2019-2020 Lesson 6 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

Lesson Assignments:


Technique

  1. *Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. *Please re-study the info about major and minor scales on page 4 and any other info on page 5

    2. *PREPARE: C Major and A Minor - this was learned incorrectly.

      1. Page 7, RH and LH

      2. FINGERING IS MOST IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW.

      3. See your practice video below.


Theory

  1. Celebrate Theory App Level 1

    1. Note Values

    2. Tell me next where you are in the app.

  2. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

    1. Study and complete page 39

    2. Study and listen to Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev on page 40

    3. We will do page 41 together.


Musicianship

  1. Four Star Sightreading and Ear Tests 1

    1. PREPARE: Review Set 2

      1. Do one “day” for each practice session.

        1. Work on the loudness of your claps. Keep your palms together.

      2. Sightreading Portion:

        1. Please choose a slow, steady beat, THEN start. DO NOT stop once you’ve started.

        2. After you go through it once, ask yourself: “did I do all of NFRPE?” If not, go back, fix it in your head first, then do it again and ask yourself the same question.

  2. Sightreading Level 2A

    1. m.m. 40 - 60 no faster than this

    2. BE PICKY with NFRPE. It might take you up to 10 times to get everything! That’s OK. Because if you’re picky, you’ll get better faster!


Repertoire

  1. Detectives by Christine Donkin (L. 1 Etude)

    1. Review with your music

  2. *German Dance in D Major by F. J. Haydn (Level 1. A)

    1. FIX ALL THE ORANGE PEN - fingering!!!! Please don’t skip over this step.

  3. **Angelfish

    1. Practice “hard hands” at any point where you have hand position changes.

    2. LH wrist needs to be up in measures 13-16


Review

  1. Skating Waltz

  2. Detectives

  3. Distant Chimes.



HOLD

  1. Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. we left off on no. 8

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

  1. Rhythm Book.

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 23

2019-2020 Lesson 5 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

Lesson Assignments:


Technique

  1. Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. Next week, test on pages 4-5.

    2. PREPARE: C Major

      1. Page 7, RH and LH

      2. FINGERING IS MOST IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW.

      3. See your practice video below.


Theory

  1. Celebrate Theory App Level 1

    1. Note Values

    2. Tell me next where you are in the app.

  2. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

    1. Study and complete page 38


Musicianship

  1. Four Star Sightreading and Ear Tests 1

    1. PREPARE: Review Set 2

      1. Do one “day” for each practice session.

        1. Work on the loudness of your claps. Keep your palms together.

  2. Sightreading Level 2A

    1. m.m. 40 - 60 no faster than this

    2. BE PICKY with NFRPE. It might take you up to 10 times to get everything! That’s OK. Because if you’re picky, you’ll get better faster!


Repertoire

  1. *German Dance in D Major by F. J. Haydn (Level 1. A)

    1. LH NOTES

      1. m. 17, fix LH notes

    2. LH POSITION

      1. See purple pen

      2. All quarter note: pop your wrist up to the sky with fingers close to the keys and and elbow / shoulders stay relaxed.

    3. LH EXPRESSION

      1. All quarter notes detached.

    4. RH NOTES

      1. Finish learning entire piece!

    5. PRACTICE VIDEO

      1. SEE VIDEO BELOW

  2. **Angelfish - We’ll start with this next time.

    1. SPOTS: do each of the assignments below, three times in-a-row correctly, or five times correctly.

      1. mm. 5-7 and 9-11 - Connect your half notes, even though you have pedal to help you play legato.

      2. m. 13 - PIANO! this is soft.

      3. mm. 13-16 - change pedal where it says

      4. mm. 17-20 - work on rhythm. Keep your wrist up and keep the tempo steady.

      5. mm. 21-end - Keep LH soft and do the ritardando correctly.


Review

  1. Skating Waltz

  2. Detectives

  3. Distant Chimes.



HOLD

  1. Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. we left off on no. 8

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

  1. Rhythm Book.

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 23

2019-2020 Lesson 4 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

Lesson Assignments:


Technique

  1. Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. Next week, test on pages 4-5.

