Music

Mini Piano Adventures: Lesson Book A - Session 3

In this 11-week 30 min. course, pianists will continue their piano adventure using Faber's Pre-Reading Piano Adventures Lesson Book A pages 66-87.
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30 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 11 weeks

4-7

year olds

3

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does a β€œMulti-Day” course 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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Description

Class Experience

Pianists will continue their piano journey with an age appropriate piano course geared at building the foundation of musical learning. This course is designed for many types of learners who need oral, visual and kinesthetic tools to motivate and inspire them to make music. Pianists will practice habits, conversation, patience, and leadership skills as well as learning the basics of music. This class is 30 min. and meets for 11-weeks. 
Please refer to my Teacher Profile for a full description of my experience.  In short, I have been teaching music for 20+ years and I have a Masters of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
Pianists are encouraged to practice at least 5-10 minutes, (or more!) as many days a week as is possible. Progress can be made when pianists practice consistently rather than trying to cram musical learning right before the lesson. Pianists may need parents to help read over the lesson plans or replaying the class video for reenforcement throughout the week.  
Required: Piano (Any keyboard with at least 60 keys will be sufficient.) 
An inexpensive electric keyboard can run between $50-200 at least. 

Required: Faber Pre-Reading Piano Adventure Lesson Book A
https://pianoadventures.com/browse/libraries/piano-adventures/libraries-piano-adventures-my-first-piano-adventure/

Recommended: Audio Tracks 
https://pianoadventures.com/online-audio-for-my-first-piano-adventure-book-a/

Recommended: Music Stand
Please make sure the Learner can see the Lesson Book clearly. 

PDF Printout of Homework Helper (Available after enrollment.)

Pencil
Informal assessment occurs when pianists play back the musical examples and songs in class. (I will also accept any recordings the pianist makes at home.) Each class will have time for every pianist to play while everyone else is muted, unless they choose not to.  If pianists choose not to play unmuted, then assessment may not be fully accurate.  
This class is not performance based. 
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
For pianists under 6, parental guidance may be needed for technical issues, help with the lessons and safety. Early learners are not expected to sit at the piano the whole time, but I hope they can stay in the room for the lesson with encouragement from caregivers. Grown-ups are encouraged to model what I do in class rather than manipulate the pianists hands. 
Virtual music making has its limitations and patience and understanding are appreciated. 

Please understand that the Mute Function will be used throughout the class.  Making music live over the internet has a few issues to consider and one of them is the Zoom "noise cancelling" algorithm; it believes music is noise, so it will cancel it out if we all play unmuted.  Another issue is the internet lag which makes playing at the same time impossible. Therefore the Learners will be muted while I play musical examples, then we unmute to discuss and ask questions. I will also ask for volunteers to play unmuted one at a time, during which is either a listening moment or a practice moment for the other pianists.  There will be opportunities for conversation and interaction in every lesson. 

Set-up: 
- Please set up the computer to have Original Sound Enabled. Check out this link for help doing that:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115003279466-Enabling-option-to-preserve-original-sound

- Please position the computer camera to include part of the piano and student, if possible. This may mean putting the laptop off to the side of the pianist, rather than in front. If this is too cumbersome, it's not the end of the world. Computers, laptops and iPads are ideal, but iPhones can be used. 

- Please make sure the pianist has a quiet space to learn in.  Because we are using our ears a lot, it can be difficult for learners to concentrate if there is a lot of background noise or distractions and headphones are a great way to help with this issue. 
Required: Piano (Any keyboard with at least 60 keys will be sufficient.) 
An inexpensive electric keyboard can run between $50-200 at least. 

Required: Faber Pre-Reading Piano Adventure Lesson Book A.
https://pianoadventures.com/browse/libraries/piano-adventures/libraries-piano-adventures-my-first-piano-adventure/

Highly Recommended: Audio Tracks 
https://pianoadventures.com/online-audio-for-my-first-piano-adventure-book-a/

Recommended: Piano Adventures Player App
https://pianoadventures.com/resources/piano-adventures-player-app/

Optional: Additional Audio Resources
https://pianoadventures.com/resources/audio/

Optional: Printable Posters
https://pianoadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/mfpa-character-posters.pdf

Teacher

Adrienne Patino Dunn
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Lives in the United States
Mostly Music~Some Yoga~Little Bit of Art
131 total reviews
151 completed classes

About Me

Hi Learners,

I teach Music Yoga Art Preschool and Kids Club, Piano Adventures, Singing Club, and private voice and piano lessons. 

I began my musical journey when I was 7 years old with piano lessons and I have been hooked on music ever since. ...Β 
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