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Beginner Guitar Group Class ( Ages 6-12 years) Ongoing
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over 8 weeks
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Week 1: Review Levels 1 - 7 Level 8 begins with a review of previous levels. Students will be engaged in several activities to assess what they remember and how familiar they are with previous material. We will use both hands to learn "O Danny Boy." Week 2: Chord Review Students will review the chords learned during Level 7 and use them to accompany "O Danny Boy." During class, we will preview a change in standard notation (dotted half note vs dotted quarter note). Week 3: Dotted Quarter...
Students will be able to: 1. Identify intervals by sight and by ear 2. Identify standard rhythmic notation 3. Copy rhythmic patterns with counting and clapping 4. Sight read simple rhythmic and melodic examples on the grand staff (including sharps and flats) 5. Discuss some of the historical context of the piano 6. Transpose pieces to different keys at the piano 7. Perform pieces for fellow students as well as friends and family 8. Compose their own pieces by manipulating previously learned patterns 9. Develop appropriate playing posture and hand position
Dr. Nathan earned a BM in Music Education, a MM in Piano Performance, and a DMA in Piano Pedagogy. He has been teaching since 2014.
Learners will want to practice and perform the songs they learn in class. One to two hours of practice is recommended each week. It is best to divide this into 6 twenty-minute sessions. Visual aids will be available on the class page to be printed.
Learners must have access to a piano or keyboard. A keyboard does not need to be full size (88-keys). Ideally it should have weighted keys, be velocity sensitive (the volume should change depending on how quickly you press the keys), and have a pedal. Visual aids for each class will be available before class begins. I recommend printing these and keeping them in a binder so that the learner can reference them both during class and throughout the week. No other materials are needed.
Each student will be assessed with a rubric following Week 8. This feedback will indicate areas of strength and weakness and recommend the appropriate next class.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Dr. NathanPiano Instructor
54 total reviews
54 completed classes
I teach piano classes for beginning through advanced students. My undergraduate and graduate degrees have focused on music and teaching (B.M. Music Education, M.M. Piano Performance, D.M.A. Piano Pedagogy). I began teaching while still in high...