    2. PREPARE: C Major

      1. Page 7, RH and LH

      2. FINGERING IS MOST IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW.

      3. See your practice video below.


Theory

  1. Celebrate Theory App Level 1

    1. Note Values

    2. Tell me next where you are in the app.

  2. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

    1. Study and complete page 35-37


Musicianship

  1. Four Star Sightreading and Ear Tests 1

    1. PREPARE: Review Set 1

      1. Do one “day” for each practice session.

  2. Sightreading Level 2A

    1. m.m. 40 - 60 no faster than this

    2. BE PICKY with NFRPE. It might take you up to 10 times to get everything! That’s OK. Because if you’re picky, you’ll get better faster!


Repertoire

  1. German Dance in D Major by F. J. Haydn (Level 1. A)

    1. LH NOTES

      1. m. 17, fix LH notes

    2. LH POSITION

      1. See purple pen

      2. All quarter note: pop your wrist up to the sky with fingers close to the keys and and elbow / shoulders stay relaxed.

    3. LH EXPRESSION

      1. All quarter notes detached.

    4. RH NOTES

      1. Finish learning entire piece!

    5. PRACTICE VIDEO

      1. SEE VIDEO BELOW

  2. *Angelfish - We’ll start with this next time.

    1. mm. 5-7 and 9-11 - Connect your RH half notes, even though you have pedal to help you play legato.

    2. m. 13 - PIANO! this is soft.

    3. mm. 13-16 - change pedal where it says

    4. mm. 17-20 - work on rhythm. Keep your wrist up and keep the tempo steady.

    5. mm. 21-end - Keep LH soft and do the ritardando correctly.


Review

  1. Skating Waltz

  2. Detectives

  3. Distant Chimes.



HOLD

  1. Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. we left off on no. 8

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

  1. Rhythm Book.

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 23

2019-2020 Lesson 3 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

Lesson Assignments:


Technique

  1. Start with Dustin next week


Theory

  1. Celebrate Theory App Level 1

    1. Note Values

  2. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

    1. Study and complete page 33-34


Musicianship

  1. Sightreading Level 2A

    1. m.m. 40 - 60 no faster than this

    2. BE PICKY with NFRPE. It might take you up to 10 times to get everything! That’s OK. Because if you’re picky, you’ll get better faster!


Repertoire

  1. German Dance in D Major by F. J. Haydn (Level 1. A)

    1. LH NOTES

      1. m. 17, fix LH notes

    2. LH POSITION

      1. See purple pen

      2. All quarter note: pop your wrist up to the sky with fingers close to the keys and and elbow / shoulders stay relaxed.

    3. LH EXPRESSION

      1. All quarter notes detached.

    4. RH NOTES

      1. Finish learning entire piece!

    5. PRACTICE VIDEO

      1. SEE VIDEO BELOW

  2. Angelfish

    1. mm. 5-7 and 9-11 - Connect your RH half notes, even though you have pedal to help you play legato.

    2. m. 13 - PIANO! this is soft.

    3. mm. 13-16 - change pedal where it says

    4. mm. 17-20 - work on rhythm. Keep your wrist up and keep the tempo steady.

    5. mm. 21-end - Keep LH soft and do the ritardando correctly.


Review

  1. Skating Waltz

  2. Detectives

  3. Distant Chimes.



HOLD

  1. Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. we left off on no. 8

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

  1. Rhythm Book.

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 23

2019-2020 Lesson 2 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Technique

    1. Start with Dustin next week

  2. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory App Level 1

      1. Rhythm!

    2. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Study and complete page 31-32

  3. Musicianship

    1. Sightreading Level 2A

      1. Order this book:

      2. https://www.amazon.com/Level-2A-Sightreading-Piano-Adventures/dp/1616776382/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2LIN4IRI1OJ8X&keywords=piano+adventures+sight+reading+2a&qid=1568657102&sprefix=piano+adventures+sig%2Caps%2C132&sr=8-1

