Piano Primer: Songs on the Black Keys B - Ongoing

Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(285)
An on-going class where students learn and practice basic piano playing skills in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Each class, we will learn a new, familiar tune, continuing from Piano Primer I - Part A.

Class Experience

Students will learn to play easy songs using the three black keys, become comfortable recognizing finger numbers and left vs. right, and learn about different kinds of notes. Students will play songs that alternate between left and right hand.
I teach classes on a variety of arts-related subjects: 
  * piano, sight-reading, song-writing; 
  * realistic drawing techniques;
  * comic book creations & anime drawing styles;
  * digital arts, Photoshop, graphic design.

Look at the bottom of my profile to find my other classes. 
    → https://outschool.com/teachers/Elizabeth-Essex ←

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.
Homework Offered
Students who are most successful in learning to play an instrument commit to creating a DAILY practice habit. The amount of time should vary based on the age of the student and the number of songs they have already learned. New beginner 4-10yo that knows 1 song should aim to practice 5-10** minutes every day and play the newest song PERFECTLY at least 3 times at each practice. The rest of the practice time may be devoted to reviewing older songs or free improvisation. ** Practices should get longer as students learn more and longer songs. Young students may need to break practices into smaller sessions.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Each learner should have access to a piano or music keyboard. I will provide sheet music and some worksheets. Please print after class if you have a printer so your learner can continue to practice and build skills throughout the week.
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.

Absolutely NO EATING during class. Learners will need the constant use of both of their hands as well as to engage with their full attention. Learners who are eating on camera may be asked to leave.
"My Favorite Songs on the Black Keys," a public domain sheet music book by the instructor

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(285)
Hi! I've been teaching for over 20 years. I love Outschool, 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. I love comics and graphic novels,... 
Group Class


1x per week
25 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 17 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 4-9
2-4 learners per class

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