Monday
Understanding What it Takes
  • Grit Test #1(15 minutes)
  • Effortless Mastery Chapters 1-5(40 minutes)

Becoming Musically Literate
  • Review Staff, Ledger Lines and Note Names in Treble Clef(5 minutes)
  • Apply note names to the keyboard(10 minutes)

Journal(10 minutes)

Tuesday
Understanding What it Takes
  • Grit Test #2(15 minutes)
  • Effortless Mastery Chapters 5-10(40 minutes)

Becoming Musically Literate
  • Review Note Names in Bass Clef(5 minutes)
  • Apply note names to keyboard(10 minutes)

Journal(10 minutes)

Wednesday
Understanding What it Takes
  • Effortless Mastery Chapters 11-15(40 minutes)

Becoming Musically Literate
  • Learn how to construct a major scale(10 minutes)
  • Apply to the keyboard in both treble and bass clef(10 minutes)

Journal(10 minutes)

Thursday
Understanding What it Takes
  • Effortless Mastery Chapters 16-20(40 minutes)

Becoming Musically Literate
  • Learn Key Signatures(10 minutes)
  • Apply key signatures and scales to the keyboard(10 minutes)

Journal(10 minutes)

Friday
Knowing your Instrument or Voice
  • Research the History/Types of Pianos(10 minutes)
  • Research Major Artists and Recordings(10 minutes)
  • Research Instrument Care/maintenance(10 minutes)

Journal(10 minute summary of daily activity PLUS 20 minute reflection on the week's outcome according to plan; what went as planned, what didn't, causes, cures, etc.)

Goals for the week after vacation
  • Learn about minor scales and key signatures
  • Learn about chords
  • Play scales and chords on the keyboard
  • Research piano posture
  • Begin to develop a warm-up routine
  • Find appropriate songs for beginner piano