November 2013 Teachers'
November Student Page
Past Teacher's Guides
100-Day Challenge: We continue to receive 100-day practice challenge sheets from students. We have also heard from a number of teachers that this has really increased practicing and enthusiasm in their studios. We will continue this challenge in the upcoming year, and students may start at any time. Check out the students who have played for 100 days at http://www.instrumentalistmagazine.com/100%20day%20challenge.php
Mozart: Teacher Deborah Rogers shared an interesting link about images made of Mozart during his lifetime. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/arts/music/are-those-pictures-really-mozart.html?_r=2&
Pieces for students (late-beginner
Mozart wrote several easier works for the keyboard when he was
younger. Some of them were published in his father’s Notebook
for Nannerl, including Minuets K. 1, 2, 4, and 5,
and Allegro, K. 3. These are great for students who are
on the late-beginner level, who also play pieces from the Anna
Magdalena Bach Notebook. Many of these compositions now appear
in collections of easier-level piano music or in special Mozart
pieces from the London Musical Notebook, K. 15, Seven
Variations on “Willem Van Nassau,” K. 25, Two Contradances,
K. 269, and Eight Minuets and Trios, K. 315a are suitable
for early-intermediate students. These works are on a level
similar to Clementi Sonatinas, Bach Little Preludes,
or Burgmüller Progressive Pieces, Op. 100.
Six Vienese Sonatinas and Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545 offer
more of a challenge and will be good for an intermediate
student. These are at a level comparable to Bach’s Two-Part
Music Corner - Encourage your students to experiment with composition. They can send their pieces to us at Music Corner, Piano Explorer, 200 Northfield Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093.
Identify the Composers (page 10) ?Johann Christian Bach,
Franz Joseph Haydn,
Muzio Clementi Hidden word: Mozart
Quiz (page 15) 1. b 2. a 3. c 4. a 5. 4
Word Search (page 13):
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