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Piano Primer I - Part A: Songs on the Black Keys
A 5-day class where students learn and practice basic piano playing skills in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Each class, we will learn a new, familiar tune!
Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
118 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
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Once per week
over 5 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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This 5-day class (or summer camp) is an introduction to piano lessons for NEW young beginners. Classes will build on knowledge from one week to the next. Practice between classes is highly recommended. Access to a keyboard/piano and view of the screen while playing is required to participate during class time. For the on-going version of this class, enroll here→...
Students will... * learn to identify groups of 2 and 3 black keys on the keyboard. * recognize high and low sounds on the keyboard. * identify their fingers by standard finger numbers. * clap and play to standard rhythm notation with quarter, half, dotted half, and whole notes. * be able to sight-read and perform songs using rhythm notation and finger numbers.
As a teacher with over twenty years of experience, I have been running my own piano studio full-time for the last decade. I started learning music in piano lessons when I was four-years-old and am currently teaching my 15th academic year as a piano teacher. I also am a former public school art teacher, university adjunct professor, swim instructor, dance teacher, and math tutor. The Suzuki method is at the core of many of my ideas about teaching music. Shin’ichi Suzuki believed that music is like a language and therefore should be taught like one-- learning to speak before reading and writing and that learning should take place in a loving and supportive environment, with constant repetition, and with helpful modeling from the parents. Like Montessori, the Suzuki philosophy is student-centered, includes lots of learning games and enjoyable activities, and demands that learning activities be planned according to the student's needs and level of development.
Regular practice is an integral part of learning to play an instrument. Students will receive weekly homework based on the classwork, to be completed on a near-daily basis. For the young learners in this class, a practice of 5 to 10 minutes daily with lots of parental help is recommended.
1 file available upon enrollmentEach learner should have access to a piano or music keyboard. Sheet music will be provided.
Please take photos of your learner's written/coloring homework and message to instructor for evaluation.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents must stay off camera as much as possible but will need to assist as necessary during class time to help their young learner find the correct keys, clap along to the rhythm, and control the mute button in Zoom. Parents will also be expected to assist with at home practice throughout the week.
Sheet music created and provided by instructor. Some music games adapted from WunderKeys materials, with permission.
Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
Creative Fun with Music & Art
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
118 total reviews
303 completed classes
Hi! I'm new to Outschool, but I've been teaching for over 20 years. I love Outschool so far, and I'm excited to be able to share my passion for the arts with kids across the world! I teach classes related to my all favorite things music and art....