Pre-reading Piano: Black Key Patterns - Ongoing
A weekly class where students learn and practice basic piano playing skills in a fun, friendly atmosphere! Each week, we clap rhythms, practice recognizing patterns in music and on the piano keyboard, and learn a new, easy song. #CREATIVE
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
25 minutes per class
This on-going class is an introduction to piano lessons for young beginners. I will introduce the basics at the start of every class, then we will learn one new song. Get $8 off my class with coupon code BFAMAFALL238 until Dec 31, 2023. I will help propel your learner to the next level with serious music theory disguised as fun games, exciting song-writing activities, and easy tunes. I balance a fun, student-centered approach with more traditional models, often replacing arduous theory...
Students will... * learn to identify groups of 2 and 3 black keys on the keyboard. * recognize various kinds of pattern sequences. * imitate rhythm patterns. * recognize high and low sounds on the keyboard. * memorize an easy song every week.
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. For this class, there will be no printed materials as all songs will be memorized and learned via video. Supplemental videos and recorded duets will be provided.
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. 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.
Most songs adapted from the Piano Safari Repertoire Book 1. Up and Up and Up, Hands in the Mirror, and Dante are adapted from Supersonics Piano Rote Collection.
Meet the teacher
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,...