta and conduct

  5. Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

  6. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  7. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

Repertoire

  1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Learn two measures at a time hands together the way we did this at your lesson. What is your main focus?

  2. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

    1. Too loud in measures 13-14. Think about the boundaries of the character of this piece

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 26: 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. *Composition assignment

    1. Combine RH and LH on the next page in your staff paper. Create any combinations you wish!

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 1

    1. Continue from 87

  3. *Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 85

      1. Make up your own melody to the rhythm in major and minor.

  4. Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

  5. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  6. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

Repertoire

  1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Learn two measures at a time hands together the way we did this at your lesson. What is your main focus?

  2. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

    1. Too loud in measures 13-14. Think about the boundaries of the character of this piece

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 24-25: 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. *Composition assignment

    1. Combine RH and LH on the next page in your staff paper. Create any combinations you wish!

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 1

    1. Continue from page 86

    2. sing on the second time

  3. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 85

      1. Make up your own melody to the rhythm in major and minor.

  4. Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

  5. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  6. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

Repertoire

  1. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 5 Innocence

    1. Learn 2 measures at a time hands together and hands alone

  2. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

    1. LH softer.

    2. I dare you to play this with good position the entire piece!

    3. Measure 8, please follow the dynamics. Get softer here!

    4. Measures 9-15 we are starting off very quiet and expanding into a climax of measure 14. Then relax into measures 15-16.

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 23: 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. *Composition assignment

    1. Start with this next week.

    2. Finish composing your three melodies

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 1

    1. Continue from page 7

      1. Remember that a SOW TEMPO IS THE BEST

      2. NO STARTING OVER

      3. Take more time at the beginning to build confidence with the exercise.

  3. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 85

      1. Clap and conduct

      2. Ta and conduct.

      3. Play a melody with both hands (one hand at a time) that represents the rhythm.

      4. Pause on this after next week.

  4. Czerny Op. 823.

    1. Stopped at No. 8

  5. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  6. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. Pause: Left off at pg. 37

Repertoire

  1. New piece next week.

  2. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

    1. Keep the ducklings healthy

    2. First knuckles ROUND

    3. Less force into the keys. Tension then release.

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 22: 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. composition assignment

    1. Finish composing your three melodies

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 1

    1. Continue from page 77

    2. exoression

  3. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 84 but instead of ya and conduct you are going to make up your own melody to the rhythm of 84!!!

  4. Czerny Op. 823.

  5. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  6. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. PREPARE: page 37

Repertoire

  1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

    1. Fix all pencil.

    2. Goal this week is to keep a steady beat. Doesn’t mean fast, but just steady.

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 21: 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. composition assignment

    1. Compose the rest of your assignment!

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 1

    1. Continue from page 70

  3. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 84

      1. SLOWLY

      2. Clap & Ta

      3. Practice conducting 2+3 and 3+2

      4. Conduct & Ta - SLOWLLY

  4. Czerny Op. 823.

  5. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  6. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. PREPARE: page 37

Repertoire

  1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

    1. Fix all pencil.

    2. Goal this week is to keep a steady beat. Doesn’t mean fast, but just steady.

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 20: 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. composition assignment

    1. Compose the rest of your assignment!

  2. Piano Adventures: Sight-reading Level 1

    1. Continue from page 70

  3. Basic Rhythmic Training

    1. PREPARE: 84

      1. SLOWLY

      2. Clap & Ta

      3. Practice conducting 2+3 and 3+2

      4. Conduct & Ta - SLOWLLY

  4. Czerny Op. 823.

  5. Celebrate Piano! Solos 2

  6. Celebrate Piano! Lesson & Musicianship 2B

    1. PREPARE: page 37

Repertoire

  1. Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 1

    1. Fix all pencil.

    2. Goal this week is to keep a steady beat. Doesn’t mean fast, but just steady.

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