Group Piano Classes

Group Piano for ages 5-Adult

The Primer Level (for ages 6-10) and levels A-C (for ages 4-6 — note that 6 year olds may try either level, Primer is a faster paced class) introduces the keyboard, note values, and the grand staff. Students play in Middle C Position and C Position through recognition of steps and skips, and learn letter names independent of finger number. Musicianship is built through the use of dynamics and coloristic experimentation with the pedal.

Level 1 (for children who have completed primer or levels A-C) is for students who can play 5 finger or 8 note scales, and read in C position and know the rhythmic note values for quarter note, half note and whole note.

Adult Level 1 (for beginning adults)  covers all basics of reading at the beginning level, plus basic piano technique, ear-training, and sight reading.

In these class, a small group of students will go through the initial part of this level together online with their own instruments at home. Time is spent learning concepts through screen sharing and then practicing them online on their instruments. Each student takes turn with their mic on while others play along. This builds great rhythmic coordination and listening skills!

Caregivers are welcome for students who are minors, and are required for children in school grade 3 and under, to attend and assist their children. A piano or a digital keyboard is required to have at home for daily practice for this course. If a keyboard is chosen, it must have 88 keys, a pedal, a keyboard stand, a piano bench or adjustable stool, and a stand to hold the music. Minimum practice requirements are 20 minutes per day, 5 days per week.

10 session to start with the intention to continue on with the same group after the initial classes.

Class Details

Course Requirements

  • Students are expected to be punctual in/and attending all classes and performances.
  • There is a minimum practice requirement of 2o mins a day, 5 days a week.
  • Students need to adopt a growth mindset and follow the respectful online conduct.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Instrument – PIANO: full sized keyboard with 88 weighted keys, a music stand a keyboard stand, a pedal and a bench.
  • Internet access (connecting your device directly to your ethernet will provide the most reliable connection for online study)
  • 1 device for each class: one to use as a camera for zoom
  • Music Stand to hold printed copies of music.
  • Piano Materials  – students must purchase these on their own.
    1. Level A: My First Piano Adventures Lesson Book and Writing Book
    2. Primer Level: Piano Adventures Primer Level: Lesson, Technique, Performance, Theory.
    3. Adult Piano: All in One adult Piano book by Nancy and Randall Faber

CURRENT CLASSES:

Classes will meet ONLINE via zoom.

Piano Primer – for beginning students age 6-10:

  • Wednesdays, 3:30-4 pm, Instructor Anna Orias, 10 weeks starting from 01/20/2021 to 03/24/2021 with option to continue ongoing after initial session.
  • Wednesdays, 6:45-7:15 pm , Instructor Mikako Endo, 10 weeks starting from 01/20/2021 to 03/24/2021 with option to continue ongoing after initial session..

Level A Piano – for beginners ages 4-6:

  • Wednesdays, 3-3:30 pm, Instructor Anna Orias, 10 weeks from 01/20/2021 to 3/24/2021with option to continue ongoing after initial session.

Adult Piano – for beginning adults:

  • Wednesdays, 6-6:45 pm, Instructor Mikako Endo, 10 weeks from 01/20/2021 to 3/24/2021 with option to continue ongoing after initial session.

Tuition and Fees:

  1. Registration Fee – $15.00 (waived for all new classes)
  2. Piano Materials  – students must purchase these on their own.
    1. Level A: My First Piano Adventures Lesson Book and Writing Book
    2. Primer Level: Piano Adventures Primer Level: Lesson, Technique, Performance, Theory.
    3. Adult Piano: All in One adult Piano book by Nancy and Randall Faber
  3. INITIAL CLASSES: 10 Classes – $270 for 3 students for 30 mins, $195 for 4-6 students for 30 mins, $310 for class of 3 students for 45 mins. CONTINUING CLASSES: once a class is established, it continues ongoing. We count the number of classes available in the term for the specific weekday and duration of the class and multiply that by the per lesson rates. Then we total that number and divide it into equal monthly payment installments to be paid by the 1st of each month until the full tuition rate is fully paid.

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These dates and events are included in the Group Piano Class.

Watch samples of the class by viewing this YouTube playlist.

 

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Music Experience

Does the Student Have Prior Experience?

Primer Level A: Does the student understand these concepts?: - arm weight - Wrist lift and drop - Firm Finger tips - rounded hand shape - How to sit correctly at piano - Names of the Piano Keys - Piano Finger Numbers - Quarter Note, Half Note, Whole Note

Primer Level A Concepts

Primer Level B: Does the student understand these concepts?: - Bass C to Treble G - C 5 finger scale - steps on staff C - 5 finger scale -tie -dotted half note - quarter rest - 3/4 time signature - 4/4 time signature

Primer Level B Concepts

Primer Level C: Does the student understand these concepts?: -C and G penatscale -C and G - 5 finger scales -Skips(line-line,space-space) - musical form ABA - Ritardando - Accent - damper pedal -Upbeat

Primer Level C Concepts

Level 1: Does the student understand these concepts?: -Transpositon -- tonic, dominant - I, V7 (2 note) - 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths

Level 1 Concepts

Level 2A: Does the student understand these concepts?: - 5 finger scales - C Maj, c min - D Maj, d min - G Maj, g min - A Maj, a min - transposition (Maj/Min) - crescendo - diminuendo - phrase - Musical form AB, ABA

Level 2A Concepts

Level 2B: Does the student understand these concepts?: - One Octave Scales - C, G, F - Tonic - Dominant - Leading Tone - Cross Hand Arpeggios C, cm, G, gm, F, fm - dotted quarter - eighth note

Level 2B Concepts

Level 3A: Does the student understand these concepts?: - scales in C, G, F, D - chromatic scale - interval of a 7th - Primary chords in D Maj - Cross handed arpeggios - cut time - 3/8 - 6/8 - triplet

Level 3A Concepts

Level 3B: Does the student understand these concepts?: Three forms of the minor scale: natural, harmonic, melodic. - a min - d min - e min - 2 handed major and min scales - Octaves - maj/min 3rds - all maj/min triads - 12 bar blues - chord inversions - 1 oct arpeggios - am, dm, em primary chords (i, iv, V7) - motive and sequence 16th note rhythm patterns

Level 3B Concepts

Level 4: Does the student understand these concepts?: 2 octave major and harmonic min scales - C Maj, a min - G Maj , e min - F Maj, d min - D Maj - A Maj - E Maj V7 chord in root position - order of the sharps - sonatina - mazurka - gigue dotted eighth/sixteenth note rhythm

Level 4 Concepts

Level 5: Does the student understand these concepts?: - All maj and minor keys multiple octaves - The circle of 5ths - Tonic, subdominant and dominant chords in all inversions. - grand cadence: I, IV, I, V, I - Maj, min, perfect intervals - 2 oct arpeggios - order of the flats 12/8 Time Signature

Level 5 Concepts

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