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- STUDENT GUIDE -

 

Recommended Practice Table *

LEVEL

AGES

DAILY MINIMUM

DAILY INTENSIVE

Young Beginner

Beginner

Grades 1 to 3

Grades 4 to 6

Grades 7 to 8

Grades 9 to 10

ARCT

Adults

ages 4 to 6

ages 7 to 10

ages 6 to 12

ages 7 to 13

ages 8 to 15

ages 8 to 17

all ages

ages 18 +

10 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

30 minutes

40 minutes

50 minutes

60 minutes

30 minutes

30 minutes +

45 minutes +

45 minutes +

60 minutes +

90 minutes +

120 minutes +

4 to 6 hours +

60 minutes +

 

*The above chart is a general guideline in maintaining efficient practice habits.

Individual difference occurs and should be discussed with the teacher to properlly define a good schedule.

 

 

 

Practice Requirement

Mastering the piano works best when there is a good amount of dedication to

practice. Students should keep a daily minimum practice session at home in

order to maintain their progress. Without a such commitment, students may

be recommended to withdraw from the participating program.

 

Recommended Lesson Duration

Depending on the level and age of the student, a certain amount of time is

needed to fully cover music in detail in each lesson. The studio may refuse to

teach a student without a proper time allowance as recommended based on the

assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Components

A weekly lesson is composed of several parts: technique, musicianship,

performance, and theory. Musicianship includes ear training and sight reading

exercises and the basic theory concurrent to the performance level. A theory

course is required for students entering RCM grade 5 or higher. Without

accomplishing the above areas, a lesson may not be as efficient, resulting in

below expectations.

 

Course Dedication

A student is expected to demonstrate a good amount of dedication in learning

music as he would in other subjects. Therefore, managing one's extracurricular

activities to best fit his capacity is crucial. This will allow a student to show

commitment to practice and focus on weekly lessons.

 

Process of Learning a New Music

A well established student should not need a constant assistance from the

teacher when learning a new music. A student must be able to read and play a

new song on his own and come to each lesson prepared. If a new music has not

been pronounced within 2 - 4 weeks, a student may be asked to leave until he

has learned all the notes. Sight readings and technical exercises are important

skills that should not be looked over. In the beginning, a student will learn

different techniques in dealing with a new song. Each student should be able to

apply certain skills gradually by himself after series of lessons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yearly Assessment

At the end of each semester, there is a period of assessment for students enrolled at Bellevue Piano Studio. This is to maintain a high quality of performance level and to provide with structured achievement goal for individual student. The assessment is composed of different parts, and a student is expected to perform at least 70% to be able to continue the education with the studio.

 

Assessment Test Components:

 

1. Performance Jury (50%)

-Held during the student recital for each term

-Minimum of 2 teachers grading with comments

-Success of clean performance, depth and understanding of music

-Memorization

-For students who cannot attend the recital, a private jury will be conducted

 

2. Weekly Report (20%)

-Mark of 0 for unapproved missed lesson

-N/A (skip) for approved excuses

-Reflects required daily practice hours

-Mark of 0 for unsigned or unsubmitted report

-Mark total of 50 or 55 for each week

 

3. Masterclass Participation (10%)

-Minimum of 2 session participation required

-May enter more than 2, space permitted

-Masterclass voucher needed to participate

 

4. Theory & Music Appreciation Knowledge (10%)

-A general exam will be held during lesson

-Appropriate level of ear training

-Sight reading

-Note reading skill

-Music analysis skill

-Understanding and/or completion of theory requirement

 

 

 

5. Behavioral (10%)

-In consideration of: student's interest in music

-Enthusiasm

-Proper attitude

-Parent's support and participation

-Individual talent and potential

 

6. Bonus (1% - 5%)

-Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement

-1% for participation

-2% for pass

-3% for honors

-4% for first class honors

-5% for first class honors with distinction

-Other festival/recital participation

-2% each

-Attend local concerts : proof required such as writing a short article

-1% each

 

Explanation of marks

70% and above: may continue with the studio for following semester

60% - 69%: may continue with general advising. if repeated for 2 consecutive semesters, you need to wait 1 semester before you can re-enroll for the following semester

50% - 59%: may re-enroll after 1semester, may be recommended for a teacher transfer

49% and under: an official letter of termination will be sent. cannot re-enroll for two years

 

 

Materials

Students are expected to bring books to each class.

Aside from regular books, you will need the following.

-Acoustic Piano

-Binder

-Tote Bag

-Metronom

-CD or MP3 player

-Recording Device

 

 

 

Bellevue Piano Studio

13310 Bel-red road

Bellevue, WA 98005 US

Phone: 425-223-1182

www.bellevuepianostudio.com


 

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