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Piano Summer Camp: Contemporary Style Improvisation (Ages 12+)

Does your child love contemporary (or pop) music? They can learn to jam on the piano with a contemporary style! This 4-lesson piano camp allows them to explore key piano skills in a fun, improvisational style.
Paul McFarland
188 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 2 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$12 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 2 weeks
25 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Lesson 1: Students will learn how to play the Happy Birthday melody in the right hand with a swing rhythm. 
Lesson  2: Students will learn basic improvisational techniques to improvise in the right hand over the Happy Birthday melody.
Lesson  3: Students will learn chord roots and chord progressions in the left hand to accompany Happy Birthday.
Lesson 4: Students will combine hands to play an improvised Happy Birthday melody in the right hand and a standard blues chord progression in the left hand.
I have a bachelors degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, a masters degree of Kodály in Music Education from Loyola University Maryland, and 10+ years experience of Blues/Boogie Woogie improvisation on the piano. I'm incredibly passionate about passing on what I've learned about piano improvisation to students, as I wish I had more access to high quality improvisation instruction when I was younger.
1-2 hours of practice is recommended per week. 
Only access to a piano or keyboard will be needed for the zoom lesson. If possible, the webcam should be pointed at the keyboard so the teacher is able to see the student's hands.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Paul McFarland
Lives in the United States
Certified Music Teacher Specializing in Blues Piano
188 total reviews
238 completed classes

About Me

Hi there and welcome to my Outschool page! My name is Mr. Paul. I love playing and teaching the piano in a creative style. I believe that learning to play the piano should be fun and engaging! 

My own personal piano background is in classical... 
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