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Boogie and Blues for Beginner Pianists

In this 6 week Flex class, your piano/keyboard player will explore beginning/intermediate piano music from a jazz/blues influence, learning theory, improvisation, and piano technique along the way.
Heather Kirkconnell
188 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
Class
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
9-16
year olds
1
learner per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific

Available Times

Pacific
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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn about music theory through engagement with music, both learning written songs and in improvising their own. 
As this is a flexible schedule class, students will have the chance to work on their own ability to self-direct and self-pace, with encouragement and accountability from myself.
Introduce, or increase the student's understanding of different piano repertoire and technique, specifically boogies and blues and jazz piano.
Students must upload videos to the classroom, leave comments, and practice 4-6 times a week. Some students may need some adult structure to aid in remembering this-I will post reminders and practice prompts in the classroom twice a week.
You need a piano/keyboard-does not need to be special, whatever your learner has been studying on will work just fine. One or both of the books: -Faber and Faber "Discover Blues Improvisation" with Edwin McLean Published by Hal Leonard $8.95 (Amazon.com) -Music Moves for Piano "Boogies and Blues" By Marilyn Lowe, in cooperation with Edwin E. Gordon $7.95 (Giamusic.com)
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students must upload videos to the classroom, leave comments, and practice 4-6 times a week. Some students may need some adult structure to aid in remembering this-I will post reminders and practice prompts in the classroom twice a week. Parents should be willing to help the learner identify ways to keep up with the work, and communicate that with myself, so we may make this as fun and enriching as possible. The most successful flex classes are ones where students check in a couple of times a week, ask questions, and share what they're working on.

Teacher

Heather Kirkconnell
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Piano and Music Pedagogue
188 total reviews
223 completed classes

About Me

Bachelor’s of Music in Performance, Oberlin Conservatory, USA
Bachelor's of the Arts in French, Oberlin College, USA
Diplôme de Perfectionnement, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Versailles, France

10+ years working, performing, and... 
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