Music

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.
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Class

40 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks

7-12

year olds

4-5

learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Description

Class Experience

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 12 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. 
Please note: Piano Adventures Primer Lesson Book now has a kindle/digital version of the lesson book. The digital version may be a better option at this time since shipping time may take longer. 

Students should purchase: 
Piano Adventures LESSON BOOK Primer Level 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-61677-075-4)  Price: US $7.99. (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. 
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Renee Serritella, MMEdGuitar, Piano, Songwriting and Ukulele Private Instructor
169 total reviews
116 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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