Improvisation Magic at the Keyboard
Put music theory into practice: anyone who has done some piano or keyboard studies can unlock and use their musical creativity through fun, games, and hands-on music creation!
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Completed by 9 learners
Once per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Anybody can improvise their own music! Yes, really! Piano and keyboard students who want to make their own music are invited! Some knowledge and experience at the keyboard is expected, but this is a beginner, intermediate and advanced-level pianist's introduction to improvisation at the keyboard. This class will feature many keyboard games that will challenge and inspire young improvisers. Each week, we will explore a different improvisational approach which does not build on the previous...
The first goal of this course is to inspire and encourage young pianists eager to explore their own creativity. Through that end, students will gain a hands-on understanding of music theory as it applies to that day's class. A fun, encouraging performance environment will be cultivated in which everyone feels comfortable trying out their improvisations. Proper piano technique and position will encouraged as well, making this an excellent supplement to the student's other music lessons.
A piano or keyboard with at least 62 keys and polyphonic settings are necessary. The camera during class should show at least some of the keyboard as well as the learner, as best as able. The book we will use for some classes is called Discover Beginning Improvisation, by Nancy Faber. It is not required but students who want to go farther with improvisation should get it-$8.95 from SheetMusicPlus.com A free account on MuseScore, to notate and share your improvisation, if you'd like!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Piano and Music Pedagogue
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
189 total reviews
224 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...