Piano class is an exciting and informative introduction to piano and music skills for beginning to intermediate level music students in grades Kindergarten through Adult. The goal of the course is not only to develop a solid musical foundation in piano which will greatly assist in the future pursuit of any musical instrument in any style, but most importantly to instill in the student a genuine love and appreciation for music.
Students are taught a stimulating, thorough, and graduated course of recital solos, theory, technical studies, and classic piano repertoire. Class size varies from 2 to 4 students, with group activities as well as one-on-one instruction. I have found that a group atmosphere is often more beneficial and enjoyable for beginning to intermediate level students because they are motivated by their peers, but are also allowed to progress at their own rate.
This course is designed for students who have had little or no prior individual instruction in piano. The class introduces the student to beginning piano technique in such areas as posture, hand position, fingering, rhythm, and note reading (bass and treble clef). The course also includes instruction in practicing and in how to start memorizing music for performance. Students are expected to play individually as well as with the group during class time and for the final exam.