Middle School

Lesson Time                              45 – 60 minutes/week

Practice Time                           @ 45-60 minutes/day

Books and Materials

  1. Royal Conservatory Series: Levels 6-8.  Technique, Etudes, Repertoire, Sight Reading, Theory, Aural Skills.
  2. Chord Play and Pattern Play (Books 2-4),
  3. Sonatinas and other concert pieces,
  4. Jazz, pop and duets,
  5. Practice assignment book provided,
  6. Metronome
  7. An iPad (or computer with iTunes, YouTube, or CD player)

Middle School duetGoals by the end of middle school

  1. Learn and record 16 – 32 measures of new music per month.
  2. Facility with major and minor scales,  4 note chords and arpeggios.
  3. Attention to phrasing, dynamics and articulation.
  4. Increasing effectiveness of practice habits.
  5. Listening and analysis skills.
  6. Increasing awareness of a variety of music literature.
  7. Performance in group lessons, local recital opportunities, annual program for parents, and formal assessments (if desired),
  8. Ensemble participation when possible.

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