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Piano NOW! Your First Month of Piano Class.
In this 4-week piano class, 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
14 reviews for this class
Completed by 57 learners
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Once per week
over 4 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. The class taps into the students' creativity from the very beginning, and teaches you to hear and feel the music that you are playing. We will focus on familiar songs, which greatly increases the learner's satisfaction. Andrew Bishko's fun and innovative multi-sensory piano methods, drawing from his 30+ years...
Week 1: Finger numbers Note names Pentascale positions Jingle Bells Kodály solfa and rhythm syllables How to make your improvisation sound good Week 2: Playing pentascales in different keys How to play by ear Ode to Joy Improv games - dynamics and tempo Week 3: 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 Week 4: Continue songs in different keys More ear-training Left-hand harmonies 2 Outside the pentascale: Happy Birthday Improv party
In my more than three decades of teaching piano, I've helped thousands of music lovers begin their journey into playing instruments. Based on my experience of student-centered teaching, I have created my own very successful and creative approach to teaching piano, which encourages creativity and love for music, and taps into our natural musical selves. As a consultant for www.topmusic.co, my piano teaching methods are now spreading to piano teachers all over the world. And as Head Educator for Musical U, I am writing and directing online music education courses enjoyed worldwide by thousands.
Students will be expected to complete the daily piano practice exercises given. This should take between 10 and 20 minutes a day.
Students will be seated at their piano or keyboard during class. It is important that they are able to see the instructor clearly and easily, if possible without turning away from their keyboards.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 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...