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Introduction to Piano and Music: Music Moves Book A for Young Beginners

Heather Kirkconnell
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In 8 weeks, 4 to 6 year old beginning keyboard students will zoom through the introductory level of Music Moves for Piano, learning two to three short songs a week, playing musical games, and learning beginner friendly songs along the way

Class Experience

8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Getting Started!-Duple Meter
First songs, games, and familiarity with the class, format, and how we will organize class time.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Three Songs in Triple Meter
We'll play along to 'Here we go Looby Lou', 'Floating Clouds', and 'Jumping Beans'.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Climbing Music
More songs in Duple Meter. We'll practice The Turtle/The Rabbit and talk about careful practice. Our other song will be Climbing the Mountain.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
On the Farm
Our warm-up song is 'The Farmer in the Dell', and we'll also learn the white keys C-D-E in the song 'Circles' and in 'Stuck'.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Dinosaur Music
Duple meter patterns-We'll learn 'Waterfall' and 'TRex'.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
To the Merry-Go-Round
Our last week of triple-meter study: The Merry-Go-Round and The Green Caterpillar
 Week 7
Lesson 7
A Dive Underwater
In our last week of new songs, we'll learn 'The Whale Shark', 'The Race Car', and if time, 'Raindrops'.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Review and Celebration
We'll spend the majority of class time going over the songs from week 7 and playing extra games to celebrate our learning. Congratulations!
  • Internalized rhythmic understanding of music patterns in two and three Sing simple songs using the moveable do and la-based solfege system Comfort and enjoyment in creating one's own musical ideas at the piano or keyboard Ease in finding groups of 2 and 3 black keys, and finding white keys in relation to those groups of black keys Comfortable, age-appropriate piano and keyboard technique
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Students should expect to practice 5-10 minutes a day, 3-5 days a week
Keyboard Songs, Music Moves for Piano, by Marilyn Lowe, Book A (a red book, best to find at MusicMovesforPiano.com, $20)
A keyboard and a small area to move around in are required for this ongoing class. The keyboard should have at least 5 octaves, or 60 keys, and have touch sensitive or weighted keys. Students should also have an adjustable bench so they can sit at the correct height at the keyboard.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Young learners may need some guidance and help finding the keys and operating Zoom settings such as mute/unmute.
Students should have Zoom configured so that they can "Use Original Sound"--otherwise your learner's playing will be filtered out as background noise by Zoom!
Every class, we will begin with light stretching and movement to warm-up our bodies to play piano and our minds to play music!
Joined November, 2020
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Teacher expertise and credentials
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


weekly or $120 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
30 min

Completed by 79 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 4-6
3-5 learners per class

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