2019-2020 Lesson 5 of 32

2019-2020 Young Artist Enrollment: Full Year

Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program:

  1. #15W0176961 Level 7 Piano, New York: Manhattan, Dec 7, 2019 9:16 AM

List A: Bach, Allemande
List B: Kuhlau: op 88 no. 1, I

List C: Prokofiev: Waltz Op. 65

Etude 1: Schytte: Jumping Competition

Etude 2: Caramia, Mixed-up Rag

Kaufman Piano Competition: applications by March 1st

JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
1. One Baroque polyphonic work
2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

Finals: Up to 25 minutes
1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.


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  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique No. 7

      1. Prepare Dominant 7th Chords & Leading Tone Diminished 7th Chords

        1. close loud

        2. high loud

        3. legato

      2. Set a timer for 15 min

  2. READING

    1. Sightreading:

      1. Use books Level 4 Repertoire and Etudes Czerny and Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

        1. Set a timer for 10 min.

        2. Remember to let go of the notes that you can’t play! If you’re starting to mess up, let it go and move forward to the next section

    2. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish Set 7

        1. Zoom out look at the rhythm first.

  3. **THEORY

    1. **Level 7:

      1. Correct your own work and show me next week - any errors?

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. ETUDES (choose one to begin)

      1. Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i_tYDkUvlU

      2. Chopin Etude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm7VtX1kfbs

      3. Ludvig Schytte (1848-1909) (Level 7 Etude)

        1. Jumping Competition Op. 107 No. 10

          1. This can’t be passed off until we’re convinced of your expression.

          2. Breathe between each phrase!

          3. Extreme dynamics!

      4. Tony Caramia, Mixed-up Rag (Level 7 Etude)

        1. Learn ASAP with NFRPE

    2. BAROQUE

      1. C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in E Minor, Wq 62/12, H 66 (L. 7)

        1. (no assignment)

      2. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (L. 7)

        1. Start using repeats.

        2. Be able to start from any measure of the piece.

        3. Go through each measure and ask yourself where the melody is. What 16th notes can you soften?

    3. CLASSICAL

      1. Kuhlau Sonatina in C Major Op. 88 No. 1

        1. Play through once, recording yourself.

        2. Listen back and identify sections that need work.

        3. Ask yourself what GAC tools you can use to fix the section.

        4. Repeat the good.

        5. Play through from beginning to end.

    4. ROMANTIC

    5. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (L. 7)

        1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VifM3pq_2Lc

        2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Z7-gOoXyI

        3. Listen to the recordings carefully and list the ideas that you like and the ones that you don’t like and be able to talk to me about it at your next lesson.

        4. Play through once, recording yourself.

        5. Listen back and identify sections that need work.

        6. Ask yourself what GAC tools you can use to fix the section.

        7. Repeat the good.

        8. Play through from beginning to end.

On Hold: 

  1. **TECHNIQUE

    1. **Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

        1. Play through at final tempo

        2. Identify dirty spots

        3. All transitions:

          1. HL

          2. CL

          3. Staccato

          4. Accents

          5. MT

          6. Repeat as necessary

        4. Entire thing through, three times correctly.

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 37 - 41

  3. Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)

    1. Left off at no. 42

  4. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

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REVIEW

  1. J. S. Bach: Little Prelude in C Major, BWV 933 (L. 7)

  2. Clementi, Sonatina No. 6, Movement 1 (L. 7)

  3. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (L. 7)

  4. Granados, Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 No. 9: La huerfana (L. 7)

  5. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (L. 7)

  6. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  7. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  8. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  9. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  10. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  11. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  12. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  13. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  14. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  15. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  16. Bach Invention No. 8

  17. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  18. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  19. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  20. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  21. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  22. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  23. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  24. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  25. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  26. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  27. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  28. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  29. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  30. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  31. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  32. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  33. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  34. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  35. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  36. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  37. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  38. Faure Dolly Suite

  39.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  40. Kuhlau, movement 2

  41. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  42. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  43. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  44. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  45. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  46. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  47. Pastorale by Bergmuller

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Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7


    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2019-2020 Lesson 4 of 32

2019-2020 Young Artist Enrollment: Full Year

Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program:

  1. #15W0176961 Level 7 Piano, New York: Manhattan, Dec 7, 2019 9:16 AM

Kaufman Piano Competition: applications by March 1st

JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
1. One Baroque polyphonic work
2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

Finals: Up to 25 minutes
1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.


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  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique No. 7

      1. Prepare Chord Section

        1. close loud

        2. high loud

        3. legato

      2. Set a timer for 15 min

  2. READING

    1. Sightreading:

      1. Use books Level 4 Repertoire and Etudes Czerny and Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

        1. Set a timer for 10 min.

        2. Sightread with focus for those 10 min every day.

    2. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish Set 7

        1. Zoom out look at the rhythm first.

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 7:

      1. Correct your own work and show me next week - any errors?

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM REPERTOIRE LEVEL 7

      1. LINK: https://www.gledhillartscollective.com/piano-level-7

    2. TERMS

      1. Read about Allemande, Gigue and Invention.

    3. ETUDES (choose one to begin)

      1. Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i_tYDkUvlU

      2. Chopin Etude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm7VtX1kfbs

      3. Ludvig Schytte (1848-1909)

        1. Jumping Competition Op. 107 No. 10

          1. Pass next week memorized

          2. See orange pen

          3. tell me a STORY

      4. *Carl Czerny (1791-1857)

        1. Learn for next lesson

        2. Etude in G Major Op. 823 No. 63

      5. (new) Henry Lemoine (1786-1854)

        1. Etude in G Minor Op. 37 No. 31

        2. No assignment.

      6. Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)

        1. Etude Op. 27 No. 3

        2. Review

    4. BAROQUE

      1. C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in E Minor, Wq 62/12, H 66 (L. 7)

        1. Hold until after your Etudes.

      2. J. S. Bach: Little Prelude in C Major, BWV 933 (L. 7)

        1. Increase tempo

        2. see orange oen

        3. Are my hands and arms relaxed?

      3. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (L. 7)

        1. SLO-mo practice

        2. Tempo should be strict

        3. slow it down

        4. cantabile!!!!