  4. Repertoire

    1. German Dance in D Major by F. J. Haydn (Level 1. A)

      1. FOLLOW YOUR NFRPE CHART!

      2. Remember the key signatures! :)

    2. Angelfish

      1. Fix all the red pen

      2. RH TECHNIQUE PRACTICE

        1. Two goals: Establish the SOUND you need, then BUILD SPEED

          1. Fingers are firm and round

          2. Wrist does the work. Rotate it from right to left

          3. Keep it very quiet!

          4. Gradually build speed

      3. LH TECHNIQUE PRACTICE

        1. SING!

    3. Review

      1. Skating Waltz

      2. Detectives

      3. Distant Chimes.


HOLD

  1. Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. we left off on no. 8

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

  1. Rhythm Book.

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 23

2019-2020 Lesson 1 of 16

2019-2020 Private Lesson Enrollment: Semester

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory App Level 1

      1. Rhythm!

    2. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Study and complete page 30

  2. Musicianship

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Finish the book!

        1. THINK AHEAD: Think about barlines like crossing the street - before you cross the barline (or the street), look ahead (for cars!) for notes.

        2. POSITION: all fingers need to be round.

  3. Repertoire

    1. German Dance in D Major by F. J. Haydn (Level 1. A)

      1. Start to learn, two measures at a time, using your NFRPE chart.

    2. Angelfish

      1. Once you fix the items below, we will work on SPEED.

      2. Notes

        1. m. 8 - remember the rest!

        2. m. 12 - remember the rest!

      3. Pauses: “Spot”

        1. Measure 22 - fix the LH note - it’s not D! :)

        2. measures 21-End - LOOK AHEAD! NO PAUSES

        3. “hard hands” between measures 23-34.

    3. Review

      1. Skating Waltz

      2. Detectives

      3. Distant Chimes.

HOLD

  1. Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. we left off on no. 8

  1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

  1. Rhythm Book.

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 23

2018-2019 Lesson 30 of 30

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Finish page 27 and complete page 28

      2. Fix the orange on pages 27

  2. Musicianship

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. REDO pages 77 to the end with the following instructions:

        1. REMEMBER TO KEEP GOING IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE! DO NOT GO BACK AND FIX.

        2. SET YOUR METRONOME TO 66 OR BELOW AND STAY WITH IT

  3. Repertoire

    1. Angelfish

      1. Notes

        1. m. 8 - remember the rest!

        2. m. 12 - remember the rest!

        3. m. 15 - remember the b-flats!

      2. Pedal

        1. m. 3 - catch the D in the pedal - don’t let go of it too quickly!

        2. ms. 12-16 - when you change the pedal, make sure you press the key for as long as it says (longer) :)

      3. Tempo: how fast or slow we play our pieces.

      4. Pauses: “Spot” the following sections to get rid of the evil pauses! :)

        1. measures 5-6

        2. measures 9-10

        3. ms. 12-13

        4. measures 18-19

        5. measures 23-24

    2. Skating Waltz

      1. Review

    3. Detectives

      1. Follow your practice chart

    4. Distant Chimes.

      1. Use your practice chart too!

HOLD

Technique

  1. Technical Requirements Level 1

    1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

Reading & Technique

  1. Czerny Op. 823

    1. No. 8

      1. Learn hands alone with your new chart.

    2. No. 7

      1. Pass off next lesson with TIDY ATTACKS

        1. Tidy Attacks = LH and RH play together at the same time.

Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

  1. This assignment is on HOLD until we finish learning about Scales and Triads

Solfege (NO ASSIGNMENT)

  1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

  2. USE THE METRONOME 40 - NO FASTER!

  3. Be able to say and play with no more than one mistake in each exercise.

  1. Rhythm Book.

    1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 23

2018-2019 Lesson 29 of 30 (Used by Sasha)

