Piano Primer: Songs on the Black Keys C - Ongoing
An on-going class where students continue to 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: Songs on the Black Keys B. #CREATIVE
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
25 minutes per class
This on-going class is part of an introduction to piano lessons for beginners. If you have attended the pre-requisite listed below, join at any time. We will review at least one song from "Piano Primer I - A" at the start of every class, then learn one new song. 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. Please contact me if you are unsure if this is the right level class for...
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 *easily* sight-read and perform songs using rhythm notation and finger numbers.
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.
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.
Each learner should have access to a piano or music keyboard. Sheet music will be provided.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 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. 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.
Sheet music created and provided by instructor. Some music games adapted from WunderKeys materials, with permission.