    5. CLASSICAL

      1. Haydn Sonata in G Major Hob. XVI/G1, Movement III

        1. Hold

      2. *Kuhlau Sonatina in C Major Op. 88 No. 1

        1. Start learning!

    6. ROMANTIC

    7. CONTEMPORARY

On Hold: 

  1. **TECHNIQUE

    1. **Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

        1. Play through at final tempo

        2. Identify dirty spots

        3. All transitions:

          1. HL

          2. CL

          3. Staccato

          4. Accents

          5. MT

          6. Repeat as necessary

        4. Entire thing through, three times correctly.

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 37 - 41

  3. Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)

    1. Left off at no. 42

  4. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

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REVIEW

  1. Clementi, Sonatina No. 6, Movement 1 (L. 7)

  2. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (L. 7)

  3. Granados, Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 No. 9: La huerfana (L. 7)

  4. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (L. 7)

  5. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  6. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  7. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  8. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  9. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  10. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  11. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  12. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  13. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  14. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  15. Bach Invention No. 8

  16. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  17. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  18. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  19. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  20. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  21. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  22. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  23. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  24. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  25. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  26. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  27. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  28. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  29. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  30. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  31. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  32. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  33. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  34. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  35. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  36. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  37. Faure Dolly Suite

  38.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  39. Kuhlau, movement 2

  40. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  41. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  42. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  43. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  44. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  45. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  46. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7


    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2019-2020 Lesson 3 of 32

2019-2020 Young Artist Enrollment: Full Year

Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program:

  1. #15W0176961 Level 7 Piano, New York: Manhattan, Dec 7, 2019 9:16 AM

Kaufman Piano Competition


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  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique No. 7

      1. Prepare yourself to strengthen your fingers

      2. Set a timer

    2. FOUR STEPS OF TECHNIQUE

      1. Close Loud

      2. High Loud

      3. Slow-mo

      4. Increase Tempo

      1. *A-flat Major - 4th fingers, trick

      2. *G-flat Major - C-flat and F white keys, trick

      3. *F minor

      4. *G-sharp minor

      5. *F-sharp minor

        1. Speak the names of the progression out loud

      6. Tonic arpeggios - LH thumb, “let go before thumb plays so you can plant your thumb”

      7. OBSERVE YOUR THUMB POSITION.

  2. READING

    1. Sightreading:

      1. Use books Czerny and Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

        1. Set a timer for 10 min.

        2. Sightread with focus for those 10 min every day.

    2. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish Set 7

        1. Zoom out look at the rhythm first.

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 7:

      1. Correct your own work and show me next week - any errors?

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM REPERTOIRE LEVEL 7

      1. LINK: https://www.gledhillartscollective.com/piano-level-7

    2. TERMS

      1. Read about Allemande, Gigue and Invention.

    3. ETUDES (choose one to begin)

      1. Ludvig Schytte (1848-1909)

        1. Jumping Competition Op. 107 No. 10

          1. Pass next week memorized

          2. Overall lighter

          3. Find places pull back and make it playful and light.

          4. Make sure you pay attention to all your slurs!

      2. Carl Czerny (1791-1857)

        1. Learn for next lesson

        2. Etude in G Major Op. 823 No. 63

      3. (new) Henry Lemoine (1786-1854)

        1. Etude in G Minor Op. 37 No. 31

        2. No assignment.

      4. Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)

        1. Etude Op. 27 No. 3

        2. Review

    4. BAROQUE

      1. C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in E Minor, Wq 62/12, H 66 (L. 7)

        1. Hold until after your Etudes.

      2. J. S. Bach: Little Prelude in C Major, BWV 933 (L. 7)

        1. Finish learning to the end.

        2. Try pass off.

      3. ***J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (L. 7)

        1. mm. 19-20 SLOW-MO PRACTICE

          1. No tempo at all - don’t feel forced by time.

          2. Double check notes, fingering and value of notes before you play them.

          3. One half measure at a time.

    5. CLASSICAL

      1. Haydn Sonata in G Major Hob. XVI/G1, Movement III

        1. Hold

      2. Kuhlau Sonatina in C Major Op. 88 No. 1

        1. Start learning!

    6. ROMANTIC

    7. CONTEMPORARY

On Hold: 

  1. **TECHNIQUE

    1. **Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

        1. Play through at final tempo

        2. Identify dirty spots

        3. All transitions:

          1. HL

          2. CL

          3. Staccato

          4. Accents

          5. MT

          6. Repeat as necessary

        4. Entire thing through, three times correctly.

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 37 - 41

  3. Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)

    1. Left off at no. 42

  4. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Clementi, Sonatina No. 6, Movement 1 (L. 7)

  2. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (L. 7)

  3. Granados, Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 No. 9: La huerfana (L. 7)

  4. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (L. 7)

  5. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  6. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  7. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  8. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  9. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  10. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  11. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  12. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  13. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  14. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  15. Bach Invention No. 8

  16. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  17. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  18. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  19. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  20. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  21. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  22. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  23. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  24. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  25. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  26. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  27. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  28. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  29. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  30. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  31. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  32. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  33. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  34. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  35. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  36. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  37. Faure Dolly Suite

  38.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  39. Kuhlau, movement 2

  40. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  41. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  42. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  43. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  44. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  45. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  46. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7


    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2019-2020 Lesson 2 of 32

2019-2020 Young Artist Enrollment: Full Year

Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program:

  1. #15W0176961 Level 7 Piano, New York: Manhattan, Dec 7, 2019 9:16 AM

Kaufman Piano Competition



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  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique No. 7

      1. Prepare yourself to strengthen your fingers

      2. Set a timer

      3. FOUR STEPS OF TECHNIQUE

        1. Close Loud

        2. High Loud

        3. Slow-mo

        4. Increase Tempo

      4. F-sharp minor LH fix fingering.

      5. Speak the names of the progression out loud

      6. Tonic arpeggios - LH thumb, “let go before thumb plays so you can plant your thumb”

      7. OBSERVE YOUR THUMB POSITION.

  2. READING

    1. Sightreading:

      1. Use books Czerny and Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

        1. Set a timer for 10 min.

        2. Sightread with focus for those 10 min every day.

    2. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish Set 7

        1. Zoom out look at the rhythm first.

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 7:

      1. Correct your own work and show me next week - any errors?

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM REPERTOIRE LEVEL 7

      1. LINK: https://www.gledhillartscollective.com/piano-level-7

    2. TERMS

      1. Read about Allemande, Gigue and Invention.

    3. ETUDES (choose one to begin)

      1. Ludvig Schytte (1848-1909)

        1. Jumping Competition Op. 107 No. 10

          1. LH wrist “metal ball sticking out of the ground”

          2. RH - move slightly forward in phrase groups.

          3. Speed / Expression Build in 2-4 measure chunks

          4. Hot potato!

      2. (new) Carl Czerny (1791-1857)

