Music at the Piano Year 4
Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of Music at the Piano Year 3 is required to enter this level
Class Length: 1 hour, once a week
Take Home Materials: This level will continue to use the Faber 2B Popular, 3A Lesson, and 3A Performance books purchased in the summer.
In-Person Class Option:
- Saturdays, 12:45-1:45pm (Sept 11-Dec 11, No Class Nov 27) at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Pinecrest
By registering for an in-person class, you agree to adhere to specific health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit our Terms and Policies page to review these guidelines, which you will also accept upon registration. In addition, a Zoom parent orientation will be scheduled the week before classes begin to ensure all are prepared for the first day!
Description: Music at the Piano Year 4 is designed as an extension of the Music at the Piano curriculum for children who wish to continue their piano education in a group setting. Advancing repertoire will continue to build upon musical reading, singing, composing, improvisation, transposition, and reading music. New songs and material will be presented each week, so regular attendance is essential. Children must complete each semester of Music at the Piano successfully in order to move on the next level.
Proper technique and music literacy remain at the forefront as children develop as young musicians. South Florida strives to provide a variety of both individual and group performance opportunities each year, including local recitals/concerts and National Guild exams.
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