Music

Piano Blues Summer Camp 1: Intro to Blues Improvisation on the Piano!(Ages 8-11)

In this 6-class summer camp, students will experiment with the basics of improvising using the blues scales and a simple left hand pattern.
Paul McFarland
152 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
Class

25 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 3 weeks

8-11

year olds

3-5

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jul 11

Jul 11 - Jul 27 (3 weeks)
Mo, We
2pm - 2:25pm
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Mon Jul 11

Jul 11 - Jul 27 (3 weeks)
Mo, We
3pm - 3:25pm
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Mon Jul 11

Jul 11 - Jul 27 (3 weeks)
Mo, We
5:30pm - 5:55pm
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Mon Jul 11

Jul 11 - Jul 27 (3 weeks)
Mo, We
7:30pm - 7:55pm
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Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Aug 17 (3 weeks)
Mo, We
3pm - 3:25pm
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Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Aug 17 (3 weeks)
Mo, We
6:30pm - 6:55pm
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Description

Class Experience

Students will be able to improvise in the right hand using the major blues scale.
Students will be able to play a simple left hand pattern.
I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, a master’s 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. 
Students will need a keyboard or a piano. It is recommended to point the camera at the keys if possible. 

Optional: The teacher uses the iReal Pro App throughout lessons. Students are welcome to purchase it for use at home, but it is not a requirement for the course. https://www.irealpro.com/ 
Purchase is available through Google Play(Android), or the App Store (iPhone, iPad, Mac). Cost: $14.99 ($5 in-app purchase for blues package.)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Paul McFarlandPiano Teacher
152 total reviews
128 completed classes

About Me

I love teaching blues/boogie woogie style piano as well as other instruments such as recorder, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion. For the past 7+ years, I have worked as an instrumental band/general music teacher... 
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