Unique Piano Class! Discover Comping / Chording on the Piano
This class introduces "comping" on the piano. Comping is an easy form of accompaniment focused on playing chords. It's a useful skill for any musician and is almost always overlooked in traditional piano lessons. It's also really fun!
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This is a one-time class designed to pique interest in accompaniment-style chord playing in young piano players. We will go over how to build a basic triad (chord) on the piano and learn a set of four easy chords in root position. We will learn that, because many songs use the same chord progressions, these four chords can accompany “Stand By Me” by Ben E King, “Baby” by Justin Bieber, “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, “Crockodile Rock” by Elton John, “Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys,...
I have a BA in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University and have played the piano for over two decades. I have taught piano lessons and singing lessons for many years, and I often use this technique myself to accompany my singers. I also use this technique for myself as a singer-songwriter.
Learners will be casually encouraged to continue playing the chord progression we learn in class until it feels easy and fun!
Students will need to have a piano or keyboard to play on, the printable sheets I have provided, and a pen or pencil.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents are asked to look over all class materials before handing them over to the student. If students are provided song lyrics, make sure you are okay with the songs we are studying. I do my best to choose class-appropriate popular music, but everyone's threshold is different, so just let me know if you have any concerns. What works for a 14 year old may not work for a 9 year old, and I am happy to tailor the class to the individuals joining it!
Piano and Singing Teacher / Singer-Songwriter
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
7 total reviews
24 completed classes
Hi, I'm Crystal, and I am a veteran music teacher of over 10 years. I love teaching, and I provide instruction in piano, singing, and music theory. I'm also a singer-songwriter and recording artist. I have a BA in Vocal Performance from Texas...