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Technique

    1. Technical Requirements Level 1

      1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

  2. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. PREPARE Pages 26-29

        1. FIX page 14 No 3

        2. Be careful to make your writing very NEAT.

      2. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. This will save you time!!! :)

  3. Musicianship

    1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. This assignment is on HOLD until we finish learning about Scales and Triads

    2. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. REDO pages 77 to the end with the following instructions:

        1. REMEMBER TO KEEP GOING IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE! DO NOT GO BACK AND FIX.

        2. SET YOUR METRONOME TO 66 OR BELOW AND STAY WITH IT

    3. Solfege (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

      2. USE THE METRONOME 40 - NO FASTER!

      3. Be able to say and play with no more than one mistake in each exercise.

    4. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 23

  4. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 8

        1. Learn hands alone with your new chart.

      2. No. 7

        1. Pass off next lesson with TIDY ATTACKS

          1. Tidy Attacks = LH and RH play together at the same time.

  5. Repertoire

    1. Angelfish

      1. Entire piece at one slow tempo. No tempo changes.

        1. PRIORITY IS RHYTHM.

    2. (1) Skating Waltz

      1. Review

    3. (3) Detectives

      1. Follow your practice chart

    4. (2) Distant Chimes.

      1. Use your practice chart too!

2018-2019 Lesson 28 of 30

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Technique

    1. Technical Requirements Level 1

      1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

  2. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. PREPARE Pages 26-29

        1. FIX page 14 No 3

        2. Be careful to make your writing very NEAT.

      2. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. This will save you time!!! :)

  3. Musicianship

    1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. This assignment is on HOLD until we finish learning about Scales and Triads

    2. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. REDO pages 77 to the end with the following instructions:

        1. REMEMBER TO KEEP GOING IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE! DO NOT GO BACK AND FIX.

        2. SET YOUR METRONOME TO 66 OR BELOW AND STAY WITH IT

    3. Solfege (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

      2. USE THE METRONOME 40 - NO FASTER!

      3. Be able to say and play with no more than one mistake in each exercise.

    4. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 23

  4. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 8

        1. Learn hands alone with your new chart.

      2. No. 7

        1. Pass off next lesson with TIDY ATTACKS

          1. Tidy Attacks = LH and RH play together at the same time.

  5. Repertoire

    1. Angelfish

      1. Entire piece at one slow tempo. No tempo changes.

        1. PRIORITY IS RHYTHM.

    2. (1) Skating Waltz

      1. Review

    3. (3) Detectives

      1. Follow your practice chart

    4. (2) Distant Chimes.

      1. Use your practice chart too!

2018-2019 Lesson 27 of 30

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Technique

    1. Technical Requirements Level 1

      1. Start with Dustin next lesson.

  2. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. PREPARE all of unit 2

      2. MEMORIZE where are the half steps found in major and minor scales? Scale degrees.

  3. Musicianship

    1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. This assignment is on HOLD until we finish learning about Scales and Triads

    2. **Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue after page 77

      2. REMEMBER TO KEEP GOING IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE! DO NOT GO BACK AND FIX.

      3. SET YOUR METRONOME TO 66 OR BELOW AND STAY WITH IT

    3. Solfege (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

      2. USE THE METRONOME 40 - NO FASTER!

      3. Be able to say and play with no more than one mistake in each exercise.

    4. **Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 22

  4. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 7

        1. See your “speed building practice chart” for instructions.

  5. Repertoire

    1. Angelfish

      1. Add pedal to measures 1-6

        1. Remember when you play the note, the foot comes up at the same time.

      2. Keep your LH wrist higher so you RH wrist doesn’t have to be low.

      3. LEARN: Measures 7-End hands alone then together.

    2. (1) Skating Waltz

      1. Review

    3. (3) Detectives

      1. Follow your practice chart

    4. (2) Distant Chimes.

