||Time to move up!
||Good Basic Understanding
||Some goals achieved
||Time to set goals
|Introduction clear, memorized introduction of self, piece, and composer
||Intro is clear and energetic; confidence is shown from the very beginning.
||Intro is near perfection but has a couple of errors or lapses in performance.
||Memorization, energy, clarity, and confidence skills are developing but not habitual.
||Introduction is memorized but needs more energy, clarity, or confidence.
||Time to set goals of intro memorization, energy, and confidence.
|Posture alignment, energetic direction and focus, active torso, relaxed cooperation of muscles
||Posture is strong, deliberate, and poised. Energy springs up from toes through body to an open and active torso.
||Great habits are formed but there are some holds and tightness.
||Fairly consistent application of posture skills but does not stay actively committed.
||Posture habits are forming but need to build energetic flow and consistence.
||There is a general unawareness of posture technique.
|Rhythm accuracy of note and rest values
||Outstanding accuracy and care of detailed rhythmic adjustments.
||Infrequent errors and rhythmic confidence.
||Occasional rhythmic errors and a lack of connection to accompaniment.
||Numerous inaccuracies. Needs work on memorizing rhythmic variation.
||General unawareness of rhythmic movement.
|Melody accuracy of melodic material
||Outstanding accuracy and care to pitches and general melodic material.
||Pitches are accurate but sometimes lack purposeful choices in melody.
||Most pitches are correct but there is a lack in melodic confidence.
||Pitch accuracy is on its way but still needs active choices.
||There is a general unawareness of melodic movement. Time to set goals of specific melodic work time.
|Focus performance awareness, dedication, and commitment
||Performance was dedicated to focus, confidence, and poise.
||Focus is near perfect with a few momentary lapses.
||Performance is mostly focused but energy is inconsistent with genre, character, or text.
||Desire to improve is evident but more skills are needed to keep clear focus.
||General unawareness of performance poise and/or lack of energetic drive.