        1. Etude in G Major Op. 823 No. 63

      3. (new) Henry Lemoine (1786-1854)

        1. Etude in G Minor Op. 37 No. 31

      4. Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)

        1. Etude Op. 27 No. 3

        2. Review

    4. BAROQUE

      1. C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in E Minor, Wq 62/12, H 66 (L. 7)

        1. Hold until after your Etudes.

      2. J. S. Bach: Little Prelude in C Major, BWV 933 (L. 7)

        1. Finish learning to the end.

        2. Think about your position and form - how would it be if you were playing quickly.

      3. **J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (L. 7)

        1. Starting from m. 15 to the end. Perform for me at one tempo next lesson.

          1. One measure at a time:

            1. 5 times slo-mo.

            2. Play the harmony - what chords are you playing?

      4. **J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (L. 7)

        1. Record yourself doing a performance

        2. Listen for the spots that are mushy and that don’t have a clear beat.

        3. Do accent practice on every smallest division of the beat in each measure.

    5. CLASSICAL

      1. New Classical Piece Dustin will choose next time.

      2. Clementi, Sonatina No. 6, Movement 1 (L. 7)

        1. Review two-three times a week.

        2. We’ll do this for your exam.

    1. ROMANTIC

      1. **Granados, Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 No. 9: La huerfana

        1. Expression

        2. Push tempo forward a bit more.

    2. CONTEMPORARY

      1. **Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (L. 7)

        1. Review

On Hold: 

  1. **TECHNIQUE

    1. **Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

        1. Play through at final tempo

        2. Identify dirty spots

        3. All transitions:

          1. HL

          2. CL

          3. Staccato

          4. Accents

          5. MT

          6. Repeat as necessary

        4. Entire thing through, three times correctly.

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 37 - 41

  3. Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)

    1. Left off at no. 42

  4. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7


    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2019-2020 Lesson 1 of 32

2019-2020 Young Artist Enrollment: Full Year

Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program:

  1. #15W0176961 Level 7 Piano, New York: Manhattan, Dec 7, 2019 9:16 AM

Kaufman Piano Competition



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  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. Trill Independence

      1. Trill in one hand using all fingering combinations: 1-2, 1-3, 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 3-5, 4-5

      2. Play random notes at different speeds in the other hand.

      3. Goal is keep the trill fluent and steady.

    2. RCM Technique No. 7

      1. One key per day.

      2. Chord Progressions: speak the chords out loud before you play them.

      3. Main Goal: Form (besides notes and fingering, duh)

  2. READING

    1. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish Set 6

        1. Zoom out look at the rhythm first.

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 7:

      1. Do the review quiz

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. RCM REPERTOIRE LEVEL 7

      1. LINK: https://www.gledhillartscollective.com/piano-level-7

    2. TERMS

      1. Read about Allemande, Gigue and Invention.

    3. ETUDES (choose one to begin)

      1. (new) Ludvig Schytte (1848-1909)

        1. Jumping Competition Op. 107 No. 10

      2. (new) Carl Czerny (1791-1857)

        1. Etude in G Major Op. 823 No. 63

      3. (new) Henry Lemoine (1786-1854)

        1. Etude in G Minor Op. 37 No. 31

      4. Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)

        1. Etude Op. 27 No. 3

    4. BAROQUE

      1. C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in E Minor, Wq 62/12, H 66 (L. 7)

        1. Learn after No. 2 below.

      2. J. S. Bach: Little Prelude in C Major, BWV 933 (L. 7)

        1. Learn hands alone, then together. SLOWLY. Exaggerate all expressive markings.

      3. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (L. 7)

        1. Starting from m. 15 to the end. Perform for me at one tempo next lesson.

          1. One measure at a time:

            1. 5 times slo-mo.

            2. Play the harmony - what chords are you playing?

      4. **J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (L. 7)

        1. Record yourself doing a performance

        2. Listen for the spots that are mushy and that don’t have a clear beat.

        3. Do accent practice on every smallest division of the beat in each measure.

    5. CLASSICAL

      1. Clementi, Sonatina No. 6, Movement 1

        1. Have performance ready next week at final tempo.

    1. ROMANTIC

      1. **Granados, Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 No. 9: La huerfana

        1. Expression

        2. Push tempo forward a bit more.

    2. CONTEMPORARY

      1. **Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (L. 7)

        1. Practice in two-phrase chunks.

        2. Your notes are not solid enough to be able to experiment with the interpretation. Get this done!

On Hold: 

  1. **TECHNIQUE

    1. **Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

        1. Play through at final tempo

        2. Identify dirty spots

        3. All transitions:

          1. HL

          2. CL

          3. Staccato

          4. Accents

          5. MT

          6. Repeat as necessary

        4. Entire thing through, three times correctly.

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 37 - 41

  3. Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)

    1. Left off at no. 42

  4. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7


    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

Summer 2019 Lesson 4

Lesson Assignments:

  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique No. 7

      1. START!

  2. READING

    1. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish Set 3

  3. THEORY

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

      1. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande

        1. RH m. 9 beat 4 - hold E-flat

        2. “opening up” gesture - sing this melody. Think of it like a singer / string player. Don’t have any dip in the quality of the sound / melody.