      1. Use your practice chart too!

2018-2019 Lesson 25-26 of 30

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Final Recital Practice

    1. Practice playing through each of your pieces back to back.

  2. Technique

    1. Technical Requirements Level 1

      1. Memorize MINOR SCALE PATTERN found on page 4. Teach me how to create a Major and Minor scale.

      2. Practice creating Major and Minor scales starting on any note of the keyboard.

      3. Where does the word “scale” come from?

        1. From the Latin word: Scala which mean ladder.

      4. The first note of the scale is call the Tonic or Root.

  3. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. PREPARE all of unit 1

  4. Musicianship

    1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. This assignment is on HOLD until we finish learning about Scales and Triads

    2. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue after page 77

      2. REMEMBER TO KEEP GOING IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE! DO NOT GO BACK AND FIX.

      3. SET YOUR METRONOME TO 66 OR BELOW AND STAY WITH IT

    3. Solfege (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

      2. USE THE METRONOME 40 - NO FASTER!

      3. Be able to say and play with no more than one mistake in each exercise.

    4. *Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE: Nos. 43-45 on page 22

  5. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 7

        1. See the orange pen

  6. Repertoire

    1. Angelfish

      1. learn measures 1-6 with NFRPE

    2. (1) Skating Waltz

      1. Review

    3. (3) Detectives

      1. Follow your practice chart

    4. (2) Distant Chimes.

      1. Use your practice chart too!

2018-2019 Lesson 24 of 30

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Technique

    1. Technical Requirements Level 1

      1. Start with Dustin next week!

  2. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Please order theory book: https://www.amazon.com/TCT0B-Celebrate-Theory-Royal-Conservatory/dp/1554408032/ref=sr_1_2?hvadid=78546416841302&hvbmt=bb&hvdev=c&hvqmt=b&keywords=royal+conservatory+theory&qid=1559246842&s=gateway&sr=8-2

  3. Musicianship

    1. Four Star Sightreading & Ear Tests Level 1

      1. Complete all of Review Set 1: One “day” for each practice session

      2. Read your instructions very careful

    2. Sight-Reading Level 1 (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. Continue after page

      2. REMEMBER TO KEEP GOING IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE! DO NOT GO BACK AND FIX.

      3. SET YOUR METRONOME TO 66 OR BELOW AND STAY WITH IT

    3. Solfege (NO ASSIGNMENT)

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

      2. USE THE METRONOME 40 - NO FASTER!

      3. Be able to say and play with no more than one mistake in each exercise.

    4. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE: Nos. 38-41

  4. *Reading & Technique

    1. *Czerny Op. 823

      1. *No. 7

        1. Learn hands alone with the NFRPE chart

      2. *No. 6

        1. I will pass this next time if LH is connect the entire time

  5. Repertoire

    1. Skating Waltz

      1. Review

    2. Detectives

      1. Follow your practice chart

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Use your practice chart too!

2018-2019 Lesson 23: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Prepare all of unit 3

      2. Dustin will bring Unit 4

  2. *Musicianship

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue after page

      2. REMEMBER TO KEEP GOING IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE! DO NOT GO BACK AND FIX.

      3. SET YOUR METRONOME TO 66 OR BELOW AND STAY WITH IT

    2. *Solfege

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

      2. USE THE METRONOME 40 - NO FASTER!

      3. Be able to say and play with no more than one mistake in each exercise.

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE: Nos. 38-41

  3. *Reading & Technique

    1. *Czerny Op. 823

      1. *No. 7

        1. Learn hands alone with the NFRPE chart

      2. *No. 6

        1. I will pass this next time if LH is connect the entire time

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. ARTICULATION: staccato, slurs, accents, fermatas, etc…

      2. COMPOSE: create your own melody, using any notes you wish in the RH.

        1. TWO RULES: use the same rhythm and the same articulation (expression)

    2. *Detectives

      1. SPOT: ms. 9-11 hands together, keeping position further up on the keys - 5 times correctly each practice session.

      2. SPOT: MS. 10-12 hands together, keeping position further up and making sure you do the correct fingering - 5 times correctly each practice session.

