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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!
Heather Kirkconnell
189 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 9 learners
35 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
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
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

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 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.


Heather Kirkconnell
Lives in the United States
Piano and Music Pedagogue
189 total reviews
224 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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