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Piano Music Class Level B (Formerly PMC1)

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Melanie Pauli (Piano) - BA in Music
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PIANO CLASS! Piano Music Class Level B features a fun keyboard song for both hands and music reading lesson each week. It follows an introductory Level A class. Learners with previous piano lessons or music experience are welcome to join.

Class Experience

Beginner Level
10 lessons//10 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Skip to My Lou
- Warm-up song - Treble clef note names with homework worksheet - Middle C hand position review - Regular C hand position review - Skip to My Lou with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before lesson 2.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
London Bridge
- Warm-up song - Bass clef note names with homework worksheet - New D hand position for right hand - Holding notes in left hand down while right hand moves - London Bridge with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before lesson 3.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
This Old Man
- Warm-up song - Time signatures - Note values - Counting beats with homework worksheets - Eighth note rhythms - Using both D position and C position for right hand - Changing hand positions in the middle of the song - This Old Man with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before lesson 4.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Frere Jacques
- Warm-up song - Half steps and whole steps - Sharps and Flats - Names of the black keys - Creating poems and poem homework worksheets - New F hand position for both hands - Changing hand positions in the middle of the song - Frere Jacques with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before lesson 5.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Pop! Goes the Weasel
- Warm-up song - Sharps and Flats - Names of the black keys plus C/F flat and B/E sharp - Treble Clef BINGO game - Holding notes in left hand down while right hand moves - Right hand rhythms - Pop! Goes the Weasel with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before lesson 6.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Old MacDonald
- Warm-up song - Introduction to intervals - minor 2nd, Major 2nd, minor 3rd, Major 3rd - Bass Clef BINGO game - Repeat sign - Using black keys for flats in song for left hand - Old MacDonald with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before lesson 7.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
- Warm-up song - continuing intervals - Perfect 4th, Tri-tone, Perfect 5th, Perfect 8th - Treble Clef and Bass Clef homework worksheets - Using black keys for sharps in song - Take Me Out to the Ball Game with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before lesson 8.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Lavender's Blue
- Warm-up song - continuing intervals - minor 6th, Major 6th, minor 7th, Major 7th - Note stem directional homework worksheets - Lavender's Blue with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before lesson 9.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Largo, from the New World Symphony
- Warm-up song - review intervals / listening quiz - Non-hand position songs, reading finger instructions - Largo, from the New World Symphony with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before lesson 10.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
La Ci Darem La Mano
- Warm-up song - Dynamics in music - Dynamics homework worksheets - La Ci Darem La Mano with both hands at the same time while watching the music. - Guided Practice Video provided for practicing 3-5 times before Piano Music Class 2.
  • 🎶Learners will be taught a new song each week. ⏳ Guided practice videos of 12-15 minutes in length are provided for reviewing the material 3-5 times between classes for mastery of current material and review of previous material.
  • 🎉🎓Learners will be ready to graduate from Piano Music Class Level B into Level C when they have mastery of at least 5 of the 10 songs playing with both hands musically and while watching the sheet music.
  • 🎼Learners will be taught note reading in Treble clef and Bass clef, time signatures, note values, rhythm counting, musical intervals, and dynamics with fun games and a slideshow sent to each learner with printable music and homework worksheets.
Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from California State University, Long Beach;
28+ years of experience teaching beginner/intermediate piano to students;
Arranges music from the public domain and provides it to students to print and practice;
4 years of experience teaching piano online on Outschool;
Top 10% of Outschool teachers: Outschool Outstanding Educator Cohort for the past 3 years.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Homework
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: We will be progressing through songs at a pace of one song per week. Students need to practice the songs between classes to have a repertoire of many songs by the end of the semester. Recommended practice time is 15 minutes per practice, three to five times between classes and a ⏳Guided Practice video will be provided. If a class is missed, the recording will be available on our classroom page and the slideshow will still be emailed with the new song and homework. Learners will be ready to graduate from Piano Music Class Level B when they have completed at least 5 of the 10 songs playing with both hands comfortably and by watching the music.
Assessment
Frequency: 1 after class completion
Details: ✉️ Near the end of the term, an email will be sent to each learner with the recommendation for repeating the current class for mastery or moving on to the next class for more challenging material.
Piano Music Class Level A (Primer)
Learners enrolling in PMCB should know:
The names of their piano keys A-G and how to find middle C,
Middle C hand position and regular C hand position,
Able to play each hand alone.
Time to practice 3-5x/w
🎹 Access to a piano or keyboard during lesson where the learners elbows are the same height as the keys. 🔥 Keyboards on tables are often too high (chest or shoulder height) which can harm wrists and hinder movement 🔥. Stand at the keyboard, find a tall chair, use a cushion, or use a keyboard stand to make the keys at the proper level.

💻Students need to be able to see the classroom screen where the music will be shown in a slideshow while they are sitting at their piano.

👂It is very important to make sure I can hear your piano and that it is not blocked by the background noise suppression through Zoom. 

👉**Please turn on "Original Sound for Musicians" in the Zoom audio settings before class. ** 

If you need instructions on how to enable this setting, please watch this youtube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZMRtrSsYY

Students using a desktop or laptop can adjust this setting during the meeting. However, students using a phone or tablet must enable Original Sound before entering the class or I may not be able to hear your piano. 

🎼 Learners will get access to a class slideshow in their email with the songs and homework worksheets weekly for practicing. A 3-ring binder and plastic page protectors may help you keep the printed music sheets organized. 

📝 Learners may like having paper and pencil.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Google Slideshow links for each lesson are provided after class to the learner's Outschool system email. Music slides may be printed for practicing off screens. 

Any youtube videos posted on the Classroom page will be opened in a small window on Outschool. Learners will NOT be asked to go to Youtube on their own.
Joined April, 2020
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Bachelor's Degree in Music from California State University, Long Beach
Hello! I am Mrs. Pauli. I am an online piano teacher for students who want to play songs and learn to read music! I have been a private piano teacher and music instructor for over 28 years after earning my BA in Music at California State... 
Group Class

$26

weekly or $260 for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
50 min

Completed by 191 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12
3-7 learners per class

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