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.

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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: