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Piano NOW! Beginner's Camp
In this 2-week piano camp, you will learn how to improvise your own music on the piano, how to find the notes on the piano, how to place your fingers, how to learn songs by ear, and how to play in many different keys.
M. Andrew Bishko
254 total reviews for this teacher
17 reviews for this class
Completed by 53 learners
There are no upcoming classes.
4x per week
over 2 weeks
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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In this class, you will learn how to make beautiful sounding improvisations on the piano, how to name the notes and number our fingers, and how to play songs by ear in many keys. Andrew Bishko's fun and innovative multi-sensory piano methods will help you to really connect with the music you play, and bring out your own creativity. Please note: some parental, adult, or older sibling assistance during class and practice times will increase success for younger students. The class taps into...
Day 1 - 2: Finger numbers Note names Pentascale positions Jingle Bells Kodály solfa and rhythm syllables How to make your improvisation sound good Day 3 - 4: Playing pentascales in different keys How to play by ear Ode to Joy Improv games - dynamics and tempo Day 5 - 6: More pentascale positions Playing songs in different keys More playing by ear fun Adding left-hand harmonies Outside the pentascale: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star How to shape and structure your improv Day 7 - 8: Continue songs in different keys More ear-training Left-hand harmonies 2 Outside the pentascale: Happy Birthday Improv party
Students will be seated at their piano or keyboard during class.
3 hours 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
M. Andrew BishkoPiano, Flute, and more... Songwriter, Composer, and World Music Guy!
254 total reviews
186 completed classes
I have a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and have been teaching private music lessons and college classes for 30+ years. I love music and instruments from different parts of the world, and play many different...