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Introduction to Music Reading and Writing

Heather Kirkconnell
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(254)
In this integrated music theory, reading, and writing class, students will learn to read music on treble and bass clefs and practice those skills with group games and activities

Class experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn to connect tonic-dominant music patterns to the written score
Students will be encouraged to write their own simple songs using tonic and dominant notes and to play/sing it on their instrument
Students will recognize and perform duple and triple meter rhythm patterns through clapping, tapping, and speaking the rhythm solfege
Students will learn to hear music in their heads as they become more proficient at using the solfege system shown in this class
Students will learn to read, perform, hear, and interpret music holistically, not as separate actions and skills
Students will learn to sight-read efficiently with the use of 'guide notes' and relying on music theory
Students will learn to transpose in the course of learning solfege
Homework Offered
Homework offered will include review of slides done in class, Kahoot! review games, and worksheets that reinforce notes and concepts we're learning in class. Homework is not required but any completed homework or projects students want to turn into me will be assessed.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Kahoot! or other games help me to assess student learning and prepare for future classes. I encourage a lot of student participation in class which helps me keep a read on what the strengths and needs are in each section and for each learner. As in all my classes, learners are encouraged to participate but not required to, and I am available to help learners through different means: private chats, messages between classes, and booking occasional private classes.
Grades Offered
Free, blank sheet music printed out (provided in the classroom)
A device/way to play Kahoot! or use other resources (see External Resources section)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students may need help to turn off background noise filters through Zoom, as this can interfere with sharing their music.
Please note we may use these outside resources in this class:
Musescore.org (a free music engraving program for writing your own music)
Canva slides or whiteboard in class
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(254)
Bachelor’s of Music in Performance, Oberlin Conservatory, USA
Diplôme de Perfectionnement, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Versailles, France

15+ years working, performing, and teaching piano, general music, choir, and organ all over the... 
Group Class


1x per week
40 min

Completed by 25 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
3-7 learners per class

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