Upper Elementary

Lesson Time                              45 – 60 minutes/week

Practice Time                           @ 30 – 45 minutes/day

Books and Materials

  1. RCM Levels 3-5 (Technique, Aural Skills and Sight Reading, Etudes and Repertoire),
  2. Norton Microjazz Books 1-3,
  3. Chord Play and Pattern Play (Book 1),
  4. A practice assignment book provided for weekly assignments and should be brought to lessons.
  5. Metronome.
  6. An iPad (or CD player or iTunes easily accessible) for listening and playing, and also to use apps which reinforce various skills.

Goals by the end of sixth gradeUpper El

  1. Learn and record 32 – 48 measures of new music per month,
  2. Increasingly effective use of body, arms and hands in passage work and chords for wider range of sound.
  3. Increasing effectiveness of practice habits.
  4. Understanding of different styles of music literature and harmonic structures.
  5. Performance in group lessons, local recital opportunities, annual program for parents, formal assessments (if desired).  Duet performances.

Piano study for students of all ages