Lesson Plans

September 18-22

No new concepts to learn this week, unless you are ready to move on. Keep working on last week’s assignments! We will grade this Friday! Week at a Glance: Monday: Group rhythm practice Rhythm Gym Practice Concept review: time signatures Tuesday: Group technique exercise: “Lion Paw” Correct and review theory worksheets Individual & pair practice… Read More September 18-22

Lesson Plans

September 11-15

Week at a Glance: Monday: Group rhythm practice, Rhythm Gym, learn new concepts individually Tuesday:  Learn new concepts in groups; individual practice; fun group activity Wednesday: Practice day; 5th & 6th perform in cafeteria for Arts in Education week Thursday: Online learning; practice Friday: Music history; off the bench activities Level 1A This Week’s Objectives: Reading 2nds and 3rds (steps… Read More September 11-15

Lesson Plans

September 4-8, 2017

Week at a Glance: Monday: Labor Day – no school Tuesday:  Go over grading & behavior; rhythm exercises; learn new concepts; practice Wednesday: Join Google classroom; explore class website; theory worksheets; online learning; practice Thursday: Practice; grade and assign scales Friday: Benchmark grading Level 1A This Week’s Objectives: Intervals of 2nds & 3rds (steps & skips) Middle C and… Read More September 4-8, 2017

Lesson Plans

August 28-September 1

Week at a Glance: Monday: First day stuff! Tuesday: Assign levels Wednesday: Assign tables & pianos, review or get started on pianos! Thursday: Rhythm exercises, practice & review Friday: Finish week’s objectives, upper levels start on scales Level 1A This Week’s Objectives: Introduction to piano keyboard Musical Alphabet The Staff Time Signatures and Basic Rhythms What to practice: Lessons: p. 11, 12,… Read More August 28-September 1

Test Review

Semester Exam Review

Semester exams are coming up! Everything you need to know to review for your Piano Lab exam is listed below: Semester exam review Music history notes Quiz: 2nd and 3rds Theory: Identify 4ths and 5ths Theory: Identify Intervals Game: Speed Note Reading Notes on the Staff    


April 17-21

This week’s lesson plans will be the same as last week, so that we will have extra time to work on recital pieces. On Tuesday we will review for a music history/vocabulary quiz on THURSDAY! This will be over the information on your Franz Schubert handout. Please study your notes! Week at a Glance: Monday:… Read More April 17-21


April 10-14

This is a short week. We will grade on Thursday since there is no school on Friday. Your benchmark piece this week will be the first page of your recital piece. Practice your lesson material, but spend the majority of your time on your recital piece. LISTEN TO THE RECORDING! Level 1A This Week’s Objectives:… Read More April 10-14


March 27-31

This week’s schedule is slightly different, due to our testing schedule. Assignments are shorter than usual and there will be NO benchmark this week! Level 1A This Week’s Objectives: Review: C Pentascale Octave Sign Imitation What to practice: Technique: C Major Pentascale (5 finger pattern) Lesson book p. 56, 57, & 58 Optional: Play from red… Read More March 27-31