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Piano Blues Summer Song Camp 2: How to Improvise Baby Shark (Ages 8-11)

In this 4-lesson piano camp, students will learn how to improvise their own blues version of Baby Shark
Paul McFarland
154 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
25 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 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 2

Aug 2 - Aug 11 (2 weeks)
Tu, Th
3pm - 3:25pm

Tue Aug 2

Aug 2 - Aug 11 (2 weeks)
Tu, Th
5:30pm - 5:55pm
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Class Experience

Lesson 1: Students will learn how to play the Baby Shark melody in the right hand with a swing rhythm. 
Lesson  2: Students will learn basic improvisational techniques to improvise in the right hand over the Baby Shark melody.
Lesson  3: Students will learn chord roots and chord progressions in the left hand to accompany Baby Shark.
Lesson 4: Students will combine hands to play an improvised Baby Shark melody in the right hand and a standard blues chord progression in the left hand.
I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, a master’s degree of Kodály in Music Education from Loyola University Maryland, and 10+ years experience of Blues/Boogie Woogie improvisation on the piano. I'm incredibly passionate about passing on what I've learned about piano improvisation to students, as I wish I had more access to high quality improvisation instruction when I was younger.
1-2 hours of practice is recommended per week. 
Students will need a keyboard or a piano. It is recommended to point the camera at the keys if possible. 

Optional: The teacher uses the iReal Pro App throughout lessons. Students are welcome to purchase it for use at home, but it is not a requirement for the course. 
Purchase is available through Google Play(Android), or the App Store (iPhone, iPad, Mac). Cost: $14.99 ($5 in-app purchase for blues package.)
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Paul McFarlandPiano Teacher
154 total reviews
136 completed classes

About Me

I love teaching blues/boogie woogie style piano as well as other instruments such as recorder, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. For the past 7+ years, I have worked as an instrumental band/general music teacher... 
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