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Piano Music Class *Primer (Level A)

Melanie Pauli (Piano) - BA in Music
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This ongoing introductory piano course will allow your learner to jump in and play beginner keyboard songs on piano from their first lesson. After the basics are covered, enroll in Piano Music Class 1-9 to continue.

Class Experience

Beginner Level
  • The Piano Music Class Primer is a class designed to introduce the basic playing skills necessary to enter the Piano Music Class series. In this class we will cover: C position, Middle C position, Finger numbers, Exercises for right hand, left hand, and both hands, Songs for right hand, left hand, and both hands, Treble Clef and Bass Clef note names, and more.
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.
Homework Offered
Google slideshows with the weekly music will be provided to the learners' emails after class and can be printed or viewed on screen for practicing throughout the week. Piano practice should be included in the learners' weekly commitment to this class. 10-15 minutes 3-5 times during the week would promote mastery of the new material. Learners are invited to email a video of their practice during the week for feedback within 24 hours from Mrs. Pauli.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Access to a piano or keyboard during lessons where the learner's 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. 

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. Learners will need a keyboard or piano and may like having paper and pencil. No book purchases are required for this class.
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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Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Music
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


1x per week
25 min

Completed by 96 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-11
1-5 learners per class

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