Gus’ September Homework

Assignments

  • Keyboard Note Identification C-F
  • Keyboard Note Identification F-B
  • Keyboard Note Identification A-G
  • Send results you’re proud of for each of these exercises to Jordan@songbirdcreates.com or text me a screenshot
  • Work on assignments written in Practice Journal, and log your practice time each day you play piano.
  • Have a parent fill out Registration Form and Pre-Lesson Questionnaire I sent home, and review the First Lesson Guide, Studio Policies, COVID-19 Policy together. (I’m having everybody do that this week so we’re all on the same page.)
  • If possible, bring a tote bag with 3-ring binder with matte sheet protectors to your next lesson, along with your books and journal. We can get by without the binder for a bit if you don’t have the chance to get one this week.
  • Have a parent sign practice journal at the end of the week.
  • Have fun! 🙂

9/8 Progress Update

  • Gus has a great understanding of rhythm, as well as the names and meaning of the symbols for quarter notes (1 beat), half notes (2 beats), dotted half notes (3 beats), whole notes (4 beats), and quarter rests (1 beat of silence).
  • Gus also knows the dynamic symbols for piano (soft), forte (loud), and mezzo forte (moderately loud).
  • We are currently working on memorizing all the names of the keyboard notes, and he is picking it up very quickly!
  • If possible, shoot me a text as early as possible if Gus doesn’t have his music bag that day so I can bring books from home or have another lesson planned.
  • He is bright and enthusiastic, and an absolute joy to work with!