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Review with the music.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 22: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Chromatic = the same letter name but altered

      2. Diatonic = different letter names.

      3. PREPARE: pages 26-29

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue after page 64

    2. Solfege

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

        1. Pass off next with with only one mistake in each one!

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. COMPOSE No. 37. Use quarter, half, dotted half notes and rests.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 7

        1. Learn hands alone with the NFRPE chart

      2. No. 6

        1. Hands together to the end, two measures at a time, remembering to keep the LH legato and add the pencil markings (expression). Use your NFRPE chart for hands together.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. ARTICULATION: staccato, slurs, accents, fermatas, etc…

      2. COMPOSE: create your own melody, using any notes you wish in the RH.

        1. TWO RULES: use the same rhythm and the same articulation (expression)

    2. Detectives

      1. Please remember the E-flat in the RH of measure 4

      2. Please fix the B-flat in the LH of measure 10. - Do this by playing measure 9 and 10, 5 times in a row correctly, every practice session.

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Review with the music.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 21: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. MEMORIZE: Teach me about accidentals next week! See your theory book for help if needed.

      2. PREPARE: pages 21-25

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Your rhythm is the focus for this week. Careful that you think about your rhythm as you would your red rhythm book.

      2. Tah the rhythm and tap the beat in your head before your start.

    2. Solfege

      1. PREPARE: Page 17 Nos 6-7 and page 19 Nos. 11-13

        1. Look ahead when you have double notes - but look ahead in general!

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE: No. 33-36

        1. Look through the example in your mind first

        2. Don’t make the measure of silence super duper uper quick.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. DO NOT LEARN NOTES BY LOOKING AT THE FINGER NUMBERS. THIS IS A BIG NO NO.

    2. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 6

        1. See the pink pen.

        2. Remember how we practiced our three-note slurs. Start with the outer notes first, practicing them like Czerny No. 3. Then add the note in the middle and when you raise your wrist on the last note, gently pull the string to raise your wrist but don’t yank it so your hand comes off the keys!

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. ARTICULATION: staccato, slurs, accents, fermatas, etc…

      2. COMPOSE: create your own melody, using any notes you wish in the RH.

        1. TWO RULES: use the same rhythm and the same articulation (expression)

    2. **Detectives

      1. PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO LOOK AT THE BLUE PEN. THIS WAS NOT FIXED.

      2. FIX FINGERING IN MEASURE 4

      3. FIX PEN IN MEASURE 9

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Review with the music.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 20: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. MEMORIZE: Teach me about accidentals next week! See your theory book for help if needed.

      2. PREPARE: pages 21-25

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue on from page 40

        1. You’re not taking enough time before you begin. Study the composition before you begin!

    2. Solfege

      1. PREPARE: Ppage 16 Nos 3-4, and page 18 Nos. 10-11

        1. SET THE METRONOME TO 40

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE:: No. 31

        1. Remember that the first beat, the down beat, goes down with the movement in your arm.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. DO NOT LEARN NOTES BY LOOKING AT THE FINGER NUMBERS. THIS IS A BIG NO NO.

    2. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 6

        1. SIGHT-SING: the RH and the LH. Find the pitch with your voice and sing the solfege syllables.

        2. RH & LH alone:

          1. NOTES

          2. FINGERING

          3. POSITION

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. ARTICULATION: staccato, slurs, accents, fermatas, etc…

      2. COMPOSE: create your own melody, using any notes you wish in the RH.

        1. TWO RULES: use the same rhythm and the same articulation (expression)

    2. Detectives

      1. See the blue pen

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Review

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 19: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. REDO: blue circles on page 16

      2. PREPARE: pages 17 and 18

      3. MEMORIZE: the information on page 15

        1. Half Step: one note to the very next note on the keyboard.

        2. Whole Step: two half steps.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue on from page 40

        1. You’re not taking enough time before you begin. Study the composition before you begin!

    2. Solfege

      1. REDO: Page 12-13, Nos. 7-8

        1. SET THE METRONOME SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 30 - 40

        2. Keep with this beat so you don’t go too fast. Remember that Solfege needs to be practiced with a steady beat. Don’t stop no matter what.

