The Piano Blues Improvisation: Level 3 (Ages 8-11)
In this 6-class online course, students will review the basics of blues improvisation from Level 2 and experiment improvising with more complex chord structures, inversions, and more difficult riffs and licks.
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Once per week
over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course 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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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 course, I will pass on my love for blues improvisation. The course will begin with a review of skills learned in Level 2: playing more complex patterns in the left hand while improvising with simple chords and riffs in the right hand. As students are able they will then learn new Level 3 skills. First,...
Students will be able to improvise in the right hand using chords, inversions, riffs, and licks.
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.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Paul McFarlandPiano Teacher
152 total reviews
127 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...