Adult Introduction to Piano
Class Length: One hour, once a week
Duration: 6 weeks
Take Home Materials: Music Packet
Note: The piano curriculum is sequential, must be taken in order, and is designed to begin in the summer semester. This is our introductory level. You must purchase an approved keyboard for class use and home practice.
Description: Music At the Piano is an unique group method for beginners based on an aural approach to musical literacy that provides a natural pathway to reading. This curriculum capitalizes on your love of group music making to provide an introduction to piano playing, along with singing, composing, improvisation, transposition, and reading music. New songs and material will be presented each week, so regular attendance is essential. An approved keyboard must be brought to class each week.
Musical Goals: Play a melodic instrument (piano); Further ensemble skills; Read, write and sing advanced musical notation; Demonstrate a steady beat through the playing of melodies and harmonies individually and in an ensemble; Develop concepts of form, dynamics, tempi, articulation and timbre; Develop the ability to memorize mastered songs and perform them individually and/or in a group performance; Demonstrate the ability to transpose melodies learned to other musical positions; Further develop home practice skills
Developmental Goals: Increase bilateral gross and fine motor skills; Advance cognitive and language development; Demonstrate symbolic thinking; Set and accomplish goals through practice; Strengthen body awareness and self-regulation; Build on social, emotional, and self-help skills