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.
188 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
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
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This is a piano flex class for students who have been playing piano for about a year. It is not suitable for a student with no prior keyboard experience. In general, if your student has completed Books A/B and/or Book 1 in the Music Moves for Piano curriculum I offer, they will have a good foundation for this class. No music reading is required, but if your learner does read music, they will have the opportunity to strengthen and improve their musical fluidity. Since this is a private Flex...
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.
Piano and Music Pedagogue
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
188 total reviews
223 completed classes
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...