I didn't post my goals on here, but I did write them down. So I'll take this opportunity to review them.
1. Fulfill repertoire requirements for RCM Grade 3 exam (but not actually take the exam)
PASS! I had listed Petzhold Minuets in G and Gm, Clementi Sonatina in C, Op 36 No 1, Tchaikovsky Morning Prayer, Burgmuller Arabesque Op 100 No 2, and Donkin Witches and Wizards. And I did them all! But I only just played the Tchaikovsky all the way through, hands together TODAY.
And I was working on it last January... well, that's what it took to get there.
2. Complete the goal sheet for technique. (The goal sheet has all the keys listed down the side, and scale, broken chords, arpeggios and octaves listed across the top.)
FAIL! - But I did keep working on it most of the year, I've done almost all the scales and a few of the broken chords. It's fallen by the wayside lately, so I'll need to pick it up again as a goal for next year. With hindsight, that was kind of a silly goal, to do it all in one year. But I didn't know that when I started. (Sub goal: next year be more realistic.)
3. Do 40 pieces a year challenge.
Um, pass? Weasel word time - I DID the 40 pieces a year challenge, but I only got to 19 pieces. I'm not upset about that, I think largely it was due to spending more time on stretch pieces towards the end of the year. The 40 pieces challenge did get me looking at easier pieces which I think contributed a lot to my progress this year.
4. Build repertoire of at least 10 pieces.
FAIL. I tend to stop playing pieces once I've finished learning them, and then they get rusty and I have to relearn them if I want to play them again. That's something else that I can carry into next year. 10 is probably too big a number.
5. Put a piece into Pianoworld recital by end of year.
FAIL! No, I didn't do that. Actually, I forgot about this goal. However, I did get better at recording myself, I was struggling with it for a while. Next year!
6. Do an arrangement of "It Happened on the River" (a Russian folk song).
FAIL! I played around with it and figured out the melody and some of the chords, but got frustrated and never actually came up with a playable arrangement. Perhaps I should start with something easier...
7. Get piano tuned and C# key fixed.
PASS! Yes, did that. It needs tuning again now, though
8. Keep a practice journal.
PASS, then FAIL. The last entry is in August. That's about when I stopped doing my technique every day, as well.
9. Participate in MYOD.
FAIL. I signed up, but I didn't observe it. There were whole weeks that I didn't play. What I can say is that I kept coming back to it, and at the end of the year I have some progress to show for it.
So, in summary - I didn't do a lot of the things I planned on doing. However, I did make progress. I'm pleased that I learned all the pieces that I said I was going to at the beginning of the year. The things that I didn't do are food for thought for setting next year's goals. Some of the things were a bit over-ambitious.