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Deborah's Piano Lessons
Private Piano Instruction with Deborah Savage
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Welcoming kids and adults of all ages for in studio, online, and hybrid piano lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area serving the local communities and school districts of Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Cupertino, Westmont, Campbell, West San Jose, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Cambrian Park, Santa Clara, Mountain View and for remote and online students everywhere! Traditional private instruction will be tailored to your student using with modern techniques and methods! For online or hybrid students, an immersive multi-camera approach provides engaging and fun remote lessons! Homeschoolers welcome!
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Will March be windy and stormy? Time to chase some rainbows and look for the lucky leprechaun's pot of gold! Learn an Irish jig or reel or a song with "Rainbow" in the title this month!
☘️ 🎹 HAPPY MARCH! 🎹 ☘️
March 17, 2023
Friday, 3:30 pm (30 min)
You reached your Piano Points Goal!
☘️ 🌈 Happy March! 🌈 ☘️
The Studio will be closed April 10-15 for Spring Break. If you are planning on absences for any other dates, please advise.
Connect - Online
IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE, YOUR TEACHER WILL INSTRUCT YOU AS TO WHICH APPLICATION TO USE FOR THE NEXT LESSON!
🎵 Miss Deborah's Lesson Practice Notes For You For This Week 🎵
READ THIS SECTION EVERY DAY BEFORE PRACTICE!
Last Lesson Points!
Total Points/Goal Points
Today we learned how to measure THIRDS - which are SKIPS on the PIANO and SKIPS on the STAFF!
Remember that the THUMB (finger 1) can rest completely on its side when playing. Work to make sure the 4th finger is getting stronger and that no fingers are collapsing but getting stronger EVERY PRACTICE!
Remember to keep LISTENING HANDS AND LISTENING EYES AND EARS when the teacher is talking :-).
We are using our LANDMARK NOTES- TREBLE G - Treble G can be found by seeing that the curve in the treble clef is wrapping around the second LINE (RIGHT HAND) and LANDMARK F in the BASS CLEF (LEFT HAND).
CAREFUL READING OF STEPS UP AND DOWN. SAY NOTE NAMES AND THEN COUNT YOUR SONGS LIKE YOUR RHYTHMS!
Earn this Sticker!
Mar 4, 2023
Count Vasco Da Gama
Read the STEPS UP and DOWN in BOTH HANDS. Look for the starting NOTE first, THEN the finger number. Observe the DYNAMICS, mf=mezzo forte (MEDIUM LOUD), and f=forte (LOUD). Say the NOTE NAMES, then COUNT 1-2-3-4.
Alfred Recital Book - Level 1A
We will hear this first next time.
Earn this Sticker!
Oct 14, 2022
Alfred Theory Level 1A (Theory)
See below for your theory assignment. Online students, remember to send a screenshot of your written work well before the lesson.
Alfred Theory Book - Level 1A
p. 22 (measuring 2nds)