        3. The alto 16ths should be a complement to the soprano.

        4. Where is the ARCH of the phrase in Section A

        5. KEEP YOUR PULSE STEADY FOR NOW.

        6. Section B:

          1. FINISH LEARNING

          2. Careful to learn which hand plays what.

      2. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

        1. Record yourself doing a performance

        2. Listen for the spots that are mushy and that don’t have a clear beat.

        3. Do accent practice on every smallest division of the beat in each measure.

    2. CLASSICAL

      1. Clementi, Sonatina No. 6, Movement 1

        1. Learn phrase by phrase, movement 1.

        2. Expression is priority.

        3. Ask yourself questions?

        4. How many different way can I do it?

    1. ROMANTIC

      1. Granados, Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 No. 9: La huerfana

        1. Expression

        2. Push tempo forward a bit more.

    2. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz

        1. Practice in two-phrase chunks.

        2. Your notes are not solid enough to be able to experiment with the interpretation. Get this done!

On Hold: 

  1. **TECHNIQUE

    1. **Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

        1. Play through at final tempo

        2. Identify dirty spots

        3. All transitions:

          1. HL

          2. CL

          3. Staccato

          4. Accents

          5. MT

          6. Repeat as necessary

        4. Entire thing through, three times correctly.

  2. Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 37 - 41

  3. Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)

    1. Left off at no. 42

  4. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

Summer 2019 Lesson 3

Lesson Assignments:

  1. **TECHNIQUE

    1. **Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

        1. Play through at final tempo

        2. Identify dirty spots

        3. All transitions:

          1. HL

          2. CL

          3. Staccato

          4. Accents

          5. MT

          6. Repeat as necessary

        4. Entire thing through, three times correctly.

  2. *READING

    1. Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

      1. PREPARE: Nos. 37 - 41

    2. *FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish Set 1

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory:

      1. Intervals

        1. Scale?

        2. Interval?

        3. Quality?

      2. Rhythm

        1. Complete the first beat?

        2. Rule for combining rests?

        3. Recount and Look at Time Signature again.

      3. Scales Written

        1. Check your clef!

        2. Restate sharps and flats. Stay them out loud.

      4. Chords Written

        1. Check your clef!

        2. Key Signature. Speak them out loud.

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. *BAROQUE

      1. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande

        1. RH m. 9 beat 4 - hold E-flat

        2. “opening up” gesture - sing this melody. Think of it like a singer / string player. Don’t have any dip in the quality of the sound / melody.

        3. The alto 16ths should be a complement to the soprano.

        4. Where is the ARCH of the phrase in Section A

        5. KEEP YOUR PULSE STEADY FOR NOW.

        6. Section B:

          1. LEARN 10-13 with no pauses at m.m. 56.

          2. Careful to learn which hand plays what.

      2. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

        1. Record yourself doing a performance

        2. Listen for the spots that are mushy and that don’t have a clear beat.

        3. Do accent practice on every smallest division of the beat in each measure.

    2. CLASSICAL

      1. Mozart Sonata In D Major: Allegro

        1. See pink pen

        2. Think of the meter - strong and medium strong beats

        3. Double check all phrase marks

      2. *Clementi Op. 36 No. 5: Rondo

        1. Learn and have ready to perform for me at m.m. 84 per beat.

      3. *Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

        1. Presto

          1. Speed build from m.m. 138 to 168 in sections.

          2. Speed Building Chart https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9yerwpdqpizLXpyMlFQY25QWUk

    1. ROMANTIC

      1. Granados, Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 No. 9: La huerfana

        1. Pink Pen - have all of this mastered.

        2. Finish

        3. Analyze the chords in

    2. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz

        1. Practice in two-phrase chunks.

        2. Your notes are not solid enough to be able to experiment with the interpretation. Get this done!

On Hold: 

  1. Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)

    1. Left off at no. 42

  2. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

Summer 2019 Lesson 2

Lesson Assignments:

  1. **TECHNIQUE

    1. **Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

        1. Play through at final tempo

        2. Identify dirty spots

        3. All transitions:

          1. HL

          2. CL

          3. Staccato

          4. Accents

          5. MT

          6. Repeat as necessary

        4. Entire thing through, three times correctly.

  2. *READING

    1. Bartok Mikrokosmos 2

      1. PREPARE: Nos. 37 - 41

    2. *FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish Set 1

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory:

      1. Finish Unit 5

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

      1. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande

        1. RH m. 9 beat 4 - hold E-flat

        2. “opening up” gesture - sing this melody. Think of it like a singer / string player. Don’t have any dip in the quality of the sound / melody.

        3. The alto 16ths should be a complement to the soprano.

        4. Where is the ARCH of the phrase in Section A

        5. KEEP YOUR PULSE STEADY FOR NOW.

        6. Section B:

          1. LEARN 10-13 with no pauses at m.m. 56.

          2. Careful to learn which hand plays what.

      2. J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

        1. Record yourself doing a performance

        2. Listen for the spots that are mushy and that don’t have a clear beat.

        3. Do accent practice on every smallest division of the beat in each measure.

    2. CLASSICAL

      1. Mozart Sonata In D Major: Allegro

        1. LEARN: Secondo

      2. *Clementi Op. 36 No. 5: Rondo

        1. Learn and have ready to perform for me at m.m. 84 per beat.

      3. *Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

        1. Presto

          1. Speed build from m.m. 138 to 168 in sections.

          2. Speed Building Chart https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9yerwpdqpizLXpyMlFQY25QWUk

    1. ROMANTIC

      1. Granados, Cuentos de la juventud Op. 1 No. 9: La huerfana

        1. LEARN ms. 1-16

    2. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz

        1. Practice in two-phrase chunks.

        2. Your notes are not solid enough to be able to experiment with the interpretation. Get this done!

On Hold: 

  1. Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)

    1. Left off at no. 42

  2. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

Summer 2019 Lesson 1

Lesson Assignments:

  1. **TECHNIQUE

    1. **Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

        1. Play through at final tempo

        2. Identify dirty spots

        3. All transitions:

          1. HL

          2. CL

          3. Staccato

          4. Accents

          5. MT

          6. Repeat as necessary

        4. Entire thing through, three times correctly.

  2. READING

    1. Czerny Op. 823 (no assignment)

      1. Left off at no. 42

    2. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish Set 1

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory:

      1. Finish Unit 5

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

    2. ROMANTIC

    3. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz

        1. See purple pen

        2. more flexible with tempo

    4. SONATINAS

      1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5: Rondo

        1. Learn and have ready to perform for me at m.m. 84 per beat.

      2. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

        1. Presto

          1. Speed build from m.m. 138 to 168 in sections.

          2. Speed Building Chart https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9yerwpdqpizLXpyMlFQY25QWUk

    5. ETUDES.

    6. COUNTERPOINT

      1. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande

        1. *Research “Allemande” meaning in music: https://musicterms.artopium.com/a/Allemande.htm

        2. To end of first page at m.m. 56 per beat.

        3. Expression should emphasize suspensions and downbeats.

      2. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

        1. Record yourself doing a performance

        2. Listen for the spots that are mushy and that don’t have a clear beat.

        3. Do accent practice on every smallest division of the beat in each measure.

On Hold: 

  1. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 32-33 of 33

Lesson Assignments:

