Independent Study Proposal
Hilary Ready 8H
I would like to do an independent study for Unit 1 of Grade 7 music. I have chosen the song "Fur Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven (see attached sheet music) and I plan to learn the first 32 measures on the piano by December 23.
The reason I have chosen this song is because I really like listening to Beethoven but I have never played any of his music on the piano. I think it will make me a better pianist because the finger patterns challenging and the tempo changes often, something that I am not used to. I know that it is a long and difficult piece to play which is why I do not expect to be able to learn all of it in the amount of time I have been given, and I'd rather do a good job playing a small section of it than learn the whole thing but not be able to play it correctly by the time the project is done.
I understand that working on an independent study requires a lot of time management and self-discipline, meaning that I will be responsible for using my time wisely during music class and will practice at home when necessary. I understand that if Miss Ready feels that I am not responsible with my time during class or that I am not on task, I may lose the privilege of doing an independent study.