(Flex Class) Piano Class #4 With Mrs. Karen for Ages 5-10
This Piano Class #4 is for students that have knowledge of notes and skills of primer level material. In a flexible schedule, they will learn Disney songs as well as basic composing skills to create an original composition.
253 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 6 learners
No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” 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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I am excited to offer this primer level flex class specifically teaching Disney music and composing skills. I have always been a Disney lover! My high school band traveled to Disney World twice in the early 70's, marching the the parade each time. We actually had the honor of participating in the TV show opening of Space Mountain. Because of this, I have always enjoyed anything dealing with Disney. In videos for this class, the students will learn the songs included in the Faber Disney...
In this Flex version of Piano Class #4, students will continue their musical educations by continuing the skills learned in the previous music classes. These students have completed the Faber Piano Adventures Lesson Book Primer Level (or the equivalent) and can play the piano with each hand separately. They they should be familiar with the placement of the notes on the piano and have some knowledge of notes on the staff. They will continue to learn how music elements, such as rhythm, melody, and dynamics work together to create songs. As in the other classes, this class will be filled with interactive activities through games, clapping rhythms, playing solos, and drawing musical symbols and notes. Students will use the "Pretime Disney" book. Each week, they will learn a new Disney song, as well as learn a new composing skill as they work on their own original musical composition to be played using the C-5 Finger position in both hands.
I am a retired public school music teacher. I graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. with a Bachelors of Music Education. I have taught music to all grades in the public school system, but spent most of my time in elementary and middle school music. I have taught private piano lessons for many years in my home to all ages, ranging from 5 year old students to adults. I have also taught online for almost 5 years and enjoy this a great deal! I am also certified in Reading and ESL. I enjoy working with students of all ages!
I would like to encourage the students to practice the skills they have learned each week for a few minutes each day. A certain time amount is not suggested, because each student learns at a different pace. Practice at home will be needed in order to master the skills learned in the videos. It is my ambition to create a fun and inviting flex classroom, which will encourage students to want to practice in order to master the skills learned. Students will be sent additional written activities each week. These activities help the students to master the skills they are working on the videos.
Learners in this class will need access to a piano (or keyboard). A full-sized keyboard (with 88 keys) is not a requirement, but I would like to suggest that the keys on the keyboard are full-sized (not miniature keys). I have taught several students that needed to share a keyboard at the same time, and that has also worked very well. Each student is asked to have a pencil with them at each class, as well as the activity/music sheets that I send prior to class (as needed). Each student will also need to purchase the "Pretime Piano Disney" Primer Level Book. This book is a supplementary book published by the same company as the Faber Piano Series. They will use this Disney Book as a basic source for the class, along with staff paper and handouts to help create their original composition. Link for the book needed for this class: https://pianoadventures.com/publications/pretime-piano-disney/
No formal assessments will be given. Informal assessments will occur throughout each week through question and answer activities, uploaded videos, and written skills training.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Videos that have been uploaded to Youtube as unlisted videos will be used in classes. These videos have been embedded into the Outschool classroom so that students will not need to access them outside of the classroom.
Mrs. KarenMusic Lover and Teacher
253 total reviews
301 completed classes
Hello! My name is Karen. I live in the Piedmont of North Carolina, and graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. My concentration of instruments in college were voice and piano. I am also certified...