  1. *TECHNIQUE

    1. *Hanon

      1. No. 20, 13, 5

      2. Speed build to mm112

      3. Staccatos

      4. accent

      5. high and close

  2. READING

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 28

        1. Finish

        2. see purple pen

    2. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Finish review set 2

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory:

      1. Finish Unit 4

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

    2. ROMANTIC

    3. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (FOR FIRST LESSON AFTER RECITAL)

        1. See purple pen

        2. more flexible with tempo

    4. SONATINAS

      1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5 (AFTER RECITAL)

        1. Presto

          1. Speed build

          2. purple pen

    5. ETUDES.

    6. COUNTERPOINT

      1. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (FOR AFTER RECITAL)

        1. SLOW MOTION PRACTICE

        2. At one tempo to end of first page

        3. HARMONIC PRACTICE for one measure at a time.

        4. NFRPE Allemande

        5. Research “Allemande”

      2. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (FOR AFTER RECITAL)

        1. Slow-motion practice needs to exaggerate expression. Pretend you’re playing this at recital level but in slow motion.

On Hold: 

  1. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 31 of 33

Lesson Assignments:

Recital

(3) Bach

  1. Rush slightly after first system

(1) Clementi

  1. m. 6 unsteady and further descending arps.

  2. m. 31 LH missing

  3. ms. 37 and 41 LH mushy

(2) Schumann

  1. m. 9 alto too loud. gets in the way of the soprano.

  2. m. 16 don’t let the soprano ever become ghosty

  3. don’t hold the LH over into m. 17

  4. m. 13 last note of alto too loud

  5. m. 27 on repeat - stronger

(4) Prokofiev

  1. I loose the beat in ms. 3-4

  2. m. 48 F is too loud

  3. m. 81 two-note slurs. Come off faster.

  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. Hanon

      1. No. 5 - set m.m. 69 per whole note

      2. Speed build one to two repetitions at a time

      3. Find the weak spot and accent practice your way out of it - five repetitions each.

  2. READING

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No 27

        1. See pencil markings

        2. Nos.. 33 and 34 in the GAC handbook.

    2. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Order book

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory:

      1. Finish Unit 2

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. RECITAL

      1. Robert Schumann Op. 68 No. 35 Mignon

        1. Review

      2. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. Review

      3. Clementi Sonatina Op. 36 No. 4: Movement III: Rondo: allegro vivace

        1. Review

      4. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4 “TARANTELLA”

        1. PULSE

        2. medium practice

        3. EXPRESSION

    2. BAROQUE

    3. ROMANTIC

    4. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (FOR FIRST LESSON AFTER RECITAL)

        1. Section A

          1. LH beats 1-2 connected

          2. LH bats 2-3 sticky staccato

        2. Section B

          1. pedal on beats 1-2

          2. Last beat is “dry”

        3. Section C

          1. Pedal technique

    5. SONATINAS

      1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5 (AFTER RECITAL)

        1. Presto - start learning!

    6. ETUDES.

    7. COUNTERPOINT

      1. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (FOR AFTER RECITAL)

        1. NFRPE Allemande

        2. Research “Allemande”

      2. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (FOR AFTER RECITAL)

        1. ornaments - slow-mo practice

On Hold: 

  1. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 30b

Lesson Assignments:

  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. Hanon

      1. No. 5 - set m.m. 69 per whole note

      2. Speed build one to two repetitions at a time

      3. Find the weak spot and accent practice your way out of it - five repetitions each.

  2. READING

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No 27

        1. See pencil markings

        2. Nos.. 33 and 34 in the GAC handbook.

    2. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Order book

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory:

      1. Finish Unit 2

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. RECITAL

      1. Robert Schumann Op. 68 No. 35 Mignon

        1. Review

      2. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. Review

      3. Clementi Sonatina Op. 36 No. 4: Movement III: Rondo: allegro vivace

        1. Review

      4. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4 “TARANTELLA”

        1. PULSE

        2. medium practice

        3. EXPRESSION

    2. BAROQUE

    3. ROMANTIC

    4. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (FOR FIRST LESSON AFTER RECITAL)

        1. Section A

          1. LH beats 1-2 connected

          2. LH bats 2-3 sticky staccato

        2. Section B

          1. pedal on beats 1-2

          2. Last beat is “dry”

        3. Section C

          1. Pedal technique

    5. SONATINAS

      1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5 (AFTER RECITAL)

        1. Presto - start learning!

    6. ETUDES.

    7. COUNTERPOINT

      1. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (FOR AFTER RECITAL)

        1. NFRPE Allemande

        2. Research “Allemande”

      2. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (FOR AFTER RECITAL)

        1. ornaments - slow-mo practice

On Hold: 

  1. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 30a: Katie Moore

Lesson Assignments:

  1. TECHNIQUE

    1. Hanon

      1. Nos. 4-6 - back to back. Speed build, pushing the limits of your speed. 30 second rest, then repeat two more times.

  2. READING

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No 27 - Learn

        1. LH two textures

        2. RH - incorporate phrasing and no ornaments.

    2. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests 7

      1. Order book

  3. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory:

      1. Finish Unit 2

  4. REPERTOIRE

    1. RECITAL

      1. Robert Schumann Op. 68 No. 35 Mignon

        1. Review

      2. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. Review

      3. Clementi Sonatina Op. 36 No. 4: Movement III: Rondo: allegro vivace

        1. Review

      4. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4 “TARANTELLA”

        1. PULSE

        2. medium practice

        3. EXPRESSION

    2. BAROQUE

    3. ROMANTIC

    4. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz (FOR FIRST LESSON AFTER RECITAL)

        1. Section A

          1. LH beats 1-2 connected

          2. LH bats 2-3 sticky staccato

        2. Section B

          1. pedal on beats 1-2

          2. Last beat is “dry”

        3. Section C

          1. Pedal technique

    5. SONATINAS

      1. Czerny Op. 36 No. 5 (AFTER RECITAL)

        1. Presto - start learning!

    6. ETUDES.

    7. COUNTERPOINT

      1. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Allemande (FOR AFTER RECITAL)

        1. NFRPE Allemande

        2. Research “Allemande”

      2. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue (FOR AFTER RECITAL)

        1. ornaments - slow-mo practice

On Hold: 

  1. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 29: Katie Moore

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. List A: Bach Prelude

    2. List B: Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Mvt. 3?

    3. List C: Schumann?

    4. Etude: Toccatina

    5. Etude: Dancing Scales or Etude in C Major

  2. *TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique:

      1. Think before you start these: what are you going to think about?

      2. C-charp minor RH leading tone dim 7th arp. = 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1

      3. D-flat Major dom 7th arp RH - practice

      4. C-sharp min tonic arp LH - fingering

      5. Do everything twice in each week. Scales one day, then Chords, then Arpeggios.

  3. READING

    1. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests

      1. Sightread at least three example

      2. Think about the composer and what this could sound like

      3. Sightreading

        1. Leger lines

        2. A-flat / A-sharp

  4. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory: Start to work through this book.