      2. REDO: Ppage 16 No. 2, and page 18 Nos. 9

        1. SET THE METRONOME TO 40

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. PREPARE:: No. 31

        1. Remember that the first beat, the down beat, goes down with the movement in your arm.

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. DO NOT LEARN NOTES BY LOOKING AT THE FINGER NUMBERS. THIS IS A BIG NO NO.

    2. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 6

        1. SIGHT-SING: the RH and the LH. Find the pitch with your voice and sing the solfege syllables.

        2. RH & LH alone:

          1. NOTES

          2. FINGERING

          3. POSITION

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. ARTICULATION: staccato, slurs, accents, fermatas, etc…

      2. COMPOSE: create your own melody, using any notes you wish in the RH.

        1. TWO RULES: use the same rhythm and the same articulation (expression)

    2. Detectives

      1. See the blue pen

    3. Distant Chimes.

      1. Review

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 18: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Prepare pages 12-16

      2. You will have a quiz on anything in the assignment.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Continue

    2. *Solfege

      1. Prepare: Page 12-13, Nos. 7-8

      2. Prepare: Pages 15 No. 1 and page 16 No. 2, page 18 Nos. 8-9

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. Prepare: Nos. 29-30

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 6

        1. See pink pen and learn the RH alone with the wrists markings.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Emilia Composition

      1. Create notes based on your name

      2. Next week with Dustin, create composition based after Czerny No. 3

    2. *Detectives

      1. “spot” measure 2 LH fingering

      2. “spot” measure 4 LH notes and fingering

      3. Relearn notes in measures 5-6

      4. “spot” measure 10 LH fingering and RH fingering in measure 11

    3. Distant Chimes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 17: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Prepare pages 7-11

      2. Memorize any term in the entire Unit !. Especially the purple pen.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Please take more time in the beginning before you start.

      2. Ask your dad to give you an exercise to feel some anger or frustration at the keyboard.

    2. Solfege

      1. See your new staff paper assignment in blue pen!

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. Compose No. 28 and use at least 4 ties and 5 rests.

        1. Practice with a different pulse in the background (set your m.m. to a different tempo from that of your conducting arm).

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 5

        1. Extreme contrast in dynamics! Forte and piano

  4. Repertoire

    1. Detectives

      1. See the pencil markings.

      2. Fix all your B-flat and E-flats

      3. Hands together, one measure at a time - 3 times in-a-row correctly, or 5 times correctly.

      4. Look at the music.

    2. Distant Chimes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz

2018-2019 Lesson 16: Emilia Vinbor Costa Santos

Lesson Assignments:

  1. Theory

    1. Celebrate Theory: Level 1

      1. Prepare pages 7-11

      2. Memorize any term in the entire Unit !. Especially the purple pen.

  2. Musicianship (rotate assignments)

    1. Sight-Reading Level 1

      1. Do one to two each practice session

      2. Speak the names

      3. Don’t stop if you make a mistake. Keep going.

      4. Please don’t write in the book. This belongs to the Collective

    2. Solfege

      1. Say and play the syllables for your solfege composition assignment (see your staff paper that says “grand staff”

        1. Write in the stem direction of the notes

        2. No faster than m.m. 40 per note

    3. Rhythm Book.

      1. Prepare Nos. 19-27

      2. Pretend you’re drawing

  3. Reading & Technique

    1. Czerny Op. 823

      1. No. 5

        1. Practice ninja hands at least five times each day in ms. 7 and 15. Hands alone first, then together.

        2. Make up a story and add your own expressive markings.

  4. Repertoire

    1. Detectives

      1. FIX THE FINGERING PLEASE

      2. START TO PUT THIS HANDS TOGETHER ONCE YOU’VE FIXED THE FINGERING.

    2. Distant Chimes.

Review

  1. A Skating Waltz