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.
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Twice per week
over 3 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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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
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Growing up, I would have given anything for blues piano lessons. I am grateful for my years of traditional piano instruction, but my creative side yearned to jam like the greats. In this camp I try to pass on exactly that: an introduction to the creative side of blues piano. Students will receive a brief introduction to improvising with the minor and major blues scales in the right hand over a basic left hand pattern in their left hands. I believe that students learn best by doing. While...
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.
Paul McFarlandPiano Teacher
152 total reviews
128 completed classes
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...