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Ready to Roll: Continuing Piano

An ongoing format class for piano students who have completed one primer level book, and are looking at different approaches, new repertoire, and creativity at the keyboard
Heather Kirkconnell
174 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Many piano methods begin by teaching students to play only in certain hand positions, finding guide notes such as C or G. This method will expand your learner's use of the WHOLE keyboard in musical, exciting, and approachable ways. We will learn to 'audiate', or hear music in our heads, which will help students approach any future musical endeavors with confidence and creativity.

Additionally, great attention will be paid to how the students play. Healthy piano technique will be discussed weekly in relation to the song to be studied, and students will know not just the 'how' of piano technique but also the 'why'.
No homework is assigned and no practicing of this material is expected. Students who wish a more progressive and goal-oriented approach will do well to enroll in Piano Accelerated: Book 2.
A piano or keyboard with at least 60 keys and touch sensitive or weighted keys. A piano bench at the proper height for playing: a student's elbows should not dip below the level of the keys when seated.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There will be light movement and light stretching every class.
Students should have a keyboard and video set up that allows them to easily see my demonstrations and allows me to easily see their body and hand position at the keyboard. Zoom audio settings should be adjusted to allow use of the "Use Original Sound" option.


Heather Kirkconnell
Lives in the United States
Piano and Music Pedagogue
174 total reviews
196 completed classes

About Me

Bachelor’s of Music in Performance, Oberlin Conservatory, USA
Bachelor's of the Arts in French, Oberlin College, USA
Diplôme de Perfectionnement, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Versailles, France

10+ years working, performing, and... 
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