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Taylor Swift Piano for Intermediate + Advanced

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Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(342)
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In this on-going class, students will practice singing and sight-reading Taylor Swift songs at the piano, for students who are reading at lesson book level 3 or above.

Class experience

Intermediate Level
  • We will practice sight-reading and accompanying skills.
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.

The Suzuki method is at the core of many of my ideas about teaching music. Shin’ichi Suzuki believed that music is like a language and therefore should be taught like one-- learning to speak before reading and writing and that learning should take place in a loving and supportive environment, with constant repetition, and with helpful modeling from the parents. Like Montessori, the Suzuki philosophy is student-centered, includes lots of learning games and enjoyable activities, and demands that learning activities be planned according to the student's needs and level of development.
Homework Offered
Students at this ability level typically practice at least 4 times per week for at least 30 minutes per practice. Daily practice is recommended! Check the Outschool classroom after class for extra assignments.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Students should have attended piano lessons or used a music learning app for multiple years and be able to read sheet music at or above lesson book level 3 in any method book series. Message me if you're not sure of your learner's level.
I recommend purchasing a subscription to Everand.com (30 day free trial), but parents may opt to purchase the physical copies of the books listed below-- be sure they are listed as the PIANO VOCAL GUITAR version.

FEARLESS Taylor's Version - PIANO VOCAL GUITAR
https://www.everand.com/book/272739168/Taylor-Swift-Fearless

RED Taylor's Version - PIANO VOCAL GUITAR
https://www.everand.com/book/548420679/Taylor-Swift-Red-Taylor-s-Version

EVERMORE - PIANO VOCAL GUITAR
https://www.everand.com/book/494658034/Taylor-Swift-Evermore

SPEAK NOW - PIANO VOCAL GUITAR
https://www.everand.com/book/272739043/Taylor-Swift-Speak-Now

1989 - PIANO VOCAL GUITAR
https://www.everand.com/book/269613349/Taylor-Swift-1989

MIDNIGHTS (3am Version) - PIANO VOCAL GUITAR
https://www.everand.com/book/613150827/Taylor-Swift-Midnights-3am-Edition

LOVER - PIANO VOCAL GUITAR
https://www.everand.com/book/431905120/Taylor-Swift-Lover

TAYLOR SWIFT - PIANO VOCAL GUITAR
https://www.everand.com/book/272739181/Taylor-Swift-Violin-Play-Along-Book

*BONUS* - REPUTATION - EASY PIANO
https://www.everand.com/read/370594751/Taylor-Swift-Reputation
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
To fully participate in any music class, it's best to check your audio settings in Zoom first! Watch below to find out how to turn on ORIGINAL SOUND on your device:
iPads → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1pkirtPH9o
other platforms → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZMRtrSsYY

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.

I may screenshare games I have made in Google Drive and Scratch to review music theory concepts if we have time in class.

Please make sure your learner has purchased all sheet music linked under 'Supplies.' If your learner is reading off an iPad, be sure the material is legible from the piano keyboard!

I recommend purchasing a subscription to Everand.com (30 day free trial). This website is a hosting service for uncensored books, audiobooks, music, podcasts, etc. Parental guidance is recommended for students intending to browse the site independently.

Note: a few of Taylor Swift's songs include some explict lyrics. I will be singing the "edited" PG version, but parents intending to avoid swear words completely may want to pause when we play Vigilante S*** and Karma in the book MIDNIGHTS.
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Joined March, 2022
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342reviews
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Virginia Teaching Certificate - Music/Theater/Arts
Master's Degree in Education
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,... 
Group Class

$18

weekly
1x per week
25 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
2-4 learners per class

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