10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
$13/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $35 material fee
This class will teach the basics of music including: playing with a steady beat, note and rhythm reading, keyboard technique, theory, and music appreciation. Students will be introduced to famous composers and compositions. They will apply skills to the learning and performing of songs. Concepts are reinforced with written theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, ensembles, rhythm drills and composition/improvisation. Students will have weekly assignments and are expected to practice and work on musical elements outside of class 5 days per week.
1) For grades K-3: Alfred’s Basic Group Piano Course, Book 1 (Book 2 may be needed in the 2nd semester, depending on class progress) ISBN: 978-0739002155 -- Must purchase on your own.
For grades 4-6: Alfred’s Basic Group Piano Course, Book 2 (Book 3 may be needed in the 2nd semester, depending on class progress) ISBN: 978-0739002162 -- Must purchase on your own.
2) Just The Facts Theory Workbook, Book 1 ( www.musicbagpress.com )
Pencil and a 3-ring binder for class practice materials and assignments
*For class, the students need a keyboard that is portable. I would suggest something inexpensive for class and a nicer instrument at home to practice on. In class, it is helpful if the keyboard can function without being plugged
in (batteries). A shorter keyboard with full-size keys is probably best, as miniature keys tend to be a hindrance. Ideally, students will have access to something with full size and fully weighted keys for practice outside of class.