  5. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

      1. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. Understand the cantabile of the melodies

        2. Fix new pencil

        3. m. 17 - stretch more

    2. ROMANTIC

      1. Robert Schumann Op. 68 No. 35 Mignon

        1. See orange pen

    3. *CONTEMPORARY

      1. *Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz

        1. Pedal and stretch-prepare

      2. *Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4

        1. Rushing!

    4. SONATINAS

      1. Muzio Clementi

        1. no accent on m. 5

        2. ms. 9-10 - tidy attacks, thinking about the first notes on each group / hand

        3. RH turns: when you lift “off” lift to the right and forward

        4. m. 43 - pull back to mp then crescendo!

    5. ETUDES.

      1. Kabalevsky toccatina

        1. Run through cold - record yourself.

        2. Spot three times in-a-row practice.

      2. Dancing Scales by John Burge

        1. Run through cold - record yourself.

        2. Spot three times in-a-row practice.

    6. *COUNTERPOINT

      1. *French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

On Hold: 

  1. Etude in C Major Op. 37 No. 11 by Henry Lemoine

    1. Practice the LH to find the balance in order to achieve balance in sound.

    2. RH - block your chords.

  2. Hanon

    1. Nos. 4-6 - Speed build, pushing the limits of your speed. 30 second rest, then repeat two more times.

  3. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 50: Transpose to C, D and A

      1. Don't use your ear! Use your eyes and understanding of the chords!

      2. Use your theory skilils

  4. Solos 3 & 4 

    1. PREPARE: page 32

  5. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 28: Katie Moore

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. List A: Bach Prelude

    2. List B: Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Mvt. 3?

    3. List C: Schumann?

    4. Etude: Toccatina

    5. Etude: Dancing Scales or Etude in C Major

  2. *TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique:

      1. Think before you start these: what are you going to think about?

      2. C-charp minor RH leading tone dim 7th arp. = 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1

      3. D-flat Major dom 7th arp RH - practice

      4. C-sharp min tonic arp LH - fingering

      5. Do everything twice in each week. Scales one day, then Chords, then Arpeggios.

  3. READING

    1. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests

      1. Sightread at least three example

      2. Think about the composer and what this could sound like

      3. Sightreading

        1. Leger lines

        2. A-flat / A-sharp

  4. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory: Start to work through this book.

  5. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

      1. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. Understand the cantabile of the melodies

        2. Fix new pencil

        3. m. 17 - stretch more

    2. ROMANTIC

      1. Robert Schumann Op. 68 No. 35 Mignon

        1. See orange pen

    3. *CONTEMPORARY

      1. *Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz

        1. Pedal and stretch-prepare

      2. *Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4

        1. Rushing!

    4. SONATINAS

      1. Muzio Clementi

        1. no accent on m. 5

        2. ms. 9-10 - tidy attacks, thinking about the first notes on each group / hand

        3. RH turns: when you lift “off” lift to the right and forward

        4. m. 43 - pull back to mp then crescendo!

    5. ETUDES.

      1. Kabalevsky toccatina

        1. Run through cold - record yourself.

        2. Spot three times in-a-row practice.

      2. Dancing Scales by John Burge

        1. Run through cold - record yourself.

        2. Spot three times in-a-row practice.

    6. *COUNTERPOINT

      1. *French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

On Hold: 

  1. Etude in C Major Op. 37 No. 11 by Henry Lemoine

    1. Practice the LH to find the balance in order to achieve balance in sound.

    2. RH - block your chords.

  2. Hanon

    1. Nos. 4-6 - Speed build, pushing the limits of your speed. 30 second rest, then repeat two more times.

  3. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 50: Transpose to C, D and A

      1. Don't use your ear! Use your eyes and understanding of the chords!

      2. Use your theory skilils

  4. Solos 3 & 4 

    1. PREPARE: page 32

  5. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 27: Katie Moore

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. List A: Bach Prelude

    2. List B: Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Mvt. 3?

    3. List C: Schumann?

    4. Etude: Toccatina

    5. Etude: Dancing Scales or Etude in C Major

  2. *TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique:

      1. Think before you start these: what are you going to think about?

      2. C-charp minor RH leading tone dim 7th arp. = 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1

      3. D-flat Major dom 7th arp RH - practice

      4. C-sharp min tonic arp LH - fingering

      5. Do everything twice in each week. Scales one day, then Chords, then Arpeggios.

  3. READING

    1. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests

      1. Sightread at least three example

      2. Think about the composer and what this could sound like

      3. Sightreading

        1. Leger lines

        2. A-flat / A-sharp

  4. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory: Start to work through this book.

  5. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

      1. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. Understand the cantabile of the melodies

        2. Fix new pencil

        3. m. 17 - stretch more

    2. ROMANTIC

      1. Robert Schumann Op. 68 No. 35 Mignon

        1. See orange pen

    3. *CONTEMPORARY

      1. *Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz

        1. Pedal and stretch-prepare

      2. *Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4

        1. Rushing!

    4. SONATINAS

      1. Muzio Clementi

        1. See orange pen

    5. ETUDES.

      1. Kabalevsky toccatina

        1. orange pen

      2. Dancing Scales by John Burge

        1. Orange pen

    6. *COUNTERPOINT

      1. *French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

On Hold: 

  1. Etude in C Major Op. 37 No. 11 by Henry Lemoine

    1. Practice the LH to find the balance in order to achieve balance in sound.

    2. RH - block your chords.

  2. Hanon

    1. Nos. 4-6 - Speed build, pushing the limits of your speed. 30 second rest, then repeat two more times.

  3. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 50: Transpose to C, D and A

      1. Don't use your ear! Use your eyes and understanding of the chords!

      2. Use your theory skilils

  4. Solos 3 & 4 

    1. PREPARE: page 32

  5. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 26: Katie Moore

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. List A: Bach Prelude

    2. List B: Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Mvt. 3?

    3. List C: Schumann?

    4. Etude: Toccatina

    5. Etude: Dancing Scales or Etude in C Major

  2. *TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique:

      1. Think before you start these: what are you going to think about?

      2. C-charp minor RH leading tone dim 7th arp. = 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1

      3. D-flat Major dom 7th arp RH - practice

      4. C-sharp min tonic arp LH - fingering

      5. Do everything twice in each week. Scales one day, then Chords, then Arpeggios.

  3. READING

    1. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests

      1. Sightread at least three example

      2. Think about the composer and what this could sound like

      3. Sightreading

        1. Leger lines

        2. A-flat / A-sharp

  4. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory: Start to work through this book.

