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Piano Adventures: Sing, Dance and Play (Level 1 - Part 2)

In this 11-week course pianists will continue their piano adventure using Faber's Level 1 Piano Adventures pages 35-63.
Adrienne Patino Dunn
167 total reviews for this teacher
New class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 11 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-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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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 like reading music, understanding beats and rhythms, and discussing composers and terminology. 
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. I accept recordings of practice in between lessons. 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 Piano Adventures Level 1 ○ Highly Recommended: Audio Tracks ○ Recommended: Music Stand Please make sure the pianist can see the Lesson Book clearly. ○ PDF Printout of Syllabus (Available after enrollment.)
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. Formal assessment with a basic rubric, personalized notes and a Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end. 
This class is not performance based. 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parental guidance may be needed for technical issues and help with accessing the classroom. 
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 at the same time. Another issue is the internet lag which makes playing at the same time impossible. Therefore the pianists 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. Pianists do not have to play unmuted if they don't want to, but I encourage it.

○ Please set up the computer to have Original Sound Enabled. Check out this link for help doing that:

○ 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. 
○ 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 Piano Adventures Level 1

○ Highly Recommended: Audio Tracks

○ Recommended: Piano Adventures Player App

○ Optional: Additional Audio Resources


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

About Me

Hi Learners,

I teach Music Yoga Art Preschool, Piano Adventures, Music Games for Beginners,  Singing for Goofy Goofs and Ongoing Singing Club along with private voice and piano lessons. 

I began my musical journey when I was 7 years old with... 
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