October - Student Page

100-day Challenge - keep working on your practice charts. You can still do this challenge.
Start at any time! Download this chart or make your own. pdf

Students who have completed the 100-day practice chart

September Issue
- student page
October Teachers Guide
Kids' Corner
Past Issues


Composer of the Month

Muzio Clementi

Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 3



Gradus ad Parnassum (1-4) - This is a collection of 100 etudes that teach students to play the piano.



Classical Music - Go back and listen to the Baroque music from last month and then the Classical music below. Can you hear a difference in style? What sounds different to you?

CPE Bach (1714-1788)

Keyboard Concerto in A minor


Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)

Piano Concerto Op. 13, No. 4, Andante

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Symphony No. 94, 2nd Movement - This is one of Haydn's most famous symphonies - The "Surprise" Symphony.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Symphony #40, 1st movement


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Beethoven's early music sounds very Classical in style while his later music led the way to the Romantic period.

Piano Concerto No. 1


Alberti Bass

Mozart's Sonata in C major, K. 545 - Look at the music in the issue as you listen to this recording. Can you hear the Alberti bass line in the left hand?




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