Adult Piano Classes
Class Length: 1 hour, once a week for 5 weeks via Zoom
Materials: The music learned for this semester will be emailed to those enrolled. Students are encourage to print each piece of music before the first day of class. In addition, you must have an approved keyboard or piano for practice and class use. Also included is access to a digital Adult Piano Resource Page.
Virtual Class Options:
- Level 1 (Introduction): Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, June 16-July 14
- Level 2 (Advanced): Wednesdays, 7:45-8:45pm, June 16-July 14
*If you have questions regarding which level would be most appropriate, please contact our office.
Description: Music At the Piano is a stress-free method of learning piano in a group setting. Scientific studies have established the connection between active music-making and improved physical wellness. This adult piano curriculum capitalizes on your love of music along with the opportunity to practice singing, composing, improvisation, and reading music. Plus, our Music At the Piano class provides much needed creative fitness for the mind and body. New songs and material will be presented each week, so regular attendance is essential. An approved keyboard or piano is required for class participation.
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