  5. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

      1. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. no slower than m.m. 84

    2. ROMANTIC

      1. Robert Schumann Op. 68 No. 35 Mignon

        1. Where is your melody?!

        2. Don’t wait too long before beat two comes in

        3. m. 21 too slow at the end - have it lead into 22

        4. m. 28 clean pedal

        5. m. 25-26 - lead into the rest - don’t make it seem like the end is m. 25

    3. *CONTEMPORARY

      1. *Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6 Waltz

        1. Pedal and stretch-prepare

      2. *Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4

        1. Rushing!

    4. SONATINAS

      1. Muzio Clementi

        1. ms. 37-38 high loud, close loud, accent practice

        2. m. 9 - scurrying away and use una corda

        3. ms. 1 and 3 chords needs more weight

        4. m. 12 scurry away and make it ppp

        5. m. 36 do no. 4

    5. ETUDES.

      1. Kabalevsky toccatina

        1. RH consistency in piano texture

        2. ms. 23-24 - don’t decrescendo too much

        3. ms. 38-42 don’t slow down!

        4. ms. 43-44 - dynamics.

        5. New pencil markings

      2. Dancing Scales by John Burge

        1. LH balance

    6. *COUNTERPOINT

      1. *French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

        1. Blue pen

On Hold: 

  1. Etude in C Major Op. 37 No. 11 by Henry Lemoine

    1. Practice the LH to find the balance in order to achieve balance in sound.

    2. RH - block your chords.

  2. Hanon

    1. Nos. 4-6 - Speed build, pushing the limits of your speed. 30 second rest, then repeat two more times.

  3. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 50: Transpose to C, D and A

      1. Don't use your ear! Use your eyes and understanding of the chords!

      2. Use your theory skilils

  4. Solos 3 & 4 

    1. PREPARE: page 32

  5. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 25: Katie Moore

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Dustin bring level 3 etudes and repertoire

  2. *RCM

    1. List A: Bach Prelude

    2. List B: Clementi Sonata No. 4 Mvt. 3?

    3. List C: Schumann?

    4. Etude: Toccatina

    5. Etude: Dancing Scales or Etude in C Major

  3. *TECHNIQUE

    1. RCM Technique:

      1. Think before you start these: what are you going to think about?

    2. Hanon

      1. Nos. 4-6 - Speed build, pushing the limits of your speed. 30 second rest, then repeat two more times.

  4. *READING

    1. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests

      1. Sightread at least three exampl

  5. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory: Start to work through this book.

  6. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

      1. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. No rubato at m.m. 69

        2. Cantabile

        3. Rall. at the end

        4. M. 11, contrast to 1

        5. See blue pen

    2. ROMANTIC

    3. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6

        1. Pedal and stretch-prepare

      2. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4

        1. Rushing!

    4. SONATINAS

    5. *ETUDES.

      1. Dancing Scales by John Burge

        1. Balance!

        2. Practice your scale in tenths.

      2. *Etude in C Major Op. 37 No. 11 by Henry Lemoine

        1. Practice the LH to find the balance in order to achieve balance in sound.

        2. RH - block your chords.

    6. COUNTERPOINT

      1. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

        1. Blue pen

On Hold: 

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 50: Transpose to C, D and A

      1. Don't use your ear! Use your eyes and understanding of the chords!

      2. Use your theory skilils

  2. Solos 3 & 4 

    1. PREPARE: page 32

  3. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 24: Katie Moore

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. List A: Bach Prelude

    2. List B: Clementi Sonata No. 4 Mvt. 3?

    3. List C: Schumann?

    4. Etude: Toccatina

    5. Etude: Dancing Scales or Etude in C Major

  2. **TECHNIQUE

    1. Have all RCM technique prepared, WITH THE BOOK!

    2. Hanon

      1. Nos. 2-4 - Speed build, pushing the limits of your speed. 30 second rest, then repeat two more times.

  3. READING

    1. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests

      1. Sightread at least three exampl

  4. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory: Start to work through this book.

  5. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

      1. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. No rubato at m.m. 69

        2. Cantabile

        3. Rall. at the end

        4. M. 11, contrast to 1

        5. See blue pen

    2. ROMANTIC

    3. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6

        1. Pedal and stretch-prepare

      2. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4

    4. SONATINAS

    5. ETUDES.

      1. Dancing Scales by John Burge

        1. Hinge Wrist - loose wrist with not much arm movement and fingers down and relaxed.

      2. Etude in C Major Op. 37 No. 11 by Henry Lemoine

        1. Learn

    6. COUNTERPOINT

      1. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

        1. Blue pen

On Hold: 

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 50: Transpose to C, D and A

      1. Don't use your ear! Use your eyes and understanding of the chords!

      2. Use your theory skilils

  2. Solos 3 & 4 

    1. PREPARE: page 32

  3. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

__________________________________________

REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

__________________________________________

Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to:

2018-2019 Lesson 23: Katie Moore

Lesson Assignments:

