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Introduction to Piano Fundamentals

In this eight week course we will introduce you to the art of piano playing.
Phil Romo - Piano and Music Theory Instruction
603 total reviews for this teacher
229 reviews for this class
Completed by 858 learners
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Aug 30

Aug 30 - Oct 18 (8 weeks)
5:30pm - 6pm

Wed Aug 31

Aug 31 - Oct 19 (8 weeks)
8:30pm - 9pm
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn the very basics of piano playing and performance. Students will learn proper hand position, musical symbols and progress to reading music in both the right and left hands.
I've taught hundreds of students to read music using the Alfred method. Students have problems reading music mainly because they are not properly taught. I believe anyone can learn to read music and I can show you how!
5-10 minutes of piano practice daily is recommended. This amount of time will increase as the class continues.
A piano or a keyboard is necessary with a music stand for their book. They will also need the Alfred Piano Lesson Book: Level 1A so that we can all work out of the same book. Upon enrollment I can provide a digital copy of the Alfred Level 1A book. Parents frequently ask if keyboards are ok. The answer is YES! There is no need to have 88 weighted keys, although it is nice to have. The minimum requirement is 61 plastic keys. I do not recommend roll-up 2-D pianos or small baby toy pianos. Here are some Amazon links to keyboards I like: 88 weighted keys like this one: or 61 plastic keys, which is less expensive but better if you are just trying it out: I've heard great things about this Casiotone CT-S200, a bare-bones 61 key $120 keyboard. I also like "Casio Privia" full-sized keyboards. Thanks again!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The learner is assessed by their ability to understand and perform the concepts presented. Mistakes are okay! Mistakes are just opportunities to learn. Progress is all we want.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will use the Alfred Level 1A piano book (Amazon Associates link below)


Phil Romo - Piano and Music Theory Instruction
Lives in the United States
Music Educator and Professional Musician
603 total reviews
450 completed classes

About Me

Hello, I teach guitar, piano, and bass classes for the ages of 6 and up. I also specialize in music theory and jazz harmony. 

I began teaching music in 2002 and it has been my primary profession ever since. 

I believe in teaching the... 
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