Beginning Piano - Level A - Small Group Course
In this 8-session introductory course, students will learn to play music using finger numbers, letter names and standard notation.
Renee Serritella, MMEd
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Completed by 129 learners
learners per class
$20 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 4 weeks
30 minutes per class
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Welcome to Beginning Piano - Eight Class Introductory Course! In this course, students will explore the basics of the piano and learn to play songs using a variety of methods. Students will play music using piano finger numbers, letter names and standard music notation. Students can expect to take turns playing the exercises and music. I will model the tasks for the student and then students will get a turn individually to practice the concept. Upon completion of this course, students can...
Students will play music using finger numbers, letter names and standard music notation. Students will also learn how to count basic rhythms (quarter notes, half notes and whole notes) and play simple music using expression and dynamics.
I have been teaching piano for over 13 years. I have a Master's Degree in Music Education and a Bachelor's Degree of Art in Music. I am a touring musician and am currently recording my second solo album.
Students should independently practice music and assignments that are presented during class so that they are ready to learn new concepts during the next class. There will be an informal mini-recital held in Class Eight so that students can showcase some of the skills they have learned in this course.
Students should purchase: Piano Adventures LESSON BOOK Primer Level 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-61677-075-4) (Purple cover) Students should have access to a piano or keyboard for the course. A keyboard that has at least 76 keys and allows for dynamic expression (sometimes call weighted or graded keys or touch response) is preferred. It is helpful for students to have a phone/tablet holder or stand so I can see their hands while playing the piano.
I will offer feedback after students perform an exercise and, if needed, provide suggestions to help the student master the concept. Mistakes are a part of learning a musical instrument! So students should not worry if they play the exercise or a piece correct on the first try.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Renee Serritella, MMEd
Guitar, Piano, Songwriting and Ukulele Private Instructor
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
179 total reviews
126 completed classes
Welcome to my page! I love working with students who are eager to learn more about guitar, piano, songwriting and ukulele. I strive to keep lessons fun and engaging while helping students discover their musical voices! I believe in creating a safe...