  1. RCM

    1. List A: Bach Prelude

    2. List B: Clementi Sonata No. 4 Mvt. 3?

    3. List C: Schumann?

    4. Etude: Toccatina

    5. Etude: Dancing Scales or Etude in C Major

  2. **TECHNIQUE

    1. Have all RCM technique prepared, WITH THE BOOK!

    2. Hanon

      1. Nos. 2-4 - Speed build, pushing the limits of your speed. 30 second rest, then repeat two more times.

  3. READING

    1. FOUR STAR: Sightreading and Ear Tests

      1. Finish set 7

      2. Also choose two systems from any pieces in the Solos 3 & 4 book.

  4. THEORY

    1. Level 6 Celebrate Theory: Start to work through this book.

  5. REPERTOIRE

    1. BAROQUE

      1. Little Prelude in E Minor BWV 941 by Johann Sebastian Bach (L. 6)

        1. No rubato at m.m. 69

        2. Cantabile

        3. Rall. at the end

        4. M. 11, contrast to 1

        5. See blue pen

    2. ROMANTIC

    3. CONTEMPORARY

      1. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 6

        1. Blue pen!

      2. Sergei Prokofiev, Op. 65 No. 4

    4. SONATINAS

    5. ETUDES.

      1. Dancing Scales by John Burge

        1. Learn

      2. Etude in C Major Op. 37 No. 11 by Henry Lemoine

        1. Learn

    6. COUNTERPOINT

      1. French Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 815: Gigue

        1. Blue pen

On Hold: 

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 50: Transpose to C, D and A

      1. Don't use your ear! Use your eyes and understanding of the chords!

      2. Use your theory skilils

  2. Solos 3 & 4 

    1. PREPARE: page 32

  3. Solfege

    1. Chapter 8

      1. Prepare Nos. 35-36 at m.m. 100.

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REVIEW

  1. Mignon Op. 68 No. 36 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) (L. 6 List C)

  2. Allegro in F Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) (L. 6 Etude)

  3. Diabelli, Sonatina in F Major Op. 168 No. 1, movement III (L. 6 List B)

  4. Kabalevsky, Toccatina Op. 27 No. 12 (L. 6) (1904-1987)

  5. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8

  6. Prokofiev OP. 65 No. 12

  7. Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 7 Berceuse

  8. Clementi Sonatina No. 4 Op. 36

  9. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor

  10. Beethoven Sonatina in F Major Anh 5 No. 2

  11. Bach Invention No. 8

  12. Etude In C Major by Concone (Level 6)

  13. The Happy Farmer Op. 68 No. 10 by Robert Schumann (level 4)

  14. Sweet Sorrow Op. 100 No. 16 by J. F. Burgmuller (level 5 etude)

  15. Cradle Song (level 4 etude)

  16. Kabalevsky - A Slow Waltz Op. 39 no. 23

  17. Foggy Bottom Blues (level 4

  18. Bartok Sonatina Sz. 55: 1. Bagpipers (recital

  19. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major K 159 (recital)

  20. Masquerade by Linda Niamath (Etude L.4

  21. Allegro in G Major (L. 4)

  22. Dragon Fly (Etude L. 4)

  23. Bartok, Dance in E Minor

  24. Clementi Op. 36 No. 2 Movement 3 

  25. Etude in D Major Op. 37 No. 17 by Henry Lemoine (Etude L.3)

  26. Etude in C Major by Carl Czerny Op. 261 No. 81 (Etude L.3)

  27. Folk Dance by Kabalevsky (Etude L.4)

  28. Arabesque Op. 100 No. 2 by Johann Friedrich Burgmüller (L. 3 Etude)

  29. Musette in D Major by J.S. Bach (L. 3 List A)

  30. Clowns Op. 39 No. 20 by Dmitri Kabalevsky (L. 3 List C)

  31. Sonatina in A Minor Op. 94 No. 4 by Albert Biehl (L. 3 List B)

  32. Clementi, Sonatina Op. 36 No. 1 in C Major

  33. Faure Dolly Suite

  34.  Bazaar by Mark Mrozinski (L.2, List B)

  35. Kuhlau, movement 2

  36. *"Allegro in B-flat" by W. A. Mozart

  37. "Angelfish" by Anne Crosby (

  38. "Celebration" by Anne Crosby

  39. Sonatina in G Major by Beethoven

  40. **Adieu by Bergmuller

  41. **Chanson Italienne Op.39 No. 15 Tchaikovsky

  42. Pastorale by Bergmuller

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Repertoire Goals

  1. Counterpoint

    1. Bach Invention No. 8

    2. Bach Gigue from French Suite…

    3. Scarlatti Sonata K…

    4. Handel Movement from Suite…

    5. Bach Invention No…

  2. Etudes

    1. Kabalevsky Etude in A Minor Op. 27 No.8

      1. Due November 8th

    2. *Burgmuller Op. 100 No. 23 Le Retour

      1. (repeated chords)

    3. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 1 Confidence

    4. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 8 Agitato

      1. Rotating balance

    5. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 10 La Vélocité

      1. 16th note Passage work

    6. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 14 Refrain du Gondolier

    7. *Burgmuller Op. 109 No. 18 La Fileuse

    8. Mendelssohn Op. 140

    9. Clementi…

    10. Czerny Op. 740

    11. Moszkowski Op. 72 No. 1…

  3. Sonatinas

    1. Clementi Op. 36 No. 4

      1. Performance Ready on November 8th

    2. Diabelli Op. 151 or 168

    3. Clementi Op. 36 No. 5

    4. Haydn Hob.XVI No. 8 or No. 7

    5. Kuhlau Op. 20 No. 1, Op. 55 No. 3, 4 or Op. 88 No. 4

    6. Clementi Op. 36 No. 6

  4. Contemporary / Modern - Late 19th & 20th Century

    1. Kabalevsky

    2. Prokofiev

    3. Debussy

  5. ROMANTIC

    1. Paderewski: Humoresque de Concert “Minuet”

  6. Contemporary / Modern - Post 1950

  1. Mendelssohn Op. 30 No. 6 "Venetian Boat-Song No. 2"

  2. Moszkowski, Vingt Petites Etudes Op. 91 No. 10, 11

2018-2019 Goals

  1. Jr. High applications - which schools?

  2. Kaufman Competition

    1. JUNIOR DIVISION 2: AGES 11-14
      Preliminary YouTube Round: Up to 15 minutes of music,
      Contestant's choice. (Needs to include at least one fast-paced work.)

      Semi-Final Round: Up to 20 minutes
      1. One Baroque polyphonic work
      2. One virtuoso etude by Czerny, Clementi, Moszkowski, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.
      3. One or more pieces at the participant's discretion

      Finals: Up to 25 minutes
      1. A Classical sonata (or first or last movement)
      2. One or more compositions from the Romantic era
      3. One or more Contemporary pieces, written after 1950
      One work from semi-final round may be repeated.
      Works from preliminary round can be performed at the semifinal or the final rounds.

    2. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019 and submitted by mail and/or email to: